So many of you have been wondering... "Where's those new episodes Patrick promised a couple weeks back?"
Alas, we tried to record episode 52 two weeks ago only to run into a serious equipment snafu. We thought episode 51 was recorded using our new mixer, but we were really unhappy with the recording's quality. I thought it was because we didn't really have time to setup and balance the mics. After further study we found out #51 was actually recorded off of the laptop's mic instead of the headset mics and mixer because the mixer wasn't actually working... Never buy the cheapest equipment to do the job, always buy what everyone else is using because they are probably using it for a very, very good reason.
Now being fed up in dealing with substandard equipment, mediocre recordings and inconsistent session length (it was taking up to 3 hours to record an hour episode), we've all pitched in and purchased some professional equipment. I just finished testing our new Alesis MultiMix8 Firewire Mixer (yes, I know firewire is dying, but it completely avoids that nasty USB clock problem we ran into with the previous equipment, and it was $60 cheaper than the USB version). Btw, it's awesome and the best recording I've heard so far from the 10th Muse. Our headset mics should arrive tomorrow or Monday which will nicely coincide with the return of Mike "O" Henry from his vacation in Florida. And then we're off! Free to record and process high quality episodes in the blink of an eye, or at least as fast as Stephan and Mike can steal my exit phrase "And we're out!"
I can't believe how much of a pain in the ass the equipment process has been. Thanks to all the fans who have patiently waited for us to figure this all out. It's been as frustrating for us as it has been for you. New episodes will start dropping next week and I'm going to push for 2 a week, the normal Tuesday episode and probably a Brown Bag Lunch episode, for the next month to get you guys as much 10th Muse as you can handle.