Pirated Vinyl

Can you pirate a vinyl record? Yes, yes you can.

July 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Sure you can pirate audio, but you can never pirate the soul and grit of vinyl. Or can you? Check out this DIY tutorial on making a playable copy of a vinyl record.

Photo courtesy of xyz_man007

Your ceiling height may affect your creativity

July 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

According to an article in Psychology Today, ceiling height affects productivity. Based upon my own experiences with cramped spaces, I can see how this would be true. When I feel closed in, I get distracted and irritable which clamps down on my creativity.

M-Audio Sputnik

M-Audio Sputnik tested on 6 preamps

July 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

A few days ago, I put out a call on my Twitter account for suggestions of mic preamps that would work well with an M-Audio Sputnik tube microphone. I got several great suggestions, and Randy Coppinger came to the rescue with an awesome Sputnik test he had posted on SoundCloud (embedded below).

Sanyo Pedal Juice

Sanyo Pedal Juice

July 22, 2010 | No comments yet

Sanyo’s Eneloop series is one of the best bets for rechargeable batteries. Thanks to 300Guitars (great site for guitar tech by the way), I found out that they’ve expanded to the very niche market of guitar pedals. The Pedal Juice, is a lithium ion rechargeable battery pack that will run 9v to all your guitar pedals.

DIY Motu BPM

DIY Motu BPM

July 18, 2010 | No comments yet

When Motu Released their Moto BPM software, a small contingent of fans were disappointed that Motu didn’t also release a hardware interface that mirrored the software’s computer-generated eye candy. An even smaller contingent went out and did something about it…well one person really.