Solton 24 Programmer Setup

The Solton Programmer 24 is an excellent arranger with plenty of rhythms and other features to make playing quite a lot of fun, however, it has to be programmed to listen in on specific midi channels before it can work with the Elkavox 83 accordion.

Here is that process…

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Mackie 1640i Mixing Console

The Mackie Onyx 1640i mixer features 16 mono mic/line inputs, each with a 4-band Perkins EQ, 4 subgroups and full 16X16 channel in/out streaming to the computer thanks to the FireWire interface, this is a diamond just wanting to be used hard and often! This is the story of how I acquired this great piece of kit…

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Bose 802-E Equalizer Issues

In going through the system, I have found another source of hiss, and it’s a bit difficult to deal with. It seems that the Bose 802-E equalizer has developed a good hiss. Here is how I am dealing with it.

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Custom Microphone System

Well, I am officially jumping off the deep end even thinking about such a project. I am wondering if I could somehow, all by myself, make a sonically high quality microphone setup for my Hohner that comes close to being as good as the HATools system, just of course for a lot less. Here is where this rabbit hole leads me!

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FR-8x Tech Info

This is a place holder for all the stuff that is technical and concerns my Roland V-accordion.

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Protected: FR-8x Tutorial Videos

All the tutorial videos I make of me and my Roland FR-8x V-Accordion.

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Foot Pedals for the BK-7m

My BK-7m backing module did not come with any kind of a foot pedal, as they normally don’t, even from the factory. Here is how I tackled this challenge!

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Bad Bass Vibrations

I saw online where some people experienced an annoying vibration noise from the left side of their accordion when using settings that produced deep bass at maximum volume. Well, I was testing out the maximum volume of my 8X, and there it was. This is how I dealt with this issue!

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Recording the Accordion Part 3

In this article, I look at a few details of what it takes to record the accordion. Here is that story!

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Video Editing: The Basics

I created a series of short educational videos in response to my friend Ed’s specific questions in areas he wanted some fill-in info on and I tossed in a few hints to aide him in making his videos a little better.  So, this is my way of taking that info/work and making it public.

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Video taping yourself with ONE camera

Videotaping yourself with just your low end camcorder… it can give you good results. Use these tips and learn how to draw the most out of your accordion videos using these 5 simple tips!

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Video Camera Settings

When using one or two cameras, and trying to get the best possible results, the preparation can start to get a little complex, so I created this page to help me keep track of those little things I want to configure. Here is that story.

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FR-8X Firmware Update to V.2.50

I put together the recordings that I made during my own update process and shared it, with the hopes that it helps a few people.

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Small Lighting Upgrade

Ever since I did my little Silent Night videos, I’ve wanted to get a little more in to the green screen thing, but I had a couple of limitations. Here is the story of how I dealt with those challenges.

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External Condensor Mics

I love my toys! Here is the story of my condenser microphones, the supporting accessories, an unboxing and impressions discussion and several great hints about making good recordings with them!

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Uber cheap voice recorder!

This is the story of how I got my audio finally up to snuff!

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Going All Wireless!

One of my very old dreams was always to have had an amplified stereo setup but with no wires between me and the amp or mixer. Well, I’ve taken the first step to begin this process… here is that story!

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Recording Acoustic Accordions Part-1

A super nice quality set of condenser mics, a high quality recorder and a set of mic stands and cables to tie them all together. This is the story of how I got those!

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Recording Acoustic Accordions Part-2

As a continuation of the last post, the experimentation about various mic techniques finally starts a bit… read how this story goes!

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5:32 PM 4/10/2016