About Tori Andrews

Audio Engineering-buff in the making.

Wake Me Up When It’s Christmas Time

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!


‘Moondance (Cover)’ – UNSW Bachelor of Music

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.

Apple iPhone 4S – Made for the Socially Awkward Agoraphobes among us.

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.

Gimme Shelter: Now in 9, shiny tracks!

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!

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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.

Welcome to the Future

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.

Pix and Stix – Drummers go portable

Finally! Enough of unrealistic finger-tap, app based performances or hours spent setting up a full kit. Not to mention preserving the life of your iPad screen.

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).