I’ve got a little helper in the studio today helping me lay down some bass lines. She’s in charge of pedal stomping. Also, I’m working on a new EP. Stay tuned.
GearFest 2013 was pretty much as dope as I expected it to be. Lots of great gear being sold at ridiculously low prices. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go with my wife this year because she was out of town photographing a wedding. Instead, I was joined a few friends and fellow audio engineers. Basically, a total sausage fest on wheels driving an hour out of way to experience a mega sale.
I picked up this sweet new KRK subwoofer to help flesh out my monitoring situation in the studio. This is a much needed upgrade because lately I’ve been mixing a decent amount of hip hop and rap music. I’m perfectly confident with my ability to mix on my Dynaudio BM5A monitors, but I’m excited about the added control that this subwoofer will give me.
Oh, and for anyone who has ever been to GearFest knows… SM57 and SM58 microphones were being sold at RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICES! Seriously. $57 and $58 the respective microphones. I ended up getting one of each which is funny because I didn’t really need either of them, I just can’t resist a good deal. Anyway, enough with all this nonsense, I have this subwoofer hooked up and it’s time to break it in.
Office overload!!!! Lots of stuff going on at the studio today on the technology front. I recently purchased a new macbook pro and am transferring a number of applications and preference files from my old macbook via migration assistant. My old macbook oreo is going to be giving up it’s mobility to become a full-time addition to the recording studio. It will now handle all of my analog to digital media transfers. I’m super psyched about my new laptop. This was a much needed upgrade.
This pedal has been on my list of “must-have-pedals” from the moment I first heard demos of it via youtube videos. Alas, I have never been able to purchase one on eBay because they are either selling for $$$$$$$$$$ or the auctions are over within minutes of starting. These are incredibly rare synth pedals; highly sought after by bassists. Ah well, my search is over. At long last, I now possess an Akai Deep Impact SB1. It is magnificent. This is good news for a number of reasons. The first of which being, I now own this pedal and can use it whenever I want!!!!! Secondly, it’s become assimilated into my recording studio and will be made available to the musicians recording with me!
So yeah, fuck all of this noise. I’m going to get back to turning knobs.