The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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Cornelius, NC



February 03, 2012

POW POW: PREs and Sunshine and Literature

Written by The Lennon Bus


I sit enthralled in the front studio of the bus, I sit enthralled reading Eugenides’ new book “The Marriage Plot.” I sit so enthralled that I do not realize that we were sitting at the University of Southern California campus until I look up and noticed the markings of the Trojan mascot around me. It all blurs on me a bit, I am running audio for today’s session. I sit and realize that the students we are going to have on today are a practiced band and will be coming ready armed with guitars and all.
Impressive, I think that they were described as impressive.
USC is a really impressive campus. Was it one of those instances that happen on the bus where we end up at a pretty location on pretty day and pretty sun lights our pretty parking spot and everything is just pretty. The weather was fantastic, the people were nice and I was running audio.
I do not do audio too often. I’m on a big video kick so doing audio was a slight change for me this day and I felt ready for the task.
Guitars are a subject of fascination for me. I spent a youth with Sonic Youth. They are a strange tool that can coax so many different sounds and feelings and emotions and chords and sensations and tones from the solid (or hollow) body.
We spent the beginning of the year setting up the studio as we wanted things to be changed around for us for the New Year. A passing thought we had that shaped its self into a reality is the idea of being able to plug guitars into the bus anywhere and have them DI’d and set to record.
Ryan and Hans spent an evening soldering and setting up the http://www.avid.com/US/products/PRE”> Avid PRE to be a DI pre for the bus just by patching.
I had a nice view of the campus most of the day from my view in the middle studio just out the front window, I had little to no intention of moving from my spot. Joy enthralled me when I realized that they are remote controllable through http://www.avid.com/US/products/family/pro-tools”>Pro Tools.
      Sunshine enjoyed from inside the bus.

exibit 2: sunshinebusfine

I learned about audio
And the protagonist of “The Marriage Plot”
And my own personal love of not only guitars
But suit jackets
And MIDI controllable PREs.

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