Tuesday, June 21, 2016

More Cotacachi Videos

Announcing two new Cotacachi videos!



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Uher Tapes

I am currently digitizing the audio tapes my dad recorded with his two 1961 Uher 4000 Report-L recorders, one of which is displayed in the photo below. Besides other Uher items I have his second 4000 and Uher Mix-5 mixer, also in perfect working order. I used this equipment many times myself while growing up, including on one of my dad's albums. In addition to a long family history this Uher also has incredible German engineering, that distinctly warm analog sound, and a built-in speaker second to none!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Akai X-330

Here is a photo of the 1969 4-track Akai X-330 that was used by the infamous Cotacachi band, Rumba Habana (1949-1979), to produce their records. This recorder is now in one of two new rooms that were opened in their honor during an event which I had the privilege of attending today at the Cotacachi museum.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cotacachi on flickr!

Introducing a new Cotacachi flickr group! Come see my wonderful hometown :)


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nothing


First there was nothing then came the "Big Bang", so they say. While ordinarily indicative of the theory of evolution, to me that term only agrees with the moment that everything was powerfully created as the Bible reveals.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Offshore Faith

I happened across this little test recording I made while setting up one of my project studios in 2002. This was my private musical retreat situated a safe distance away but still on the same premises as the Cancer hospital my mother and I ran for eighteen years. I laid down the instrumentation with wires coming out of everywhere, tracking the improvised guitar solo in one take while bending about 45 Degrees over the studio workstation. This is as close to "distortion" as any unplugged acoustic guitarist can get ;)
Process: Taylor 510 > AKG C 1000 S > Logic Audio > Nuendo, with Waves TrueVerb on the drums and Timeworks ReverbX on the guitar > sampling and MIDI programming.





Friday, June 24, 2011

Testing a Martin 000x1

Process: Martin 000x1 > Sony PCM-D50 > SAWStudio with Lexicon PCM Native Reverb > iZotope RX Advanced. And finally, at the end the sound of a Red Apple Market truck reversing in the key of D :)
The outcome: Much more guitar than the money!





Sunday, June 19, 2011

Music on a Biblical Scale

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Call it open honesty or religious ideology, here are my theological views on "secular music".

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Name

It's much easier than it looks! 

In case you're wondering, the reason for this post is that Ecuadorians generally struggle to pronounce my name when in fact it's really simple... compared to my last name ;) So to clarify, below is a recording of me pronouncing my name in English and Spanish. By the way, "Earl" is "Conde" in Spanish.