Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 10:42 am
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Ether : 12 - Continued
Ya know.. I think the whole "sight" thing is over-rated. "Dispute not because ye see not" just shouldn't be an issue. Prime example is Laman and Lemuel. They saw angels, and it didn't do jack-squat. Personally, I believe the sense of the Spirit (as opposed to the sense of sight, or hearing, or...
Tue - Sep 13, 2011 : 12:06 am
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Jules Morrow - Amazing.
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...
Wed - Sep 07, 2011 : 11:46 am
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Linode / Gentoo / sendmail problem [solved]
When I first installed the 64-bit version of gentoo on linode, everything looked good - except I couldn't get apache to send email. When I emerged PHP, it pulled in ssmtp by default, but that didn't seem to be sending mail at all. So, I emerged sendmail. That got me a little bit further, but the logs were giving me an error...
Tue - Sep 06, 2011 : 12:11 am
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Good times with Shallow Sky
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...
Wed - Aug 24, 2011 : 11:33 am
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Ether : 12 - Amazing
So, the very first thing which came to mind this time around was from the first verse. Ether seemed to be a fairly amazing person and a great prophet. So... How did he get to be that way? I'd love to hear the story of Ether's conversion - especially considering the environment he grew up in - being born in captivity. Interes...
Tue - Aug 23, 2011 : 05:53 pm
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Ether : 11
So, this chapter seems to be about the rise and fall of the people, and the rulers who ruled both in righteousness and wickedness.
It seems to mow through a genration with each verse that goes by - very quickly. I guess this chapter would be a good one to illustrate the Lord's prophets making promises, and then keeping them through la...
Mon - Aug 01, 2011 : 01:52 pm
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Ether : 10
So... Interesting that one of the reasons cited for Heth's righteousness is his remembering what the Lord had done for his people, specirfically, bringing Jared and his kin over the ocean. There has got to be something behind the whole "remember what the Lord has done for you" thing, and living a righteous life. Heck.. E...
Mon - Aug 01, 2011 : 12:10 am
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Backing the Music
So, last week, a client came in who presented a song to me, and we proceeded to record it. It quickly became a favorite of mine, and I've since decided to produce it up beyond what it was originally, with the permission of the owner, of course. The song is an acoustic version of Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue", and I really,...
Thu - Jul 28, 2011 : 11:49 am
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Ether : 9
Not much to write about on this chapter... Lots of backbiting, hatred, slaying of kin, destruction of entire civilizations due to war, living in righteousness and prospering because of it. Poisonous serpents, famine, more death, repentance, and just the general way the people live within the pride cycle.
Not a bad chapter, but n...
Wed - Jul 20, 2011 : 12:35 pm
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Ether : 8 - Happiness vs Evil
Setting your heart upon the glory of the world has always seemed like a bad idea to me, but then again, for most of my life I've been kind of the odd-man-out. heh.. My own siblings have mentioned to me that they "don't get me". Most people would consider this a bad thing, but for me, it's been life. The desire to &...
Mon - Aug 25, 2008 : 10:42 am
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Man, I've got a lot to write. Quite a bit happened this weekend, and last weekend. I'll start with this weekend.
We had another LAN party this weekend, and it was up at Shane's house in Perry, UT. We played the usual, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and Unreal Tournament 2004.
Traffic was pretty horrible going up through Davis ...
Tue - Sep 09, 2008 : 02:14 pm
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Evolution / Exchange Howto
I just spent the last 5 hours trying to get Evolution to connect to our corporate Exchange server. I finally figured it out, and I can now interoperate 100% with calendars, contacts, meetings, and email from our Exchange server.
Due to the wide array of configuration options in Exchange, doing a step-by-step how-to would be, for the most p...
Tue - Jul 08, 2008 : 11:03 am
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today is my gmas 61st birthday..or it would be if she wer here. she died about 7 months ago and i just wanted to say.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!...
Tue - Aug 19, 2008 : 10:52 am
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Visit from Craig and Annie
We had been anticipating the visit from Craig and Annie Young (my brother-in-law's family) for awhile, and I must say, their visit was simply delightful.
