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…

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…

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 !

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…


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…

MySpace, Major Labels Join Forces for Online Music Store


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.