Wake Me Up When It’s Christmas Time – Michael Carpenter (Featuring Love, Lover, Love)
Along with a bunch of other special guests (Kylie Whitney and Michael’s Daughter (and her choir of friends)), I present the debut of Michael Carpenter’s ode to Saint Nick right here!
Recent live recording I did of a group of Bachelor of Music students at the University of New South Wales.
Nothing like a healthy dose of Jazz.
I don’t know if I’m the only one here who hates phone calls and much prefers to message, but iPhone 4S’s new Siri function has me backpedalling on all the slandering I gave the recent upgrade.
iOS 5 impresses me and I’m really looking forward to its release next week, but voice activated everything? Honestly you have no idea how many times I have brainlessly almost spoken a message at my iPhone 4 out of a lack of hand mobility or just plain laziness.
Driving? Use Siri.
Baking a cake? Use Siri.
Showering? Use Siri.
I hate everyone on 3G/3GS plans that run out soon. I still have a year to go.
I had a little, internal fit today when introduced to this incredible piece of Digital-age Audio re-mastery.
The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter split into 9 tracks to solo at your discretion!
Not only is this my favourite Stones song of all time, I can now solo in on Merry Clayton’s amazingly heartwrenching and infamous vocal crack (which supposedly lead to a miscarriage, mind you) to bask in the sick glory of the “one shot” nature of Analogue recording of yesteryear.
A little bit of Audio Engineering porn for all you Analogue purists and Stones fans.
I fell across these gems, on the very aptly named Where the Lovely Things Are, last night.
Nothing like revisitng your childhood with some of E.H. Shepard’s original Winnie the Pooh drawings.
By far one of my favourite kid’s stories (the original was, by far, way better than the Disney adaptations).
So this little guy packs a punch. The Triton Audio Neolev is a “magnetic levitation damper” that introduces an air-gap between hard surfaces and say, for example, your studio monitors to reduce and cancel contact resonance.
Your gear will be literally HOVERING, so flanking paths are a thing of the past! After completing an Acoustic Design unit last semester in which I designed both a commercial and a home studio with a great deal of costly acoustic treatments in each, this futuristic little magnet thing would have made my budgeting job a far sight easier if it had been released but 4 weeks earlier. Hindsight is glorious.
Regardless, I want some! You could set anything levitating (with an 8kg capacity for each, 4 of these could hold up nearly any kind of household appliance), simply for the hell of it.
Welcome Pix and Stix – realistic, full-size, rubberised drum sticks (and guitar picks) for use with iPad GarageBand. We have entered an age of totally portable performance and recording (sadly hammering yet another nail into traditional, big-budget studio recordings) with this nifty little invention turning the world of drum-machines on its head. Four musicians and a well-equipped tablet is all you could ever want for a complete virtual rehearsal or tracking session. After all, everyone has iPads these days, and a spare US$20 ($4.99 for GarageBand, $14.95 for Sticks).