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October … Already?!?! Tempus fugit, for sure. I am about to sell my old house about 600+ kilometers west of where I live now. In the course of action I had truckloads of things to do … and now we only have less than 3 months to go until the year end. Phew!!! What a … Read more

We are going through several stages of hardware/software upgrades this year, and this is one of the most important one; microphone cable upgrades: All Canare L4E6S cables in the studio will be replaced by Mogami 2534.

Today, I bid farewell to my old package manager, “MacPorts“, and migrate/reinstall/reconfigure pretty much everything that had to do with development to Homebrew. Boy! That took me half of my day. This leap also took some considerable amount of courage for me, since I kept relying on MacPorts for almost two decades. So far, so … Read more

Prior to this month, I was grappling with a bit of dilemma. On all of my 4 functioning workstations (MacPro, Mac mini, and two laptops), I had different versions of command-line job tools installed. So when I call up a tool – say, “jQuote” for assessing/quoting Japanese VO scripts – it’d behave differently across workstations… … Read more

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