Of software synthesizers, Logic Pro X and massive reverb

I’ve been trying to create sound that you could call music as of late. With Logic Pro X on my Mac and whole bunch of free and paid plug-in synths and effects, I decided to start experimenting a year or so ago. My first experiments resulted in what we call “ambient music” these days. To my demanding self, music equals what composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, and more recently people like Pärt, are capable of, not some long-stretched sound that gets interwoven by dark bass lines and oscillating high-pitched screams. And yet, although I don’t consider myself to be a musician, last week I actually managed to create something that even I want to listen to more than once.… Read More Of software synthesizers, Logic Pro X and massive reverb

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Subscription based software licences can make sense, but…

How long has it been now? Could it be about eight years that we see more and more subscription based software pop up? Is it worth the money, paying those yearly fees? Or has it been a rip-off as many people thought when the first developers (I remember Adobe, which do you?) switched to them with a nice marketing peptalk to go with them?… Read More Subscription based software licences can make sense, but…

OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

Frustration. That’s the term I was looking for the other day when the Helios 3S I reviewed last year would only mount its U.2 ShuttleOne or U.2 Shuttle when I restarted the Mac. I blamed Apple and its wretched Monterey system that makes my system feel like a massive block of molasses. I should have looked further and deeper, trying different things.… Read More OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

SARS-CoV-2 vs. technology

The Covid–19 pandemic has hit most European countries, some of them very, very hard. While the Chinese provinces and cities that were the first to succumb to this unforgiving virus are now slowly getting back on their feet, the hot spots are now Italy and Spain, with Germany, France, and countries like Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and others following. Only a week ago I saw some British tourists at a beer drinking party in Spain laughing it off. Now Britain is about to become the third hardest hit country.… Read More SARS-CoV-2 vs. technology

Benefits and disadvantages of cloud backup and the alternatives

While backup strategists will tell you that a good strategy requires you to have a backup off-site, there is an alternative for freelancers and small office owners. It involves storing your backup in a different room, on location, in a safe enclosure. This is a feasible strategy for freelance photographers, filmmakers and audio producers.… Read More Benefits and disadvantages of cloud backup and the alternatives

The EU Copyright Directive and its impact

The EU Parliament has given its blessing to the new Copyright Directive which aims to strengthen the position of EU-based creators – filmmakers, actors, musicians, journalists and writers – when negotiating with publishers and producers. It should lead to a fairer system of exploitation of their works and performances, but a lot of people, including academics who have reported on this issue, seem to believe the Directive will actually lead to less available content, legal confusion that can be taken advantage of, and more censorship within Europe.… Read More The EU Copyright Directive and its impact