Gear (Lust)

Analysis paralysis

Wow, I wasn’t kidding about the extras in Apple’s Logic being impressive in their scope.  I’m pretty sure I could spend a month just playing with amp models alone. Sometimes when I encounter this sort of thing (which is similar to wanting to record something and running into a technical[…]

Logic makes me feel illogical

We’re talking about upgrading our recording setup here. Right now we run an old Pro Tools rig that’s treated us pretty well. I built a custom PC back in about 2003 and got a Digi 001. I did all the Windows tweaking and eventually got a pretty stable system. In[…]

Hey, what’s in the boxes?

Some boxes came today.  Yay!  What is in them there boxes? Hmph.  More boxes. Oh wait! It’s a keyboard stand for Snoozeking Studio!  Finally a stand that can just remain set up whether there are gigs going on or not. Huh huh.  Huh huh.  Gear is cool.  Huh huh.

Ghosts of music stores past

All the excitement about resurrecting my ancient Casio got me to thinking about all of the music stores I used to go to when I was growing up.  At the time most of the music stores that I knew of were locally owned, not big franchises like Guitar Center or[…]

You wish you had this keyboard

Tomorrow morning I’ll be visiting the Q104 Morning Show.  I am bringing my most portable keyboard. It runs on five “D” batteries.  It’s got built in rhythm accompaniment, vibrato and sustain effects, and reverb. I’ve had it since I was about twelve.  I bought it at Service Merchandise, a catalog[…]

Not Just For Rocking Anymore

You there!  Yes, you with the guitar amp! Still using that amplifier just to make loud, grating noises with your ee-lec-tric gee-tar? Well let me tell you, you’re missing out on one of the best uses for that wooden box. It makes a great carrying case, too!  Suitable for pedals[…]

Updating the Leslie 122RV

I was planning to record some Hammond tracks using my modified B-2 organ (which we like to call the B-69, shocker!).  The tracks I did with my gigging Hammond (XK-2) sound decent overall, but I really want to capture the awesomeness of a real live Hammond through a big old[…]

I Wish I Was Trashing A Hotel Suite

It goes without saying that music equipment (just like every other electronic or mechanical device) needs maintenance.  My Hammond XK-2 organ is a staple at Skinny Moo gigs, and recently it needed some attention to see if there were any broken connections on the circuit board inside. I opened it[…]

The B-69

Ah yes, we’re continuing the trend of lengthy pauses between entries here at DD69HQ.  That will happen when: It’s summertime Dudes go on vacation Skinny Moo plays a bunch of gigs Work keeps the dudes busy But, vacations are now over, summer is starting what we hope will be a[…]