Blacktown Photos

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 8:50 am | Filed under: High Fidelity,The Workbench

Since the old Blacktown Sound Labs web site featured pictures of the studio prominently, I never posted a blog with those pictures.  But now they don’t have a home on this site, so I figured I’d post them so there’s still a photographic record of the Blacktown setup.  Plus I threw in the Blacktown Sound Labs logo for good measure.

Migration complete, welcome to OA.o

Posted June 9, 2010 @ 10:11 am | Filed under: Reflections

Now that Blacktown Sound Labs (as a recording studio) is naught but a legacy, I figured it was time to build a new web site for future endeavors. Well, you’re looking at it: I don’t even know if I’ll call my recording services Obsolete Audio (or anything at all, for that matter)… But I thought it was an acceptable name for a web site.

So this is going to be more than just a web site for audio production projects, it’s going to be a collecting place for music, software development, design, photography, DIY-ism, and other random/sundry subjects.  And I’d like to eventually invite some friends who are interested in the same sorts of things to blog here also, or have their existing blog aggregated.

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What’s the haps, chaps?

Posted March 3, 2010 @ 11:55 am | Filed under: Reflections

So I thought I’d let everyone (all 5 of you) know what’s officially going on around here.

First, some background.  Some of you may know that two of my good friends, Josh Milligan and Bill Smith, moved back up to Pennsylvania from Texas, to “return to their roots” as it were. This was undoubtedly a really tough move for them, because Austin is a rather amazing city. So there must be something about PA that they like a lot… I think I know what it is: it’s not their families, it not their friends, though those things contributed to their decision.  No… it’s the hills. I know because I feel it too. Few things make me appreciate God’s creativity and providence more than driving east on I-80 into the Appalachians. As soon as the weather breaks, I know we’ll be hiking and biking out there a ton.

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R.I.P., Studio computer — 2003-2009.

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


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:

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

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