Tascam DR-07 Test

I’ve moved my music setup completely “out of the box”, (computer free) and I’ve been looking for a way to record without having to move my computer to the other side of the room. I settled on this Tascam DR-07, acquired second hand via eBay, and delivered today.

Sounds are a Korg Volca Beats & a Korg Electribe ER-1, Boss DS-1, Lexicon MX-200, and Alesis Midi Verb. Sequenced via BeatStep Pro, running through my Mackie and into the line input on the Tascam.

This was my first recording and the levels are a little hot, but I’m pretty stoked on the Tascam. Since it’s a field recorder it can also do double duty to collect found sounds for my Volca Sample. 🙂

Sidechain (Original Mix)

This track kills it! A must listen, if you’re into grooving, dubby techno.

Rhauder feat. Paul St. Hilaire – Sidechain (Original Mix), on Ornaments Records.

I will definitely be looking for this on vinyl.

If videos aren’t your thing, here’s a link to the full track on SoundCloud.

Simon Bike Riding

My son and I decided to make a “super BMX action sport video” together. He cruised around on his bike, pretending to be Matt Hoffman while I followed him on my skateboard with the camera.

Here’s the resulting video; shaky, out of focus, and rough editing – but so, so so much fun!

Music is “our Swords”, by Band of Horses.

Bill Carlile at Arlington Skatepark by Jimmy Smutek

Arlington & Fairfax Skateparks

Skate video I shot while on a road trip to Northern Virginia’s Arlington & Fairfax skatepark’s with my friends Bill, Ed, Justin, and Rex. Great day with great friends.

This was my first time out with my D5100 and my first time seriously trying to edit, and my first real video! I have a ton to learn and I’m stoked to learn it. Available in HD (720p) if you click through and view on Vimeo.

Tunez: Iggy Pop, The Passenger