<![CDATA[Lightning Boy Audio | Studio Production Electronics - Mike\'s Blog]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:57:08 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Youtube playlist of Thunderous Tone]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:39:21 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/youtube-playlist-of-thunderous-toneThere are as of right now 7 videos on youtube demoing the Thunder Knob pedal.  I compiled them in one playlist that will surely grow over time.  The permanent link to said playlist is here for your intrigue:  
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCgXQ3cjBYDsxqOzqV359S_4GR0NwqdJY
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<![CDATA[Great explanation of tube overdrive pedals by Just Nick.]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:40:52 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/great-explanation-of-tube-overdrive-pedals-by-just-nick
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<![CDATA[Back to work on Monday and Trinity updates.]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:56:19 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/back-to-work-on-monday-and-trinity-updatesI'm recovering from an extensive sinus surgery and plan to get back to work on Monday.  I'm super anxious to get back to work.  So much so that I have been working from home designing a PCB for the Trinity channel strip.  I'm building another one for LBA Studios and at the same time I'm perfecting the product as I inch closer to an official release.  Trinity is by far the longest, most expensive, and most extensive product R&D in the history of LBA.  Its been years in the making.  The design itself was finalized a few months back.  Now I'm at the stage of fine tuning the looks and streamlining the build process to get the price down as far as possible without compromising sound or quality.

Truth be told, Trinity has been on the shelf for most of the past year as I worked to develop an LBA-worthy overdrive pedal.  Now that the Thunder Knob is out I feel like its time to get back to my hearts truest desire.  Its truly a massive undertaking both financially and mentally to get Trinity from concept to product.  But, I'm back on track and determined!  I believe it will be my greatest achievement for a long time to come.   

The PCB I designed for Trinity during my recovery from surgery is for the onboard power supply, which is rather elaborate.  This new onboard supply was developed a few months back.  It helps reduce noise, cost, and build time.  It takes a 12VDC input and spits out 250v @ 200mA, 250v @ 100mA, 48v @ 250mA, and 6v @ 300mA... all of which are highly regulated for superior low noise operation.  I'm planning to build an external power supply unit that will distribute 12VDC to 2 Trinity channels.  I'm also thinking about building a larger power supply unit for powering 8 channels.

I'm not sure when Trinity will officially be ready, but I'm not concerned with that either.  Its done when its perfect.  Its very close to done.  I think the next build after this one will be "the one."  
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<![CDATA[Surgery.  Limited capacity for the next little bit.]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:07:23 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/surgery-limited-capacity-for-the-next-little-bitGood news is I have been preparing for this all month.  Lots of inventory is built up, boxed, and ready to ship.  I'll be out of commission for about 2 weeks (best case scenario) due to an extensive surgery on the 31st of October.  I have a game plan in place for orders that may happen during this period.  They will ship normally.  In the unlikely event that inventory runs out, you will be notified by email within a few hours.  If that were the case, your order would be fulfilled within a couple weeks.  I just wanted to put this out there so there are no surprises.]]><![CDATA[3rd party publication of testimonial.  That's legit!]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:22:11 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/3rd-party-publication-of-testimonial-thats-legitEffectsBay just published a testimonial from one of their subscribers and its all about the Thunder Knob.  You can check it out here.  
"Got that wonderful little box. Giddy, I opened the box, pulled out the new Lightning Boy [pedal], and hastily put it in my pedal line, (without thought, I might add). This thing cranks!!! I was leery of plugging my 5 string in. But I did…….the ground shook, and I actually felt wave pressure from the 15″ driver. Really cool accentuating the Corona Chorus pedal. The MXR compressor in front, really gives a nice weird distortion."
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<![CDATA[Op-2 Comp back in stock!]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:35:09 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/op-2-comp-back-in-stockSo sorry for the delay!  I never intended to create a delay.  It was supposed to be a compressor.  Lol, sorry for the Dad joke!  I'm practicing for my newborn son.  In all seriousness, we have plenty of pedals in stock again and they're ready to ship.  Visit the store page to place your order. 
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<![CDATA[New Thunder Knob vid from Intheblues]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:02:27 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/new-thunder-knob-vid-from-intheblues
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<![CDATA[Live from Brooklyn, NY.  The Stompbox Exhibit.]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:00:57 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/live-from-brooklyn-ny-the-stompbox-exhibit
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<![CDATA[Stompbox Exhibit:  Brooklyn, NY.  September 9th & 10th.  Main Drag Music.]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:30:57 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/stompbox-exhibit-brooklyn-ny-september-9th-10th-main-drag-musicPicture
Lightning Boy Audio will be making our first public appearance (trade show) this coming weekend in Brooklyn, NY for the Stompbox Exhibit at Main Drag Music.  Its free to attend, but you'll need to RSVP here.

I'm sending Jon off to represent LBA for the weekend.  People are encouraged to bring a guitar to plug in with.  Headphones will be provided by the event.  All the pedals are run into amp simulators.  We will have a pedal board with our Op-2 Comp, the stock Thunder Knob, and the premium version of the Thunder Knob.  The Thunder Knob will also be featured on a mixed A/B board.  That particular board features overdrive pedals from a variety of manufacturers.  There will also be an isolation room with guitar amplifiers so you can plug either of our pedals directly into a real amp.  

If you're in the greater NYC area, please stop out this weekend to experience the Lightning Boy sound first hand.  More information on the event can be found here:  http://pedals.thedelimagazine.com/brooklyn-stompbox-exhibit-2017/

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<![CDATA[Op-2 Comp orders and delays]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:17:46 GMThttp://lightningboyaudio.com/mikes-blog/op-2-comp-orders-and-delaysWell, we ran out of Op-2 Comp cases.  Not entirely a bad thing IMO.  The only bad thing about that is on my end.  Its expensive making more of them.  Don't worry though, work is under way.  I have received a number of requests/inquiries about the Op-2 lately.  It has been regretfully unavailable for the past couple weeks due to our lack of Op-2 pedal cases.  They are very expensive to produce and really can only be slightly economical when ordering in mass quantities.  Blank cases have been ordered and the machine shop has been informed of our intentions.  We are hoping to have Op-2 Comp pedals ready to ship by September 15th.  I will update with a future blog post if anything changes.  We are on track though.  Thank you for your patience.  Much love!  ]]>