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A Cloudy Day

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While the sun is great, driving the parkway on a cloudy day is very interesting because the clouds
provide a canopy of new colors and sounds. The mist of soft rain falling presents a melody of sounds
that we normally do not hear on a sunny day. The canopy of trees that the drive goes under in a mist
of rain and clouds darkens the hues of greens, golds and reds this time of year. The air is cooler on a
cloudy day in fall setting the tone for a peaceful ride along the parkway. As always during the fall, the
leaves are beginning to drop to the ground softly and the ones remaining are starting to gain more color
as peak season slowly approaches the Asheville area of the parkway.

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day 31: When your day goes “boom”.

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everyone's talking about dynamite coffee roasters. like really. quite of a few people have mentioned it as their favorite place. so, i decided that's where i needed to go. and i was looking forward to all of the hype. the only problem, to tell you the truth, was that i was feeling excited and blah all at the same time. i think my mood matched the weather...

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Z-Burbia comes to Asheville

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Jake Bible, a local author. He has recently released his latest book, the first in a new zombie series. Z-Burbia has all the facets of a good zombie read you could ask for: zombies, shotguns, people armed to the teeth, and home owner's associations. This is Jake's first book set in Asheville, and he took the time out to tell us more about it. 

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Your Start to Great Drum Tracks

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Your Start to Great Drum Tracks Recording your drum tracks can be one of the most challenging aspects of recording your bands music. If anything makes your music sound like a home brew, it’s because something went wrong in your drum tracks. This article will be the first part of a series of multiple articles on drum production and recording. Today we’ll cover how to place the microphones over the drum kit or otherwise known as “overheads”. We’ll cover two approaches and a fun fact on cymbal tone: A classic Beatles era overhead miking approach A new school asymmetrical approach A insight to shaping brittle cymbal tones, and cool stereo effects And of course, we’ll pair each of these sections with videos. So you can hear what I’m talking about and take it all in. That’s the point…isn’t it? Limitations Are Not a Deal Breaker Let’s face it…we all have limitations. These limitations could be a selection of gear, the quality of gear, the number of microphones and inputs, or even the space that we have to record in. However, the modern recording mindset is to rid ourselves of limitations. Let’s take guitar amps for example…We buy guitar amp simulators …

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Day 30. I’m going north.

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i found myself driving on i-26 north today. and that could mean only one thing.. i was headed to weaverville, a small town just about 10-15 minutes from asheville. i had not planned this at all. like i said, i just found myself on the highway, headed north.

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