Wednesday, November 23, 2011

rugged laptop : part II

I upgraded my rugged laptop with a 3.5mm stereo jack > 2x 6mm mono jack sockets 'assembly'.
This makes is a lot easier to connect the laptop to the mixing console since i can now use regular guitar leads + the fragile 3.5mm jack is tucked away safely  :-)

I also added a power strip.  You can never have too many power outlets !

Monday, November 7, 2011

PRO DSP1000P automation with Hydrogen ?

Up until now we have always rehearsed and gigged without any FX applied to the vocals.  In fact we use almost no FX on any of our instruments either.  I guess that mainly has to do with the no-nonsense in-your-face type of pop/rock we play.
However, after or last gig my niece said we should add a bit more reverb to the vocals.
When i told her that we have no FX unit (not even built into the mixer) she looked at me as if i was some sort of alien  ;-)

I dont like people looking at me as if i'm an alien, so today we bought a second hand FX unit

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Today i bought a pair of KRK VXT6 studio monitors  :-)

This is how it works : "take your favorite CD's with you, listen to the monitors, chose the one that sounds 'right' for you"

Some remarks if I may :