Personal musings, plans and devices of an engineer/artist
So, I go to the local British ex-pat pub to have some drinks during a business meeting… and this happens.
Phoenix is definitely not a Redneck city anymore, that’s for sure.
Just don’t venture outside of the city: Have the hillbillies will shoot you for meat, the other half will make up some bible passage as an excuse to shoot you.
It takes all kinds…

So, I go to the local British ex-pat pub to have some drinks during a business meeting… and this happens.

Phoenix is definitely not a Redneck city anymore, that’s for sure.

Just don’t venture outside of the city: Have the hillbillies will shoot you for meat, the other half will make up some bible passage as an excuse to shoot you.

It takes all kinds…

First meeting for a new endeavor…

So, I had a meeting with a former classmate from college about a possible business partnership. At first I was dubious, since most 20-somethngs say “I want to open a studio” and instantly regret it month later.

But, after 2 hours of discussion and planning and proposing, I have to say this: This initial plan is stronger than 75% of the productions I have worked on this past season, and I have worked on some seriously good ones.

I just may be investing in a recording studio project… more info pending.

A quick lesson in Socialism (NOT the 1950’s US propaganda definition still taught)

If you took the average conservative Replublican definition of “Capitalism” to heart, then that must mean that the US has it’s civil services all wrong! THIS is how things may (or are currently) sit if you followed that definition to the letter:

Military:

Socialist: Volunteer army

Capitalist: Mercenary

Law Enforcement:

Socialist: Metropolitan Police

Capitalist: “Security” personnel

Fire protection:

Socialist: Fire Brigade

Capitalist: Insurance Company

Civil Liberties:

Socialist: US Constitution

Capitalist: Credit Report

See a trend?

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On the gig: ASU Gammage Kerr Cultural Center Performance Studio

FOH:

Mackie SR 24.4 VLZ console

Mackie SA1521 x2 Mans

Mackie SRM350 x2 midfills

DBX1231 Graphic EQ

Boss RV-70 Effects processor

Lighting:

24-channel ETC system

ETC Ion digital lighting system with 40 channel fader wing

Recording:

Tascam US-1800 Analog/Digital converter

Sony Vaio VPCEH Core i5 2450, 8GB RAM, Windows 8.1

My employer/performance studio. Fun fact: The studio is a wood and Adobe structure, with no concrete in the main structure (aside from some parts of the foundation) and no steel.  The acoustics are unlike anywhere you have heard. 

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Saw this little guy at a local resale shop.  Don’t know much about it, but I am always intrigued by the color and texture ALL tube amps and pres lend to a recording.  Some are hideous (which could be a good thing), some are smooth, and some are just that right bit of “crunchy”.  I myself never turn my nose up on “cheap” or unheard of kit, simply because it may carry that one sound that nothing else matches and that could be a good fit. 
For $130 it is interesting… anyone have thoughts? All ears here

thesonicjackalope:

Saw this little guy at a local resale shop.  Don’t know much about it, but I am always intrigued by the color and texture ALL tube amps and pres lend to a recording.  Some are hideous (which could be a good thing), some are smooth, and some are just that right bit of “crunchy”.  I myself never turn my nose up on “cheap” or unheard of kit, simply because it may carry that one sound that nothing else matches and that could be a good fit. 

For $130 it is interesting… anyone have thoughts? All ears here