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Need an excuse to do more?

This is The Challenge - Record an album in 28 days, just because you can.

That’s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February. Go ahead… put it to tape.
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Hey, 

I just wanted to give an update on this event. As an audio person, this was extremely touching and important to me. 

First off, it was nice to be on Sony Pictures lot. We didn't get to poke around too much, but the history there is deep, and it was the right setting to convey the message about audio's contribution to the arts and entertainment. Chest deep in gravitas, if you know what I mean.

Second, the production was not perfect. I remarked to my wife early that I would not want to crew for an event where professionals were recognizing professionals - though the few gaffes were mostly laughed off, it was an extremely tough crowd for dead mics and missed ques, both from the audience and from the stage. While we have all been there, we've also all been there

What really happened and why was it so important ? While l have seen other awards tangentially recognize engineering in reference / support of a larger artistic effort, this was engineers recognizing their own. Ears, emotion and technique calling out the best in our industry and the best of our peers. I was humbled by the grace and support of legends and heroes w.r.t. this cause. Committee members flew from across the globe, some more than 12 hours, at least one more than 24 hours, to participate in recognizing the spectrum of their peers, from engineers with decade long careers with superstars to the best new intern in the business. And there was incredible, genuine candor about how hard it is to make it - about the grind, being late on your rent, the long hours, and the support of friends and family, partners and children that allow and encourage you to to focus and reach those heights. I'm not sure how much of that will get excerpted from the broadcast - there was some incredible frank ( and baudy ) talk from the dias last night. 

Bruce Swedien was the guest of honor, and none other than Quincy Jones showed up to bequeath the award. Many tales were told by friends and staff that have worked with them over the years, from some of the most recognizable studios in the world. 

But what was most special, was that we didn't just met Bruce Swedien, Quincy Jones, Chris Lord Alge, folks from Barefoot, Native Instruments, iZotope, ASE, NAMM, Avid, and a boatload of this years finest audio engineers. These folks were all conversing with everyone, young engineers and old, live, and studio, post and software engineers. We honored fallen comrades and gave the nod to the next stars. Quincy Jones talked about how to get along in the studio, shooting the breeze with some of the kids of Mother's Finest, and then gave me a 10 minute dump on arranging for big bands vs pop. Chris Lord Alge gave me a hard time about some poor equipment choices, and then poked me about getting out of audio and into networking ( and back again ). Bruce and I briefly talked about my experience at Full Sail. There was a lot of hope around full sized desks, facilities, and thoughts around changing the perception of this art going forward. Please remember, I'd never met these icons before last night - they were people in the pages of Mix Magazine that I hoped one day to be 1/1000th as good as, and here we are, complaining about fancy cheese and software licensing. 

I came away with a boatload of new contacts, renewed relationships, and frankly, a sense of responsibility to continue to contribute and foster the community and the art. 

I highly, highly recommend that anyone doing more than keeping their hand in go next year. I can't thank the Pensado team enough for the opportunity!
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Excellent read, very well put, thank you for starting my day with some positive inspiration. Well done, keep up the good work.
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As an enthusiastic developer and piano player, I like to connect my interests. Since my sheet reading skills have always been rather moderate, I saw an opportunity to improve them with the new Web MIDI API. It allows the browser to communicate with a MIDI-enabled device (especially receiving ...
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Less you got to let me know when your in the valley, looks like good times
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I've been doing this with my outdoor extension cords. It keeps them from getting in a tangled mess.

http://laughingsquid.com/a-simple-way-to-keep-cables-organized/
Dave Hax demonstrates a simple life hack to keep cables organized by creating a chain of loops. How to tie your leads and cables. Keep leads neat and tidy with this simple cable chain. Perfect way ...
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I can see you doing this with an extension cord outside. However, if you have a home studio, YOU SHOULD NEVER DO THIS. Why? several reasons #1. all cables, audio, computer, no matter should be kept straight. #2. This is like having a whole bunch of littler  rat nests. If you haven't had the pleasure of doing a trace back, you'll understand the first time you do. As the owner of " The Wooden Studio ", a company that makes custom fine furniture for home and commercial recording studios, I know a little bit about cable placement. The first thing is use the correct cable for the job. If you only need a 6 inch cable, buy a 6" cable. You never want excess cable, as the signal has to travel that much further. Should you have long runs of audio cable, and can use a snake, do so. In a commercial studio, all cables are cut to size, and then placed under the false floor. As for home studios, the biggest problems are with thin cables, (which can make your studio like crap. ) For thin 6 or 8' runs use covers, such as Hosa has to offer. If you take a look at www.thewoodenstudio.com  you will see for yourself when I tell you that I hate exposed cables. The less excess cable you have the better your projects will sound. The only other item home studio owners don't do, is use acoustic panels. Not having them is the kiss of death to record a project with professional results. If you're looking for different ways to maximize the sound and beauty in your studio, just give us a call. 
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Unprofessional Installation, at its worst. I have a Jeep that I take overlanding, dual batteries, lights and other accessories. This year is clean sheet year, cleaning up all the old electrical cruft and doing clean installations. I talked to Audio Design about removing and replacing my alarm because I wanted it done correctly. It took three tries to get the remote start part of the alarm to work. I was ok with that because the electrical system is fairly complex, and I wanted it to work correctly. But when I started the next electrical project, I found the Batteries had not been re-secured after the work, the siren had been ZIP TIED to the main wiring harness, and various bolts that had been loosened were not tight. I called and had a discussion with the manager, but decided to fix it myself, and probably just not go back. Today, I am working on a GPS upgrade in the cabin, under the dashboard. I found neither the alarm nor the remote start modules had been secured to anything - they're just zip-tied to a mass of wires. Wires from the removal of the previous alarm have bare sections, perfect for shorting out. All of the neatness that I'd been working towards so I can troubleshoot any failures in the field has been completely wiped out. I did neater installations in high-school. Extremely disappointed, and frankly kind of furious.
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