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Robert Williamson replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"AT the moment I use Audition in Dual Screen mode, running on a fast WIndows7 x64 box that has NO screen, dedicated to tv torrent downloads...and recording. I access Audition via Windows 7's Remote Desktop which allows dual screens, either from…"
Sep 24, 2013
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"agree looks programmed by a committee"
Sep 24, 2013
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"I've been using Adobe Audition ever since it was CoolEdit Pro 1.0. Ive stopped upgrading since v3.0 as the Creative Suite 5+ versions are said to have reduced functionality. Ive installed and tried a few other, but found most such as Audacity,…"
Sep 23, 2013
Edward Sparks replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"Since my March 9th 2009 reply I have switched to an iMAC running Logic Pro 9...I just love it, and like Alex Cummins said, it  some features that make it worth it's weight in gold all alone!  I am just getting into midi and I…"
Aug 6, 2012
Stephen Boyke replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"Reaper.  $60.  Full featured."
Jul 13, 2012
Walt Pilcher replied to Robert Mattson's discussion Best 2nd Tier DAW Applications in the group Home Recording
"Anyone else have experience with Acoustica Mixcraft?"
Jun 28, 2012
Robert Mattson replied to Ken Rogers's discussion Minimal System for Coffee House Gigs? in the group Coffee House Players
"Rick, Good point. I'd forgotten about the Fender Passport series, even though I've used a Passport 250 for a corporate gig. If you're talking about the Fender PAs, I don't recall them having wheels. To me the balance is sound…"
Feb 16, 2010
Robert Mattson replied to Ken Rogers's discussion Minimal System for Coffee House Gigs? in the group Coffee House Players
"You have a bunch of options. I've used an acoustic amp with dual channels. You can find some for sub $200. Put it on a stand and your're set. I've used a Mackie SRM150. Small, easy to move, 2-channel, but only a 5 1/4 speaker, so no…"
Feb 16, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
7-10 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Travel guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin 00016-GTE
Babicz Jumbo
Rainsong WS1000
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RSamick D16
Washburn Rover
SX-50 Tele
Rogue Mandolin
What is your website address?
http://www.robertmattson.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk/Folk-pop
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The Gentle Art of Self-Promotion

Self-promotion, or as I like to think of it "pimping myself". How to do it tastefully but effectively. Not an easy subject. As my day job is in marketing I have no problem pushing a product I believe in, so pushing my house concert series with players like Justin Roth, Eric Schwartz, Pat Wictor, Mike Morris and Scott Von is really easy. I just let people know that I'm doing them a favor by getting them to come to show. I can wax poetic about the playing skills, songwriting, voices and humor of… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 7:21pm

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At 7:17pm on January 26, 2009, Reg Hayes said…
I'd be interested in hearing that story. The clear finish looks really nice. The wood has a very good grain pattern. Did you have to sand down the filler / primer a lot before you could spray the finish?

Have you tried any work on your acoustics or ever thought about building an acoustic kit? I sometimes think that I might try an acoustic kit but even with one that has a lot of the intricate work done to it, there still is a lot of scary work to do.

Reg
At 9:24pm on January 25, 2009, Reg Hayes said…
Hi Robert, yes it is a Saga kit. I spray painted the body and clear coated it too. It took a lot of trial and error and a heck of a long time to dry completely. I should really have polished it too but I'm a bit lazy. The photo makes it look nicer than it really is. It plays well and sounds pretty good. I shimmed the neck and worked carefully on the set up and intonation. Originally I sprayed the neck with a clear coat but found that the sweat from my hand was causing the finish to crack and peel. So, I carefully scraped it off with an old credit card as scraper, except for the headstock. It feels pretty good that way to me. Probably more than you wanted to know. Oh yeah, I also lined the pick-up and control cavities with copper foil tape and made sure it was grounded to help cut down on RF noise.

Please, if you are interested in talking more and sharing stories, add me as a friend.

Reg Hayes
 
 
 

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