I had to go and attend the LDSFest 2008 on Saturday, from noon until midnight, so I wasn't able to be home then, but I took Friday off and Friday was great!
On Friday, we went and visited Temple...
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:08 pm
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SOAP, PHP, and WSDL
I spent pretty much all of yesterday trying in vain to write a soap client to connect to a web service provided by our new partner in Green Bay, WI.
After about 6 solid hours of getting the same error, a great programmer and acquaintence of mine, Jared Smith gave me a quick tip on how to fix it.
Before I get to the fix, let me say that first, I...
Tue - Aug 28, 2007 : 09:25 am
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At church this Sunday, we talked about the topic of "forgiveness" in priesthood class and I've gotta say, holy cow - I love that class.
Ya know... I often wonder what makes a good class, and what makes a "not-so-great" class as far as gospel doctrine or priesthood or relief society goes. Learning about religion can ...
Fri - Feb 13, 2009 : 03:36 pm
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Green Bay - Summed Up
In chatting with my friend Steve, I realized I haven't yet given any details as to my trip to Green Bay this week, so, before this weekend comes, I figured I had better write something.
Day 3 (Wednesday) went pretty smooth. I woke up with a high level of sleep deficiency (surprise, surprise), and went out to the office for the last time.&n...
Sun - Mar 08, 2009 : 08:09 pm
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Don't know how to feel
Ok, so all this crazy stuff has happend since my last blog! When I say crazy I mean un-believeable. I've felt every emotion from the worst of heart breaks to pure joy to all the sudden being swept off my feet by someone I never would've thought of. I learned NOT to hide my realtionships from my parents, that it's still lying if you hide the most im...
Mon - Nov 30, 2009 : 12:37 pm
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Drum Video Play-along
I've recently been working with Advanced Budget Studios on a project called Herod The Fink, and I just got done tracking drums to the last song, The First Noel.
Well, we taped the session to video, and have created a youtube video with the final version of the song, being played as I tracked the drums. The effect is pretty cool.
Take a lo...
Fri - Sep 28, 2007 : 02:43 pm
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*sigh*..... Where do I ever begin? I mean.... I shudder when I say this, but, I've been a Microsoft user longer than I've been a Linux user. What have you done, Microsoft?
I'm referring to this "new and improved" piece of software they've recently released called Vista. In all honesty, I hoped it would fai...
Tue - Jan 19, 2010 : 06:11 pm
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Gentoo XFCE4 / XDM / TWM Problems
Okay... So with the latest update to xorg-server (I think it was 6.5), xdm stopped loading XFCE4 and I couldn't get it to load anything but TWM.
Here was the problem:
Somehow, an important file got removed. The file is this one:
The contents of the file is simply:
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 ...
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...
Tue - Nov 08, 2011 : 02:36 pm
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Welcome the Newcomers!
I've gotta say, October was crazy. It was the busiest month the studio has ever seen. That said, it has allowed us to upgrade some microphones!
Might you join with me in welcoming our two newest microphones to the pack:
The Joly Edition - "Gomez" Cascade ribbon mic!
In our initial tests, I found the Gomez to be anothe...
Sun - May 25, 2008 : 12:54 am
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New Camera, Nikon Cool Pix S210
Not much more to say, other than what was in the video. I'm trying now to work out the best bitrate to video quality trade-off with FLV files.
I plan on having a bit of fun with this new camera in the ensuing weeks.
I'm amazed at the technology with which these new cameras / camcorders are built....
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 ...
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...
Wed - Oct 02, 2013 : 11:45 pm
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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...
Fri - Apr 29, 2011 : 05:19 pm
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Upcoming New Modded Mics
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...
Sat - Aug 09, 2008 : 11:30 pm
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Youth Conference 2008
I don't even know where to begin, to tell you the truth. I'll do my best, but I've got a novel inside me for what happened yesterday. All in all, it was quite simple, but at the same time it was probably the most profound thing which has happened to me in years... and I have no idea how to portray it.
Let me begin with the foll...