Mon - Aug 20, 2012 : 10:52 pm
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It Has Begun!
Well, I'm happy to announce that after a month and a half of jumping through hoopes to get this thing off the ground, it has finally begun!
The construction of the new home for Advanced Budget Studios has officially started, and I cannot tell you how excited I am.
The only down part of this whole situation is - the waiting. I anticipate t...
Mon - Jul 23, 2012 : 10:29 am
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Hopes set high!
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...
Wed - Jul 18, 2012 : 12:06 am
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Today was spent with my good friend, and brother, Ryan (and his family, who happens to love my family!)
We spent the day moving all sorts of large items from our home into the storage space we're renting. From the kitchen table and chairs, to the couch downstairs, to the hutches - we made two trips full of items, with our mini-van and Dad'...
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
Wow... I can't believe it's here.
For those who don't know, Advanced Budget Studios resides as a single bedroom rigged up as a recording studio in my basement.
Thanks to all of you, I'd like to announce, both sadly, and beyond excitedly, that I have outgrown this little single-room studio. The acoustics, the size, and the location...
Tue - Jun 19, 2012 : 06:19 pm
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Lucid 8 - Blind World
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 ...
Wed - Jun 06, 2012 : 12:18 am
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The Arm of Our Nation
This was in response to people NOT SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS. When the people calling our veterans scumbags and persecuting the people defending them - can defend our nation better than our veterans and soldiers, then they can say something. and NOT BEFORE!!!!
THE ARM OF OUR NATION! READ RIGHT NOW!!! and let me know wh...
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
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...
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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Okay, so I recently watched a documentary on the Foo Fighters called "Back and Forth", and I thought it was really well made - okay, I thought it was awesome. The funny thing is - I don't own a single Foo Fighters album, and am really not familiar with them as a band, even though I generally like the "rock" genre they asso...
Fri - Feb 17, 2012 : 11:06 am
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Biggest Upgrades Ever
I don't even know where to start. Let's start at the beginning...
So, 10 years ago, I got a hair-brained idea to buy a keyboard and start writing and recording music. Seven years ago I thought it'd be a good idea to get a mic kit for my drums to learn how to record drums better. Three years ago the studio had its first paying c...
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
So, I just got a new Logitech C910 web cam, and when trying to join or create google hangouts, I couldn't see myself in the stream at all, nor anyone else's. I can hear everyone, and everyone can see me, but I can see nobody, nor myself. I found this gem of a site with a very easy solution.
I'm using gentoo Linux, and this simple tric...
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.
Mon - Jan 10, 2011 : 05:10 pm
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Great start to 2011!
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! ...
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 - Apr 13, 2009 : 11:22 am
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Alma : 22
Well.. I got to verse 3, when a concept which, for some reason, has been pounded into my spirit throughout pretty much my whole life, came ringing true and clear. What is that concept, you ask? Don't assume to know anything about the effect you may have on others. Sometimes you can tell, but sometimes you can't.
Because of the honesty...
Fri - Oct 24, 2008 : 06:29 pm
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Samuel at two weeks
Here are the latest pictues of Samuel and the kids. He is doing really great! At his two week check on Monday the Pediatrician said he looks perfect. We are adjusting pretty well. The main problem for me is just lack of sleep right now, but that will get better with time. Anywho, enjoy the pictures.
Mon - May 11, 2009 : 07:40 am
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Jason Mraz Concert in Vegas!
So, first, I've gotta give a HUGE THANK YOU to my mother-in-law and father-in-law, because it was they who bought me the tickets for my birthday last month, in the first place. I would have never bought the tickets for myself, so wthout them, I literally would have never seen such a concert.
So, THANK YOU, KIM AND HENRY!!!! T...
Wed - Jul 07, 2010 : 01:06 am
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Christie Berube Session
When new clients come into the studio, I never quite know what to expect. Tonight, I met a wonderfully talented young lady named Christie Berube, and proceeded to be wowed by a wonderful song she had written, called "Daddy's Little Soldier".
