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The first step is to admit you have a problem...

Me:  My name is Howard.

group hand clapping

Group:  Welcome, Howard!

Me:  I have a bad case of G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome)

audible gasp

Me:  Yes.   43 more words

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Not a resolution...rather taking more 'daring' chances - daring for me, anyway.

In welcoming 2016, albeit a month into it, I find myself contemplating new ideas and directions as a business owner.  I’ve made many sacrifices over the past two years, and celebrated some successes, and wrote off a few “oh, well, that didn’t work.”  Live and learn, right?   489 more words

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Just don't mention Rieu

Another week another fawning article about André Rieu and what we can learn from him to spice up our boring conventional concert experience. His form of entertainment is a very old type of  frothy intellectually disengaged affair. 327 more words


My radio début...

Worth warning you that tomorrow afternoon I will be a guest on The Opera Hour hosted by Richard Scott.

In a previous life I had appeared as a TV interviewee but never on radio. 69 more words


First up, a trio; AT-4041 (pair), Earthworks SM40, AEA N8


  • Audio Technica AT-4041 Small Diaphragm Condenser microphones (pair):

  • Earthworks SR40 – HD Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

  • AEA Novo N8 Ribbon Microphone:

    The set-up…

I decided to run these tests as ‘real world’ as possible, for my work (I will not be posting the audio here).   757 more words

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I'm baaack...check one, check two...an embarrassment of microphones

Yes, I know; it’s the ‘first world problem’ of first world problems.  I recently won a contest which brought to my studio an entire mic-locker’s worth of really first class microphones.   99 more words

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