I finally seen Bryan Kehew and Kevin Ryan’s much anticipated book, Recording The Beatles. It’s the ultimate guide for gear freaks about the legendary recordings at Abbey Road, and goes into great detail about the equipment and engineers and rooms. It’s an amazing wealth of information and dispels many of the prevailing myths […]
The 121st Convention of the Audio Engineering Society met at the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week, and I managed to make it in to check out a few of the lectures and see all of the goodies. I love gear, and have way more than i need, so normally, i’m not overwhelmed […]
My friend, John Hinson, has developed a new solid state amplification circuit that he has dubbed the “Shoichi” – my Japanese Middle Name. I haven’t heard it yet, but he says that it sound remarkably like tubes. This is a unique honor, and who knows…someday there will be Shoichi Amps driving world class […]
I picked up a new power supply for my powerbook last week, since my older one seemed to be malfunctioning. My first thought was that the outlet was bad, but after testing it on two different outlets, I assumed it had died. So I purchased a replacement, and plugged it in (to the […]
Line 6 Tone Port Line 6 is introducing a new USB audio interface called the TonePort, which I also had the chance to see at the Reason 3.0 demo at GC. It’s more than just an audio interface because it features mic and instrument inputs which can be directed through some amplifier and microphone simulator plugins […]
enbiggen Jeeze it’s been a long time since the last entry. I’ve been deep in the middle of the book project. I finally reached a big milestone today, so i can get back to a normal life.
Along the way, I’ve been distracted with a new aquistion: a Korg Kontrol 49. I never realized the full potential […]
I’ve been somewhat busy this week playing the role of photographer /product tester for my friend John Hinson of Revolution Recording Equipment. I’m one of the first to procure his new microphone preamp, the REDD47. I’ve been putting my photography skills back to work by doing product images for John’s site.
I’ve been taking some fun […]
TXT:: I finally upgraded my CD Burner and Software… My old Philips 2x has been replaced with the Que!Fire 12x firewire burner and Roxio Toast 5. I can’t beleive how i managed to survive all those 35 minute burns with the 2x. One really nice aspect of Toast 5 is the ability to burn in […]
TXT:: Finally it’s here…I’ve spent the last day transferring over files and installing applications to my new powerbook. It’s unbelievably quiet! with the exception of the internal fan which kicks in on occasion when it starts to run a bit hot. As you can see, Reason runs fine on it!
This latest site update is also […]
I received a new aquisition today: a Metasonix TS-21 Hellfire Modulator. This was the thing I ordered through the drum machine museum a few weeks ago. First, let me say this thing is f*cking PHAT. The Vacuum Tube circuitry makes a huge difference in warmth and fidelity, and amazingly this translates to the digital realm […]
I was up in SF today, and dropped in to visit the Drum Machine Museum. This loft studio space in the middle of San Francisco is loaded with wide variety of analog devices as well as collectable beat boxes. Mickey T. was kind enough to allow me and my friend in to check out his […]
TXT:: I pulled a classic mac-nubie maneuver yesterday. On my way home from meeting MB in SF, I stopped at Fry’s to pick up my mother a Birthday gift, an Apple Cinema Display (15″ LCD). Her old Apple 15″ monitor is shot, and she needs a new one. So I asked the sales people if […]