Sat - Oct 04, 2014 : 05:30 pm
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Sacred Sounds Acoustics...
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...
Wed - Sep 10, 2014 : 10:03 am
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Live Room Upgrade
Soon after I began recording audio, I had a feeling I would be in the pursuit of an unattainable goal. Finding that "perfect" recording space, or even creating that "perfect" recording would be difficult, if not entirely impossible.
10 years after I began, I was able to pour my heart and soul into a new recording space, ...
Mon - Jun 09, 2014 : 11:47 am
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Tribute to Matt Harker
A week ago, an acquaintance of mine from my highschool days, Matt Harker, was hit and killed while biking to work. A day later, a friend contacted me and wondered if he could use the studio to produce a song in Matt's memory. Although I didn't know Matt very well, I knew him well enough to know he was the type of person who did his best...
Sun - Jun 01, 2014 : 01:03 am
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Today, I woke up at 6:00am, after getting a maximum of 4 hours of sleep (and it would only be 4 hours if I wasn't woken up in the middle of the night multiple times, which I was, so it was actually less)
I prayed before I went to bed that I would be able to survive the day and get everything done that needed doing.
Anyway, I woke up at 6,...
Sun - May 18, 2014 : 10:40 pm
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My Kindness (musical number)
So... Today was... beyond words, really.
It was a day that just brimmed with spiritual opulence. I woke up at 7:00, to warm up my voice (after having a pretty intense drumming session which lasted until midnight yesterday), and then went to practice the musical number at 8:00am, to sing it for the congregation at around 9:45.
Wed - May 14, 2014 : 01:08 am
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So... I thought I'd be going to bed, but here I am.
When the Spirit directed me to come down and write down my testimony, I wasn't (and still am not) quite sure what to write. This certainly isn't due to a lack of testimony comparative to other times I've done this, but rather quite the exact opposite. It is because my tes...
Mon - May 05, 2014 : 10:18 pm
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Too Many Goings On...
So, I noticed I haven't blogged about studio things lately, and I need to get with it.
With that, let me just say this:
Yeah... See that picture there? One of those babies are now in use at Art City Sound, and although it's a bit preliminary right now, as I've only had it 1 day, I can with certainty say, "The drums from ...
Tue - Feb 18, 2014 : 04:23 pm
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Tiny Boats / Bret Slack
Just in case you haven't heard the latest about Tiny Boats' debut album release, a good friend of the studio, Matt Mylroie, a music producer in Florida, had these good words to say about The Broken Vessels.
A portion is quoted below, where the full review can be found here.
"This album is hard to describe, but it is a fantastic blend of ...
Sat - Jan 04, 2014 : 11:21 pm
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My testimony (Godhead)
"How have you been changed by knowing the Godhead?"
To be honest, I don't think I would recognize myself without the relationship I have with God, through prayer, with Christ through his atonement, and with the Holy Ghost's comfort and guidance.
Knowing the Godhead,to me, means that I have an incredible force behind my righteous choic...
Tue - Nov 12, 2013 : 02:25 pm
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Lucid 8 / Jhonny K
Being an audio engineer full-time gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of musicians, and go through a lot of music. Most of the music being recorded here is done by people who want to get a recording of a song or two that they want to post for their friends on social media sites, and that is great by me. The more good music out for pe...
Sun - Jul 27, 2008 : 06:18 pm
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My Wedding Day...
I got married like a bit more than 5 years ago, and I'm lovin' it.
But, during those five years, I've had some footage gracefully shot and donated to me by my friend
on my wedding day. On that day, Ty told me he was going to put something together and give it to me later, but instead, I told him I'd really, really, real...
Sun - Jul 12, 2009 : 03:16 pm
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Love Through Trials
My marriage, or rather, the marriage I have entered into with my sweetheart for the last 7 years, hasn't really been that bad. In fact, I'd say we're definitely on the upper-hand of "marital happiness" as far as the national statistics go.
There are quite a few reasons for this, I'd say. One is definitely that I feel I'm giv...
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...
