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Tue - May 24, 2011 : 05:12 pm
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Studio Cruisin'
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So, we received our new Oktava-Modded Apex 205 microphones, and the results have been very pleasing.  New songs by BTP, PoeticIntensity, and some voice-overs have used them, and we are definitely feeling the love.   Working as drum overheads, cab mics, and even acoustic guitar mics in stereo-pair.  All around, these are some rea...
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Fri - Apr 29, 2011 : 05:19 pm
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Upcoming New Modded Mics
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So, in the business of audio recording, it doesn't get much more fundamental than 1. Room Acoustics, 2. Sound Source, and 3. Microphones. One of those three basics is about to get a serious upgrade here at Advanced Budget Studios. Today, Michael Joly of OktavaMod is modifying two Apex 205 ribbon microphones, and will be shipping them back ear...
Audio Hardware
Sat - Apr 16, 2011 : 04:01 pm
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Ibanez S570B - Newest Addition!
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 So I wasn't really interested in getting yet another member of my little growing studio family, but I couldn't help but get this one after playing it at the local music store.  Found it on a killer sale at samash, so I pulled the trigger. Available to all studio clients for recording. Isn't she gorgeous? She sounds awesome, too....
Audio Hardware
Thu - Mar 31, 2011 : 11:02 am
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Melodies of March
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 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...
Miscellaneous
Fri - Feb 25, 2011 : 05:57 pm
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RSL and Camilla Hiatt
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 So this week has been pretty awesome.  First off, we finished up a project we've been pounding on for the past month or so, which is now doing its circles with the Salt Lake Real crowd.  It's an anthem for Salt Lake's soccer team, and was written and recorded by Jesse Crowley.  The drums were taken care of by our in-house drumm...
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Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 03:48 pm
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ABS + Mixbus = Good Times!
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 Man...  I've been so busy recording good music lately, I haven't had any time to let you all know what has been going on. It's no secret that the studio uses Ardour as it's main digital audio workstation.  So far, the program has been superb in its stability, scalability, and features to help create great music. Recently, howeve...
Audio / Mixing
Fri - Feb 04, 2011 : 12:24 pm
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Lucid 8 and Smooth Intentions
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Some projects are just worth the wait.  Four months ago, we started working with a group named Lucid 8, and quite honestly, I've been itching to get their demo finished.  Well, we're heading down that road now, and it feels great.  We have one song finished, with 5 more quickly getting wrapped up.  Can't wait to see where these ...
Current Events / Music
Sun - Jan 23, 2011 : 01:33 am
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Studio Happenings...
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So... I apologize for not having kept up-to-date with what's recently been going on, but I honestly haven't had the time!  If I have to choose between recording music, or writing about recording music, I'll take the former, thank you very much. So, this last week was booked solid - again.  We saw a few regulars come in and a few new on...
Audio Hardware / Miscellaneous
Mon - Jan 17, 2011 : 03:40 pm
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Marathon of all Marathons
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So, in this business you really have no idea what's coming at ya.  From the music, to the ability, to the genre, etc, etc, etc...  You can schedule a band for a full-day, and they can come in and get it all done sooner or later than what was previously thought.  There are so many variables, it can get a bit stressful. So, two days a...
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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! ...
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Tue - Nov 06, 2012 : 10:32 am
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I Got a Phone Call Today...
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So, I was on my way to work today, when my phone rang - displaying an unfamiliar number.  With everything going on in my life, I decided it would be a good idea to answer it anyway. Turned out to be a really good idea. Last week, I decided to take the time to draw out plans for the studio and turn them in to the city for approval.  I ...
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Tue - Mar 12, 2013 : 04:05 pm
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Apparently...
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So, I've been surfing around the net today, figuring out how I'm going to work in the new website with the old one and what-not, and while doing so, I found out that apparently, Art City Sound is nothing but a big piece of Volvo heavy machinery.  Take a look at this link for proof.  (link here, too).   While you're at it, take a...
