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nourish your noodle: eno’s oblique strategies

so, you’re one of those swishy creative types (jealously hated-on by unimaginative republicans everywhere) and nothing makes you happier than actually creating stuff, but sweet buddha, what happens when you work yourself into a rut? drugs? binge drinking? the business end of a shotgun? or (gasp!) … scientology?! well, gentle reader, before you resort to […]

lil’ monstaz: checkin’ de mix with tascam vl-m3’s

really, i have found that everything translates to mastering nicely with a combination of genelec/focal/car speaks but i have been missing the days of referencing via boomboxes. i.e. 3″ speaks can solve as many mix-related mishaps as checking them in mono. i just stumbled on these little tascam vl-m3 babies and was surprised, wait, blown […]

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hot love on the hot love highway: timbaland’s bus

goddamn! i said GODDAMN!!! SSL shows us how the big dogs roll (literally). if the price of gas wasn’t so fucking high, i’d be ready to move in right now! note to timbaland: a tv in the john is pimpin’ and all, but if you in there that long, my man, one word: fiber.

why austin rocks: sound designer jim stout

the always interesting and enlightening designing sound is one of my favorite blogs and lately they have been featuring austin’s finest: jim stout a.k.a. dr. amazing. graciously breaking down how he uses alchemy to make squishy, disemboweling textures from bbq chicken and dogfood. check it: is it wrong that i want some bbq chicken right […]

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super sweet: shim recommends lego minifigures

firstly,  please play tom waits‘ i don’t wanna grow up, whilst reading this here post.  oh yeah!!!!!! whoooooooooooo!!!!!! damn, how i miss being a kid. i mean, lego ninja?! c’mon! yo, this robot is robo-liscious! whoa, zombie lego?!?! rrrrrrrrrrrrrr-arrr!!!! he should have a human leg not a chicken drumstick but whatevs. this reminds me of […]

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shim recommends: 2010 macbook pro

when people ask me what kind of computer they should get, i pretty much always tell them to buy apple. especially if you are the creative type, macs will serve up a much more stimulating creative experience. it’s not that i’m a mac fanboy, per se, but i have used both platforms extensively and i […]

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logitech transporter network music playa: so shim recommended

this is juicy. J-U-I-C-Y!!!! mostly due to the DACs (AKM AK4396 multibit/Sigma-Delta for to geeking) but my peeps, this device gets your music wirelessly off your ‘puter and into your shivering, wanting ears. a music server that will teach the ps3 how to behave. and then some. the build quality is very near world-class. the […]

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tech on the cheap: creative gigaworks t40 series II

well hell yeah, i understand what it is to be broke and still wanting audio ambrosia. peak this: creative gigaworks t40 series II. is it the best? hardly. will it make my friends drool? hmmm. maybe. does it sound better than most/all the shit in the $120 range? hell fucking yes! you get deep-ish bass […]

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tech lust/shim recommends: do it to me sooloos

waaaay before the itouch-maxi… err… the ipad… there was a plucky upstart called sooloos. nipples. touch me. it’s essentially a hi-res touch screen slaved to a bundle of (expandable) hard drives with a snappy itunes-esque interface. the revolution that is now, was then. sure if you can drop $8K on a music server, i’m sure […]

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shim recommends: focal xs 2.1 multimedia speakers

i used to work with and among “audiophiles.” a weirdly strange breed of folks that claimed to need all that the audio spectrum had to offer. these peeps were/are a fanatical bunch of “purists.” self-proclaimed keepers of an artistical (ar-testicle?) flame that promised the uncolored, undiluted consumption of “how the artist envisioned” their music. good […]

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