Archive | April, 2011

Welcome to the Planet…

29 Apr

Here it is, the final version of The Spacetones’ new mixtape (streamable below in appropriate Side A/Side B format), Welcome to the Planet of Drugs & (e)Money.  Of course, you can also download the individual tracks direct from The Spacetones.

I’ll see you at the Highlife Martini Lounge in Springfield, MO on Cinco de Mayo for the official release.  There you’ll be able to pick up a limited edition cassette copy of the album.

Side A

Side B


25 Apr

Countless hours of work have gone into the upcoming album from The Spacetones.  Welcome to the Planet of Drugs & (e)Money is a pivotal step in the group’s evolution and demands a sonic signature different from The Spacetones tracks you’ve heard before.  Drugs & (e)Money is no doubt the most complete recording project I’ve worked on to date, and the experience has been enlightening, to say the least.

Carver “Premiere” AV-705x

25 Apr

I just scored this beauty from a guy on craigslist.  Rated for 125 watts x 5 with a THD <0.03%, I’m quite excited to give this piece a listen.  Apparently one of the channels is not functioning.  However, notice the five distinct heat sinks visible on the top of the unit.  This amp is a modular design, with a common power supply and capacitors supplying five individual channel cards.  Hopefully I can get the bad card repaired or replaced, but if not, it’s still going to make a great four channel amplifier.

Relay for Life

10 Apr

For the annual all-night Relay for Life event at Missouri State University, Southwest Audio-Visual of Springfield Missouri provided staging and sound reinforcement for the dozen or so bands that played throughout the event.  With eight JBL VerTec VT4888 line-array boxes and four EAW SB1000z subwoofers, powered by Lab.Gruppen FP10000Q amps, the rig filled the venue nicely.  After set-up was completed, I had some free time with the Yamaha M7CL digital console.  I’ve only been at the helm a few times, so I’m still getting used to the interface, but find the Yammy to be pretty intuitive.