Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recording with Nick Deyoe

I've been working on a new software rig in Max 6. One that is easy-to-use, doesn't require the computer screen and is optimized for a monophonic system. (Which is pretty hilarious. Those of you familiar with my love of all-things-ambisonic will understand why.) There are many reasons, but the main one is that I wanted something portable, interesting to use in dynamically softer situations, something that I could plug into a guitar amp or lousy sound system and still sound good AND something for my gig with Ted Byrnes in Pasadena on July 8. :-)

Well, then Nick Deyoe tells me he has some new guitar things that he wants to work on. So we set up a session in the Experimental Theater at UCSD's music center, and recorded all afternoon on Monday...it was for fun, but the results sound pretty good, so maybe they'll end up somewhere. One of the funny things about this: there are 61 speakers installed in the Experimental Theater...and we didn't use any of them. Nick played into a Marshall and I played into a little JBL. And that room still sounds great.

Below, in order: Pics of my rig, and our combined mess. (Click any pics to enlarge.)









Saturday, June 16, 2012

Miscellaneous Afternoon Pics...

From an afternoon walk in one of Mitt Romney's neighborhoods...














Saturday, June 02, 2012

A Day in LA...

Another lovely visit to the fine City of Los Angeles...full of meetings...coffee in the morning at Proof with Andrew Pask and Tom Hall, mixing session with Matt McGarvey (some great music coming soon), then a late business lunch at Golden Road Brewing with Louis Lopez to discuss increasing his role at pfMENTUM, we were joined by Max Gualtieri, then went off to hang with Tom McNalley and Michael Vlatkovich in Eagle Rock....a full day.

Then for the evening went to The Satellite (in the midst of ├╝ber hip Silverlake) to see friends Josh Ottum and Michael Deakers perform in their project "Junior High" (with guest Frank Lenz on drums). For those of you knowing my taste in music, it might come as a surprise to you as to how much I really enjoyed this show of twisted synth pop full of oddball cultural references. A great time.

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Junior High: Michael Deakers, Frank Lenz, Josh Ottum
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