Jun 082011
 

Much has gone on here this spring.   In the Frugal Studio, completed recording and editing an audio book for a local company earlier in the spring.  More on that when it goes public.

On the live front a whole bunch of shows have come through the local venue.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd,  Ricky Skaggs, Leo Kottke, War, The Tubes, Edwin McCain, Crosby & Nash, Gary Lewis, Judy Collins, The Wailers, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Austin to name just some of them.

I’ve had much more time both mixing and servicing the XL8 and Pro3 systems lately.  Will post a complete review in the future.

Looking forward to more great gigs throughout the summer!

Oct 292010
 

So the local venue has kept me pretty busy of late.  I’ve been working full time on an install project in the small room.  Basically installing more permanent cabling and patch points for audio (analog & digital), com, lighting control, and data.  This along with some acoustic treatment, new soft goods,  and a dimmer rewire project all in preparation for a gear upgrade.  Right now the room gets a Midas XL8 and a Crest X-Monitor for most shows.  The upgrade (if it comes through) will include new FOH & Monitor consoles and a whole new monitor rig.

I’ve been working this room a lot.  Usually at FOH but occasionally I drift back into monitor land for a show.  Though most acts come through with their own FOH guys (no gals yet;-)  I’ve mixed a few myself.  Among them Joan Osborne and Jon Anderson.

At the XL8 in the small room

Rhythm Devils in the small room.

Hiroshima in the small room.

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Oct 102010
 

So while things were slower than usual in the past year or so there have been some interesting things happening in Frugal Land.

At Frugal Control I’ve had a few projects come through.  Late in ’09 I did some interesting dialog cleanup for a documentary on 9/11.  I also provided mastering services for the second album from  Kamikaze LTD, After Radio.  I mixed a track on this one too.  Bonus points to anyone who figures out which one.  Kamikaze is made up of friends and alumni I know from both City Honors and Binghamton University, as well as noted buffalo Bassist Jim Wynne.  I’ve functioned as something of a technical adviser since they began.

That was followed with a release concert for After Radio held at Buffalo’s Alt Theatre.  I handled lighting along with shooting some still and moving pictures.  Also did some authoring work to prep Jim Siniscalchi’s video for projection.

Summer of 2010 also included my 9th annual trip trip to work the COGIC AIM Convention, this year in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Then after a lot of bureaucratic hassle I signed on as part of the crew at a local venue.  I’ve decide not to name the venue here for a host of reasons but I’ll talk about some of the shows as I go along.  Many of the artists are great (some not so much).  The crew is decent and there’s some great gear too.

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