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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! ...
Miscellaneous / Music
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:11 pm
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AnythingSlider is Awesome
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So, when I started the re-design of my studio website, I knew I would need sliders, but I didn't realize how many unconfigurable, and generally static sliders were out there.  I must have gone through 5 iterations of sliders before I found one that matches my needs (and probably will be the go-to slider for any project I work on in the future)...
Programming
Thu - Jan 06, 2011 : 12:19 am
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Taylor Miller Session
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Man... I'm kicking myself right now for not taking a photo of this amazing musician, but I was way too interested in the music I was hearing to worry about silly cameras. Taylor Miller came in for a visit, and recorded 3 original songs tonight.  They have yet some proper embellishment to receive, but the tracks we got tonight were primo.&nbs...
Music
Tue - Jan 04, 2011 : 12:43 pm
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Website Re-design!
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About 2 months ago, a great musician, designer, and friend sent me a new design idea for AdvancedBudgetStudios.com.  After getting various opinions, I decided to have a go at it.  Also, with all the free time I had during the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to get crackin'. So, without further ado, I present you the new and ...
Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 13, 2010 : 02:08 pm
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We're on the radio!
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Okay.. Not really the "radio", but a cool little Internet radio station picked up Herod the Fink (a band I'm in), and decided to feature us.  They decided to play our song, "Desperate Husband's Chorus", and I think it's way cool. The radio station is called "LDS Music Today" and can be found at http://www.ldsmu...
Herod The Fink / Personal
Sun - Dec 12, 2010 : 10:31 pm
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Merry Christmas to A.B.S.!!
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Since we haven't been booking clients during November and December, we've had a few extra moments to really think about and research the needs of the studio.  The success this little studio has had is very exciting, and only makes us want to hone our craft that much more. Honing the craft is great, but pouring the success of the studio back ...
Audio Hardware / Babblings / Miscellaneous
Mon - Dec 06, 2010 : 12:22 pm
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Thoughts on HtF
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So, the Christmas season is officially here, and I'm feeling more Christmas Spirt than I ever have in my life - by a long shot. I attribute this to two things...  First and foremost, attitude, and making good choices.  To me, Christmas is a spiritual season because it's filled with love, good will, charity, friends, and family.  If...
Herod The Fink
Fri - Dec 03, 2010 : 06:45 pm
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Holiday
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Friday December 3, 2010 Today was filled with the usually chore, practicing for the Christmas Cantada, and puttting up the Christmas tree. Finally! me and my family put up our tree. We usually do it after Thanksgiving but we where a little late. You know. The more the years go by the faster Christmas seems to come. I can remeber when I was a litt...
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!  ...
Miscellaneous
Tue - Nov 30, 2010 : 04:55 pm
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3 Nephi : 19
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It might be that I'm a techno-geek, but the first thing I thought of when I read this was "social media".  People went from house to house and "labored exceedingly" all through the night to let it be known where Jesus was going to come the following day. Also interesting are the activities of the people when the arrived t...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
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Tue - Sep 16, 2008 : 10:21 am
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Mosiah : 10
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The first thing I noticed this time reading this was that even though the Nephites under Zeniff were at a time of peace, after the war, Zeniff was diligent in continuing his building of weaponry.  Not sure why that struck me this time, but the very first verse jumped out. Maybe it's because they didn't make any assumptions about their enemy....
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Scriptures / Spiritual
Tue - Sep 15, 2009 : 04:10 pm
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Workin' The System
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Okay...  Quick story... Last Thursday, I was looking around the Internet for a great deal on a new pre-amp I want for my studio.  Happens that about 2 hours into searching, I found a deal almost too good to be true.  I found my 8-channel Focusrite Platinum Octopre for $300.00 less than anywhere I could find ($400.00 less than retai...
Audio / Life
Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 12:06 am
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Jules Morrow - Amazing.
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 So, last weekend I had the pleasure of recording a few tunes for an upcoming independent film (more details to follow as the project continues, I'm sure), and in these situations, I just never know what to expect. In this case, I don't think I could have been more blessed.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kraig Jacobson, and recording an...
Music
Thu - Jun 26, 2008 : 05:50 pm
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Gen. Conf. - Look Back, Move Forward - Monson
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I just got done watching, listening, and reading the last talk of the morning conference session of Sunday this year, and President Monson is indeed our prophet. Nothing in particular spoke anything specific to me.... Well... That's not true.  The following paragraph hit home a bit, "Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove o...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Wed - Oct 02, 2013 : 11:45 pm
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So Grateful!
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 So, if you don't know already, I have been one of two people obnoxiously pushing a kickstarter campaign for the last 3 weeks. The newly formed duo (Me, and Jesse Crowley) called "Tiny Boats" has been working on their debut album since early March of this year. Tiny Boats' music could be classified as the energetic...
Music
Tue - Sep 17, 2013 : 11:08 pm
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Tiny Boats!
