Well I think the above title sums up what I do in the ER and Private Pratice all these years. So which one are you? I think this could be a test. So I will work on a test and pre test. O and there will maybe be another catagory NORMAL. This came from a conversation I had with my mother. Thanks Mom the “Twisted Soul, Croked Spirt,and Broken Hearts” came from her. Hi Phebe I know WHICH one you and your friend Patty V are.
Tranzport is used as a DAW Digital Audio Workstaion via wireless and hooks up to usb midi for Logic 7 and other recording software so you dont have to use your mouse or be near the computer or mixer when your record. Thsi help when you record guitar or drums and cant be near the mixer and comuter.
Well I booked my lesson with Steve Kaun on Monday@ 4:00. I can’t wait it will be good to get back to some one pushing me to grow and expand. I am looking forward to our meeting. It was very busy in the ER tonight and I can’t wait until Wednesday where I will have a day off to play the guitar and rest. Should be using some new gear soon as well. The tranz port and new Shure mike KSM. I hope this will improve the recorded sound of the guitar. Feel free to check the new songs out that are after 11/29/05 on http://www.victortarassov.com let me know what you think. Well I am a bit tired so I hope to rest soon.
I will soon be starting lessons and studying Flamenco guitar with Steve Kahn, I have been looking for one year for someone in the NJ NY area. You can check him out at his web page http://www.stevekahn.com/guitarist/index.html I saw Ottmar Liebert in Sellersvill PA and it was a wonderful show with the extra 4 Sting players, Cello, viola, and two violins, guitar, bass and percussion. I went to a new Church today with Kathy in the am “The Church of the Good Shepard” in Paoli PA, it was a very wonderful powerful service the first Day of this 2005 Advent. I like how the church is fresh and yet while holding to the powerful part of tradition it is contemporary and the music was so pure and uplifting. The Pastor taught about letting Christ enter you Advent season like one one goes up on a roller coster there is anticipation but yet it is wild and we are out of control and dont know what the ride will be like. We need to trust Christ in this way. I think he was right on and I like how this pastor allows for a healthy christian to have a life that is not all perfect and knowing what is next. I think I will be going back next week.
November 28, 2005 6:51 AM
I will be going to see Ottmar Liebert with my girlfriend today at 7:00pm at the Sellersvill theater. yeah.
should be a wonderful show. Have you ever wondered why relationships are so hard to keep, maintain, and sustain? I think it can be summed up as mishandled disappointment and lack of commitment or sticktoitivness. I was recently reflecting on two relationships that have been very hard for me this year one with a man and one with a woman. When I sum it up we both wanted things from the other and when things were stressed or there were misguided expectations we pulled away. With the man I am talking about I was actively helping him with his work and when I finally felt that I had no more to give and was experiencing a great amount of frustration I said enough and just cut it off. I don’t think that was the best way but I was not aware of anything else or others options at the time I made this decision. With the woman I am talking about there were things promised, especially in relation to my career and desires and asprertions to make a living at music. When things were tough or sacrifices would have had to be made they were not and finally the person just passed the buck back to me and there was no follow thought on any of the promises. I think I wanted to so desperately believe the words that were being spoken to me but had I projects individual evaluated the emptiness and non commitment to earlier projects I would have been able I think to avoid this real lull. It has taken me three or four months to deal with these to losses and what has been my part and what is there part. The sad thing neither one of these individuals had owned any of there part and put it on me. Thats were the unfairness comes in and I have had to make the dession for now to not stay or pursue any relationship with them. Thats the sad and hard part. Its hard to find those who will be committed to us and more so relationship in general. So keep and nurture the ones that you have. They are precious.
