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May 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Another Bow To Your Strings

Ok, I'm off to the US for a couple of weeks but I thought I'd leave with a quick blog entry on mocking up string sections.



Again before I start, I don't pretend to be an expert on this subject but it is something that I've spent time working on and I'd like to trade ideas with the people on this forum.



As everyone probably knows, mocking up string sections can be very difficult and the results can be somewhat disappointing. They manifest a number of problems from sounding… Continue

Added by James Semple on May 21, 2008 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Hmmm... China likes me? Really strange....

So, I do like to pop in on my webstats from time to time, and indeed even look up the IP addresses of visitors that use more than a certain amount of data while visiting. Lo and behold, there are 3 search engines on mainland China that are pointing at my site's music folder, which holds medleys and a few tunes:



http://202.108.23.172/index.html



http://220.181.38.82/index.html



http://music.soso.com



The curious part is, these sites seem to mostly feature… Continue

Added by Scott W. Hallgren on May 11, 2008 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

Another Horror Story from the Music Industry

Well... actually this is about real horror stories and the distinctive music written to accompany them.



I've been writing some horror music for a while now but the more I dig into it the more I realise how distinctive this field of music really is. I make no claim to be an expert here and as always I'm really hoping to open the floor for others to offer their opinions.



Now horror music often shares ideas with many other genres. In many forms of horror there is a strong… Continue

Added by James Semple on May 7, 2008 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Adrian featured in Uncharted Sounds Magazine!

Hi All!

Come and check out the May 2008 issue of Uncharted Sounds Magazine, which features an interview with myself and three other Guild composers!

Cheers!

Added by Adrian Ellis on May 2, 2008 at 8:47am — 6 Comments

Linux and the Pro audio music industry

I have been wanting to try Linux for a while and finally took the plunge after some prodding from a co-worker. He knew that I had been in bands and recorded music so he pointed me towards some programs I might like.



Ubuntu Studio seems to the the Flavor of choice as it comes with several programs already loaded and ready to go but there are several other flavors as well like 64 Studio.



Ardour ( http://ardour.org/ ) being the main DAW. It has been compared to being the "Pro… Continue

Added by Daniel Marshall on May 1, 2008 at 1:40am — 2 Comments

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