Jul 1, 2020, 12:16 AM
In these times of isolation, lots of artists and studios are finding it necessary to work with each other remotely. Sometimes it's straightforward, and sometimes not. What if everyone is using a different DAW? I did an experiment and recorded a short instrumental piece between three DAWs: Pro Tools, Cakewalk and Reaper. I contributed tracks in each of them and used Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) exports to move audio between the platforms.
Jun 20, 2020, 1:51 AM
Filling out my 500 rack with one more preamp, I decided to try an offering by CAPI. VP312. This kit is extremely simple to build, sounds wonderful and has room for an interesting Modification!
May 16, 2020, 6:29 PM
The second Mic Preamp Build is complete. This time a Lola from Hairball Audio in Seattle
Apr 29, 2020, 11:33 AM
While doing shoot-outs with the previous mic kits based, I discovered that one of my MJE (Michael Joly Engineering) mics had developed a problem. The solution was to replace the electronics with another kit from mic-parts.com
Apr 24, 2020, 2:48 PM
Continuing with the DIY tradition, I decided to try my hand at building some Mic Kits.
Oct 7, 2019, 12:35 AM
After a lot of work and experimentation, I've launched a YouTube channel which will be an info sharing resource for the studio.
Sep 30, 2019, 5:42 PM
Timmy May from the Fastnet Pub Session band was in to record a song he is submitting to a songwriting contest.
Aug 11, 2019, 3:27 PM
I've got a total of 17 inputs that I can record simultaneously. This has been plenty to make the kind of racket I do. I have never gone into the world of any esoteric Mic Preamps and have always used what was built in to my interfaces. These days, fancy mic pres are all the rage so I weighed options and decided to add a "500-series" rack frame which would allow me to mix and match all sorts of different devices. As I started looking deeper into this, I was happy to find that there are many DIY (kit) options out there.
Aug 11, 2019, 1:46 AM
A fixture in Newport on Sunday Evenings at the Fastnet Pub is the wonderful Traditional Irish Session. I've been a fan and enjoyed the music many times over a Guinness. In the Spring of 2019, I began talking to them about recording and finally the day came where it came together.
Jun 29, 2019, 7:06 PM
I had been going back and forth about buying vs building a new desk for the studio. I wanted a design that had the outboard gear on racks at the desktop. I also wanted my computer monitors to sit slightly lower than the desk level and be more out of the sound field. I finally decided to DIY it and I think it came out great.