Vancouver Home Recording Meetup

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Jon Tidy from AudioGeekZine and the Home Recording Show and I met for lunch today at Vera’s Burger Shack and had a great conversation about a whole bunch of things.  One of the things that we’re (obviously) mutually interested in and passionate about is Home Recording, so we decided to try out putting together a Vancouver-based Meetup group through Meetup.com. …

Canadian Audio Hardware Tech Support

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Some of you may recall that I started tweeting about my Presonus audio interface deciding to quit a couple of weeks ago. Well, it’s still sitting in my studio waiting to get fixed. I was thinking of replacing it, but then started entertaining repair options. Of course, I contacted the Presonus customer service option on their site and got a …

Synth Memory Lane…

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Ahhh… Nothing better than a little trip down gear-from-the-past memory lane. This latest episode was brought to you by my upcoming segment for Inside Home Reocording. I’m planning to do a “Synthesizers 101” bit – getting into some basics on theory and practice behind subtractive synthesis. I’ll probably be touching on other kinds of synthesis (granular, wavetable, additive, physical modeling…), …

Music Technology & a Few Sucking Sounds … Part II

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In my previous blog entry, I mused about the possibility that Music Technology itself may contribute to a “suckage” factor in today’s music. This mental excursion was the result of listening to Joe Chiccarelli in an interview on Electronic Musician‘s monthly podcast where he stated that he felt that the low barriers present for artists to record, produce and distribute …

Modern Music Making Tools = Increased Suckage Factor?

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I was just listening to the latest Electronic Musician podcast which contained an interview with Joe Chiccarelli – Producer / Engineer who’s worked with The Shins, U2, My Morning Jacket, Tori Amos, Beck… Mike Levine asked what his opinion was of the impact of recording technologies available out there now for everyone have on recordings these days. He had some …

My Toys Suck

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… well, that’s what my son said in not so many words. I just bought and am in the process of configuring and and setting up a Network Attached Storage device on our home network – copying files over, setting up backup programs to talk to it… My son walks in and asks what I’m doing … “Playing with my …