John's Rantings

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

Nov 6, 2017

Added to the arsenal is the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 with 8 mic pres and a total of 18 inputs and 20 outputs.  This now gives me the mobility to take the mulitrack recording to the band. …

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Silver Lining on the move!

November 1, 2015 - 

Silver Lining is really starting to pick up steam.  After the Takoma Park concerts, we were mentioned on Channel 9's news broadcast as a good example of the kinds of cool things happening in Takoma ParkRead more
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Silver Lining live in Takoma Park

August 8, 2015 -

Silver Lining at the Old Town Gazebo in Takoma Park.  It was hot, 92 degrees but nobody felt it at all.  In the shade of towering trees and under the cover of the old 1920's gazebo …Read more
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The Deacons at Paradiso, 4/18

Full House!  All gigs are good.  Some maybe better than others, some not so much.  But there's fun and learning in every gig.  Last night there was a huge amount of both.  Having the room filled with wonderful friends and …Read more
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Silver Lining releases a 6 song demo

Silver Lining's 6 song demo

  Silver Lining has released a new 6 song demo CD, available for free at live shows or mailed upon request.  Songs include: Born Under A Bad Sign, Congo Square, Just A Little Bit, Stone …Read more

The Deacons at Colonial Tavern

After a highly successful debut at the Tavern in November, The Deacons are all set to go again Saturday, Dec 20th for the Christmas show.  9:00, at "The Home Of The Irish Brigade" in old town Fredericksburg.  
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The Shure SM-27 for sure, for sure!

3/17/14: 
Just picked up a great new microphone from Musician's Friend.  It's the Shure SM-27, a great condenser microphone I plan on using for vocals on all my home studio work.  The frequency response is amazing - so much better …Read more
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Silver Lining Demo getting closer!

11/9/13: Silver Lining is making great progress with it’s 6 song demo CD: drum tracks are recorded, bass is finished in all but two of the songs.  One more night of tracking and the bass is done and we’re all …Read more
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Dogfish Head Alehouse

  4/9/13: Dogfish Head Alehouse on Saturday was a wonderful night! We had a little more room and time to set up compared to the last time we were in there. And a lot of wonderful friends came out to …Read more