Wed - Jul 18, 2012 : 12:06 am
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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'...
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
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...
Tue - Jun 19, 2012 : 06:19 pm
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Lucid 8 - Blind World
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 ...
Wed - Jun 06, 2012 : 12:18 am
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The Arm of Our Nation
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...
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
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...
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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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...
Fri - Feb 17, 2012 : 11:06 am
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Biggest Upgrades Ever
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...
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
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...
Mon - Jan 02, 2012 : 11:08 pm
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Rockin' Out in 2012!
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...
Wed - Dec 14, 2011 : 11:05 am
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HTF : Carry the Stone
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...
Fri - Sep 19, 2008 : 08:06 am
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Last night I was depressed, I've been that way a lot. But last night I was ready to up and walk away, I went to my room and turned on the Raido and the song that was playing was so evil! The words were playing in my head over and over last night. Until something in my shut it off and just lay there crying!
I fell into a deep sleep, I dreamed abo...
Mon - Jan 12, 2009 : 12:01 am
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Starting 2009 off right!
Well.... It became time again quickly to have a LAN party after the craziness of the holiday season. So, we decided to have one two days ago. It was fairly awesome.
I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have a video of this one, but suffice it to say that this one was pretty darned fun. It started with Eric Hansen and I lo...
Sun - Oct 05, 2008 : 07:34 pm
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Samuel is Here!
I'm still kind of in awe of it all, but .... holy cow.. Samuel Jason Jones has arrived!
We got into the car around 4:30pm after Sarah had been in labor since around 6:00am. Wow... What a trooper.
We arrived here at the hospital at 5:00pm anticipating his arrival around 10:00pm or so... Yeah right... Samuel had ot...
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...
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby.
While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be. Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
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...
Fri - Sep 03, 2010 : 03:26 pm
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3 Nephi : 13
The first six verses of this chapter talk about performing your "alms" without fanfare. I'm caught wondering why this is important. What's the concept behind the action?
Well, I think that's the very essense of it. - "Why are you giving?" "Why are you charitable?" Is it so you can appear to be...
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...
Wed - Oct 20, 2010 : 07:35 pm
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So much going on.
This is my very first journal entry. And I love this journal website idea! I am really excited about it. Maybe now I will actually write out many of my thoughts and spiritual experiences I have that I tend to never write out.
I am going to just vent, because I need to; but first I will introduce myself.
Sat - Aug 09, 2008 : 11:30 pm
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Youth Conference 2008
I don't even know where to begin, to tell you the truth. I'll do my best, but I've got a novel inside me for what happened yesterday. All in all, it was quite simple, but at the same time it was probably the most profound thing which has happened to me in years... and I have no idea how to portray it.
Let me begin with the foll...
Fri - Jul 01, 2011 : 01:30 pm
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Studio Drum Upgrade
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.  ...
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
So, I spent a few minutes today seeing how bare-bones I could get my xorg.conf. My configuration is 2 23-inch Acer monitors, which are side-by-side using a Radeon HD4850 video card. I'm using gentoo.
make.conf : VIDEO_CARDS="radeon".
Also, I've got one big desktop from the 2 monitors. Here's the config.
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
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...
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...
Sun - Aug 22, 2010 : 11:26 pm
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gentoo mp3 tag editor
I just spent 20 minutes trying to find a good console-based mp3 tag editor in gentoo, and was surprisingly fruitless in doing so.
After using the wonderful "equery belongs" command tied to an editor I use on my server (but couldn't remember where it came from), the program mp3blaster came up.
Although mp3blaster claims to just be an m...
Tue - Nov 10, 2009 : 10:25 am
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CAD Trion 7000
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.
Wed - Jan 06, 2010 : 12:59 am
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Drum Cover - Pat Benatar : Heartbreaker
Playing this song was a joy, until I realized I'd been playing wrong for so many years. Trying to do the cover as a true cover was freakin' hard for this song. I hope I did it justice, though. There were a few points where I totally fubbed hits, but there were only a few.
So... Here it is. Let me know what ya think....
Thu - Jul 31, 2008 : 11:52 am
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From Nvidia to ATI
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 ...
Sat - Feb 16, 2008 : 11:59 pm
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07 Mustang GT VS 99 Firebird
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...
Tue - Nov 03, 2015 : 12:10 am
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So, today's entry is going to be a bit less, but I still was able to see God's hand in my life quite a bit.
I had a late studio session to tend to, but I had felt horrible all day long... I prayed that I would be able to have a great session, and it went really well. Everything that needed to happen, happened, and nothing too t...