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So, about 4 or 5 years ago, I met a guy named Jesse Crowley, and we played music together.  At first we played music that other people wrote, but then Jesse got bored with that, and decided to write Christmas music instead.  We recorded a few Christmas albums, and I think they turned out pretty good. So, Jesse decided that wasn't enough...
Music / Studio
Sat - Aug 04, 2007 : 06:55 pm
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When You Care...
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Today I had an interesting thought.  It's a question that possibly has thousands of answers, but, since I'm on a pensive streak, I thought I'd write down some of what I came up with. The thought was "How do you tell if someone cares for you?", which also spawned the thought, "How do I tell if I care for someone else?", whi...
Tue - Jul 08, 2008 : 03:57 pm
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KNRS 570 AM and Linux
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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...
Gentoo / Linux / Miscellaneous
Wed - Jun 18, 2008 : 11:22 am
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Gen. Conf. - Soul Delighteth - Tanner
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I just finished reading the talk "My Soul Delighteth in the Things of the Lord", and it was a good talk. It made me think of my own upbringing, and the upbringing of my children.  I loved the following statement: "I delight that I am a daughter of Heavenly Father, who loves me. I learned of my divine identity in my earliest ...
General Conference / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Mon - Jun 15, 2009 : 01:36 pm
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Alma 30 : Korihor
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Beginning this chapter, another testament to the correlation between peace and keeping God's commandments is apparent.  Giving "strict" heed to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel undoubtedly brings peace. Now, on a totally different note, I wonder where Korihor came from?  It just says that he came into the land.  Was ...
Book Of Mormon / Lds / Personal / Religion / Spiritual
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Sun - Mar 20, 2016 : 12:11 am
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Singing In The Celestial Room
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 So, I don't have near the time to dedicate ato this right now as I should, but I'm gonna need half-a-day to get it all out. Yesterday (Friday) I had a 'dress rehearsal' for the Temple Choir, and the singing in the Celestial room was indescribible.  It was amazing to sing there, and the acoustics were wonderful.  But the thing I k...
Personal / Provo City Center Temple / Spiritual
Tue - Mar 22, 2011 : 11:53 am
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Linux: Extracting audio from video
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 So, I used to use the -dumpaudio switch in mplayer to get audio extracted from random videos, but now that seems to do not much of anything.  I found this site which had a great explanation of how to get it done a different way, but was a bit out of date.  The newer version is found below: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=audio_file_...
Audio / Linux
Tue - Apr 24, 2007 : 07:18 pm
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The scientific method can't prove everything.
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Okay, okay... I do understand that there is a ton of good that has been brought about by the scientific method, but seriously, people; is that the *only* way to prove something is true? Wow. In my opinion, we've really limited ourselves if we think that's the only way to "prove" the truth of something. I just (finally) finished D&C 76, an...
Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 02:59 pm
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Customize Your Blog!
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Tired of the same old colors?  Try customizing the color scheme of your ILMJ blog!  Here's how to do it: First, make sure you go to your blog home page.  If you're not sure how to get there, simply click on "Blog", and choose your blog.  You will then be at the home page of your blog.  From there, you will noti...
I Love My Journal
Thu - Oct 25, 2007 : 01:40 pm
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Optical Illusion
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Last night before going to bed, I (well my wife) discovered an interesting phenomenon. Some type of optical trick/illusion, I don't know what is actually causing it. I was playing with a laser pointer with the lights out. It was completly dark and my wife asked me if I could see the blue streak seemingly coming out of the red dot. At first I didn...
Wed - Sep 03, 2008 : 01:27 pm
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Mustang GT vs Neon SRT-4
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So a little more than a year ago, I took my mustang out for the first time on the Salt Flats.  I had a blast out there with my good friend Steve. On the way home, Steve had some problems with salt lining his rims, causing some tire imbalance, so we  got off the freeway, I showed him what the problem was, and as I was getting back on th...
Cars / Fun
Wed - Jan 27, 2010 : 12:09 am
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First Impressions : MXL V77
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Since the studio's new shining star arrived, we've been having a lot of fun around here.  To be honest, the guy who was good enough to sell us our new MXL V77, couldn't say enough about this microphone, which unfortunately is no longer in production, so when it arrived, I had my hopes up quite high - possibly too high. So, after two successf...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Fri - Apr 03, 2009 : 03:43 pm
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ILMJ Auto-Saved Entries
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Lately, I've been getting a lot of feedback concerning lost entries from I Love My Journal.  Occasionally, I would even lose one myself. The session timer for ILoveMyJournal.com is set to 2 hours, which means that you can stay logged in to the stie for 2 hours without being logged out due to inactivity. I initially thought was long enough,...
I Love My Journal
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
Mon - Jun 09, 2014 : 11:47 am
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Tribute to Matt Harker
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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...
Music / Studio