> Phew what a busy week… I finally finished 3 months work & output all the ambiences & effects for the premix of Taika Waititis film BOY starting next week. My monster ProTools session saved self-contained is 43.5GB, not counting the Quicktimes!! I thankfully have a fibre connection to the mix stage at Park Road Post & it only took 20 minutes to transfer 55GB across the network! Gotta love technology – that would have taken days a few years ago! So next week is dialogue predub in one theatre & atmos predub in the other… Following week is foley & FX predubs, week 3 is final mix, week 4 is screening, fixes & print master… And then its pretty close to Xmas and the end of another year! So dont be surprised if my posting gets a bit erratic as my free time becomes a scarce commodity… But mixing? Serious fun!!!!
>Surprising results in the New Digital Music Software Popularity Ranking – ProTools number 1, ableton LIVE number 6!
> A handy battery life comparison between 16 portable/handheld recorders
> Waves released LoAir; a subharmonic synth plugin (Native US$100, TDM US$130) Once I get some free time in the studio I will do a direct comparison between a real DBX Subharmonic Synth 120XP, the LowEnder plugin and Waves LoAir… LowEnder coincidentally just released freestanding native versions for Mac VST/AU and Windows VST – check it out here, or my review of it here
> Whats after the credits? A handy site to check if there are extra scenes after the credits…
> Three reasons why people fail (hint: passion, faith & learning nail them)
> Funny artwork from LP covers
> I’m buying a lottery ticket this weekend and when I win I am buying a Synthi from this Veima Auction although if I win the top prize I might get this Synthi 100 as well (starting bid US$45,000) My other picks would be the Quantec QRS Reverb (I have a few lovely IRs from one) and somewhat more afforable; this very cool Tim Kaiser Circuit Bent Delay
> MaxforLIVE is now in public beta & already we’re seeing some excellent applications ported, for examples Strettas Obo as well as StepFilter and Polygome. I fully appreciate open source projects, but I also really hope he and the many others who will undoubtedly develop & evolve creative MaxforLIVE plugins receive the rewards they deserve!
Also worth bookmarking/subscribing to is Nick Rothwells MaxforLIVE site which is to become “an online library of free Max for Live Devices” – excellent! These are very exciting times for ableton LIVE users!