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  1. Yesterday I got home after spending a week in Florida at InfoComm for my job. InfoComm, for those who don't know, is this huge convention directed towards the A/V industry. So, I got to see all sorts of cool gadgets from DBX, Marantz, Epson, Spectrum, and a bunch of others. I think the thing I was most impressed with was the DriveRack 4800 from DBX. The fact that I could control it wirelessly from a laptop (they actually were doing it with a tablet PC) makes me hard. The only thing I really didn't like about it was that you click in the knobs to mute a channel...wtf?

    We also got to take some cool classes, three of which covered good mixing and live-sound setup techniques. Then another one we took covered how to setup a conference room (installed, not live setup), which got into acoustics and touched on a bit of the math. Finally, we also got to take a tour of the Rosen School of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.

    It wasn't all work, though. The first two days were pretty slow, so I got to go to Cocoa Beach, which was the first time I had ever seen the ocean. We also got to play laser tag and mess around with cool things in this place called Wonderworks.

    But yeah, it's good to be home. The days were so long that by the time I got back in my hotel room, I didn't have much energy to do anything more than watch a movie. It sort of disappointed me since I was wanting to work on music in Cubase and Reason. But still, it was a good trip.

    Speaking of Reason, I put together a bit of a rearrangement. One of my favorite videogames of all time is a Genesis game called Herzog Zwei. The music that it contains is just one of the reasons I love it so much. Well, 8 to 10 months or so ago I recreated the song "Back to Square One" in Reason just for fun. I didn't remix it, but instead attempted to keep the same feel of the original, and so replaced only the drum track. I never went all out with it, instead keeping it simple and to the point. After I finished it, I never touched it again. Then yesterday afternoon, I decided to try fixing up the sound.

    So, here's the mp3 of the song (you can find the original on the net if you look): http://www.du.edu/~ahunt/back_to_square_one.mp3

    I also have the Reason file if you wish. It's actually extremely simple, so it may not be that impressive: http://www.du.edu/~ahunt/Back%20to%20Square%20One.rps