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Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by basspig » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:18 am

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

March 31st 2012 marks the very first meeting of the Basspig Audiophile Society.


Venue: Theater with 12' AT screen and legendary 16,500 watt sound system

Laboratory: The 'mad scientist's' lab, where I tweak, redesign, and sometimes repair audio gear. Equipped with a vast array of Tektronix and H/P test equipment, analyzers, scopes, signal generators, etc., where I'll be demonstrating some interesting circuits and audio component phenomena.



I'm hoping to have things start up around 2:30-3:00PM and go on til whenever.

I'll have lots of orchestra recordings that I made using my proprietary multimike system, lots of the sharpest video you've ever seen projected on a large screen, and a variety of imported music and movies, if anyone is interested.

There's an array of Kurzweil samplers and synths, keyboard and multitrack recording system in the studio, coupled to my two video editing suites where I create concert videos, 3D animations and do all the production of DVD and Blu-ray discs. In short, a lot of interesting things to see and do!

Please RSVP, for address and directions....
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:53 am

Wish I could make it, Mark. Hope you have a great turnout!
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by Don » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:19 am

Mark,

Sounds like a great time. Little far for me from Florida. :( :(
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by elgrau » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:30 pm

Would love to make it, but since we're de-evolving back to the dark ages doubt that many can afford the "luxury" of long range travel much longer...(sky high energy costs, etc....all planned/manipulated, of course...we have many 100's of years of cheap oil/gas! Just a NWO president who hates the kind of freedom and individualism that "free travel" empowers...hence higher and higher fuel prices!).
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Post by basspig » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:59 pm

Ha, ha, I know what you mean! With gas over $5 in some parts of the country, puts a damper on travel, doesn't it?

I appreciate all the nice comments though. I realize this is more a local/regional meeting and so far, the attendees are within 65 miles or 90 mins drive time. We have two confirmed for the meet, which is a good start.

I'm trying to get the editor of an audio magazine to attend, as well as some musicians.

Should be lots of fun!
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by basspig » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:40 pm

Just an update...

The Basspig Audiophile Society Social (B.A.S.S.) is all set for this coming Saturday, with a starting time 2:30-3:00PM.

Based on suggestions from attendees, we're planning to serve dinner at the start of the meet. I'm thinking of making my (now famous) lasagna dish, despite the high cost of the various cheeses that go into it, because it really is extraordinary. We'll have snacks/dips and drinks available all throughout the day/evening, too.


Roster of Events (not necessarily in this order):

Ultimate Fireworks Demonstration on Blu-ray --recorded by me
Symphony Orchestra Videos with Surround Sound --recorded by me
Reference quality HD digital film demonstration
Laboratory demos--vacuum tube amplifiers; filament voltage effects on distortion - capacitors types & how they affect distortion - using the Spectrum Analyzer to evaluate amplifier performance (feel free to bring an amplifier that I can run a full set of specifications on for demonstration purposes.)
MIDI Demonstration
3D Graphics examples
(Later, if everyone can agree on a movie, we may even show a complete movie from my growing collection of Blu-ray titles.)

Feel free to suggest activities. We may think of additional stuff between now and Saturday.
I look forward to meeting everyone at the event! See you Saturday!

R.S.V.P. for directions and address.

--Mark
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by angelod307 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:21 pm

how is the get together going thus far? boy i would love to attend, but maybe later on when i go and visit vintage hifi in pa later on this year i could make the effort to visit. your rig is very immpressive jedi master.....you have been seduced by the dark side i say....... as there are more woofers than a van halen concert...... =D> =D> =D>

keep rocking that wife freindly rig....soon i will be the teacher, when i add to my house a stereo room as well...... 8-[ [-o<
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Post by basspig » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:54 pm

3 confirmed attendees, so far. Room for more!

Send me a PM the week before you plan on visiting my area and we'll see if our schedules can be made to work out a visit.
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Post by basspig » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:01 am

Everything's moving on schedule. A bit of snow flurries predicted for the AM in the region, but with daytime temps in the 50s, I don't see that being a problem for travelers.

