StroboSoft Reply

I recieved a letter from Marshall Johns at Peterson regarding my previous review of StroboSoft. Marshall sent me a link to the most recent version of StroboSoft that I had requested but hadn’t received. It seems he had sent it previously from his home address rather than from a Peterson address so it may have been filtered by my spam filter.

Also, In the letter, Marshall addresses some of the comments I made in my review, so I am posting that portion of the letter here:

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Derek Trucks Band Equipment Trailer Stolen.

I’m hoping some readers of this site might be in a position to help out here.

From Harmony Central:

The Derek Trucks Band had their equipment trailer stolen in Atlanta the night of March 10, 2006. Harmony-Central is asking our community, particularly those in the greater Atlanta area, to be on the lookout for any of the following gear.

Here is a list of the key items that were in the DTB trailer. This is not a complete list but these are the items we’re most likely to spot and hopefully recover. Please contact (303)778-1156 immediately if you have any information.

I’ve reprinted the equipment list below. I’m posting it here in order to try to reach as wide an audience as possible. There is also information about the theft Derek Trucks Band site.

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Use Your Guitar Practice Time Effectively

If you are an adult just beginning to learn guitar, you may have difficulty finding time to practice. Putting in enough time is a big challenge for anyone taking up guitar at any age, but as you get older I think it becomes even more of a challenge. I didn’t start learning guitar until I was 39 and I had to find ways to fit learning to play in with all of the other things I have going on in my life. I think that most people who take up guitar as an adult find that there are many things that demand their attention; thinks like a career, a marriage, home ownership and children all make demands on your time and make it hard to find time to for practicing.

If you don’t practice regularly and consistently, it is very difficult to make any forward progress. When you aren’t making progress it is very easy to become frustrated which may cause you to spend even less time or give up playing guitar altogether. In order to prevent that from happening to you, here are some tips and advice to help you make the most of your practice time.

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FCC to Fine Behringer One Million Dollars

An interesting piece of news if you own any Behringer equipment:

Radio World Posted an article saying that the FCC is proposing a $1,000,000 fine for marketing products in the United States without certification that they meet FCC standards for radio interference. There is a list of the specific models that were imported in the FCC’s notice.

I only own one Behringer product, a BCF-2000 control surface, which is one of the products named. I was going to write a review of it for the site, but maybe I’ll hold off on that and see how this turns out. I am wondering if this will have any effect on future availability or support of these products in the United States.