Archive for the 'Gear' Category

Metasonix TM7 Robotspeak Limited Edition

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

I was tempted to post this on April 1, because it sounds pretty ridiculous. The following post is real - No foolin’, suckah! However, If you’re easily offended by graphic language, please don’t read this entry or follow the links.
seriously….
ok, you’ve been warned.
Eric Barbour is known for some pretty wild music […]

121st AES Convention SF

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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 […]

Recording The Beatles

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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 […]

Peff isn’t my Middle Name…

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

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 […]

Accumulating more iStuff

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

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

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

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 […]

Korg Kontrol49

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

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 […]