Thursday, August 23, 2007

Flashpoint Music Control Room

More Gear Has Arrived!

Wunder Mic Pre With Eq (Qty 4):

Purple Audio MC77 (Qty 2):

Great River Mic Pre and EQ (Qty 2):

Helios 69 - 2 Channel Mic Pre and EQ (Qty 2):

API 512 Mic Pre (Qty 4):

Chandler LTD 2 Compressor (Qty 4):

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tequila Salmon with Salad

New Creation: Grilled Tequila Salmon with Salad

Flank Steak Salsa Verda

A New Dish: Flank Steak with Salsa Verda

"Everyone must eat, so why not eat well?"

Flank Steak Salsa Verda with Rice

Friday, August 17, 2007

Attempted Theft On The Roadmaster

This occurred overnight - right in my driveway. The car was not stolen due to the GM "Pass Key" system. There is no excuse for this - this situation angers me.

This car is a 1994 Buick Roadmaster Limited in mint condition - stock with a 5.7 liter LT1 350 Corvette engine. Its my pride and joy! It is currently at Buick getting repaired.

See damage below:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Recently Added to My Collection: A Vintage EV 502B Matching Transformer

Part #531496 Electro Voice - Buchanan, Michigan
Lo-Z to Hi-Z Transformer

Flashpoint Faculty Meetings

Left to Right: Peter, John, Myself, Paula, Perry, Brad, Charles and Simeon

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Flashpoint - Music Control Room

Gear is starting to arrive! Below is a Crane Song STC-8
Discrete Class A - Stereo Compressor / Limiter (Qty 2):

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

"The Repellents" on VML - still being sold!

"The Repellents" on the VML label (#053) is still for sale on ""
I had tracked this album over a decade ago. One of the band members recently contacted me saying "Can you believe it, the record is still for sale?"

"The Repellents" #053
V.M.L. Records
Recorded by Bernie Mack at SoundHouse Studio
Mixed by Joey Vindictive at Uber Studio
All Rights Reserved BMI/ASCAP

Here is the link - please buy!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

"The Houndz" Tracking Session - The Rhythms

"The Houndz" and I have been working together since 1997. Below are pictures from our current project at Gallery Of Carpet Recording in Villa Park. On Sunday I tracked the rhythm section - see below. The horns, keys and vocals are scheduled to be recorded during September and October.

Microphone placement on drums

D112 and EV 664 in the kick

414 (silver) and 57 on guitar

Left: Tom Holler - Guitar
Right: Steve Wyrostek - Guitar

Jeff Plettau - Bass

Ken White - Drums

Trident Console

Outboard pre's and compression

Right: Steve Wyrostek
Center: Ken White
Left: Bob Reed

The Houndz previous releases:

"2nd Adulthood"

Tracked, mixed and mastered by Bernie Mack
Produced by The Houndz

Published by Sterita Publishing (ASCAP)

"These Guys"

Tracked, mixed and mastered by Bernie Mack and Jeff Luif
Produced by The Houndz
Horn Arrangements by Bob Reed
Published by Sterita Publishing (ASCAP)

"Work Songs"
Tracked, mixed and mastered by Bernie Mack
Produced by The Houndz
Horn Arrangements by Bob Reed

The Houndz Next Gig:

8-11-07 Lake Michigan Yacht Club Party- New Buffalo, MI

Old Photos of the Houndz tracking with me at Star Trax Recording in Crestwood, Il
Pictures by Classic Photo -

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Recently Added To My Collection: A Pair of AT 3700's

Nothing Special - But Still Interesting...

Flashpoint Colleagues and Myself At A Recent Open House

Left: Simeon Peebler
Center: Myself
Right : Perry Harovas

Stairs Installed at Flashpoint Academy

Stairs installed between the 5th and 6th floors at 28 N. Clark

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Chicagoland Based Recording Artist - "The Tossers" - Performances for August

"The heart of their distinct sound is derived through the melding of traditional Irish and Punk Rock roots." The Tossers are currently on Victory Records.

August Shows:
09/16 - The Knitting Factory - New York, New York
09/17 - The Station - Portland, Maine
09/18 - Higher Ground - So. Burlington, Vermont
09/19 - Living Room - Providence, Rhode Island
09/20 - Harper's Ferry - Allston, Massachusetts
09/22 - The Khyber - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09/23 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington, DC
09/25 - The Basement - Columbus, Ohio
09/27 - High Dive - Champaign, Illinois
09/28 - The Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL

"Long Dim Road"
Tracked and Mixed by Bernie Mack
Produced by The Tossers

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Gallery Of Carpet Recording - Villa Park, Illinois

Gallery of Carpet Recording will be rented for my next tracking session of "The Houndz"
The room was chosen based on its supurb selection of outboard gear

Choice Gear: API, Universal Audio, Chandler, Manley, Emperical Labs, SPL, Altec and Trident

Console stereo buss is labeled "ReMix" - British!
Tracking session info and technique will soon be posted