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May the new year be filled with opportunities, positive ideas, and happiness!皆様の新しい年が希望と喜びに満ちた年になりますように。令和3年度も何卒ご贔屓のほどよろしくお願いいたします! Best regards,Oki – m2pi

A new mic preamp is here in our studio: BAE 1073MP: Sonically speaking, it’s a significant leap forward from Focusrite ISA One that we used for 11 years (!). Now with my beloved AKG C-414 XL-II, my voice sounds PRISTINE to say the least! After using this 1073MP for an hour or so, I switched … Read more

TTM – Telegraphic Transfer Middle. I came up with this command line tool, to download the month-end list of TTM rates for specified year. Here’s how it looks: You are welcome to download it, and use it if you’d like: https://m2pi.net/ready/miscellaneous/getTTM.zip

First of all, we now have a new recording room. The room is fully tuned, and is VERY quiet to the point that silence hurts my ears! I thought we were ready to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis … but I was wrong. The wave was so huge! Due to the coronavirus-related lockdown of the … Read more

Until today I kept wondering how I should get to my trusty old Dashboard apps … then found out that the feature is stripped off entirely from this new Mac OS (“Catalina”): It took me a while to figure this out myself. Oh well… 🙁

It took me some courage to finally jump off the cliff, to get a Catalina-installed machine. Phew!! Since my main task is voice production, I really had to make sure my audio tools run flawlessly. I must make sure my main audio interface – UA Apollo Twin Duo – functions well via Thunderbolt 3 ports. … Read more

Wow! Year 2019 is already gone. Such an awesome year it was, eh? 🙂 We relocated to this new place closer to Tokyo (an 1.5 hr. drive away). We have a better, faster, more accurate data processing framework, with drastically less errors in our products. I am much healthier than ever, with my right Achilles … Read more

Have you ever thought it’d be spiffy, if you could: Prepare a list of terminology translations using Microsoft Excel, saved as a UTF-8 CSV file, … then apply those translations to a document, instantaneously? Well… I came up with this little shell tool named ‘swapTerms_withDict‘ that does just that. Here’s the code: #!/usr/bin/env python3 # … Read more