I’ve got several items on tap for this update. First up is a musical project that I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks. It’s a new theme song for a gaming-related radio broadcast on Siren FM in Lincoln, UK. The show is called The Cyber Den, and it’s hosted by Jake “The Voice.” It airs every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon GMT and can be heard from the link posted previously. If you want to hear it, tune in next Wednesday (24 October 2018) at 10:00 a.m. GMT and listen for its debut!
Next up is a contest that’s being held by the fine fellow who runs the Retro Garden game review web site. The prize is an autographed copy of my Calibrations album! Not too many of these exist in the wild, so now’s your chance to get one for yourself. Rules for the contest are posted at this link. Good luck!
Moving on, I’d like to place an unpaid plug for a product that I’ve been using since the late ’90s. They’re called “Humfrees,” and you can see them in the black-and-white photo on this page. They’re intended for use with musical equipment racks. What do they do? They isolate gear from the rack rail and from other gear attached to the rail, reducing the chances of developing ground loop noise in your signal path. They’re a little tricky to install, but in my experience they’re well worth the effort. Highly recommended.
Finally, now that I’ve finished the aforementioned musical project, I’m going to be removing (with the help of my son) my old Kawai K5000R synth from my rack and taking it to Audio Electronics in Dallas for refurbishment. It’s developed a problem common to the K5000R series — the LCD screen has a tendency to fade out after several minutes’ use. I’m going to have them fix that, plus do a full clean-out and check of the systems. Should cost a couple hundred bucks, I’m guessing.
Oh yeah – one last thing. I fixed the problem of the Yamaha CS6X on my own. Turned out to be a much easier fix than I thought it’d be. And no, I’m not telling you how I fixed it. It’d be too embarrassing.