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garrigus
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Posted - 05/08/2012 :  7:35:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Hey,

I thought it would be cool to do a rollcall each month just to stay in touch and talk about what everyone is doing...

so... what are you up to this month? Can be about anything, although for me it will probably usually be about work.

I'm currently working on finishing up the free video supplements for the SONAR X1 Power book. They'll all be listed here when completed...
http://www.garrigus.com/powerbooks/SX1P/SX1PVideos.asp

Oh, and I bought a new lawnmower. I hit a stump with the old one and it bent the entire blade axle!!

Scott




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otto
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Posted - 05/08/2012 :  11:13:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, if the best you can come up with is buying a new lawnmover - MAN!!!! - dude - you need to get a life buddy. For me, I've been playing my Korg Kronos 61 - and loving the thing. So many different sounds to it, I'm not sure where to start. I'm watching a little golf. I started a major exercise program and I'm in my 12th week with that. I already can feel quite a difference, but I want to keep at this for the next 2 years - at this pace - and even at a more aggressive pace. I'm still collecting tons of music stuff. Maybe I'll post some more pictures this summer. I'm also trying to go thru all the stuff from my parent's house and figure out how to make use of it all - what I decide to keep. There's a lot of great Southwest Indian art that needs to be displayed. Finally unboxed a new bass amp I'm looking forward to soon playing thru. Haven't played a lot of bass for a while. I'm currently into this group Death Cab for Cutie. And, of course, I spend all my time trading stocks these days. So far, in the past couple months, that has been a losing idea.

Edited by - otto on 05/09/2012 01:18:18 AM
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  09:45:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Otto,

Yep, most of my time is work, but that's okay because I like what I do.

Exercise definitely makes a huge difference. I make sure I do something everyday because I spend a lot of time sitting, which (they say) isn't good for your health.

Sorry to hear about bad luck with the stocks.

Scott

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* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
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dirtysteve
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  6:29:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stocks? Wait til you see what happens at the end of August, beginning of Sept. It's not going to be pretty. Same for banks, insurance companies, the US Treasury, price fixing, bonds...the list goes on. That's another topic though.

Congrats on the new mower Scott! What did you buy? Seriously, I love stuff like that.

My step daughter just graduated ASU the other day with a masters in nutrition. My daughter is getting married next week and that'll be a lot of fun.

Just picked up a new FW cable today to do some more troubleshooting on my BLA modded 1814 box.

Finally got a grip on a solid direction for a book I've been working on.

And I'm really having a lot of fun with the ElectroHarmonix Ravish Sitar pedal I bought recently. It's such a crazy pedal and so much fun to noodle with. Gonna try reversing a few tracks today to see what That sounds like. Ravish in Reverse

So I'm present and accounted for.

Always fly high
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Old Goat
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  6:47:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Old Goat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm working, also.

Beside the day job, I'm putting the wraps on my new album, taking care of the garden, and mowing more than an acre of lawn. Plus we have one of the wife's sons and his 16 year old daughter staying here while that family goes into meltdown. They put the fun in dysfunction. And my mom just went home week before last. She stayed here after getting out of the hospital--heart attack.

One cool thing, my buddy in Florida got a DanElectro guitar that rattled and buzzed. He didn't think it was worth the trip to his tech, so he sent it to me. I fixed the loose wire and now it sounds fine. I Haven't played an electric since '74! No time now, first market gig is weekend after next, so I'm playing the Washburn.

Scott, when I was a kid mowing lawns, flywheels had an aluminum key in them. If you hit something it just sheared the key. I carried a pocket full. Now if you hit something, the motor is junk.

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garrigus
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Posted - 05/10/2012 :  11:01:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey DS,

quote:
Originally posted by dirtysteve

Stocks? Wait til you see what happens at the end of August, beginning of Sept. It's not going to be pretty. Same for banks, insurance companies, the US Treasury, price fixing, bonds...the list goes on. That's another topic though.


What's gonna happen at the end of August? Just curious...
quote:

Congrats on the new mower Scott! What did you buy? Seriously, I love stuff like that.


