Alesis Surge Mesh Kit

I’ve always had dangerously little rhythm. Dribbling a basketball? I’d kick the ball. Bustin’ a dance move? I’m stepping on both your feet. Keeping a beat? That part’s at least hopeful. As an option for whatever the hell it is I think I’m creating, the Alesis Surge Mesh Kit has already proven to be a…

TASCAM TM-80 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The TASCAM TM-80 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone. I received my first one for free as part of a promotion when I purchased the TASCAM Series 102i USB audio interface. This microphone is mounted on a boom arm in my recording booth. The TM-80 works with the 48v phantom power activated on the mic preamp….

Furman M8x2 15A Standard Power Conditioner

On more than one occasion I’ve heard what sounded like a radio broadcast over my headphones in between recordings on my TASCAM Model 16. It’s pretty amazing what seems capable of traveling through your home electrical wiring. So, aside from the important circuit breaker aspect, that is why I added a power conditioner to my…

TASCAM Series 102i USB Audio/MIDI Interface

I originally purchased the TASCAM Series 102i to make it easier to use microphones and my electric guitar on my iPad. For that purpose, it turned out to be a pretty solid choice. As my needs changed, this USB audio interface was paired with my laptop computer and a TASCAM Series 8p Dyna mic preamp…

TASCAM Model 16 Mixer/USB Interface/Recorder

The TASCAM Model 16 is a powerful tool that blends analog mixing, digital recording, and a USB audio interface into one device. TASCAM has long been known for their PortaStudio devices that let you record without a computer. This device does that but with those added device capabilities. With the Model 16 you can pump…

TASCAM Series 8p Dyna Mic Preamp

These preamps let you add eight dual XLR/TRS inputs to your audio setup. You can connect two of these by optical cable to the TASCAM Series 208i audio interface (which has four combo XLR/TRS inputs of its own) to make for a total of twenty combo inputs on my studio tower. In this configuration, audio…

Some Recording Progress

Since I got started with this hobby (back in early December) I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time toying with that Tascam Model 16 mixer. I feel like it took me longer than I think it should have for me to figure how to get it to send sound to and from my DAW…

It Sounds Good to Me

This site is a personal hobby that intends to focus on the creation and performance of sound. What does that mean to me? For Musicians Interviews and profiles of local artists and bands. Reviews and recommendations of albums and songs. Stories and reviews of concerts and performances. Home studio audio recording and mixing. For Comedians…