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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
Wed - Dec 14, 2011 : 11:05 am
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HTF : Carry the Stone
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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
Thu - Dec 08, 2011 : 03:50 pm
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Year's End...
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So I haven't written in a while, and that's both a great thing, and a not-so-great thing.  It's great because since September, the studio has been busier than I thought possible.  Honestly...  It's been a whirlwind, and I'm not quite sure what caused it - but I'm so grateful for it.  It's a not-so-great thing because I can't kee...
Audio / Babblings / Music
Tue - Nov 08, 2011 : 02:36 pm
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Welcome the Newcomers!
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I've gotta say, October was crazy.  It was the busiest month the studio has ever seen.  That said, it has allowed us to upgrade some microphones! Might you join with me in welcoming our two newest microphones to the pack: The Joly Edition - "Gomez" Cascade ribbon mic! In our initial tests, I found the Gomez to be anothe...
Audio / Audio Hardware
Sat - Nov 05, 2011 : 06:23 pm
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Writing for Nano
Sarahjen
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Today I started my entry titled Lost In The Past for Nano month. This is where writers try to write 50,000 words in one month. Mine is a young adult novel. Here is the synopsis for it. Lost in the Past Synopsis   Her millionaire father thought it would be great to raise her without the problems of today, so he builds a house free of elec...
Everyday Thoughts / Family / Fun / Personal / Writing / Young Adult
Sun - Oct 16, 2011 : 10:59 pm
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Just Getting Better
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 My apologies for not writing lately.  I assure you, it's because I've been too busy recording! So...  Updates:  As some of you know, for now, 100% of the money which comes into this studio, stays in the studio, which means all the proceeds from your recordings go directly back into ways to make your recordings even better. &...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Sun - Oct 16, 2011 : 10:17 pm
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Moroni : 10
PoeticIntensity
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 ...and so we've come to the last chapter, and the closing of the book I opened almost 4 years ago.  The goal was to read and write about each and every chapter in the Book of Mormon, no matter how long it took me.  Tonight, I'm gonna complete that goal.   Wow.  That just feels good. Let's charge on to Moroni 10, shall w...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Thu - Oct 13, 2011 : 09:35 am
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Moroni : 9
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 What a horrible, yet extremely personal and hopeful chapter.   The nature of it reminds me of the psalm of Nephi (2 nephi  4:15-end).  What horrible, horrible things were going on at the end, but it just amazes me, the strength of Mormon, and his constant prayers for Moroni - and his pleading to God for his soul to be brought b...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Wed - Oct 12, 2011 : 11:45 am
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Moroni : 8
PoeticIntensity
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So... I just checked, and throughout all canonized scripture, know how many times the phrase "solemn mockery" is used?   Yup - you guessed it.  Once.  And it happens to refer to the baptizing of children.  For some reason, I think God dislikes this act a bit. Verse 14 seems kind of harsh, but if a person has nei...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures
Mon - Oct 10, 2011 : 12:00 pm
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Moroni : 7 - Part 2
PoeticIntensity
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Today is a good day!  So...  Beginning in verse 12, the main theme I'm getting here is the complete polarization between God and Satan.  Within the rules God has set (such as, "Satan can't kill people", and "Man has free agency", and "God won't save someone just because they're His offspring", and such.....
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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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
Tue - Sep 06, 2011 : 12:11 am
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Good times with Shallow Sky
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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 - 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 ...
Sat - Feb 23, 2013 : 10:03 pm
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Pilot #1 / New Name
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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...
Studio
Thu - Feb 12, 2009 : 06:31 pm
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A temple trip to remember
koyote Dreams
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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...
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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So, Advanced Budget Studios took a bit of a break during the holidays, and with that came the usual curiosity as to how the new year would be. Well, I'd have to say that 2011 is looking great.  We started off the year recording a wonderful new artist named Taylor Miller.  He'll have a website up soon, and his music sounds fabulous! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
Sat - Sep 12, 2009 : 11:05 pm
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Getting the Mix Right...
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Sun - Feb 10, 2008 : 11:47 am
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Comcast Bit Torrent Filtering
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Computers / Drm
Fri - Aug 29, 2008 : 08:58 am
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Book Of Mormon Lands
meltingcat
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I've been reading a few books and websites lately on the "geography of the Book of Mormon", and see that it is quite a contentious point for many people!  A desire to understand the BOM geography was the specific thing that got me into reading the Boook of Mormon for the first time on my own.  That isn't to say that my testimony...
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
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Wed - Feb 04, 2009 : 11:58 am
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Car Mods and Emissions
PoeticIntensity
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Last spring, I modified my car - and then modified it again. The 2nd modifications entailed me re-programming (or flashing, or tuning) my car's computer.  One thing I didn't realize at the time was that evidently, a standard protocol for most tuners out there is to turn off the O2 sensors which monitor emissions after the catalytic converter...
Cars
Sun - Aug 22, 2010 : 11:26 pm
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gentoo mp3 tag editor
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Audio / Gentoo / Linux
Wed - Aug 06, 2008 : 05:25 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Daughters of God - Ballard
PoeticIntensity
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I just got done watching and reading the talk given by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and it caused me to ponder my wife, quite a bit. Boiled down, the talk was given on how much mothers do, and how much we, as husbands, need to appreciate them. I certainly hope that I'm appreciating Sarah enough.  Heaven knows I've been in Elder Ballard's plac...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Tue - May 06, 2008 : 06:05 pm
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Luci Singing Frog Song
PoeticIntensity
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Sunday morning, Luci came into our room, climbed up in our bed (Sarah and I were still half asleep in bed, as groggy as ever), and she started bouncing up and down while singing the "Green Speckled Frog" song. Although I was still not aware of most the world around me, I thought her singing was quite cute.  So about an hour later,...
Children / Music / Personal
Mon - Nov 10, 2008 : 08:47 am
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Welcome to Conference - Monson
PoeticIntensity
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This morning I decided I'd start the traditional blogging of each general conference talk from the last general conference in October. As President Monson began this talk, a familiar spirit filtered in to my office at work and inevitably, my heart was opened to the inspired words of our wonderful prophet. I'm so grateful for our church.  I...
General Conference / Lds / Religion / Spiritual
Wed - Apr 02, 2008 : 11:58 am
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Voicemail From Luci
PoeticIntensity
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I was sifting through some old voicemails today, when I found this treasure.  I almost deleted it when it was originally left, but I'm glad I didn't. This will be fun to show Luci when she's older. The voicemail itself is attached as audio in this entry....
Personal
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
Tue - Jun 02, 2015 : 12:17 am
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Studio vs Live...?
AudioGuru
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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
Sat - Oct 04, 2014 : 05:30 pm
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Sacred Sounds Acoustics...
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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
Tue - Feb 17, 2009 : 12:04 am
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Deleting Program Data in MythTV
PoeticIntensity
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Just thought I'd let you all know something that isn't readily apparent from googling - at least it wasn't for me. For two channels, I had program data which was approximately 1.5 hours off.  This did me absolutely no good when it came to recording shows from mythtv. I'm using MythTV .21 I came across a mailing list thread which had the ...
Linux / Video