Update on things

•June 1, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Yayness, I’ve got me Mac now, and I love it to bits (this being posted in the…..newly installed Flock). Its one hell of a beast, I love it to bits. Protools absolutely flies in it. The recording gear is all going, Genelec 8030As, M-Audio FW1814, and other useful pieces of noisy doowotsits.

Also, I aint single anymore, so I’m loving that to bits….my Bindi rocks 🙂

A few things I’ve found out in the past few months

  • OS X is absolutely amazing, I knew this but this is just confirmation of it.
  • Windows Vista is actually half decent, really surprised, my laptop flies with it on…..
  • Never agree to work in a call centre, you’ll never be able to leave……
  • Quadruple tracking makes a lot of difference
  • The POD XT is a huge improvement over the Pod 2.0
  • Your face

Love you Bindi 🙂

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•April 12, 2007 • 1 Comment

Hehehehehe

Andy Sneap eat your heart out! (and leave me your studio in your will….)

•December 15, 2006 • 1 Comment

I’M GETTING ALL MY RECORDY TYPE THINGS!

I have on order everything to get my recording set up going, and I can’t wait. Although I’ve decided I hate HP.

Which bloody idiot came up with the idea of putting ONLY an ExpressCard slot into this laptop? Hows about putting a CardBus slot so I can spend £10 on a firewire card rather than bloody £43?! AAAAAAAARGH stupid idiots. Anyway, it’ll all work. Hopefully.

I get my sexy ProTools back, and soon I’ll add Sonar to the list on my second PC.

So, if anyone wants recordings done, GO TO A STUDIO YOU ARSE! HA! Anyway yes, you can come and record, just don’t expect to fit a drumkit anywhere.

List of stuff I’m getting:
M-Audio Project Mix I/O
ProTools M-Powered
Genelec 8030A
Two TFT’s (a 17″ TFT and a 19″ Widescreen TFT)
Beyerdynamic DT100

And other such related guff….it’s all mine you see!

The trials and tribulations of Ubuntu

•December 15, 2006 • Leave a Comment

Ubuntu Linux. Fun. Well, I say fun, it can be a downright nightmare sometimes, but it gives you a tremendous sense of accomplishment to get everything working in it.

The story with Linux started many many years ago for me. I tried back in about ’99/’00 to get a PC working with Linux. BIG mistake. I had no idea what I was doing really, and soon reverted back to Windows. I was probably trying to run Red Hat or something like that anyway, which is never the best place to start.

Fast forward to this year and I acquired a PC from a friend who couldn’t get it to work. I couldn’t find my Windows 2000 install disk, so went with Linux to keep meself occupied. Dyne:bolic started it, then Gnoppix, then Ubuntu. I liked it, kept it, and used it a lot. Then I trashed that PC.

Then again a couple of months later, Ubuntu went onto my old desktop when I got my new laptop, and it worked nicely, except wireless. Same story with the laptop. It took three months of working with Ubuntu (thanks goes out to the Ubuntu Forums for this) to get wireless working properly, with an upgrade to Edgy Eft (6.10) helping greatly. The desktop worked out the box (shame the card is a bit tempremental), and the Laptop just needed a firmware cutter.

The desktop has been more or less replaced from what it was, thanks to inheriting my grandma’s PC to use. Beryl is beautiful and flawless, I love it.

Specs for the laptop are:
AMD Turion 64 1.8 Ghz Processor
1GB DDR RAM
80 GB Harddrive
128MB ATI Radeon XPress
Broadcom 4318 Wireless Adapter
15.4″ Screen
External Freecom USB 2.0 400GB Hard Drive

Specs for the desktop are:
AMD Semipron 2800+ Processor
256 MB DDR RAM (will be upgrade to 1 GB soon)
3 Hard drives totalling 340 GB of Space
256MB NVidia GeForce 6200
17″ CRT (for now….)

Soon to be added are two TFT’s, Firewire to the laptop, and my full recording setup 🙂

I can’t wait, it’s gonna be fun

First timer…..hehehe virgin

•December 15, 2006 • 1 Comment

Not done much of this blog malarkey, but I thought I may as well jump on the bandwagon, hell it’s something to boost my ego, so why not eh?

This blog will contain all sorts of random guff. From music related scenarios, to tinkering with PC’s (a lot will be Linux because I do so much tinkering just make the damn thing work teehee), and also lots about sound recording, video editing, and also just random life happenings. Like I said, a place to boost my ego and self importance.

Expect to be bored senseless by it all yet still want to read it all.

Git.