The KSM 44 SL Shure Mic
The KSM44/SL is a multiple pattern (cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional), externally biased, dual large diaphragm condenser microphone with extremely low self-noise (7dB). Developed to meet the needs of studio recording musicians, the warm, rich sound of the KSM44 delivers exceptional performance, tailored to deliver vivid reproduction of voice for the most critical recordings. The KSM44 also offers great flexibility in a variety of recording applications, working well on acoustic and amplified instruments, as its capacity for managing high SPLs accommodates loud sound sources such as drums and guitar amplifiers.
• Dual 1-inch, externally biased, ultra-thin, 2.5 micron, 24-karat gold-layered, low mass, Mylar ® diaphragms provide superior transient response
• Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response and no crossover distortion; Minimizes harmonic and intermodulation distortions
• Full-range frequency response (20 Hz – 20 KHz) for an extremely accurate reproduction of voice and instruments
• Extremely low self noise (7 dBA) for critical studio vocal recording
• Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
• Subsonic filter eliminates rumble from mechanical vibration below 17 Hz
• 15 dB attenuation switch for handling high input SPL sound sources
• 3-position switchable low-frequency filter virtually eliminates unwanted background noise and controls proximity effect
• Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille to protect the cartridge from accidental drops or misuse
• Uniform polar response provides natural off-axis response for critical recording
• An integrated three-stage pop protection grille to guard against wind and breath noise
• An internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise
• Extended frequency response
• Very low self-noise;Locking aluminum carrying case
The KSM44/SL is designed as a premium vocal microphone for studio recording. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. Here is a non-exhaustive list of common applications:
• Vocals — solo, background, voice-over
• Acoustic instruments — such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings
• Wind instruments — brass and woodwind
• Low frequency instruments — such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum
• Overhead miking — drums or percussion
• Ensembles — choral or orchestral
• Room ambiance pick-up — guitar amplifier or drums
Of course, both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking any sound source. We encourage users to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound
TranzPort and Logic Pro/Express
Logic Pro and Logic Express users have a powerful new tool in their bag, a wireless remote control that integrates seamlessly with Logic v7.1+ and provides the user with total flexibility. TranzPort goes way beyond the ordinary DAW controller, literally!
Stop, play and record, with undo and redo ability is childs’ play. Mute, solo, or arm tracks without breaking a sweat. Add and navigate markers effortlessly with TranzPort. With full native support in Logic provided by Apple, TranzPort can leap from one track to the next, adjusting level and pan positions, setting Drop and Cycle points, scrubbing audio with stereo metering and more, all while keeping you in control full control with its backlit 2×20 LCD display and 8 status LEDs. Logic users also have the unique ability to customize the entire TranzPort interface from within Logic’s ‘Controller Assignments’ panel. This gives the TranzPort total flexibility, allowing each user to define the optimum feature set for their environment.
With Logic 7.1 and beyond installing TranzPort is a breeze. Follow the instructions for installing the basic drivers on your Macintosh computer found in the User’s Guide or Quick Start Guide, and open your Logic application. The TranzPort will be automatically detected and configured for native mode operation.
For those with earlier versions of Logic 7 we have included the TranzPort.bundle file along with instructions on installing it in the Logic 7 Read Me.pdf file found on the TranzPort CDROM.
There are 2 PDF documents created specifically for Logic 7 users on the Frontier Design Group website and the TranzPort CDROM. The first, Logic 7 and TranzPort is a guide to using TranzPort with Logic 7 and contains detailed instructions for configuring the TranzPort, as well as information on how to use some of TranzPort’s less-obvious features. A quick reference chart listing the default control set for Logic is found in this useful document.
The second file, Logic Layout is a single page picture of the TranzPort with overlaid text also summarizing the Logic 7 feature set. It may be helpful to print this file and have it handy as a quick reference guide.
We encourage visitors to our user forums to post their comments and questions. Other Logic 7 users will no doubt have useful ideas and experiences to share, and we will be monitoring the posts to provide input when we can as well. Visit: Frontier Design Group Forums
Solo nouveau flamenco guitarist. Johannes speaks with us about his early years as a musician, recording, spirituality and more.