While working through this song, I was almost moved to tears again and again while we fle...
Tue - Apr 06, 2010 : 05:15 pm
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New Logo and Design
Life just can't get much better. Well... Let's not speak too soon, but man, life for the studio this past week has just been really, really awesome.
One of our clients recently decided to help us out by designing a logo and refreshing the look and feel of our website. His name is Jesse Crowley, and, well... He's just awes...
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 ...
Sun - Jun 23, 2002 : 12:18 pm
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Musical Nirvana in Cali
Oh....my....goodness... Yesterday was simply beautiful.....simply beautiful. I don't have NEAR enough time to write down exactly my feelings nor what happened...however - suffice it to say, yesterday was beautiful.
I got up yesterday morning and started packing up my drums almost immediately. I was supposed to be at Dane's house at 1:00pm and...
Tue - Oct 02, 2007 : 04:44 pm
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Mustang GT vs Saab 950 Turbo
Hehe.... I love it when I learn new stuff about Springville.
I had no idea that there existed a place in Springville that was absolutely perfect for racing. Now we're talking 0-80 MPH racing in a straight line. Nothing curvy or anything like that. So... Anyway...
My co-worker, Steve comes into my office (or rather, the...
Fri - May 22, 2009 : 02:27 pm
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Alright.. I'm just typing this entry for mostly the purpose of trying out my new keyboard I got at work. For the past employments I've had, probably for the past 2 years, I've used the Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard, and to be honest, it took a long time to get used to. The buttons were too far apart, and it just felt a bit more ...
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
Well... Today was the big day at church with the blessing of the newest addition to the Jones family, Samuel Jones.
The blessing went well, even if I did botch the proclamation of the power by which the blessing was given. I'm glad God is a forgiving God.
The spirit of the meeting was wonderful, and it testified quite powerfully of one sp...
Sat - Jul 12, 2008 : 01:30 pm
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OpenFire gentoo problems
I just spent the last three hours trying to figure out why my OpenFire 3.5.2 instance was installing just fine, saying that it was running just fine, but in reality was not running at all.
Neither port 9090, nor 9091 was open, both ports 9090, and 9091 were closed. ps -A | grep openfire returned nothing - at all.
Yet, /etc/init.d/openfire sta...
Fri - Oct 11, 2019 : 04:19 pm
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Gen Conf. 2019 Elder Oaks
First off, I don't like at all that the congregation was laughing during the initial parts of the talk. This interpretation of humor, to me, tells me people aren't really trying to empathize with someone who could ask that type of question. Considering the implications of polygamy, the question of living in one's own house vs. liv...
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
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Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
Okay... Since I had recently returned from my mission in 1996, I knew I wanted to learn how to record music. Recording music swiftly turned into wanting to be able to record my drums. A couple of years ago, I was able to put enough money away to buy a load of recording equipment for my drums.
I've recorded quite a few diddies in...
Fri - Oct 22, 2010 : 10:32 pm
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Wisdom Teeth out.
So the Wisdom teeth came out this morning. I was awake and numb, and it was okay. It really doesn't hurt much at all and I'm just taking Motrin. I feel pretty good. I'm really excited that I will be able to make it to Sacrament on Sunday and I also have a quick interview for my patriarchal blessing!!!!! Which I really don't want to miss.
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...
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 01:20 pm
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NEW: Golden Age Pre-73!
We've been contemplating how to best improve the studio with all the business we've been getting lately, and the votes are in!
Please welcome our newest addition to the studio, a nice shiny new red GOLDEN AGE PRE 73 PRE-AMP! We spent a good deal of time looking into the best preamps for the money, and it came down to two main contenders.
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
So, I spent a few minutes today seeing how bare-bones I could get my xorg.conf. My configuration is 2 23-inch Acer monitors, which are side-by-side using a Radeon HD4850 video card. I'm using gentoo.
make.conf : VIDEO_CARDS="radeon".
Also, I've got one big desktop from the 2 monitors. Here's the config.