Writing a Psiren Song

Psiren Cover

I haven’t done anything like this for a while and a few kind folks have asked how it came together. So I thought I would share it. The Music & Production The entire production took place in Cubase 6.5 with Wavelab 7 for a bit of mastering. As you can see from the screen shot…

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Remote Control Cubase with Touch OSC

iPad Touch OSC Single Panel

Do you have an iPad / iPhone or Android device and do you want to use it as a wireless remote controller for Cubase / Nuendo? If the answer is “Yes!”… Here’s how. First of all I should mention a few things: This is not really anything new to the tech-heads out there and is…

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Dropbox – Why Aren’t You Using It?

Remember the days when your associates would attempt to send you a file attached to an email? It sometimes took hours to download, clogged up your entire internet bandwidth and then after all the anticipation, the file would be a joke or picture than you could have found yourself if you were really interested. Thankfully…

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PS3 Stuttering MP3 Solved

Our media server is built into our router (Cisco E4200 + Twonky) – So there’s not a lot of room for tweaking at the server end. Recently Cisco updated the E4200 firmware (1.0.03) which made the Twonky server and streaming very reliable. Some pretty high bandwidth files can be streamed with no problem. BUT… Streaming…

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Digital Audio Workstation

Does your DAW need a wash and brush up? As producers we spend a lot of time trying to get the best performance from our studio computers. Here’s 10 of my suggestions for getting the best from your Windows Digital Audio Workstation. This is not a detailed discussion but of course if anyone would like…

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AxeSkillz

I have taught various musical instruments and production techniques for a long time now. Finally I decided that I should introduce a website dedicated to that. So for the past few weeks I have missed out on all the great weather we have had and managed to get the AxeSkillz website up and running, along…

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A Blast from the Past – Ballads Away!

Album 2

Something I used to do quite a lot of in my earlier song-writing days was write ballads. I found it quite easy to put the arrangements together and learned a lot about how (and how not) to write a song. Some of them were written and recorded in a matter of days. (I know -…

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Using Cubase 6 – Matching Tempo

Define Tempo

Imagine the scenario – You are about to start work on a remix and you have been sent the original radio edit plus vocals as a reference. You need to pull the original track (and vocals and possibly other parts) into a project and line them up so the vocals fit and you can work…

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Yes – I Play Guitar

Blue Variax 700

Funny really; My main sources of work and also much personal enjoyment revolve around various fields of music and production and song-writing. I’ve been blogging about my flying training experiences because they are a relatively new thing to me. Music isn’t. Not that there aren’t always new things to learn but music has been part…

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MEAP 7.0 Released

MEAP Version 7

Application Release. MEAP – Multi Export Audio Pro – has been released to the public today. It has had a huge redesign and lots of extra features added, including a new streamlined dialog and many internal code tweaks and enhancements. What is MEAP? MEAP is a tool for automating the process of exporting (to audio)…

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MEAP 7.0 Coming Soon

MEAP Dialog - Main Options

I’m in the process of putting the finishing touches to the new release of my MEAP application. Multi Export Audio Pro will reach Version 7.0 within the next few weeks. There are quite a number of changes both visible and “under the hood”. All internal code has been re-written, pretty much from the ground up.…

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New Rig Up and Running

Corsair Obsidian 800D

This post comes under the category of Technical / IT and is for Geeks only…. You know who you are… I’ve been off-line for a few days due to building up a new computer. Something we should never take lightly, as there always a certain amount of problems that crop up just when you think…

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