Arctic Blast keeping you home? No problem.
As has been all over the news, the midwest is being hit once again with an Arctic cold spell, and it’s now succeeded in closing my office. Does that stop me? Nope. Granted, being in IT, I am pretty well versed in working remotely. But these days, it goes further than just VPN connections. My […]Continue reading
Need an amp modeler? Got an iPad?
I’ve been a nut with combining computers and music for a long time. After all, I’ve played guitar for a long time (not noticeable by my hack playing) and I’ve been into computers for nearly as long. So naturally, the iPad has been an interesting device. Not only is it fun to surf the net […]Continue reading
iRig Pro Review! I love this thing
I just picked up the IK Multimedia iRig Pro this week, after selling my (perfectly capable) Apogee Jam. This device covers a lot of ground in a device not much bigger than two packs of Bubblicious, and even has room for a battery for the phantom power (more on that later). The iRig Pro allows […]Continue reading
Cool use of POD HD500 effects loop, with piezos
I’m running my Fishman Aura Sixteen in the loop of my HD500, pre-mixer, then with a switchable delay and reverb after it. Then for an input, I’m running the acoustic out of my Ibanez into the Aux input for just that patch, then the electric for normal patches. Run into monitors/headphones, I can switch from […]Continue reading
Variax’s acoustic tones, vs. real acoustic and a piezo-equipped solidbody electric
So, I’ve had the Variax for a few weeks now, and unfortunately it is going back. This is due to weird glitching, and the models deciding to just switch on their own. Clearly an electronics problem, and while I could get it repaired, I don’t feel very comfortable keeping a $700 (I got it on […]Continue reading
More Google Drive Thoughts
So it dawned on me the other day; I’m going on 6 months since I’ve last wiped my Mac at home, and reinstalled all my apps……except MS Office. All that’s really on there are my photo, video, and music production applications, which are what I generally use on that machine. What docs I do need […]Continue reading
Google Drive gets 15GB (pooled with other G-Services). That’s good for the consumer………right?
Google announced that all Google Drive/GMail/Google+ users will get a unified 15GB for all of their services. For example, instead of getting 10GB for GMail, and 5GB for Google Drive, you get 15GB for both. This is a really good deal, especially if you’re diligent about deleting old email and maximizing the extra space for […]Continue reading
The Onion: Apple Friend Bar. It’s old, but it’s classic
I love this video, love the Onion! The video is only funny because there’s a whole lot of truth in it. New Apple Friend Bar Gives Customers Someone To Talk At About Mac ProductsContinue reading
Audio Creation on the iPad is reaching a turning point
The iPad came out in 2010. Small, lightweight, many forward thinking musicians gleamed at the thought of using it for mobile on the go music creation. At first, we had cool little amusing toys for apps. Silo’d apps that weren’t much more than a minor amusement to play with, but nothing most serious musicians would […]Continue reading
I played a Line 6 Tyler Variax
I got to play a Line 6 James Tyler Variax today, specifically the JTV69, which is the “Strat-ish” model with an alder body, 25.5″ scale maple/rosewood neck, and two singles/one humbucker pickup configuration. I played it through a 2×12, two channel Fender of some sort, all tube, as well as a Fishman Loudbox Mini for […]Continue reading