I actually went with something really basic... Yard Machines 11A-020B000 20-Inch 148cc Briggs & Stratton Mulch/Side Discharge Gas Powered Push Lawn Mower

I use to use one with all the features... rear bag, power wheels, etc. but it was a pain in the ass to use. It was heavy and you couldn't move it in reverse, etc. My yard is really small so the Yard Machine is perfect. It's lite and has side discharge so it takes me about 15 to 20 minutes to mow the entire yard without having to stop.
quote:

My step daughter just graduated ASU the other day with a masters in nutrition. My daughter is getting married next week and that'll be a lot of fun.


Congrats! Lots of good family news.
quote:

Just picked up a new FW cable today to do some more troubleshooting on my BLA modded 1814 box.


What's wrong with it?

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
* Publisher of the NewTechReview consumer tech newsletter: http://www.newtechreview.com/
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/10/2012 :  11:10:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Ed,

quote:
Originally posted by Old Goat

And my mom just went home week before last. She stayed here after getting out of the hospital--heart attack.


Sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope she's doing okay.
quote:

Scott, when I was a kid mowing lawns, flywheels had an aluminum key in them. If you hit something it just sheared the key. I carried a pocket full. Now if you hit something, the motor is junk.


Yeah, that definitely makes a lot more sense. I was really surprised when I looked underneath the deck to find the axle bent. I was thinking I was only going to have to replace the blade, but no such luck. They certainly don't make things like they used to. Nothing seems to last anymore. Everything is actually designed to fail after a certain amount of time so that we're forced to buy new things.

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
* Publisher of the NewTechReview consumer tech newsletter: http://www.newtechreview.com/
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dirtysteve
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Posted - 05/10/2012 :  7:30:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garrigus

Hey DS,

quote:
Originally posted by dirtysteve

Stocks? Wait til you see what happens at the end of August, beginning of Sept. It's not going to be pretty. Same for banks, insurance companies, the US Treasury, price fixing, bonds...the list goes on. That's another topic though.


What's gonna happen at the end of August? Just curious...
quote:

Congrats on the new mower Scott! What did you buy? Seriously, I love stuff like that.


I actually went with something really basic... Yard Machines 11A-020B000 20-Inch 148cc Briggs & Stratton Mulch/Side Discharge Gas Powered Push Lawn Mower

I use to use one with all the features... rear bag, power wheels, etc. but it was a pain in the ass to use. It was heavy and you couldn't move it in reverse, etc. My yard is really small so the Yard Machine is perfect. It's lite and has side discharge so it takes me about 15 to 20 minutes to mow the entire yard without having to stop.
quote:

My step daughter just graduated ASU the other day with a masters in nutrition. My daughter is getting married next week and that'll be a lot of fun.


Congrats! Lots of good family news.
quote:

Just picked up a new FW cable today to do some more troubleshooting on my BLA modded 1814 box.


What's wrong with it?

Scott




The stock market, banks thing is part of an incredible shift of energy coming up starting august 30 and lasting through feb 2014 that is astrological. Even includes some food crops like corn and spinach. I'm a pro astrologer but try not to bring that stuff up here because most people want nothing to do with it.

Realized yesterday I've been a member of this forum for 11 years now.

Regarding your mower, I agree, sometimes simpler is just better.

My 1814 has been bricked for almost a year now and I'm pretty sure it's an XP SP3 thing. Never should have updated to SP3. The only thing I haven't tried yet is a new cable so I bought one and have been troubleshooting today. Wiping the drivers and installing them again. Going back to the original basic install next as the SP2 or SP3 drivers m-audio posts haven't helped. Nor have the "repair" features on the drivers.

Always fly high
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otto
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  12:53:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
11 years DS - yes - you've been a part of my life for a long time haven't you!!! My $99 M-Audio Fast Track Pro just came in, and I've got at least 2 of those 1814's - unmodded. I think I'll be using WinXP in 2030 still. I still have 2 computer set up with Win98SE - as I've got enough stuff that runs on that - I just don't even want to bother to move it to a more current OS.