Johannes Linstead Interview October 16, 2005
Guitarhoo!: Hello Johannes welcome to Guitarhoo! Where are you from originally?
Johannes Linstead: Thanks, Steve! I am originally from Canada, just outside of Toronto.
G!: When did you first pick up and instrument and were you self taught or did you take formal lessons?
JL: I received my first guitar for my 8th birthday. I took a few lesson as a kid, but in my teens I learned by listening and analyzing other guitarists, as well as classical music from the masters: Bach, Mozart, etc.
G!: Which areas of playing came most easily to you and which areas were most challenging?
JL: Maybe it’s in my genes but I found it pretty easy to reach the level of proficiency that enabled me to play really fast lines. Mind you, when I was in my teens (I had more time then) I was practicing 8 plus hours a day. Composing has always been second nature to me. But what I did have to work on was my timing! I remember my high school teacher always telling me to slow down.
G!: Who were some of your musical influences early on?
JL: As mentioned I loved the great masters of the Baroque and Classical periods, and also many Italian and Spanish composers for the guitar, like Sor, Tarrega, Guiliani. There were also rock influences such as Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen…A couple favorite guitarists these days are Jorge Strunz and the great Flamenco master Sabicas.
G!: Which guitars are you using live and in the studio?
JL: In the studio I use a Maldonado flamenco guitar with cut-away, which I had custom built for me in Spain. Live I use a Raimundo flamenco. It’s a decent guitar but not as rich sounding as the Maldonado.
Johannes live with his hand painted Raimundo Flamenco guitar.
G!: “Sangre del Toro” off of your record “Mediterranea” has some pretty firey interaction between your guitar and Gypsy violin playing. Who is that violin player?
JL: The violinist is Vasyl Popaduik from the Ukraine. He is fine player and we enjoy challenging each other!
Download the sound clips and hear some of Johanness’s music from Mediterranea and a new piano piece.
G!: Do you write out most of the parts for the other instruments on your recordings or is that a result of collaboration with your musicians?
JL: Many parts I do write out. However, I do try to give the opportunity to let each musician incorporate his/her own style, and many times there will be solo sections where they do their own thing.
G!: Besides the main melodies in your songs, when it comes time solo do you do a fair bit of improvisation?
JL: Other than the main themes, I improvise just about everything in the studio. I’ll have a set chord pattern that I will use for a verse which is like a blank canvas. Then I’ll start throwing colors on it. Often, I will improvise some melodies and then re-record them in a more refined way.
G!: All of your records have reached high on the Billboard charts and have won many awards. Could you ever imagine you’d have this kind of success and why do you feel listeners are gravitating to your music the way they are?
JL: I have always believed in my music and I have always given 110%. I work very hard on all aspects of my career, from recording to graphics design, to promotion. On the one hand I am surprised at my success, but on the other hand I have worked so hard to get here…
G!: You’ve trained in Martial Arts with Qi Gong Master Weizhao Wu from China and Hung Gar Kung Fu master Dr. Jopet Laraya. In which ways do you find this helps you as a person and an artist?
JL: In many ways it defines who I am. The spiritual connection to Kung Fu has lead me to follow a path that most people could not follow. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs…I don’t drink coffee or pop. I meditate and do Qi Gong daily in an effort to live a holistic life. I also am trained in various ancient energetic healing techniques. In every facet of my life I try to keep the highest ethical standards and I believe the result is that I bring happiness to many people. I get fan mail from around the world, and a constant theme are the words “spirit”, “heart”. “soul”, “love”. When people write to me and use these words, I know they have understood my music.
G!: Recording question here. Your guitars sound very full and clear. When recording which mic’s do you use, how many mic’s do you use and where do you place them? Do you combine the mics with a direct line in to the board?
