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Tracktion For Fedora!

January 26, 2023 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Have you ever found the perfect DAW for Linux and then been bummed that it’s only for Ubuntu (Debian based .deb distro’s)? Well, I truly enjoy the Tracktion software (Created by Mackie) for audio recording on Linux. It allows use of VST/VSTi’s that you are familiar with as well as multi-track support for creating a complete audio experience.

Alien(s) are your friends!
To successfully create an .rpm package from a .deb package, don’t worry, Alien’s got your back. You’ll need (if you are using the most current version of Fedora 37) a working VM of Ubuntu (I used the included “Boxes” software) with Alien installed (sudo apt install alien).

I followed the instructions for installing an Amazon product (you have to use sed to manipulate a .spec file), and installed libcurl-gnutls from a repo with the –allowerasing mod (dnf install libcurl-gnutls –allowerasing) and finally finished my rpm with alien. Below is a screenshot of my working, activated software :D!

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My new Tele’s…

February 3, 2022 | Music | No Comments

So, in the last year, I’ve modded two telecasters (SX Furrian’s with American Alder and Canadian Maple neck), and I really love them. On the surf green one, I put in some hot ceramic P90’s (Wilkinson) with 500k pots and an orange drop capacitor. I took out all the Chinese electronics, replacing them with an oak bridge switch and bourns pots, and replaced the bridge with a solid brass fixed bridge and brass saddles. I replaced the tuners with Wilkinson EZ Locks (for both guitars).

On the natural finish one, I replaced the pickguard, pickups (PlanetTone Vintage set), the switch and pots. I used a MOD oil in paper capacitor for tone. On this one, I bought a wiring set from from MOD that came with an oak bridge and CTS 250k pots. It’s really nice and spanky.

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