I feel like I want to shout! And it’s not because I have some minor hearing impairment. Finally, FINALLY there have been some new articles published in the Piano Technician's Journal (the members-only technical publication of the Piano Technician's Guild) that address hearing damage, hearing protection, and hearing solutions. But those articles didn't present any … Continue reading Piano tuners are losing their hearing – here’s the fix.
I am not an economist, but I don't believe one needs to be in order to spew what I shall. In my early days of pursing the craft of audio, I experienced a non-insignificant dose of cognitive dissonance regarding my position in the world. I felt stuck between my ideal of a minimalist lifestyle, and … Continue reading Consuming for a better life
MORE BASS IS MORE BASS. It was for this production that had I spent a few nights into the wee hours of the morning, trying to get maximum low-end out of 4 impressively terrible Nady Systems loudspeakers. A few years prior, I had purchased a pair for way too much money. Later I bartered building … Continue reading Failure: Sub Mulan
Little 'ol me didn't mind violating FCC regulations, and continued to use the wireless systems until... well, until they broke. But let's go back to the beginning of the end: Dr. Dolittle.
I generally like to think that I'm pretty laid back when it comes to the workplace. My students would surely disagree. The cool demeanor I try to put on dissolves when my anal-retentiveness shatters the facade. "Keep the script pencils over here instead of there" "Don't bend the lamp gooseneck because it'll wear out [maybe]" … Continue reading Failure: Becca-Proofing Aladdin
If you've gathered that at some point I decided to back out of doing theatre, it was this particular production experience which became the anvil to break the horse's back. But instead I want to stay positive and write about how I utterly destroyed the intentions behind this theatre's abysmal audio system to accomplish my … Continue reading Abusing [çå∫®ˆ¬¬ø]’s Mainstage Theatre
My education was atypical – disguised as the insatiable urge to experiment in audio production, in every way possible. Little did I know that this curiosity would end up being slightly less costly than the university, and generally a much better instructor. Reflecting on this education now, it becomes clear how my many failures have … Continue reading Failure is Ideal
About a week ago I finished making the simple website for the now codified aspect of my audio offerings - the best wedding sound. Presumptuous? I sure hope so. A Long Time Coming Early on in my audio career when my first friend to be married asked me to do sound for their wedding, I … Continue reading How to get the Best Wedding Sound?
3.4 Megabytes. That's all. From your laptop to my laptop. It isn't so much to ask, is it? Here's the hilarious[?] story of how the latest and greatest in Apple innovation prevented me from acquiring one MP3 file. I was on my way out of my client's house - van already packed with equipment and … Continue reading Apple is out of touch
There is a way to build your own versatile home recording studio with Pro Tools for very little money, and all it takes is some perspective.