JL: For my next CD I have been experimenting with using two mics, but in the past I have use only one. However, I am finding that the second mic isn’t necessary. So, basically I will use one mic, an Audio Technica 4050, pointed at the location where the sound hole meets the fretboard and about 16 inches away. I think another key is the mic preamp and how it is set. Currently I am using an Avalon VT 737sp. I also record with compression and EQ.
G!: Your new record “Dreams Go By” is a collection of 11 romantic piano pieces. A departure from any oher record you have done in the past. What inspired you to do this and is this something you’ve wanted to do for a while?
JL: I’ve been writing piano pieces for many years now; some classical and some romantic new agey stuff. Everyone that I played for said “You gotta record that stuff!” so I decided to do it. I was going to make it available in stores, and I actually have all the artwork for it ready to go, but I decided to make it available only from my website at http://www.johanneslinstead.com for download. So far the response has been fantastic… so I may make it available in stores one day.
G!: What are some of your new projects lined up in the new year?
JL: I have a few projects on the go. The two most important being a new CD of my usual Latin guitar music, and also a book. The book is not a novel but more of a spiritual “how to” book. That may be available late 2006.
G!: What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of music?
JL: I enjoy walking and spending time in nature. I also love to travel to tropical locales – which I think comes out in my music. I also love to read, particularly books by Osho, which are spiritual discourses.
G!: Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?
JL: Well, there’s not much you can do about talent – either you’ve got it or you don’t – but if you feel you have something to offer then you must be relentless in self promotion. Don’t rely on being “discovered”. Make it happen for yourself by believing in yourself. Make calls, send out press kits, make contacts… If you need money to promote yourself, get a job so that you can invest in your music and your future. But most of all, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it!
G!: Johannes thanks for taking some time out for this and we all look forward to your future works!
JL: Thanks again, Steve!
Interview by Slang. © 2005 Guitarhoo!
This guy Johannes Linstead is a wonderfull guitar player give him a listen at his web sight. http://www.johanneslinstead.com/mediterranea/mainframe.html I have enjoyed my breiff corisponced with him about mic’s and preamps and gear.
What happened to Sony?
Sony’s rootkit infringes on software copyrights
Close examination of the rootkit that Sony’s audio CDs attack their customers’ PCs with has revealed that their malicious software is built on code that infringes on copyright. Indications are that Sony has included the LAME music encoder, which is licensed under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL), which requires that those who use it attribute the original software and publish some of the code they write to use the library. Sony has done none of this.
The evidence against Sony is compelling, and this further reveals the hypocrisy of Sony’s actions. Sony claims that it needs to install dangerous, malicious, underhanded software on its customers’ computers to protect its copyrights, but in order to write this malware, it has no compunction about infringing on the copyrights of public-spirited software authors who make their works available under free software licenses like the GPL.
Update – and now Sony/BMG are getting sued by the Texas Attorney General because of the spyware contained in the copy-protection of the CDs.
This is a couple of weeks old already, but won’t go away. Sony made a mistake and I would guess the Japanese HQ is upset over this loss of face. Was it a terrible mistake to purchase Columbia Records and Movies in the Eighties? What has happened to that great and very innovating company that was so influential in the Seventies? Apple is the new Sony some people say. I don’t own any Sony stuff anymore. It’s been replaced by other brands who innovate more.
Well I think learing new things can be a challange at a later age. Its intresting that my daughters can and have picked up computers much easier that I have. Its like learing new tech things is easier when you are younger. Well with that said I am having a time of it trying to get the mac sight to work the pictures and music stuff.
Hey everyone I now have a journal program that lets me spell check all that I write so hopefully it will make things easer to read. I have been working some overtime lately. Kathy gave me an early Christmas present a cd that teaches how to use Logic. I will hopefully be putting out some better quality music soon this month and next. I will try to write each day on what’s going on in the world I live in.
Be aware that not all that someone tells you is all there is to know. In regards to meds and all forms of treatment. Ask others what its for and how successful its been look into what you do before you do it.