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Identity Verification: There’s Gotta Be a Better Way

From a recent comment of mine on a credit card company’s customer satisfaction survey: I wish there was a more convenient and reliable method of identity verification. The current standard seems to be asking questions from the public record. I had been living outside of the country for almost 10 years, so some questions really […]

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The mp3 Didn’t Kill the Album After All

10-15 years ago I was telling a fellow metal- and prog-loving friend how I was then listening to my full collection of music as a random mp3 playlist. He bemoaned the impending demise of the album format: I love albums, it’s sad to think in a few years they’ll be gone I sympathized with the […]

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Dynamic Processors

This is an assignment for the Coursera course Introduction to Music Production Introduction Hi, I’m Sungwon. I grew up in the United States, have been in South Korea the past 9 years and am now living in France for the time being. In this post, I’ll be describing dynamic processors and their common parameters:  threshold, ratio, attack and […]

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I’m Now Hosted Off-Grid Completely on Solar Power!

My website is now hosted complete off the grid using Solar Power by AISO! While most of the major web hosts (Dreamhost, Hostgator, etc.) are generally carbon-neutral, which just means that they buy certificates from organizations that work to offset their carbon footprint, very few web hosts are completely powered by renewable energy like wind […]

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The Channel Strip in Ardour 3

This is an assignment for the Coursera course Introduction to Music Production Introduction Hi, I’m Sungwon. I grew up in the United States, have been in South Korea the past 9 years and am now living in France for the time being. In this post, I’ll be explaining the signal flow through the channel strip or mixer […]

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Join me in doing 1000 bows!

Join in me on Google hangouts Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 to see Gicheon bowing. I’ll be doing 1000 Danbaegong bows from 9am to about 9pm Paris time. More info on my Gicheon website.

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How To Configure Jack and Ardour in Ubuntu Linux for Recording Midi

This is an assignment for the Coursera course Introduction to Music Production Introduction Hi, I’m Sungwon. I grew up in the United States, have been in South Korea the past 9 years and am now living in France for the time being. In this post, I’ll be explaining how to prepare Jack and Ardour 3 for recording […]

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Recording an Electric Guitar or Bass without an Amplifier

This is an assignment for the Coursera course Introduction to Music Production [Meta] Introduction Hi, I’m Sungwon. I grew up in the United States, have been in South Korea the past 9 years and am now living in France for the time being. In this post, I’ll be explaining how to record an electric guitar […]