The Scathing Atheist: Now With 367% More Knobs
by Noah Lugeons
It’s amazing how fast a hobby can turn into a passion. And it’s also amazing how expensive that transformation can be. My wife inadvertently started this podcast by buying me a mic and a MIDI player for Christmas. I got a bonus at the end of the year and I immediately sunk it into some more mics and a mixer. My birthday came around a few months later and I hinted around about this great digital recorder I wanted. Now my tax refund is in hand and I’m off to buy… wait for it… more audio equipment.
Seems crazy to buy a new new mixer when my old new mixer still has that new new mixer smell, but I needed something that would allow for 4 XLR inputs and the first one I bought only took 2. And of course, if I’m gonna have a mixer with 4 XLR inputs, I better also get a few more microphones so that I actually have something to plug into them…
And, of course, between the new 10 track mixer, the old 4 track mixer, my new digital recorder and Heath’s soon to be new digital recorder, we could actually handle 10 XLR inputs (plus 2 guitars, a keyboard, an effects processor and two stereo condenser mics) so to really get the most out of all these knobs, I’m gonna have to buy a lot more shit.
So if you hear a future episode where it seems like I’ve jam-packed everyone I know into a single panel discussion, it probably means that I’m trying to justify all the crap I’ve purchased. And if you ever hear me introduce more than 10 people in one segment, it means that I’ve gone too far with this audio-equipment hording compulsion and you have my permission to intervene.