Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System


Got the Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System to help with studio monitering transitions. So far its working wonderfully and no clicks between moniters and is very easy to use.
Precise Level Control
Using a big, convenient volume knob, Big Knob lets you adjust volume levels the way our ancient audio ancestors (Analogus Engineerus) did – with a simple, intuitive knob, not with a mouse and screen. The end result is a higher degree of precision and much quicker level adjustments.

Monitor Selection
When it comes to mixing, pros know it’s best to get a second, and third, opinion. So Big Knob lets you quickly switch between 3 pairs of studio monitors, or 2 studio monitors and a subwoofer, or studio monitors and a home stereo, or any other combination of powered speakers.

Source Selection
On the input side, Big Knob lets you connect up to 4 stereo input sources at once. This means you can simultaneously connect to your computer/DAW outputs, CD player, cassette deck and even a turntable using the premium onboard RIAA preamp. You can even connect keyboards, guitars, drum machines, samplers – anything you’d like to hear – through your monitors. This makes Big Knob great for comparing your mixes-in-progress to your favorite CDs, for archiving your old LPs, jamming along to your favorite tune, and lots more.

Talkback Section & Headphone Control
With its built-in Talkback mic and spring-loaded activation switches, Big Knob lets you quickly communicate with musicians in both the studio and tracking room – no more hand signals through the glass! Big Knob also sports two high-powered headphone outputs with a discrete headphone mix bus, solving the communications needs of most computer-based studios.

All the Right Connections
Although its shiny silver knob is a head-turning feature, Big Knob’s rear panel is equally impressive. There you’ll find three distinct Monitor outputs with individual level control; 2-Track A and 2-Track B stereo outputs with level selection switches; a DAW stereo output for your computer; a Studio output with level control; a Phones Mix input with level selection switch; 2-Track A and 2-Track B Stereo Source inputs with level control; a DAW Mix input from your computer with level control; and even a Phono input with level control for direct connection to your turntable.

Sound Quality
Because Big Knob plays a crucial link between recording output(s) and studio monitors, we placed the utmost importance on pristine, no-compromise sound quality. For this reason, Big Knob features ultra low-noise op amps, extremely low-tolerance components and state-of-the-art surface mount technology. All of this ensures superb sound in critical listening environments and long-term reliability – even under daily, and nightly, studio use.

Christmas Eve at the T’s


Christmas Eve at the T’s


Juan Montes Rodriquez Flamenco



Well I was in Gutiar Center a few days ago and saw this guitar and thought it might be good to get one. I orginaly was thinking it was a Ramerez but my dislexia kicked in. Its a Flamecno with a Spruce top and Cypress sides and back. I traded in my older Flamenco with pegs that I got from Montavalo in Berklee CA. No more Trace Amp or Fishman. Hope I made the right decession.
Will tell more later. Standard size, 650mm scale, 52mm Nut, 58mm Spacing at sadle.Will Install Clear Golpeador- (Tap Plate) & Clear string guard behind bridge.
Standard Gloss Laquer Finish. V

CAD Mic and New Palm Studio Set Up






Our new Dog Sonoma





Our new Pup Kathys Christmas preset early, Well no for Macki Controll surface for now.

If I didn’t work here, I’d buy a Mac

If I didn’t work here, I’d buy a Mac
Allchin: If I didn’t work here, I’d buy a Mac | News.blog | CNET News.com
If there’s one rule you’d think would be drilled into executives’ heads, it would be this: Don’t say anything in e-mail you don’t want seen publicly. That advice is being driven home for retiring Microsoft exec Jim Allchin. Groklaw has reported that an Iowa lawsuit turned up a 2004 memo of his sent to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, in which Allchin states that “Microsoft had lost sight of what customers need and that he himself would buy a Mac, if he didn’t work for Microsoft.

well at least they know what works at Microsoft and its not Microsoft. Its Apple