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Retooling

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  1. Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 – Swapped out Fostex MR-8HD for direct USB recording into Traction 6 for recording tracks.  So far works great, except for 150 ms latency lag on recordings made with existing track.  Used with Variax Acoustic 700 -> PodHD 500  -> Channel 1; Behringer B-1 Condenser Mic -> Channel 2.
  2. Fishman Loudbox Artist — SM58/Variax Acoustic 700 -> PodHD 500 -> Bose Tone Match -> Loudbox; Bass = Flat; Treble = Flat; Mid = Cut 100%; Channel Input @ 50%; Output @ 40%; Amazingly loud and clear even though it is smaller than my Blue Junior.  Primary use to replace Berhinger K3000FX keyboard amp as gig backup to Bose L1 Model II; 45 lbs. less than K3000FX; Will do side-by-side with Bose at gig.

Purple Sky at Night…

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May 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

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Artist Beware…

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This blog has been dark for a while, because of issues I had at the beginning of the year with WordPress and YouTube.

First, YouTube wacked me with a copyright strike courtesy of Evergreen Social Media Associates:

Fair enough.  Take the video down……but the account restrictions and all the YouTube huffing & puffing about all the bad that they could and just might rain down upon my channel gave me pause.

Then, WordPress sent me the following “Happy New Year” greeting to me:

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No warning.  No explanation.  No response to my inquiries. Just a censorship death sentence for my blog.

Then, just as suddenly as it was suspended, my Owl Works blogs reappeared — again with no warning, explanation or response to my inquiries.  I’ve since started the process of moving it to my own hosting platform — another nightmare for another blog post.  Not sure if I’ll move this one, too, but rest assured it is backed up in the event that becomes necessary.

I had nodded at repeated warnings to content creators to not get too dependent upon internet gargantuans like WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., for content hosting and marketing.  That lesson has been brought home…hard.

Be forewarned:  Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and their ilk giveth, and they also taketh away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by M.T. Bass

May 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Editor Interface

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Diary of Dennis

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The Solution To Use The Classic Editor

If you are blogger at wordpress.com, this post here will help you to solve a big problem. As you have noticed, the decision makers at WordPress want to force you to use the recent new editor interface that is purely designed for mobile devices and for users who only create short-form content. This is of course a pain if you are desktop user and if you like to create long-form content as well. In this post you will learn how to get back to the classic editor permanently.

In the new editor form, we had a link back to the classic editor but that link is now gone too. WordPress does not have the intention to give us the link back as you can read here in the forums. If you go through this huge forum thread, you will find out…

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Written by M.T. Bass

April 12, 2015 at 7:26 am

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Chris the Story Reading Ape

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Thanks to Chris for an Author Guest spot on his blog:  http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/03/06/read-about-guest-author-m-t-bass/

Take some time and discover some of the other new authors there:  http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/

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March 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Are Y’Escher About That?

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January 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

Kaleidoscope Christmas

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December 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

Sun of a Sailor

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December 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

T-Bird

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December 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

Steam Fog

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November 24, 2014 at 10:36 am