Monthly Archives: December 2010

Adventures in VL70m Voice Editing for Wind Control

I re-un-mothballed the VL70-m at the end of October and hauled out the old Mac. It’s a Mac Performa 6360 with OS8.x I bought around 2007-2008 from a local guy. I intended to use the Mac to run the VL … Continue reading

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Follow-Up to $1500 Guitar Story

So I find the US Federal Trade Commission site and it says: Q. What should I do if the unordered merchandise I received was the result of an honest shipping error? A. Write the seller and offer to return the … Continue reading

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Playing wind controller in a pit orchestra (part 2 of 2)

In the previous post I told you about how I got involved playing wind controller (a Yamaha WX5 in my case) in a pit orchestra for a production of Seussical the Musical. This post talks about some of the lessons … Continue reading

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Playing wind controller in a pit orchestra (part 1 of 2)

Recently, I played in a pit orchestra in a production of Seussical the Musical (based on the children’s books by Dr. Seuss). Seussical is composed through, so it is a lot of music: the orchestral score runs to about 400 … Continue reading

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Ordered $1,500 guitar, got something different

Ordered a $1,500 guitar and got a $5,600 one instead Sounds too good to be true but actually I’m bummed about it. I ordered a Parker Dragonfly guitar (retail $1,999) for less than $1400 from an online music retailer (which … Continue reading

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