The stock market is certainly pricing in a very dramatic corporate spending slowdown. I think it's going to be a tough year in the stock market - but if it is volatile - I can make a lot of money off of that. So even if it is bad - it can be played sometimes to great profit. The whole world is in a slowdown - China right now is in a slump, and Europe has had a mess - but now it's getting to be headed for a deep recession/depression in some places. I am guessing the market slides lower steadily till early September. If it rallies in the summer - that would be quite unusual - though it has done that a few times in my memory.
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  10:08:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dirtysteve

I'm a pro astrologer but try not to bring that stuff up here because most people want nothing to do with it.

Realized yesterday I've been a member of this forum for 11 years now.



Has it been that long already?? And we're still learning new things about each other. That's cool...
quote:

My 1814 has been bricked for almost a year now and I'm pretty sure it's an XP SP3 thing. Never should have updated to SP3. The only thing I haven't tried yet is a new cable so I bought one and have been troubleshooting today. Wiping the drivers and installing them again. Going back to the original basic install next as the SP2 or SP3 drivers m-audio posts haven't helped. Nor have the "repair" features on the drivers.


Yeah, SP3 definitely broke some things. I never installed it and glad I didn't.

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
* Publisher of the NewTechReview consumer tech newsletter: http://www.newtechreview.com/
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  10:11:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by otto

I think I'll be using WinXP in 2030 still. I still have 2 computer set up with Win98SE - as I've got enough stuff that runs on that - I just don't even want to bother to move it to a more current OS.


Yeah, XP was one of Microsoft's best OS versions. I still have a couple of PCs running XP SP2 because I have a lot of older software and I want to still have access to it. I really hated that Vista and 7 broke a lot of the older applications.

Don't get me wrong though... if you're will to upgrade your applications, running Win 7 64-bit with lots of RAM is an excellent experience.

So I keep XP for the old stuff and use Win 7 for the new stuff.

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
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otto
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  10:25:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got 2 Win7 computers, but I haven't used them much yet. 8 gig RAM and a 1 TB internal HD. They aren't quad core though - but they are the new chipset. Just today, an hour ago, I found out my wife's mother has liver cancer and they are giving her just a few months to live. What a shocker that is. She's 70. Didn't see anything like that coming. I'm totally disoriented by the news. I've known her for a very long time - decades. Her mother and father just died, my wife's grandparents - just a few years ago. We were just adjusting to them being gone - and my parents. There are just a lot of people dying off - welcome to being in one's 50's.

Edited by - otto on 05/11/2012 10:28:02 AM
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Stros29
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  11:04:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A suggestion: Remove the stump.

I am a hobbyist with the Cakewalk x1 program. I'll be working on recording two Eddie Vedder songs soon, "Society" and "Guaranteed." I like the melodies and find them comforting, perhaps due to their simplicity.

Stephen Rosenthal
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dirtysteve
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  12:57:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit dirtysteve's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stros29

A suggestion: Remove the stump.

I am a hobbyist with the Cakewalk x1 program. I'll be working on recording two Eddie Vedder songs soon, "Society" and "Guaranteed." I like the melodies and find them comforting, perhaps due to their simplicity.



Please please post when you finish them. Both are from the "into the wild" soundtrack and the work Vedder did that ended up in that film was so amazing it slayed me. Definitely some of the coolest stuff he ever did.

BTW, what model nylon string will you be using?

Always fly high
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Stros29
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Posted - 05/11/2012 :  2:26:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I may need some help in posting them. I'm no too knowledgable in that technical area. Listening may require ear plugs to cover the off key parts.
My guitars are steel string, a 6 string and a twelve string. I'll probably go with the 6 string. I am not really used to the 12 string yet.

Stephen Rosenthal
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/12/2012 :  09:52:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by otto

Just today, an hour ago, I found out my wife's mother has liver cancer and they are giving her just a few months to live. What a shocker that is. She's 70. Didn't see anything like that coming. I'm totally disoriented by the news. I've known her for a very long time - decades. Her mother and father just died, my wife's grandparents - just a few years ago. We were just adjusting to them being gone - and my parents. There are just a lot of people dying off - welcome to being in one's 50's.



Sorry to hear about that, Otto.

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
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