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Spoofin’ tha Manuals

Yes, I’m STILL in the process of redoing my entire studio. I’ve spent the last few weeks digging through a pile of manuals as long as my arm to make sure I’ve got everything properly grounded.  That’s involved dealing with some serious … Continue reading

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Touching the Intangibles

Hi all! Andy here. I haven’t been writing much. But of course you know the drill: the fact that I haven’t been writing doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing’s happening. I’ve been doing stuff. I’ve been THINKING. Of course, it FEELS … Continue reading

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Thinning the Herd (The Great Musical Overhaul, part the 2nd)

They tell me that the first step towards recovery involves recognizing that you have a problem.  I have a problem with rack gear. The problem at the moment is that I’ve got too much of it. This may be because … Continue reading

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The Great Musical Overhaul (Part the First)

Hi!  Andy here.  My musical world is in need of an overhaul. My “studio” has been through a variety of incarnations over the years, all of them usable but none of them quite right.  My most ambitious effort involved an … Continue reading

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It Came From The Basement

When you’re in a band, it’s not always easy to get a good idea of what you actually sound like.  It seems like a paradox, but when you’re playing you’re usually too busy focussing  your part to be able to … Continue reading

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Here’s a Little Something for the Hawks

I’m fortunate enough to be regaining my health & well-being rather than watching it ebb, but the last couple of years have been a real slog. I’ve been spending a lot of time lying on my face lately with heat … Continue reading

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Black Light / Black Death Part the Third: Mixdown is Finished.

You know, I’m always apologizing for being slow posting about my recording projects.  But the more I think about it, the less reasonable this seems.  Because when I’m recording or mixing, I’m not posting.   And of course, the blog … Continue reading

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The Long-Lost Looming Pylon Interview with Michael Joly

A few years ago–2007, to be exact–I had the opportunity to interview mic modification wizardMichael Joly.   Oktavamod (Michael’s company) was really starting to take off in a big way.  I’d purchased a mic mod on an Oktava Mk-319 which … Continue reading

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Black Light/Black Death Part the Second: Resurrection

I’ve been able to do some work in the studio these last couple of days, and have some actual progress to report! Tracking is finished on the Black Light/Black Death project. I think.   One never really knows with these … Continue reading

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The Flexy-Headed Ratchet and The Great Engine Pile

So, have I ever told you about my flexy-headed 1/2″ ratchet? No, I haven’t, because it’s only recently that I’ve reached the true heights of extreme boringness. Lucky you, you get to hear about it anyway.   I got the … Continue reading

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