Sat - Sep 12, 2009 : 11:05 pm
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Getting the Mix Right...
When I originally mixed a tune from Sugar Stone, I didn't have enough time to really nail it. I did a good enough job for the time allotted, but when the product was delivered, I thought there could be a lot of improvements made.
So, I decided to spend a few hours today seeing what I could do about it. Before I go any further, here's...
Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
Last Friday, we had the awesome opportunity to meet a fairly incredible group of girls. They call themselves The Blue Aces, and after having listened to them strum a few chords, I'd say they've earned their title.
Their manager contacted me after hearing a few samples from Advanced Budget Studios, and was interested in getting a pilot song...
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...
Wed - Jul 25, 2007 : 09:38 pm
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Two Motorcycles and The Moon
"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 ...
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...
Sun - Apr 01, 2018 : 10:51 am
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Solemn Assembly and Hell Week
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the first solemn assembly I remember having attended. As I raised my hand in my bedroom while sustaining President Nelson, tears welled up in my eyes. I felt as if I was partaking in something very important. I was with Luci and Leah. Everyone else in my family was out doing o...
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 - Jun 09, 2008 : 10:33 am
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Video Editing With Kdenlive
I've recently become interested in integrating video into my journal and blog. As such, I realized that my 4-year old digial camera just wasn't gonna cut it anymore, so I went out and bought the cheapest camera I could find that would shoot 30 frames per second which happened to be the Nikon S210 digital camera. It takes pretty good vid...
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 05:20 pm
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07 Mustang GT Upgrade Round 2
Those who have followed my journal / blog, know that I have a 2007 Mustang GT, which I recently upgraded with Flowmaster exhaust and a Magnaflow X-Pipe.
Well, I was expecting it tomorrow, so when my wife called me at work, right after lunch to give me the news, I was beside myself with excitement.
Delievered to our door was my new ...
Wed - Jan 07, 2009 : 10:47 pm
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New Song - "Dance With Me"
Well... Nothing too exciting in my life, but I thought I'd tell everyone that I wrote a new song. As you can probably guess, it's called Dance With Me. It's nothing more than a bass-line I came up with and a few more instruments.
I've gotta say though, Ryan Phillips, the guy on the guitar is awesome. I love working with him, an...
Sun - Sep 14, 2008 : 11:15 pm
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Quicktip: Kdenlive Text
I'm probably going to re-write this later, but I just wanted to jot down quickly how to do text with Kdenlive.
It's really quite easy to set it up. You just click on "Project->Create Text Clip", and proceed to create your clip.
My problem was this: What if I don't want the text on its own page, but rather have it show...
Thu - Oct 04, 2007 : 09:44 pm
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Jump On It
Okay... I just got back from an absolutely wonderful place. This place is called:
Jump On It
and it's seriously a wonderful place.
My wife is addicted to this game called "Bunko" which she plays once a month with about 12 other women, so I get to play "Let's Go Babysit!" for 2-3 hours while she plays Bunko.
Tue - Jul 08, 2008 : 03:57 pm
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KNRS 570 AM and Linux
When I'm not listening to music, I love listening to a few AM talk radio programs. Well, about six months ago, one of my favorite radio stations, KNRS 570 AM radio, changed their streaming program that let people use the Internet to hear their content.
This change effectively shut-out all Linux users. I chatted with 4 other Linux use...
Thu - Mar 31, 2011 : 11:02 am
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Melodies of March
I apologize for the complete lack of posts in March. I've been having so much fun recording, I forget to write about it.
If you'd like to stay more up-to-date with the studio happenings, I tend to post much more information on Advanced Budget Studio's Facebook page than on the blog. It's just easier.
So, head on over to Facebo...
Thu - Mar 27, 2008 : 03:29 pm
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07 Mustang GT Upgrade Round 1
Well... I finally did it. I've been kind of anxious about the whole "modifying my car" because I've never done it before, and my car is still under warranty. I have no idea what this might mean for the warranty, but after hearing / feeling the difference, I don't regret it one bit. I love it!
Just two modifications fo...
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...
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 ...