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...
Sat - Apr 17, 2010 : 03:32 pm
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Ingredients of Life
I haven't written in a while- my life is crazy. Balancing all the ingredients of life is no easy task.
Ingredients. Hmmm.That reminds me, I love this recipe I found online that is SO easy. It takes five minutes. Literally. It has simple ingredients that can be found around the house.
Chocolate Mug Cake. Thank you to Group Recipes.com. Enjoy!
Thu - Jul 08, 2010 : 02:42 pm
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Daddy's Little Soldier - Finished
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 ...
Thu - Dec 13, 2012 : 11:06 pm
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So, I just got off the phone with my wife, and she was at our new home-to-be this evening, and apparently, almost everything is done. The carpet isn't in, nor are the toilets, nor are the cement stairs leading down to the basement, but everything else - yeah - it's done. I'm just beside myself. We could be moving in as early as la...
Tue - Oct 28, 2008 : 10:20 am
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The Sweetest Feeling
~I just feel so much in my heart right now. Words truly cannot express how full my heart is. I just finished watching the movie "A Far Off Place". It has always been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. The music in it has always stirred deep emotions within me. It is just gorgeous. It has a melody that tugs at my heart. I ...
Fri - Nov 05, 2010 : 11:02 am
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Brand-New HTF Album Available!
Okay, friend, family, and others. I just wanted to let you know that the season has finally arrived!
Jesse and I have been working all year long on Herod the Fink's 2nd studio album. We are so excited to announce that it's finally available for purchase!
The album has eight songs on it, and all of them are awesome. I'll post...
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...
Thu - Mar 04, 2010 : 02:06 pm
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2011 5.0 Mustang GT
Although I probably will never own one of these, it's just awesome that the pony cars are gettin' revved up again. Ford is definitely gonna bring up the competition with this beast. Bye-bye imports!
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 - Apr 20, 2010 : 12:28 am
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Man... I was having a downer of a day until this evening when Fatigi came to record 3 new songs. I was really, really tired throughout the day, and thought I was sure to have a hard time focusing when Fatigi came over.
Then I heard them play.
Honestly, I haven't been this awake in a long time. Music just seems to envigorate my...
Thu - Apr 08, 2010 : 03:31 pm
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Tomorrow before lunch I'm leaving school to go to a camp with my twin best friends.
They suggested that me, my mom, and them could go to a camp and we were ECSTATIC!!!!
There's gonna be a zip line, and cabins, and games and a lakeand its gonna be so fun!
Becaus of this, I won't be able to write for the next few days.
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.
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...
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...
Wed - Jun 10, 2009 : 12:11 pm
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ATI fglrx vs radeonhd
Man... Starting my new job, I had the opportunity to build a new computer. They ordered me the parts, and I was good to go.
For this computer, I opted to buy two acer 22-inch widescreen monitors. In doing so, I knew I would have to be up and functioning quickly with a dual-head setup running gentoo Linux. I knew this was ...
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...
Fri - Aug 21, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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m4a audio conversion in Linux
Today, an audio file was sent to me in an email. This audio was compressed and encoded using the aac codec for compression and wrapped in m4a. In order to use it, I had to convert this file to a wav format. Usually, I receive files in mp3, ogg, or flac file types, and use lame, oggdec, or flac to decode them back to wav. Wit...