Author Archives: Bus Tunnel Studios

Fixing Guitars

This week saw me catching up with a lit of guitar care and servicing. The square ones are easy to find, but those round to-its are a bit scarce. The red electric guitar is a 1970’s Vesta copy of a … Continue reading

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a new Guitar in the family

Bartering: Sometimes I make a little time to help some people I know when they have computer problems. One such kind heart has swapped an almost new guitar for my work as a geek on a bicycle. An old computer … Continue reading

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Adaptions for Video Cameras

Technology playing Musical Chairs After another cheep Sonycan died, the is only an old model SX-Canon Power-Shot camera left. Although it’s just a small point and shoot camera, it has very good electronics for manual control, better than many SLRs. … Continue reading

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The Joys of Maintenance

The day to day running of a music-recording studio, as with any small start-up, is all about keeping the thing going without constantly blowing out a very tight budget. There is a whole different way of looking at it, if … Continue reading

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CD Album Progress

Rocking the Footpath by Mark and the Mp3s This is a collection of the songs I have been performing live over the past year or so busking on the streets of Wellington. I’ve been recording the backing band tracks on … Continue reading

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December Busking

Shake Rattle and Roll. They don’t call New Zealand the shaky isles for nothing. Once again it is modern buildings like the Reddings Car-parking building, that is a nightmare. The building I live in has good strength and rides aftershocks … Continue reading

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the War on Drugs has been a Crime against Humanity

RNZ story. From Nine to Noon, 1 December 2016, story on the RNZ Site with Audio [ War on Drugs Failure ] ‘We are just recycling vulnerable people’ The war on drugs has been a “failure”, international experts say. Is … Continue reading

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New Busking Amplifier

This morning I got up early to grab digits out of the bank, and got my but down to the shop to buy a brand new 12 volt slave amplifier. It was from an auto shop. Boy racers have very … Continue reading

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Recording My Own Music

In the last few years I have learned a lot about recording music. So much in fact, that I want to go back and record some of my old songs again, as well as adding to the backing band for … Continue reading

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Re-Vamp the Pre-Amp

Last week my busking amplifier blew up. This week I have been using an acoustic guitar to do the busking song and dance show without the amp. Suddenly I get to remember how much harder work it is to do … Continue reading

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