Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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So, about 4 or 5 years ago, I met a guy named Jesse Crowley, and we played music together. At first we played music that other people wrote, but then Jesse got bored with that, and decided to write Christmas music instead. We recorded a few Christmas albums, and I think they turned out pretty good.
So, Jesse decided that wasn't enough...
Wed - Aug 14, 2013 : 04:18 pm
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So lately, I've been experiencing a lot of clients coming in, giving studio time as a gift, and to be honest, I think that is awesome. As always, ya never know what to expect when a new client comes in, but I've gotta say, anyone who gives the gift of music is probably someone I wouldn't mind hanging around in the studio.
As a way of saying...
Sat - Jul 27, 2013 : 02:56 pm
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Music Speaks For Itself
With everything going on that has to do with running Art City Sound, and making sure everything is taken care of, it's easy to forget what is really important. Of course, my family is, and always will be, #1 in my life, but aside from that, the most important thing in this studio is good music. Having a good time is a definite plus, but...
Sun - Jun 23, 2013 : 12:23 am
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G+ Public Hangouts
So, with the new G+ hangout update, all of my Chrome extensions quit working ("My Hangouts", "Hangout Canopy", etc...), and I was wondering how in the heck to find hangouts to meet new people...
Well, it's actually very easy.
Within G+, search for #hangoutpost
Then, in the drop-down right-side of the submenu, click &...
Fri - Jun 14, 2013 : 01:20 pm
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Utah Valley = Talent!
So, I've had the opportunity for the past few months to work full time with clients from all over Utah Valley. From the sweet harmonies of By Request's soft country swing, to the relentless brutal drive of The Suffering's hardcore sound, the longer I'm in company with musicians of this area, the more I'm convinced that Utah Valley seems to be...
Thu - Apr 04, 2013 : 01:00 pm
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First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your support. It really has been an incredible journey, and there are so many people who have showed support for this little dream of mine, straight from the beginning.
That said, the road in front of me is surely going to be one full of suprises, twists, and turns.
For those of you who ar...
Tue - Mar 12, 2013 : 04:05 pm
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So, I've been surfing around the net today, figuring out how I'm going to work in the new website with the old one and what-not, and while doing so, I found out that apparently, Art City Sound is nothing but a big piece of Volvo heavy machinery. Take a look at this link for proof. (link here, too). While you're at it, take a...
Sat - Feb 23, 2013 : 10:03 pm
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Pilot #1 / New Name
So... Yeah... Holy cow. I started writing this as a Facebook update, and quickly realized ther was too much to say, so, into the blog it goes!
The bottom line is - We are back in business, people!
As of right now, the new studio is close to being finished, but the good news is - we can record. I've got 3 channels wired up, a...
Tue - Jan 15, 2013 : 09:06 pm
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What a whirlwind, I tell you what. The usual cliche's about this being the busiest time of my life seem to pale against reality, so I'll just dive into the thick of it all.
I've spent the past 3 weeks working intensely on getting the new studio up and running. Thanks to the help of my brother Ryan, my dad Ray, and a good friend, Jeff Stock, th...
Thu - Dec 13, 2012 : 11:06 pm
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So, I just got off the phone with my wife, and she was at our new home-to-be this evening, and apparently, almost everything is done. The carpet isn't in, nor are the toilets, nor are the cement stairs leading down to the basement, but everything else - yeah - it's done. I'm just beside myself. We could be moving in as early as la...
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
I've been using Comcast for my personal Internet connection now for about 5 years. Personally, I think they do a great job. My connection goes down on average about once per year, and it just works really well with my lifestyle. I think the price is a bit much, but having a steady Internet connection means a lot to me, so I keep i...
Thu - May 29, 2008 : 06:20 pm
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Postgres Authentication in Proftpd
Today I was commissioned to create an FTP server here at work. Through persistent pestering of the hideously insecure nature of FTP in general, my boss let me dedicate an entire server just for the company's need to FTP. This was to negate the possibility of any hacking of the web server, should the FTP server be compromised. It's...
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
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I just got done reading the book "A Man Named Dave", after reading "The Lost Boy", and 6 years ago, "A Child Called It".
Ya know... To a certain extent, I enjoy doing things from time to time, to keep myself grounded. To keep myself living in a reality close to what is real for everyone else. I do t...
Thu - Jul 08, 2010 : 02:42 pm
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Daddy's Little Soldier - Finished
Last night, Christie Berube came over for the finishing session on her new song, Daddy's Little Soldier, and to be honest, it was a complete honor to work with her on such a brilliant piece of musical artwork.
As an afterthought, I usually like to listen to the final master on as many different sound systems as possible, just to learn from what ...
Fri - Oct 24, 2008 : 06:29 pm
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Samuel at two weeks
Here are the latest pictues of Samuel and the kids. He is doing really great! At his two week check on Monday the Pediatrician said he looks perfect. We are adjusting pretty well. The main problem for me is just lack of sleep right now, but that will get better with time. Anywho, enjoy the pictures.
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:22 am
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Alma : 22
Well.. I got to verse 3, when a concept which, for some reason, has been pounded into my spirit throughout pretty much my whole life, came ringing true and clear. What is that concept, you ask? Don't assume to know anything about the effect you may have on others. Sometimes you can tell, but sometimes you can't.
