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Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" final performances in Chicago

[Note: This post is “under constructtion” at the moment] #CrankinOutTheHits had to stack up for a few days while the Grateful Dead performed their “final performances ever” at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015. I was tapped to be a broadcast engineer for SiriusXM, assisting the “main dude” (Billy K) in a rather chaotic logistical nightmare. It was four days (one setup, three performance) of insanity, but it was a great experience that I’ll probably never forget. And I’m not even a “Dead Head” by any measure…
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Jessica ("Jess") Meuse on American Idol 2014

UPDATE: Jess made it to #4 and left American Idol on May 8th. Probably thumbing through the offers as I type this. Congrats to her and I'm sure she'll use her experiences to her advantage.

UPDATE: *Still* kicking some [SELF-CENSORED] on AI, Jess is currently in the TOP 6 as of this update.

2014.02.13: You may have noticed Guest House Studios and MASSIVE Mastering client Jess Meuse on season 13 of American Idol -- As of this writing, she's made the top 30 and looks like she's going to be quite the force to be reckoned with. No matter how far she goes (hopefully right to the top), we're proud of her and wish her well. Read More...

Rupert Neve in the House - Mid-2013 Stuff

Haven't had the chance to just post a "news" post in -- Geez, I guess it's been over a year. So much stuff… New Abney Park recordings and some solo projects from AP members Jody Ellen and Josh Goering (Xanther), amazing technical prog-type metal from Tyranny of Hours, dozens and dozens of singles from talented musicians from across the spectrum. I'll try to update it more later.

Picked up a Z-Sys z-8.8 (4.4.2) Digital Detangler which is still in the process of being properly installed -- So many options. And most recently, added the Rupert Neve Designs P2MB (Portico II Master Buss Processor) -- One of the most impressive pieces of mastering gear I've yet to come across. It's "the sound I was looking for" in a rather complicated, but wonderfully flexible package.

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FINALLY - A #1 Album!!! -- Sort of...

A compelling story of cooperation and triumph across Continental borders -- Keane's "Strangeland" album hits #1 on the U.K. Charts. "Deluxe" material mastered here at MASSIVE Mastering -- By Robin Schmidt of 2496 Mastering in Germany.

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