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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Mini Tour of Jabladav Studio
Welcome to a mini-tour of Jabladav Studio. To your left is a Line 6 Flextone HD Head. I use this for both guitar and bass parts in the studio. The rack underneath it is my old road gear: ADA MP-1 pre-amp (Mesa-Boogie/Groove Tube tubes)with a MosValve Power amp. Not sure of year of the Mesa-Boogie 4x12.I bought it used in 95. My guess is it is a 1990 model. It is a mono cabinet and will knock your socks off. On the floor is a Rockman Midi pedal for the ADA and a Line 6 foot board. I have about 20 custom tones I have crafted on the Line 6. On the desk you see a Axiom 25 Midi-key/2 M-Audio BX-8 monitors/Samsung 20" /M-Box for Pro-Tools/Behringer 16 channel mixer. Mac G5 with 550 G loaded. The rack to the right houses a Sony TC-WE475 cassette deck/Onkyo TX-8211 Power Amp( kinda lame I know) Philips CDR778 cd-burner. I used this before I stepped up to Protools/Reason for recording. Great piece of equipment but it will only play cds now. Sony RCD-W500C 5 cd changer/burner. I used this for the master mix of "Communion with Mother and Machine". On top is my turntable that I bought at a yard sale for 10 bucks with a crate loaded of Zepplin/Floyd! I put a new stylus and belt and bought thousands of dollars in rare vinyl,What a deal huh?!! Finally, to your right of the picture is my old keyboard that has seen better days. Three of the keys are broken from the blast-beats that was recorded on "Black as Pitch". In the future I will show you the rest. Hope you enjoyed your tour. Please exit to the left.
Jabladav was born in 1995. An improv of three musicians that came from three different backgrounds of music. James(ja) ala Reign/Asylum/Branch Quartet was the bassist(me) came from the classical/metal influence,Blake(bla) ala Shadowfax/Dubzilla/Food/L.A session drummer came from the Tabla/Africian/Dub school and David(dav) old-school session ripper and member of award winning Blue Dogs,Branch Quartet. Jabladav recorded several hours of music from 1995-99 much of it still in the can. But Jabladav translated into much more. Although the band is no longer I have retained the spirt of those sessions into what is you now hear. Hope you enjoy the ride-J