The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
The Grand Fallacy

Soundcraft Ui24R.

Since just before New Year 2013, I’ve owned and loved the (now discontinued) Line 6 StageScape M20d digital mixer. It has provided me over ten years of solid performance, and rave reviews for my bands’ sound at gigs. But over the past few months I’ve struggled with a sudden onset …

The best girl.

I’m warning you in advance: this story doesn’t have a happy ending. If you stick around, it’s on you. In September 2010, I set out in search of a new family dog, after our previous dog Abby had died. As a child, my family had always had a dog or …

Unsit Treadmill.

There are precious few reviews of the Unsit Treadmill on the web that are truly independent. Most are on consumer review sites (and you have no idea whether they’re genuine). The reviews that turn up highest in searches are by a firm that you can’t really call independent — they’re …

Band LLC taxes.

Our band formed an LLC last year. Now, in January of the following year, it’s time to put it to use. The point of the LLC was to fairly distribute taxes on earnings to all band members. The tradeoff for that is maintaining the books, and filing the right paperwork …

Mentoring: a parable.

There’s a player on a sports team who wants to become a team captain in the offensive team that she’s on. But she’s never been a team captain before. The team’s offensive coach suggests mentoring, and gives her a name and a number to call. After the usual introductions and …

Upgrading done.

This weekend I decided in a foolhardy moment to upgrade the server that runs this blog and other domains I maintain. I moved the system from CentOS 7 to the new CentOS Stream 9. Everything is apparently in good working order now, at least as far as I can tell. …

MOTÖRing up, part 4.

I just published the latest in my video series on getting your Behringer MOTÖR keyboard working well with Pro Tools as a recording controller. If you’re not familiar with the series, check out this earlier post for a link to the first YouTube video, and then go from there. This …