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About deftguy

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  1. What a legacy and what a great person Michael was. RIP.
  2. You probably won't hear from them because it is likely they will not embrace what you have to say. The words "it is over their technical heads"comes to mind here.
  3. " Ayala ( in Chino Hills), Vista Murrieta, Upland, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Hills, Fountain Valley, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, El Toro, Chino Hills, Rancho Verde, Rowland High, Arcadia, Etiwanda, Chino, Hart, Thousand Oaks, and quite a lot of bands in the San Diego area are good as well ( San Bernardo, Mt. Carmel). Southern California has one of the stronger group of bands in the WHOLE country, participating in several different local circuits. They regularly do very well against schools from different states and regions in the state. They may not all do BOA, but there are a lo
  4. You are making an assumption that economics is driving Ray's decision to leave. Yes he recorded the Blue Knights years ago, but he has more recordings that go beyond Drum Corps that are excellent and have sold. Releasing a recording on the SACD format is not going to make you wealthy, so you better love what you record more as much as the money you make from it. As a sound engineer and mixer, I record stuff because I love the sound of the instruments, the music, and the talent behind them both. Half the stuff I have recorded was not for sale, and the other half would barely make a profit. No
  5. I would be much more insulted if the uninitiated called the Colorguard a band-aid.
  6. He already been there and done that with the Blue Knights. He even recorded that brass line with a special microphone setup on the DSD format. Absolutely stunning recording with ZERO compression and prodigious dynamics.
  7. If I am not mistaken, I think I heard your recordings of Robert Silverman in DSD at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in 2017. I was awed to say the least.
  8. Yes, we get our creative juices flowing with sativa, need to relax from those creative explosions with idica, and sometimes need a hybrid to balance out both. I am hungry now, so back to your regularly scheduled program.......
  9. Mr. Kimber, as a fellow sound engineer and mixer and a strong supporter of your ISO recordings of the Blue Knights and others released on the SACD format, I understand where you are coming from here. I also agree with you on the sound of drum corps on CD. Much like you, I also lament the shift from unamplified drum corps to amplified drum corps. While I have no issue with the use of sound "effects", I do have a major issue with deploying microphones all over the field to increase the sonic impact of the corps. It is overdone, poorly implemented, and takes away alot from the excellent shows on
  10. I don't know why the Rose Bowl is the focus here. You have the renovated Coliseum and two new stadiums that are being built there.
  11. I love this. I live in Oakland, and it is nice to get some perspective on how we stack up to other cities in this area. If we listen to San Franciscans, our city is so dangerous it is not worth crossing the bridge.
  12. San Francisco would be a dream, but it is one I could embrace.
  13. Based on this statement successful is a subjective analysis based on personal opinion. What Bloo was not successful at is being victorious over their competition.
  14. I have just one, and it is based on Webster's dictionary. "be successful or victorious" One can argue they were successful if their own scoring benchmark is at play, but victorious is a no go based on their score, they were not competing against themselves.