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Wed - Jul 18, 2012 : 12:06 am
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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Today was spent with my good friend, and brother, Ryan (and his family, who happens to love my family!) We spent the day moving all sorts of large items from our home into the storage space we're renting.  From the kitchen table and chairs, to the couch downstairs, to the hutches - we made two trips full of items, with our mini-van and Dad'...
Personal / Studio
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
AudioGuru
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Wow...  I can't believe it's here. For those who don't know, Advanced Budget Studios resides as a single bedroom rigged up as a recording studio in my basement. Thanks to all of you, I'd like to announce, both sadly, and beyond excitedly, that I have outgrown this little single-room studio.  The acoustics, the size, and the location...
Babblings / Studio
Tue - Jun 19, 2012 : 06:19 pm
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Lucid 8 - Blind World
AudioGuru
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So I've been working on a lot of projects lately, but one I thought to be of particular note was the song "Blind World" by Lucid 8.  The song is well-made on a variety of levels, but one of the coolest aspects of this song is the way they presented it to me. Jonny (drummer for Lucid 8) came to me and asked if could incorporate an ...
Music
Wed - Jun 06, 2012 : 12:18 am
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The Arm of Our Nation
Clutzybabe123
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This was in response to people NOT SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS.  When the people calling our veterans scumbags and persecuting the people defending them - can defend our nation better than our veterans and soldiers, then they can say something.  and NOT BEFORE!!!! THE ARM OF OUR NATION! READ RIGHT NOW!!! and let me know wh...
Adversity / Depression / Everyday Thoughts / Family / Fasting / God / Good / Gospel / Lds / My Journal / Past Memories And Future Concerns / Politics / Religion / Spiritual / Writing
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
AudioGuru
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So, a few years ago, when I had no idea what I was doing in the studio, a guy named Rich Bischoff contacted me and asked me to give him some drum samples from my studio.  He didn't call me back.  I don't blame him. hehe... So, for the past 3 years, I've been dedicating myself to getting the studio to be the absolute best it can possibly...
Drums / Miscellaneous
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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Musical Ramblings...
PoeticIntensity
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Okay, so I recently watched a documentary on the Foo Fighters called "Back and Forth", and I thought it was really well made - okay, I thought it was awesome.  The funny thing is - I don't own a single Foo Fighters album, and am really not familiar with them as a band, even though I generally like the "rock" genre they asso...
Music
Fri - Feb 17, 2012 : 11:06 am
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Biggest Upgrades Ever
AudioGuru
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I don't even know where to start.  Let's start at the beginning... So, 10 years ago, I got a hair-brained idea to buy a keyboard and start writing and recording music.  Seven years ago I thought it'd be a good idea to get a mic kit for my drums to learn how to record drums better.  Three years ago the studio had its first paying c...
Audio Hardware
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
PoeticIntensity
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So, I just got a new Logitech C910 web cam, and when trying to join or create google hangouts, I couldn't see myself in the stream at all, nor anyone else's.  I can hear everyone, and everyone can see me, but I can see nobody, nor myself.  I found this gem of a site with a very easy solution. I'm using gentoo Linux, and this simple tric...
Linux / Video
Mon - Jan 02, 2012 : 11:08 pm
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Rockin' Out in 2012!
AudioGuru
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 So, I've been thinking about what the first post in 2012 should be, and I've been drawing a blank.   I could talk about all the cool gear I've upgraded, and the success we had in 2011, but I've talked a lot about that stuff already  (although the new RME Madi interface, ADI-8 QS converters, and Focusrite 828 preamps are pretty stink...
Music
Wed - Dec 14, 2011 : 11:05 am
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HTF : Carry the Stone
AudioGuru
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Herod the Fink is a Christmas collaboration project between Jesse Crowley and Jason Jones which has been going on now for 3 glorious years at Advanced Budget Studios.  This year's offering is a 4-song EP. The music this year ranges from a bluegrass crossing punk style of "Joy To The World" to an introspective look in to each of our...
Music
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Thu - Dec 13, 2012 : 11:06 pm
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Personal
Thu - Oct 02, 2008 : 11:02 pm
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Curtis and Laura's Sealing
PoeticIntensity
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Update:  Due to the popularity of this post, some people are having a hard time viewing the video posted above.  If it won't play for you, simply wait until the gray progress bar has filled 1/4 to 1/2 of the way before you press play.  That should do the trick. Yesterday I took the day off work to go to my bother's sealing to his w...
Family / Lds / Spiritual / Video
Tue - Sep 30, 2008 : 09:56 pm
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Jumpin' Jacks
sarahkimjones
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Last Thursday I took the kids to Jumpin Jacks.  It is a huge warehouse with a bunch of bounce houses.  The kids had an absolutely great time! We also had the place to ourselves for the whole hour and half we were there. It was awesome!!   I think they would of stayed all day if I let them. They really loved this really tall slide...
Children / Family / Fun
Tue - Apr 21, 2009 : 10:26 pm
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5-Year-Old's Perspective
PoeticIntensity
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I just finished putting my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old to bed. Earlier today, they both went to the dentist to have a check-up, and for Luci, it was a semi-traumatic experience.  She did really good, but at one point, she was seriously distraught about this gun-looking thing which sprayed water everywhere, and the vacuum they were going to ...
Children / Life
Mon - Jan 19, 2009 : 12:04 pm
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I Wish I Had a Camera
PoeticIntensity
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Last night, the temperature dropped down to right around 0 degrees fahrenheit.  When I woke up and was almost to work, I almost hit the car in front of me.  No, I'm not a poor driver... It's just that with it being so cold, there was literally about a half an inch of frost which had gathered on.... pretty much anything left outside. ...
