Activity for Fat Penguin Sound has been low... I'll admit. It's probably time for some updates. I am still working on my dissertation, I ended up having to take last off away from working on it to settle into some life changes and a new day job. While I miss being in academia full-time, going … Continue reading What’s New?
Think about your questions. Meditate on them. Ponder them. Turn them over in your head and examine every minute facet of them. Plumb the inner depths of the why and the how of each and every question you have. Contemplate the existential truth of your questions, seek their reason for being. Then polish them, sculpt … Continue reading On Questions
Two updates on this post. First I'm going to start to start offering private instruction and tutoring in music technology. Secondly, I'm opening up a public discord server dedicated to exploring the intersection of music and technology. Teaching Now that I have attained candidacy, my schedule has opened up some and I am at a … Continue reading Discord Server and Teaching
Last November I was involved with a number of choir concerts that had to be broadcast. As anyone who has done broadcast knows, there is a definite battle with trying to get the ideal sound while also keeping sight lines clear from the array of microphone stands. Additionally, with choirs there is the issue of … Continue reading Soundfield Microphones and Choir Broadcasts
Colleges and universities have increasingly decided to make standardized testing optional, or -- in some cases -- to decline to accept test scores altogether. This decision has sparked some controversy from the public. Here, I share some of my experiences and thoughts on standardized testing. We must be careful not to discourage our twelve-year-olds by … Continue reading Standardized Testing