Sunday, June 3, 2007, 11:49 AMI did the live audio mix and recording feed for the Century Management Client Conference at the Austin Hilton. AiM Productions was doing the video porduction and they subbed me out to do the audio tasks. I also rented them my Canon XL2 video camera. There were a total of five video cameras that fed two large rear projection screens on each side of the stage. Each camera also recorded to tape for later editing into a DVD that will be distributed to Century Management Clients. I will be doing this same event in Houston later in June.
Here is a gallery of photos I took at the event:
Centruy Management Client Conference photos
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 02:11 PMThis last Saturday I provided audio production for the wedding of Krista Dabney to Bobby Dillard at AMOA Laguna Gloria. I provided a larger sound system for The Iguanas under the large dinner and dancing tent as well as smaller systems for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour entertainment. Tosca Strings and Topas played for both these segments.
Here is a link to thew few photos I took during setup and the actual events (I was too busy to take more photos):
Photos from Krista Dabney wedding
Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 02:18 PMSeveral members of the Newsboyz took a vacation during the first part of May. I filled this time with two weeks of Del Castillo tour dates. Del Castillo is probably my favorite original band at the moment and it was a rare opportunity to mix their live shows. I had done some shows last year in Ohio and Michigan, but this was more shows and all of them were in Texas. I would love to be their full-time sound engineer, but I have too much going on here in Austin and I have a family that wouldn't be too happy to have me driving around all over the country.
David Garza was the opening act for most of these shows. Although he is a solo act, he had various members of Del Castillo (both band and crew) sit in on various "jams". A good time was had by all.
Here are a series of photo galleries I took while out on the road:
Harpoon Harry's at College Station, TX
Lakewood Theatre, Dallas, TX
Cinco de Mayo at The Glenn, Austin, TX 05-05-2007
KLAQ Live Radio Interview, Performance, El Paso, TX
Club 101, El Paso, TX
Dos Amigos Cantina, Odessa, TX
Steelpenny Pub, San Angelo, TX (sorry, no photos)
Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 06:53 PMI did a "major overhall" of The Newsboyz web site by changing a few lines of code to change the color scheme, background photos, etc. and built a new 3D background by "virtually" photographing a collage inside a 3D modeling program after lighting the scen with virtual lights. I even applied a simulated depth of field effect by gradually blurring the image as you move away from the center focal point.
Here's a link to the background by itself:
Newsboyz 3D Web Background
Sunday, January 28, 2007, 07:05 PMI finally mixed and mastered audio clips for The Newz that I recorded back in October of 2006 at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin. The Newz consists of three members of The Newsboyz. They often perform as an acoustic trio before full band performances at wedding receptions and other private parties. Because the performance was outdoors and there was no wind, I was able to get almost perfect separation between the different tracks.
I recorded The Newz, as well as The Newzboyz using my notebook computer, an external firewire hardrive, and an RME Fireface800 interface with two additional RME Octamic-D mic pre's. I used Cakewalk Sonar 6.0PE as the recording software.
The audio clips for The Newz and The Newsboyz are on these pages:
The Newz audio clips
The Newsboyz audio clips