Pedalboard

Pedalboard

With festival gig season starting next week, I thought I would take the opportunity to sort out my Lena Smith Band analogue pedalboard for quick set-up and change over. For the guitarists/pedal geeks my set-up is: Fender standard US Tele –>Ernie Ball Volume...
Keeping It Cool

Keeping It Cool

This weekend I was let loose with the hammer … again! A few weeks ago my brother, very generously, donated a compact fridge for our client kitchen and, I spent today modifying the kitchen to make it fit.  So now we have a fridge to keep you food...
Anlogue Outboard Dynamics

Anlogue Outboard Dynamics

This week my FdA Audio & Music Production students at dBs Music in Plymouth (UK) did a compressor “shoot out” as part of their Analogue Recording Methods module. We compared the following units: Neve 33609 (Diode Bridge) GAP Comp-54 (Diode Bridge) TL...
Amplifiers and Effects Pedals

Amplifiers and Effects Pedals

We’ve been doing some upgrading and cross-grading of guitar gear this summer. First to go were the Fender Blues Junior and Mesa Boogie 5:25 Express combos (both of which found excellent new homes).  We wanted more flexibility in cabinet swapping, etc. so...
Studio Facilities – Update

Studio Facilities – Update

Just a quick update on the studio facilities… Myself and Gregg have been hard at work fitting the units and worktops in the kitchenette; work continues tomorrow. It took some serious tailoring (“measure twice, cut once”) to get it all to fit in the...

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