R.I.P., Studio computer — 2003-2009.

Posted January 12, 2010 @ 7:09 pm | Filed under: High Fidelity,The Workbench

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The recording computer is officially dead. It seems I took her home too late — the string of devastatingly cold nights in early December caused the liquid cooling system to rupture, which fried the motherboard the last time we tried to start her up. I’m assuming, however, that her important parts are still fine; namely, the audio interface (Layla 3G) and the hard drives containing my customized OS and many hundreds of hours of recording work. So, the search (and saving) begins for her successor, who will most certainly NOT be liquid cooled.

She served us well, may she rest in peace.

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Ardour setup images

Posted January 8, 2010 @ 12:51 pm | Filed under: High Fidelity

I added a shot of the control desk to this thread on the Ardour page:

http://ardour.org/node/3248

Check out some of the other sweet setups… from home studios to portable recording rigs to full blown recording studios.

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Merry PostChristmas

Posted January 2, 2010 @ 1:30 am | Filed under: High Fidelity

I got one of these for Christmas, and I’m stoked to build it:

BYOC Overdrive 2

I feel like a kid who just got a new Lego set.

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Update on BSL services

Posted October 26, 2009 @ 10:47 am | Filed under: Reflections

[Edit: Shortly after writing this post, I removed the “services” page altogether, as well as the “contact” page. I’ve now shifted my direction completely away from commercial recording, and back towards music. This doesn’t mean I’m done recording or I’ll sell off my gear, though — it just means that the Sound Lab is officially a “community project studio”. I’m no longer seeking any sort of commercial gain from the place. Though if you’ve previously booked time to record here, those arrangements are still on.]

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I’ve updated our “services” page with some new info. I’ll copy it here though, so you don’t have to go there, and expound on it a bit:

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Canadian Electro-Acoustics Journal focuses on Linux Audio.

Posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:49 pm | Filed under: Geekery

Check out these cool Linux audio articles. I especially enjoyed the in-depth look at Ambisonics in Ardour. Maybe we should start mixing all our recordings in 16-channel surround?

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