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Mon - Jul 23, 2012 : 10:29 am
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Hopes set high!
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Below is a photo of how my little studio looks right now... Despite the fact that it's now nothing more than a bedroom, with piles of acoustic pucks and other audio paraphernalia scattered about, I've gotta say - "I'm over it." In 3 days, I'll say goodbye to this place, and begin anticipating the construction of our new abode, as w...
Studio
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...
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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
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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 = ...?
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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
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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!
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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
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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
Thu - Jul 08, 2010 : 02:42 pm
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Daddy's Little Soldier - Finished
AudioGuru
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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 ...
Music
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 04:38 pm
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Big Changes to ILMJ
PoeticIntensity
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As you most assuredly can see, if this is on the front-page of I Love My Journal, there have been some major changes here. It all started about 2.5 weeks ago when I started reading some great comments people have been posting, and some really good entries from jonzee, and catherine.hahn.  I felt people deserved a better place to post both th...
I Love My Journal
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 25, 2008 : 10:48 pm
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*AMAZING* video - "Everything"
PoeticIntensity
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As some of you know, in addition to running this site, I also run a site called ldscompanion.org Today, I was rummaging through some of the artwork submitted by my users, when I found this piece. The artwork is well-done, and presents a Biblical message as well as a URL.  Well...  Not being familiar with the URL, I decided to see wh...
Spiritual
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Children / Life / Parenting
Sat - Jul 10, 2010 : 11:01 pm
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ScramJet begins the journey...
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio / Music
Tue - Sep 22, 2009 : 06:05 pm
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Mustang GT vs. Camaro vs. GT500
PoeticIntensity
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Last Saturday, I woke up much earlier than I should have in order to go down and help my good friend Scott wash his cars, in preparation for his selling them. After washing his other two cars, we decided to wash my car, and to be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to how this "great new car washing" system would work.  Well...  ...
Cars
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 09:38 pm
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Two Motorcycles and The Moon
PoeticIntensity
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"What is a motorcycle doing in *this*?", I thought as I continued upward through the winding Spanish Fork canyon.   It wasn't so much that a motorcycle was in this particular canyon, but rather in the canyon during one of the 3 most torrential downpours I've seen during my lifetime. I was coming home from work today when about ...
Most Viewed
Tue - Jun 02, 2015 : 12:17 am
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Studio vs Live...?
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 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...
Music / Studio
Fri - May 22, 2009 : 02:27 pm
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New Keyboard
PoeticIntensity
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Alright..  I'm just typing this entry for mostly the purpose of trying out my new keyboard I got at work.  For the past employments I've had, probably for the past 2 years, I've used the Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard, and to be honest, it took a long time to get used to.  The buttons were too far apart, and it just felt a bit more ...
Computer Hardware / Computers
Sun - Mar 01, 2009 : 02:27 am
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Postfix and Dovecot on Gentoo
PoeticIntensity
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I've just got to put this somewhere so I don't forget it.  I just finished installing postfix / dovecot using postgres on my home server by following this wonderful tutorial. I followed it almost to the tee, and ... it just works.  I have no other information other than that.  For all I know, as you read this, it may be interpret...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Mon - Dec 05, 2016 : 11:28 am
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2016 Christmas Adventure
PoeticIntensity
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 So..  I thought I'd write down a little bit about what happened to us on Saturday. I had a recording session Saturday morning while Sarah was doing her monthly stake baptism duties, and we both finished up around noon. We were going to make our yearly journey to Ephraim, UT to climb the mountain and chop down a Christmas tree for our...
Personal
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
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
PoeticIntensity
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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. ...
Gentoo / Linux
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
Fri - Oct 22, 2010 : 10:32 pm
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Wisdom Teeth out.
elizalds
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So the Wisdom teeth came out this morning. I was awake and numb, and it was okay. It really doesn't hurt much at all and I'm just taking Motrin. I feel pretty good. I'm really excited that I will be able to make it to Sacrament on Sunday and I also have a quick interview for my patriarchal blessing!!!!! Which I really don't want to miss. I f...
Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Gospel / Herod The Fink / Lds / Me / Personal
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
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Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
PoeticIntensity
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Okay...  Since I had recently returned from my mission in 1996, I knew I wanted to learn how to record music.  Recording music swiftly turned into wanting to be able to record my drums.  A couple of years ago, I was able to put enough money away to buy a load of recording equipment for my drums. I've recorded quite a few diddies in...
Audio / Music
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