Everyday Thoughts / Life
Mon - Feb 09, 2009 : 01:53 pm
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Off To Wisconsin I Go!
PoeticIntensity
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It's about 10 minutes before I have to leave to go to the airport to fly to Wisconsin to meet my new boss and co-workers.  The situation at Nature's Way is definitely changing. Right now, I just wanted to write down some thoughts and feelings to see how they would contrast against what I think after-the-fact. Right now, quite honestly, I d...
Nature's Way / Personal
Tue - Sep 06, 2011 : 12:11 am
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Good times with Shallow Sky
AudioGuru
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So, this weekend I had the pleasure of meeting yet another one of Utah's finest bands.  The band's name is "Shallow Sky", and if their music is any indicator, these guys are gonna stick around. To be honest, I expected the 3 sessions (totalling 26-hours) with these guys to be a bit rough, due to only my incredible lack of sleep las...
Music
Wed - Aug 27, 2008 : 08:59 am
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Dave Pelzer
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Life
Fri - Oct 24, 2008 : 11:01 am
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Decisions In Life
PoeticIntensity
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I've been pondering, and struggling somewhat, on how exactly to write what I'm going to write today - for quite some time. Growing up, I was encompassed by stability.  I had a stable religion which required us to attend meetings once per week, which we did religiously (pun intended).  I had two parents who loved one another.  My m...
Life / Personal
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
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Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
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CAD Trion 7000
AudioGuru
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So... The studio has been missing an essential piece of hardware, which, in past recordings, we've wished we had.  Well, that problem has now been remedied.  After much hum-hawwing about what should be done to get our hands on a good figure 8 microhpone, we found the CAD Trion 7000. The microphone is precisely what we needed. Afte...
Audio Hardware
Sat - Feb 16, 2008 : 11:59 pm
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07 Mustang GT VS 99 Firebird
PoeticIntensity
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I just got back from one of the best races I've been on.  It was awesome. I've only got a bit to write about it, so I'll write as much as I can. I took off around 10:20 tonight to see what kind of damage I could do out on the streets. I was cruising on state street in Orem when I found a Dodge Charger R/T who wanted to play.  The...
Cars
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 01:20 pm
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NEW: Golden Age Pre-73!
AudioGuru
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We've been contemplating how to best improve the studio with all the business we've been getting lately, and the votes are in! Please welcome our newest addition to the studio, a nice shiny new red GOLDEN AGE PRE 73 PRE-AMP!  We spent a good deal of time looking into the best preamps for the money, and it came down to two main contenders. ...
Audio Hardware
Sat - Jul 12, 2008 : 01:30 pm
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OpenFire gentoo problems
PoeticIntensity
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I just spent the last three hours trying to figure out why my OpenFire 3.5.2 instance was installing just fine, saying that it was running just fine, but in reality was not running at all. Neither port 9090, nor 9091 was open, both ports 9090, and 9091 were closed. ps -A | grep openfire returned nothing - at all. Yet, /etc/init.d/openfire sta...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Fri - Jul 01, 2011 : 01:30 pm
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Studio Drum Upgrade
AudioGuru
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 I'm pretty sure everyone knows that feeling of having to do something, just for the sake of doing it.  This happened to me about 2 weeks ago.  I got the feeling that something needed upgrading in the studio.  Lately, I've been buying a few guitars, and some great microphones, as well as upgrading the main studio software.  ...
Audio Hardware / Drums
Thu - Dec 18, 2014 : 06:19 pm
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Christmas Time!
AudioGuru
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 So, today I released what has proved to be the best recording of any choir I've ever produced.  It was the UVU Institute's Latter-day Celebration Choir.  The song is "Baby Boy", one I've never heard before. It can be heard by clicking here. (feel free to download, listen, and share as much as you like) This was my fora...
Music
Thu - Jul 31, 2008 : 11:52 am
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From Nvidia to ATI
PoeticIntensity
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(how-to)
Well...  I just spent about 2 hours writing a how-to on going from an Nvidia-based graphics system in gentoo Linux to an ATI one, but I accidentally erased the whole thing, so I'm going to try my best to be patient and do it again. When I originally got the box for my new ATI Radeon HD4850 video card this morning, I was impressed even in the ...
Computer Hardware / Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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Okay...  So lately the studio has been getting some serious upgrades, thanks to all of you who have been supporting me, and creating awesome music. About a month ago, I was chatting it up with a good friend, Jesse Crowley, about how in the world we were going to sell our fabulous new Herod the Fink album this season.  You see, there ar...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Sat - Oct 04, 2014 : 05:30 pm
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Sacred Sounds Acoustics...
AudioGuru
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 So, a few days ago, a friend of the studio called up and asked if I would help him out with a project.  As he described the project, I grew more and more interested. The project is called "Sacred Sounds: Cathedrals of Europe" The gist of it, is that a group of researchers are going to be travelling around Europe studying th...
Miscellaneous
Wed - Sep 07, 2011 : 11:46 am
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Linode / Gentoo / sendmail problem [solved]
PoeticIntensity
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 When I first installed the 64-bit version of gentoo on linode, everything looked good - except I couldn't get apache to send email.   When I emerged PHP, it pulled in ssmtp by default, but that didn't seem to be sending mail at all.  So, I emerged sendmail.  That got me a little bit further, but the logs were giving me an error...
Gentoo / Linux