The following links refer to various Internet resources that we have
researched and that we personally use that we thought might be of
assistance to you. This page may be updated on a regular basis - so you
might want to check here often.
Long & McQuade
Contact: Brandon Smith or James Raynor
I have been dealing and working with Long & McQuade for over 35 years now - and I can think of no better place to not only purchase all of your musical equipment - but also, and more importantly, to establish relationships. All of my current equipment, with the exception of the internal mics and the mixing software - has all been purchased from Long & McQuade. Over the last 25 year or so, I have been working with the folks at the Port Coquitlam location - due to their proximity to Maple Ridge. In particular, is Brandon Smith and James Raynor - both of whom are highly commended. All of my student equipment purchases are made through Long & McQuade as well. So, if you are not yet an active customer of Long & McQuade - I strongly encourage you to consider it.
Web site: www.long-mcquade.com
Contact: Ken Donnell
MiniFlex2Mic are the developers of the internal condenser microphone system that produces the identical sonic qualities and characteristics of an external condenser microphone - without the hassles of using an external microphone system. There are a number of models to chose from - and are very reasonably priced. Please check out their Web site for further information.
Note: I personally performed over eighteen months of research into various external and internal mic'ing systems and can say that I have found nothing that compares to the sound, the quality and the service from the folks at MiniFlex. I now personally own three of their internal mic'ing systems for use in my nylon string and acoustic steel guitars and my daughter's ukulele.
Web site: www.miniflexmic.com
Contact: Bob Lentini
RML Studios are the developers of SAWStudio and Software Audio Console (SAC). There are no finer Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs - SAWStudio) or what is referred to as "Mixer-In-A-Box" application (SAC) available today. And the support is for RML Products is just "incredible"!
Note: I presently own and use SAC and SAWStudio. Be sure to check out their User Forum.
Web site: www.sawstudio.com
Overloud are the developers of "amplifier simulator" software known a TH3. Having performed nearly two years of research into software-based amp-sim software - I have found nothing that matches the tonal quality and versatility of Overloud's TH3. Though TH3 seems to have a strong focus on "heavy-metal" style guitar sounds, I have been able to replicate more blues and jazz styles sounds within the TH3 environment. Of particular importance to me is that TH3 installation is what I refer to as "non-evasive" - in that it does not "hook" into the operating system - as do many of the others.
Web site: www.overloud.com
For TH3 information, see here: https://overloud.com/products/th3-full
Mardecus Hair Studios and Esthetically Yours!
Contact: Daphne, Nail Technician
As a fingerstyle guitarist, I have difficulty in maintaining my Striking Hand fingernails and have therefore opted for what I refer to as "nail enhancement". After more than 4 years of having Striking Hand nails applied, I have found no one who does it as well as Daphne!
Web site: www.mardecus.com
Ioana Gandrabur, Guitarist
This young lady is a real pleasure to hear as well as to meet and to talk with. You can see her and hear her on her Web site as well as on YouTube. In particular, Ioana's rendition of John Dowland's "Can She Excuse" is one of my particular favourites. You will be truly blessed!
Web site: www.ioanagandrabur.com
Customer First Computing
Contact: Dell Krauchi
Customer First Computing is the sister site to Sentinel Music Studios and are the developers of this Sentinel Music Studios Website. Customer First Computing provides various services pertaining to computer repair and are very "proactive" in their methodology. Customer First Computing also developed the Web sites for MiniFlex and is currently working on a Web site for Matteo's Gelato located in Port Coquitlam.
Web site: www.customerfirstcomputing.com
Teachable - formerly "Fedora" is a for-profit educational technology company based in New York that offers a social online learning platform designed to deliver online courses. For anyone who would like to to teach courses on Teachable, you can use the service for free, or sign up for a paid plan to use additional pedagogical and e-commerce tools.
Web site: https://teachable.com
SMS On-line school: https://sentinelmusicstudios.teachable.com
Stay tuned...more links to come...
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