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    I write about software in Santa Monica, CA. I have a wife and a daughter. I like bacon. I occasionally appear on stage and screen.
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  1. A delicious omen for the weekend...
  2. The Twin Eagles has landed.
  3. Drove far out to a recommended BBQ place in Simi Valley, only to find out that their online stock listings are not accurate. Got on the phone and found a place with a Twin Eagles pellet grill with rotisserie in stock at a place 10 minutes from the house. Grrr. I have to get the stone recut (it's not deep enough). Um, I guess I find someone locally to do that? In the meantime, picked up some ridiculously good ZEF BBQ while I was out there. I love brisket—why isn't all meat like that?
  4. "Just" the Twin Eagles pellet grill, no gas.
  5. There may be a MEATSTATION PRO JR. in my future...
  6. Mmmm...Twin Eagles. You mean this thing?
  7. It does get Really Fucking Hot™ where I live—last summer the high temp in my ZIP code was 122 degrees, and I don't live in Death Valley. So maybe the Timberline is too well-insulated? I never thought that could be a disadvantage. I've also heard (from a dealer) about some firmware issues with the new Timberlines. #4 is the reason why we're looking at pellet grills. I've never made better BBQ than in my KBQ—it really is miraculous—but it requires tending every 25-30 minutes. I'm willing to make some tradeoffs. After a bit more research, here's the current frontrunner: https://pittsandspitts.com/product/maverick-1250-wood-pellet-grill/
  8. What's the current wisdom on pellet smokers? My wife wants to get one for the summer (seriously). Is a giant Traeger still the way to go? I love my KBQ, but it takes a lot of monitoring, specific log sizes, etc. Any suggestions would be briefly reviewed before pulling the trigger—I rely upon the kindness of friends. More detail—she picked out the 780. Seems like plenty of capacity, but should we spring for a Timberline?
  9. I'm using a multisampled piano played by the Super Disting EX, adding some extra emphasis on a particular band of the low-end by sending the piano through the spectral "editor" Fumana, linked below. Here's more of the "recipe" if you're curious. I could almost literally KILL YOU with details. I saved you lucky so-and-sos some Googling, looky how nice I am. Control Stochastic Inspiration Generator+Expander (sequencer) Sinfonion (quantizer) Pithoprakta (additional gates and triggers) Voices 2x Super Disting EX (multisample piano and Wurlitzer) Plonk (percussion) Poly Cinematic (distorted pads) Modulation Acid Rain Maestro ochd Effects and processing Beads Fumana Ripples Starlab SIG to Sinfonion, pads, Wurlitzer bombs, and percussion. Sinfonion chords to piano voices. Pithoprakta provides additional gates and triggers for piano voices and Sinfonion, and to occasionally advance Sinfonion’s chord progressions. Super Disting #1 → Ripples → Starlab for reverb and also Fumana. Second Super Disting (Wurlitzer bombs) goes straight to the mixer. PolyCinematic → Beads for grainy goodness on the pads. This was a single “take” where I “played” the 4 parts and recorded everything into Ableton (where I did some additional processing on the percussion and pads). I have a friend working on a real mix...this is my bullshit non-pro Ableton mix.
  10. Months later, I finish another track...temp mix while a friend does a real pass on it. Made this with the mega-modular rig.
  11. Maybe rename the thread "Xe Services?"
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