Because of the honesty...
Fri - Jan 08, 2010 : 11:23 am
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Recording Jeff Felix's "Peculiar"
Picking up new clients is always a good thing, but in the case of yesterday, it was a great thing.
I had the privilege of recording his new song, Peculiar, and it was very refreshing. It was a simple tune with some great acoustic guitar work, and vocals. Jason Jones added some percussion accents, and the song came to life.
Thu - Feb 12, 2009 : 06:31 pm
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A temple trip to remember
So the other night my ward had the first temple trip of the year. I was unable to hide the fact that I so badly wanted to go! I needed the peaceful easy feeling that only the temple can give, but I was also very worried at teh same time. Because the last temple trip my ward went on the youth did not behave themselves like they should've and they go...
Thu - Apr 08, 2010 : 03:31 pm
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Tomorrow before lunch I'm leaving school to go to a camp with my twin best friends.
They suggested that me, my mom, and them could go to a camp and we were ECSTATIC!!!!
There's gonna be a zip line, and cabins, and games and a lakeand its gonna be so fun!
Becaus of this, I won't be able to write for the next few days.
Sat - Jul 10, 2010 : 11:01 pm
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ScramJet begins the journey...
Wow... What a week this has been!
Yesterday, we welcomed in a new client, ScramJet to the studio by running a recording marathon with them!
We pulled a full 8-hour session and all through yesterday, we managed to get recordings for three whole songs. By the end of the day, our engineer was ready to collapse.
Today, they all came back to...
Wed - Jul 06, 2011 : 05:59 pm
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PDFTK - Generate Issues
So, I've been working on this PDF project for awhile, and I think it might be beneficial for me to add some notes which were somewhat elusive on the net.
The FDF file which is generated by PDFTK generate is encoded in UTF-16 character set - and is very hard to work with. I found this script which solves the problem, and allows the FD...
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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m4a audio conversion in Linux
Today, an audio file was sent to me in an email. This audio was compressed and encoded using the aac codec for compression and wrapped in m4a. In order to use it, I had to convert this file to a wav format. Usually, I receive files in mp3, ogg, or flac file types, and use lame, oggdec, or flac to decode them back to wav. Wit...
Mon - Feb 08, 2010 : 05:31 pm
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Audix D6 / AT 4041 Review
So, about a week ago, I recieved shipment of my Audix D6 Microphone, and was pretty anxious to get it working to see if all the hype I had read about was true...
You see, for the past year or so, I had been dead-set on getting a Shure Beta-52A to use on the house kick-drum here, but for the past few months have been getting more and more good fe...
Tue - Jun 02, 2015 : 12:17 am
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Studio vs Live...?
So, I recently went to a Walk Off The Earth concert, and it was awesome. Their concerts just keep getting better and better. As good as it was, that's not the purpose for this entry. The purpose is a guy named Scott Helman, and a thought he provoked.
Scott Helman performed for 30 minutes before WOTE came on stage. He...
Mon - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:39 pm
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Gphoto2 / Gnome Problem
Ya know... Sometimes I hate open source. Most times I love it, but sometimes I hate it.
I recently updated my gentoo gnome installation to 2.24.2, and didn't think much of it. I then tried to connect my Nikon S210 digital camera to my usb port and perform the simple task of importing photos. I have done this probably 100 t...
Sat - Jan 23, 2010 : 03:21 pm
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New Addition - MXL V77!
So, a little over a week ago, I made a phone call on an offer I simply couldn't refuse... A person online was claiming to be selling a MXL V77 tube microphone brand-new in-the-box for incredibly cheap. This microphone didn't mean much to me at the time, but something intrigued me about it. After 20 minutes or so with google, I kne...
Mon - Oct 20, 2008 : 03:14 pm
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IE Caching AJAX bug
As programming techniques become more and more complex, and the programmers continue to be just as, or more, diversified, companies who insist on being the industry standard while tossing away organizations such as the W3C, make life as a web developer increasingly difficult.
If that didn't make much sense, let me rephrase: Micro...
Mon - Nov 03, 2008 : 10:14 am
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New Song - "Hello"
Okay... So about a month ago, I sat down at my keyboard and plunked out a few notes. About 2 weeks later, I gave a rough copy of a mash of music to my friend, Ryan Phillips, and had plunked out some sweet riffs to it.
Two weeks later, I add some vocals and effects, and this is what you've got.
I hope you like it. (press the ...
Sun - Jan 04, 2015 : 12:09 am
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So, I've been asked about headphones recently by a lot of friends. So much so, that I thought I'd write down a few words, more regarding what you should not buy, rather than what you should. This is simply due to the enormous amount of generally good, and wildly varying headphones out there.
As most of you know, I'm an audio eng...
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:55 am
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Project "Herod The Fink"
You know you've got a great project when its name is "Herod Fink", and it's Christmas-themed with an alternative flavor. Yeah... I'm really enjoying life right now.
Anyway, so far, this project has been a whirlwind, but one we definitely cannot get enough of. we couldn't stand it anymore, so we posted a little diddy f...