A Bit Of History...
Where It All Began In Tennessee
The original Walnut Hill Manor Control Room.
This is the original Walnut Hill Manor control room at 811 Walnut Street in Maryville, Tennessee where it all started back in April of 2004. The picture above was taken in the early spring of 2005. We are looking at Delilah, the main data server. To the left of the server can be seen a number of computers and the right end of the Peavy 88-note studio MIDI controller.
Directly under the controller is the MidiTzer computer, a custom-built machine for virtual theatre organ. The computers next to it were waiting to be serviced. In the corner of the room behind the computers is the rack containing the power amplifiers and outboard gear, with the Canon color inkjet printer on top. The stand over the server holds the monitor, mouse and keyboard used to service machines that customers brought in.
Walnut Hill Relocates To Florida
The tempory Walnut Hill Productions Control Room at
Tom Hoehn's residence, Clearwater, Florida.
In August of 2005, Walnut Hill Productions relocated to Clearwater, Florida. Here, we see the temporary control room at Tom Hoehn's residence at 1357 Irving Avenue. During the two month stay at Tom Hoehn's, house, the recording sessions for Sounds of Grace were carried out.
Again, we are looking at Delilah, the main data server. The APC 1500 watt UPS is resting on top of the server and the audio rack is to the right of it. Note the wallpaper on the server's monitor, depicting the Foundation Chamber of the famous 4/37 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Walnut Hill Moves To California
The company moved again on December 6th of 2006 to an apartment in Marysville, Yuba County, California. This was a very brief stay for the Bone Doctor as he tried to patch together the relationship he had with his wife to be, Kimberly McCormick.
Fate was not with them, and so on January 28th of 2007, the Doc moved out and headed south to be with the founding father of Walnut Hill, Fred Willis, in Ridgecrest, Kern County, California.
The Webmaster's Desk, Main Data Server.
Fred's health began to fail him and by May 5th, he was in the hospital in Ridgecrest. By May 10th, he had been religated to permanent nursing care in Victorville, another two hours south. On September 20th, Doc moved in with Fred's neighbor, Mister Todd. Fred was not coming home.
Office Computer Control Surface.
To the right of the two machines that belong to Fred is the Main Data Server known as Delilah. This is Doc's machine and has been the computer that this website has been written and transmitted on for the past four years. It is in its third rebuild and upgrade. Delilah is by far the most powerful of the three towers.
Walnut Hill Office of Operations.
Walnut Hill Productions, per the desires of Fred Willis, took custody of the electronic equipment Fred had collected for setting up a digital recording studio. The computer gear was installed in a third bedroom at Mister Todd's residence. This became the new Walnut Hill Office of Operations. This small space also doubles as the recording studio control room.
Three Office Computer Towers.
The three computers are all in use. The one on the left is called Whimpy Game. It holds the Mighty MidiTzer Style 260SP, Fred's Documents, and several fun games. It is also an excellent graphics editor equipped with a versatile Epson printer.
Office Main Data Server.
In the middle is a machine called the Archiver. It is a digital file cabinet and backup rig. It is hooked up to a KVM like the Whimpy Game so that the two computers can share one LCD, keyboard and tracball. It is possible to connect two more computers in this fashion.
Office Workstation Number One.
Free Music Downloads
Listen to music from the Sub Urban Cowboys.
Below are some selections that were done by the famous Sub Urban Cowboys. This is a lively group of virtual renegade musicians that know no boundries when it comes to production. The Bone Doctor can be heard singing on these tunes.
- Killin' Roach Bugs, two old folks in the record business get high for the first time!
Playing time: 02:34, file size: 1.20MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Planet Bound, about the second coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Playing time: 05:57, file size: 2.76MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Trust In Me, a Charles Morris piece about trusting in God to carry you through.
Playing time: 03:44, file size: 1.73MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- All That I Needed Was You, another Charles Morris tune about missing one's lover.
Playing time: 03:31, file size: 1.63MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Barbara Allen, a 300-year-old tune about dying of grief for a lover gone.
Playing time: 14:42, file size: 13.5MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Be Mine For A While, a ballad of everlasting love.
Playing time: 4:50, file size: 4.48MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Cargo Haulin' Blues, for all the truck drivers out there.
Playing time: 2:25, file size: 2.25MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Corndog Mama, sellin' them wieners in that drive-in window.
Playing time: 3:03, file size: 2.82MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Deep Black Hole, dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in coal mine desasters.
Playing time: 4:03, file size: 3.76MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Gloves and Goloshes, space is a very harsh place full of danger and trials.
Playing time: 3:29, file size: 3.23MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- I Love That Island Girl, a photographer chases a Perfect 10 all over the beach.
Playing time: 6:02, file size: 5.57MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- My Friend Lynn And I, dancing all night with your best buddy in the world.
Playing time: 2:59, file size: 2.78MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Nature's Call, about a cat that does her business indoors.
Playing time: 3:13, file size: 2.99MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Old Bill, a maverick cowboy looking for bad lawmen and gunning them down.
Playing time: 5:57, file size: 5.50MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Play It Again, you never can get enough of a good song, so play it again.
Playing time: 4:00, file size: 3.70MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- That's Alright With Me, when good love goes bad, what Dad would do.
Playing time: 2:55, file size: 2.71MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
Listen to music from the Walnut Hill Orchestra.
Below are some selections that were done by The Walnut Hill Orchestra. This is a big ensemble with over one hundred virtual players. The Bone Doctor wrote the arrangements and conducted the huge orchestra. The Sub Urban Cowboys joined in.
- Little Orange Spider, a soundtrack from the song by the same name.
Playing time: 02:33, file size: 1.19MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Jazz In A Minor, a light romp into the sounds of easy urban jazz.
Playing time: 02:31, file size: 1.17MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Space, a soundtrack for a video about the Space Shuttle travelling on orbit.
Playing time: 04:10, file size: 1.93MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Reggae Number One, let's all get on the boat and go to the islands, mon!
Playing time: 02:55, file size: 1.12MB, bit rate: 64KB/sec.
- Safe Sax, for President Clinton, what he should have done while in the White House.
Playing time: 4:01, file size: 3.72MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.
- Alabama Boogie, the Walnut Hi9ll Horn Section gets to cut loose and boogie hard.
Playing time: 2:25, file size: 2.24MB, bit rate: 128KB/sec.