Archive for September, 2009

You Watching Me : Studio snapshot

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Original, Studio Snapshot version, 4 min 0 sec, 3.7 MB mp3 file
A version on guitar as I start up the studio. This song is solid now since I wrote it in late July, and still fueled with a lot of raw emotions, even in this simple scratch version as I try to just get the gear set up.

My Little Friend : Studio Snapshot

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Original, 3 min 54 sec, studio snapshot, 3.6 MB mp3 file

Studio Journal 9-15-09

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I haven’t had time to fix the video-editing gear, so I am still in text and pictures mode, better to keep this current than worry about video. I did upload new audio files, though, more appropriate to a studio journal than pictures or video.

A Gypsy Lullabye Soundtrack

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Original, 5 min 31 sec, 5.1 MB mp3 file
Used as the soundtrack for the live performance video of this song at Lou’s Ponderosa, Floirda, 5/01/09

The Electric Hammered Dulcimer Discussion

Friday, September 4th, 2009

This page focuses all the contributed information, experiences, questions and answers, or comments in one places, and makes them available to everybody. There is an extensive electric dulcimer section of the website, where you can find more detailed information, in addition to the videos you find here. I’ll add any particularly useful information from this discussion to that documentation.

Testing the First Pickups

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Pickup Building Video #6, 4 min 29 sec, 40.9 MB flash video
I tested a lot of configurations and setups, running them through the mixer so I could punch in different combinations and see what they sound like. Showing these tests added to much time for no purpose to the last video on making the first pickups. But they might be interesting to someone interested in both how it worked and what they sounded like, so I mixed footage of testing one set of pickups into its own video

The First Pickups

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Pickup building video #5, 6 min 26 sec, 74.7 MB flash video
In the Fall of 2008, I took the first coils and made the first pickups. This video cover the details of making pickups, and what I tried with them, what the issues were, and the intital results.

The First Pickup Coils

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Pickup Building Video #4, 5 min 20 sec, 84 MB flash video
This video covers the process of making the first coils for wound pickups in the Spring of 2008

9-1-09 Studio Journal: So It Goes

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I return to text journals as my video editing system has crashed and I don’t have time to fix it, so it goes. Though I’m able to post three more pickup building videos completed before the system failed.