Studio
Sat - Apr 16, 2011 : 04:01 pm
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Ibanez S570B - Newest Addition!
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 So I wasn't really interested in getting yet another member of my little growing studio family, but I couldn't help but get this one after playing it at the local music store.  Found it on a killer sale at samash, so I pulled the trigger. Available to all studio clients for recording. Isn't she gorgeous? She sounds awesome, too....
Audio Hardware
Sun - Feb 21, 2010 : 05:43 pm
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Herod the Fink Session
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Man...  11 straight hours of tracking can sure be....... FUN!  Yup...  Herod the Fink is still on schedule, and after yesterday's session, I can say the end product is gonna be something you've never heard in a Christmas album before, guaranteed. To give you an idea of what was recorded yesterday, the title of one of the songs we ...
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Fri - Feb 05, 2010 : 12:13 pm
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Better All The Time!
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Due to the amazing success Advanced Budget Studios has had in the short time since opening, we've added a few new toys to the studio.  We now employ an Audix D6 kick microphone, which adds some serious punch to any acoustic drum tracks. We also now have some serious firepower on acoustic guitars and drum overheads.  We've acquired a mat...
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Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 11:37 am
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Scramjet X-96 Contest!
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Scramjet, a valued client of Advanced Budget Studios (and an amazing band, as well), has recently arrived in the top-ten list of a contest put on by X-96.  Please support them by clicking here and voting for them and their awesome song, "Tread Softly". Thanks, and thank you, Scramjet!  You guys are awesome!  ...
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Fri - Oct 16, 2009 : 12:08 am
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Recording Country? You bet!
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We've been recording a bunch of drum-takes to be added to otherwise "ready-to-go" songs lately here.  The latest of which happened to be a genre I particularly don't like much - country. But, the music sounded so good for this particular song, I decided to have at it anyway - and 4 hours later, we came up with the final result. I...
Audio / Drums / Music
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
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...
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Mon - May 05, 2014 : 10:18 pm
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Too Many Goings On...
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 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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Tue - Nov 06, 2012 : 10:32 am
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I Got a Phone Call Today...
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So, I was on my way to work today, when my phone rang - displaying an unfamiliar number.  With everything going on in my life, I decided it would be a good idea to answer it anyway. Turned out to be a really good idea. Last week, I decided to take the time to draw out plans for the studio and turn them in to the city for approval.  I ...
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Wed - Aug 14, 2013 : 04:18 pm
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Musical Gifts...
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So lately, I've been experiencing a lot of clients coming in, giving studio time as a gift, and to be honest, I think that is awesome.  As always, ya never know what to expect when a new client comes in, but I've gotta say, anyone who gives the gift of music is probably someone I wouldn't mind hanging around in the studio. As a way of saying...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Jan 18, 2010 : 01:25 am
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Blues Aces Session
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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...
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Sat - Nov 24, 2012 : 12:07 am
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Coming Together...
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I chose "Amazed" as the mood for this entry because it just fits.  I had no idea what would be involved with getting this studio build ready to go, but it seems as though it's all coming together. We've got a truckload of materials coming on Monday of next week, and I have the entire week off to begin the build. Hopefully I remem...
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Sat - Jul 27, 2013 : 02:56 pm
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Music Speaks For Itself
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With everything going on that has to do with running Art City Sound, and making sure everything is taken care of, it's easy to forget what is really important.  Of course, my family is, and always will be, #1 in my life, but aside from that, the most important thing in this studio is good music.  Having a good time is a definite plus, but...
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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
Tue - Feb 15, 2011 : 03:48 pm
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ABS + Mixbus = Good Times!
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 Man...  I've been so busy recording good music lately, I haven't had any time to let you all know what has been going on. It's no secret that the studio uses Ardour as it's main digital audio workstation.  So far, the program has been superb in its stability, scalability, and features to help create great music. Recently, howeve...
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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 ...
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