Archive for October, 2009

Studio Journal 10-15-09

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I am busy though frustrated with slow progress on the recording. I talk about the songs I’m working on, and songwriting, performing and recording. I am definitely into the music. Though I talk about the other things going on as well. No new video this time.

Pickups: The Step Coil

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Pickup building video #8, Spring 2009, 3 min 55 sec, 59.3 MB flash video
When I started, I couldn’t find out how many turns I should wind the coils too, when making coils 6 times as long as guitar coils. So I built th “step coil” to make a test pickup to answer this and other questions, and see where this idea led.

PIckups: The First Working Set

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Pickup Building Videos #7, 5 min 37 sec, 86.5 MB flash video
The last step in building the first pickups was completing a working set and taking them out on the road for a real-world test, see how they worked, in every way.

Studio Journal 10-1-09

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I am still struggling to start recording amid the too many distractions and setbacks, though I do fix the video software and finish the last videos in the series on pickup winding and post them in the Electric Hammered Dulcimer section