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Mon - Aug 20, 2012 : 10:52 pm
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It Has Begun!
AudioGuru
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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...
Studio
Mon - Jul 23, 2012 : 10:29 am
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Hopes set high!
AudioGuru
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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...
Studio
Wed - Jul 18, 2012 : 12:06 am
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Getting Real...
PoeticIntensity
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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'...
Personal / Studio
Sat - Jul 14, 2012 : 12:04 am
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Out with the Old...
AudioGuru
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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...
Babblings / Studio
Tue - Jun 19, 2012 : 06:19 pm
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Lucid 8 - Blind World
AudioGuru
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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 ...
Music
Wed - Jun 06, 2012 : 12:18 am
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The Arm of Our Nation
Clutzybabe123
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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...
Adversity / Depression / Everyday Thoughts / Family / Fasting / God / Good / Gospel / Lds / My Journal / Past Memories And Future Concerns / Politics / Religion / Spiritual / Writing
Wed - May 02, 2012 : 12:16 am
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Studio 14 + ABS = ...?
AudioGuru
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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
Mon - Feb 27, 2012 : 04:42 pm
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Musical Ramblings...
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Music
Fri - Feb 17, 2012 : 11:06 am
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Biggest Upgrades Ever
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio Hardware
Tue - Feb 14, 2012 : 05:21 pm
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Google Hangout Linux Fix
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Linux / Video
Highest Rated
Tue - Sep 02, 2008 : 08:08 pm
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"Finding" Joy
PoeticIntensity
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Earlier this evening, it was absolutely beautfiul outside, and for some reason, I wasn't drained of energy from the daily grind, so I decided to take my wife and my kids out to the park nearby. While I was pushing Collin and Luci on the swings, I realized how wonderful playing with kids can be.  Of course, this wasn't the first time I reali...
Children / Life / Parenting
Thu - Oct 02, 2008 : 11:02 pm
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Curtis and Laura's Sealing
PoeticIntensity
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Update:  Due to the popularity of this post, some people are having a hard time viewing the video posted above.  If it won't play for you, simply wait until the gray progress bar has filled 1/4 to 1/2 of the way before you press play.  That should do the trick. Yesterday I took the day off work to go to my bother's sealing to his w...
Family / Lds / Spiritual / Video
Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 05:16 pm
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Ibanez SR-300 + Kustom Amp!
AudioGuru
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Since we've opened for business, and even before, I've started to notice a sad trend in recording audio.  This is speaking extremely generally, and there have been a few people who have definitely broken the mold, but in my experience, I've noticed that the musical instrument getting the least amount of love is the bass guitar. For the most ...
Audio Hardware
Fri - Jan 08, 2010 : 11:23 am
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Recording Jeff Felix's "Peculiar"
AudioGuru
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Picking up new clients is always a good thing, but in the case of yesterday, it was a great thing. I had the privilege of recording his new song, Peculiar, and it was very refreshing.  It was a simple tune with some great acoustic guitar work, and vocals.  Jason Jones added some percussion accents, and the song came to life. Knowing...
Audio / Mixing / Music
Mon - Aug 23, 2010 : 07:30 pm
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Worlds of the Crystal Moon
AudioGuru
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A while ago, Advanced Budget Studios had the privilege of working with the author of a great book in a voice-over.  The author's name is Phillip Jones, and his book is called Worlds of the Crystal Moon. When I was contacted to help out with the voice-over, I had no idea what to expect, and I wasn't sure what Phillip was expecting, either.&n...
Audio / Mixing / Voice-overs
Fri - Nov 05, 2010 : 11:02 am
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Brand-New HTF Album Available!
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Herod The Fink / Music
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 04:38 pm
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Big Changes to ILMJ
PoeticIntensity
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As you most assuredly can see, if this is on the front-page of I Love My Journal, there have been some major changes here. It all started about 2.5 weeks ago when I started reading some great comments people have been posting, and some really good entries from jonzee, and catherine.hahn.  I felt people deserved a better place to post both th...
I Love My Journal
Fri - Sep 19, 2008 : 08:06 am
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Bad Dream
koyote Dreams
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Last night I was depressed, I've been that way a lot. But last night I was ready to up and walk away, I went to my room and turned on the Raido and the song that was playing was so evil! The words were playing in my head over and over last night. Until something in my shut it off and just lay there crying! I fell into a deep sleep, I dreamed abo...
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 ...
Sun - Jun 23, 2002 : 12:18 pm
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Musical Nirvana in Cali
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Music
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Tue - Oct 02, 2007 : 04:44 pm
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Mustang GT vs Saab 950 Turbo
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Cars
Wed - Sep 10, 2014 : 10:03 am
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Live Room Upgrade
AudioGuru
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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, ...
Studio
Sun - Nov 02, 2008 : 10:10 pm
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Samuel's Baby Blessing
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Family / Friends / Lds / Personal / Spiritual
Fri - Oct 22, 2010 : 10:32 pm
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Wisdom Teeth out.
elizalds
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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. I f...
Book Of Mormon / Everyday Thoughts / Gospel / Herod The Fink / Lds / Me / Personal
Fri - May 22, 2009 : 02:27 pm
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New Keyboard
PoeticIntensity
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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 ...
Computer Hardware / Computers
Tue - Jan 20, 2009 : 09:41 pm
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Studio Acoustic Treatment 1
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Audio / Music
Sat - Jul 12, 2008 : 01:30 pm
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OpenFire gentoo problems
PoeticIntensity
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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...
Computers / Gentoo / Linux
Sun - Oct 10, 2010 : 12:11 am
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Rock Box Cajon
AudioGuru
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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...
Audio Hardware / Drums / Music
Thu - Jul 29, 2010 : 01:20 pm
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NEW: Golden Age Pre-73!
AudioGuru
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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. ...
Audio Hardware
Mon - Sep 06, 2010 : 12:00 am
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2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
PoeticIntensity
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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. ...
Gentoo / Linux