Category Archives: Technology

Mac OS X Yosemite

We recently upgraded our production system to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. So far things have been running very smoothly. The system has a cleaner, flatter design. There is deeper integration with Apple’s other devices such as the iPhone, iPad … Continue reading

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New Intel Haswell Recording Rig with Apple Logic Pro X

We recently upgraded to a new Macintosh Intel Haswell i7 Quad Core system running Apple’s latest operating system Mavericks – OS 10.9. We also upgraded to Apple’s latest version of their flagship professional recording system Logic Pro X. New Features … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Phone Service with Voipo

Years ago I signed up for Vonage – one of the first phone companies that offered inexpensive phone service through your Internet connection. I was fairly happy with the service at the time and recommended some of my family members … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved to El Cerrito!

After 7 years in Berkeley we were forced to move to a new location. The new digs are located in a very scenic area of El Cerrito, California, the hometown of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Nice views of the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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iPod Touch 5th Generation Review

Apple announced the 5th generation iPod Touch on September 12th, 2012 and began shipping the item at the end of October 2012.   Apple had not made a significant upgrade to the iPod Touch in 2 years other than adding … Continue reading

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The End of iTunes Music Copy Protection, Sort of…

A few years ago Apple made a big announcement at Macworld in San Francisco.  It wasn’t a new dazzling hi-tech computer, iPhone or iPod but the announcement that the iTunes Music store will sell all music download without any digital … Continue reading

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Record with an Apple Logic Pro 9 Certified Engineer

I  recently became Level 1 certified in Apple’s newest cutting edge high end audio recording application Logic Pro 9 (part of the latest version Logic Studio).  I am a long time user of Logic. Apple Logic is a great tool … Continue reading

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Final Cut Pro 7 Certified Pro

Apple recently unveiled a new version of their flagship video editing application Final Cut Pro 7, part of the newest Apple Final Cut Studio suite. I recently became a ‘Certified Pro’ in Final Cut Pro 7.   I have had … Continue reading

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Logic Pro 9

I recently upgraded our studio’s audio recording software to Apple’s Logic Pro 9 (part of the new Logic Studio) and have been putting it through the paces.   New to Logic Pro is the ability to add and embed written … Continue reading

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Internet Radio Comes of Age

For years I have wanted to listen to the multitude of eclectic Internet radio stations on a place other than my computer.  Today, this is now possible. Wunder Radio, Pandora, Wolfgang’s Vault, AOL Radio and other applications provide direct Internet streaming of … Continue reading

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iPod Touch 2nd Generation Review

I recently acquired an iPod Touch (2nd Generation model) and have been putting it through the paces.  I am very impressed by the functionality of the iPod Touch compared to the original iPods (now called the iPod Classic).  The unit … Continue reading

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WordPress Powered

We recently installed the latest version of the popular open source WordPress software to our site.  You can now easily search for entries by typing in a keyword in the Search field on the top left and clicking Search. You … Continue reading

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Apple Logic Pro 8 Certified

I just recently became officially certified in Apple’s newest cutting edge high end audio recording application Logic Pro 8 (part of Logic Studio).  I have been using Apple Logic since version 6 (before that I used Digital Performer).   Occasionally people … Continue reading

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Matte or Glossy Color CDs and DVDs

We are now offering direct color printing on either a matte or glossyfinish CD or DVD.  The newer glossy finish is also water resistant (won’t smear) & is scratch resistant.  CD’s and DVD’s come in a slim-line clear jewel case.  These are great … Continue reading

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Macworld Expo & the Geek Squad

Macworld is a week long event where hi-tech enthusiasts converge in San Francisco at the Moscone Center to see the latest and greatest gadgets released from Apple.   People wait in long lines over night to see the hi-tech guru Steve … Continue reading

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Logic Pro 8

I recently upgraded our studio recording software to Apple’s Logic Studio from Logic Pro 7.  Logic Studio now includes the premier recording application Logic 8 as well as a slew of additional applications and a large quantity of media loops.  … Continue reading

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Final Cut Pro 6 Certified

Recently became officially an ‘Apple Certified Pro’ in Final Cut Pro 6.  Final Cut Pro 6 is the newest video editing release and part of Final Cut Studio 2.  I also am also a certified professional in both Apple Logic … Continue reading

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B & H in NYC

Although I have ordered many audio and video products from B&H for years, I finally made a visit to the retail headquarters in New York City at 420 9th Avenue.   B&H is a unique experience –  not your standard hi-tech … Continue reading

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Video Editing & DVD Services Available

We are now offer video editing services as well as DVD authoring.  We can format your video for the web, YouTube, MySpace and/or DVD.  We can import footage from your mini-DV tapes.  We can provide video on video, split screen, … Continue reading

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Inzunza Music Video

I recently finished editing a music video for the San Jose based group Inzunza.  The footage was shot in San Diego by Invid Films.  You can view the clip on YouTube and here.

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