1412, 2014

Fall 2014 Recordings Are Ready!

By |December 14th, 2014|Categories: From The Studio|0 Comments

The recordings for our Fall 2014 Concert are now available. You may access them by either going here or directly on SoundCloud here.

Due to lighting and stage placement, the video will not be put on YouTube – Sorry.

2711, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: Site Related|0 Comments

I know that things have been REALLY quiet around the site for quite awhile and doesn’t look like much is going on.

Between work, band and finishing up a move, I haven’t had much time to do much of anything else. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in more time here and there to get the additions/enhancements that I have been working on for QUITE a while incorporated into the site.

809, 2014

I Am Not A Traitor! :)

By |September 8th, 2014|Categories: Personal Thoughts|0 Comments

Well, it’s been a week since I left the confines of my iPhone 5 and entered the world of Android by getting an LG G3 (and the $1 7″ pad that went along with it) and have to say I am very happy. :)

I’m able to do things now that I only wished I could do with my iPhone and now I’m exempt from the iPhone 6 fever that is just around the corner.

Don’t get me wrong, I still like Apple products – I’m not giving up my iPad and will still use my iMac for all my Audio and Video productions, but it’s nice to have a bit of freedom and not be locked down so much.

Anyway, that’s just my 2 cents. :)

2208, 2014

TRC Symphonic Band Schedule Announced!

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Mr White has announced that Symphonic Band practice for the Fall Season will begin on August 25, 2014 and will meet every Monday (except for September 1 due to Labor Day) in the Bandroom located in the Tinnin Fine Arts Building.

The Fall Concert is scheduled for December 2, 2014 (Mother Nature willing). :)

The theme for this semester covers two areas that that I have been wanting to do for a LONG time – The movies and John Williams (my all-time favorite composer).

So far I only know that we’re doing The Cowboys but will find out more on Monday. :)

1108, 2014

School’s Here!

By |August 11th, 2014|Categories: From The Studio, Personal Thoughts|0 Comments

The Poplar Bluff Schools start their school year this week and area bands have already been hard at it getting ready for football games, marching festivals and other events.

If you are wanting to get your band concerts recorded and saved for all prosperity, please schedule as soon as you know the dates of these events. Dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

This also means the TRC Symphonic Band will starting up soon as well. Once Mr White lets us know the start date, I’ll pass that along. :)

308, 2014

Store Is Back Online!

By |August 3rd, 2014|Categories: Site Related|0 Comments

I still have some work to do but I think the store has been down long enough. I’ve moved from Jigoshop to WooCommerce so hopefully things will run a bit more smoothly.

PLEASE let me know if you have any problems – I can’t fix them if I don’t know about them. :)

2507, 2014

Reworking The Store

By |July 25th, 2014|Categories: Site Related|0 Comments

The SEMO Recordings store is currently offline while I try to work out some issues the plugin is having.

Please bear with me while we work out the issues and get the store back online.

Thanks! :)

1907, 2014

PreSonus Releases Notion 5

By |July 19th, 2014|Categories: Desktop Music Creation|0 Comments

This is the first major version of Notion that has been released since PreSonus took over the Notion name and added it to it’s arsenal of Audio hardware and software. I have three words…

I am impressed. :)

I took the upgrade route (v4 to v5) for $49 and not only did I get 5 activations (I only got 2 with version 4), it also seems that all the Instrument Bundles I purchased for v4 loaded just fine (and I have a BUNCH).

They’ve also lowered the price of the FULL instrument bundle if you want to get it – I didn’t need all of them so just got what I needed. It’s really nice to be able to use actual sounds recorded from The London Symphony (my favorite).

I have been an avid Finale user since Windows 3.11 and had to just ‘try out’ Notion in the background because my clients wanted everything in Finale. With the introduction of MusicXML and the ability to map the Notion keys to Finale, I plan on working with it more. The new Notion also supports video which makes it nice to score video.

The other aspect of Notion that got me interested in the first place was the full mixer that you have access to and they now include presets for Rumble and Fanfare (which are two libraries I like to use in my work).

I’ll be working on putting Notion through some testing and who knows, maybe it’ll replace Finale as my primary notation program.

If you’re interested in learning more about Notion 5, you can checkout the website here.