Taking photos

My dad got a new digital camera for christmas, so I borrowed it to have a mess around with it – its pretty decent, here are some of the photo’s I took with it plectrum, keys and stylophone in the background.. my old minidisc player, keys and stylophone stylophone and Read more…

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Protools 8

Well, ive been looking into protools 8 there are a few cool features – things that cubase and others have had for a long time, but that make protools at least able to compete now =) the score editor looks nice – play your midi into protools as usual, and Read more…

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New stuff

ive added a few coolthings to my site –
firstly i upgraded the wordpress and all the plugins, which went really smoothly, for once..
then i re-designed the header so that the rss feed is in the to left, and i added my last.fm radio player thingy, i need to do a bit of hacking to get it to not re-load the player every time you go to a new page, i also need to fix the front page a bit – its becoming a bit stale, also the tutorials page looks crap, i need to re-design it so that all the tutorials are displayed in the boxes at the bottom, and not all the random entries from the categories – that should only take a few minutes to do, the radio player thing will take longer.
im not to keen on the position of the search bar thingy, it could be neater.
also i need to make the searcher use google search cos its better, and i can get some money for the searches that you lot do on my site.
i found that all my feeds were crap. my hosting provider had added a bit of code to count the pageviews, but i dont use my hosting providers stats, i use google stats, so i had to remove their code, which was added at run time, it was a hidden option in their control panel that took me ages to find !

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Some of the music blogs that i read…

Just to give you a list of the blogs that I read… http://www.wiretotheear.com/ The popular pro-audio weblog with daily articles on creating music with computers, sequencers, plug-ins, synthesizers, microphones and more. On going discussions about song writing, the music business, promotion, live performances, publishing, royalties and great music recommendations. Executive Read more…

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Rancid

Ooooh, rancid are gonna (hopefully) release a new album i just ripped this from some site that I subscribe to, and ive just fired up rancid on my winamp Rancid is working on a new album that is expected to drop around the same time the punk-rockers dive into their Read more…

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MySpace, Major Labels Join Forces for Online Music Store

Http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/04/myspace-partner.html

It seems that myspace are going to start paying the majors for their music on its site (or a spinoff site) through subscriptions (which wont work – the argument being ‘why should I pay for something I can download for free, even if you are telling me its illegal, its still free’)
what might be a better thing to do is to share some of the 20 million (ish) USD PER MONTH that they make from advertising on the bands pages with the bands themselves.
eg, I have a band, and its quite popular on myspace, I manage, for exapmle to get 1000 people to go to my page in a day, myspace make money from this (they make a SHITLOAD from google adsense alone – on average I can get $0.50 per click on a google banner, a click happens about 7 times for every 100 visitors, so in one day myspace could make $35 a day from my page alone, how about myspace giving me $20 of that, since im the reason that the people are going to my page, hell, if I was greedy id DEMAND $30 form that, but I understand myspace is a whore, anyway here is the articl that I found –

MySpace has partnered with three of the four major record labels in an effort to create “a one-stop source for all music, in all its various digital incarnations,” according to The New York Times.

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