I've got the curve tracer set up with some triodes and variable filament supply to demonstrate some aspects of tube performance. Also have a direct-coupled triode amplifier setup on the bench, where we'll observe a few things about how triodes handle distortion and how filament voltage affects some triodes.
Of course, there's the audio visual side, with an unforgettable experience awaiting, with fireworks demo, symphony recordings and some of the clearest video ever put on Blu-ray!

Snacks served throughout the day, lasagna dinner being buffet served in the afternoon for all the hungry weary travelers.

Hope to see ya'll here!
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Post by angelod307 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:10 pm

updates welcomed.....
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Re: Basspig Audiophile Society Meeting (March 31)

Post by basspig » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:46 am

angelod307 wrote:updates welcomed.....

The first annual B.A.S.S. Meetup was a smash success! 7 attendees, from as far away as Pennsylvania (actually two) and the rest hailing from the tri-state area.
A great time was had by all, plenty of food was consumed and it was like a mini-fest, complete with laboratory demonstrations, fine music, the Ultimate Fireworks (my neighbors started lighting their own fireworks after mine were done, as they must have thought I had a lot of illegal explosives here), showings of reference footage shot on the Samurai + CineAlta cameras and a MIDI demonstration. Several guests suggested we do this again next year and that they would love to do it again. My lasagna was a hit, and some of the guests brought everything from wine to rum cake and chips. We even had the editor of Stereophile Magazine in attendance, which was a rare surprise. In all, it was worth the effort and I know I had a great time, and I think everyone else did too.
I have to say that the level of quality of the people I met this evening served to boost my faith in humanity. I met some very decent folks this evening! Thank you all for coming!
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Post by Shortcake » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:00 am

I was checking out your website and want to know if you have an informational "photo" you can send me - I would love to pin it to pintrest. Your website doesn't have anything Pintrest can read to pin. I have a few clients, and me as well, that may be interested in your services in the tri-state area and I can tweet and FB share it - but pinterest would keep it active for me to refer people to.

I certainly wish I knew you a few months ago - but I may be seeking some assistance with a client's project in May.

Let me know if this is possible (A photo to tag). I just had an inquiry from a client who does frequent PBS events. Sending him you website now.

Edited: - I just downloaded a photo from your website and repinned it from my computer to Pintrest and copied your text to accompany it. I will be in touch in a few for a possible project but am sharing with some others. Here is a stupid question - you on Twitter? FB? Pinterest yourself?
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Post by basspig » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi Shortcake,

I have about 6 websites, but since you mentioned PBS, I'm thinking you've found the MWHD productions site and that's what you're referring to.

Yes, I am on Facebook, but not Twitter (go figure, I have two parrots in my household and I'm not on Twitter!)
https://www.facebook.com/BassPig
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MWHD-Pro ... 7529714035

May is a great time for me.. just between tax filing and starting up work on my home renovation for the season, so I have a couple of weeks free to devote to a project.

You should find lots of taggable stuff on my Facebook pages, hopefully.

PM me with some details about the projects. I'd like to hear what you're working on.
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Post by Shortcake » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Cannot pin from FB - but will "like" your page and share.

I have just begun to market the audio recording of meetings and events - with the hopes of handling the smaller ones myself and the larger ones through subcontracting or a direct hookup.

I have two producers and directors I am working with now for TV shows - one already airing and one in production, with many more to come - where they record interviews (audio and video) and we transcribe. The issue becomes for them the scattering of their interviewee subjects all over the country (world in some cases) and being able to schedule the interviews and be on point with timeline. Thy have asked me to just record a few and I have had to pass until recently, but since they want the video and we transcribe audio and time code it to match - it would be wonderful for me to be able to market someone who can handle both.

A few ppl have already repinned and conn3cted to your site through my pintrest. You really need to get on twitter but I have to tell you be ready. I joined last year and my business expanded 250% since then.

If I am not in touch with you soon, I am hoping one of my clients (or more) will be. Just do me a favor, keep that quality up because some of these interviews kill me when transcribing - horrible horrible audio.
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Post by Shortcake » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:55 pm

OMG - get your FB fan page going lol. Social media is the way of today - forget the future.
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