Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Blogathon

Even though this is not a blog - and thus I cannot participate - I found this interesting: www.blogathon.org.
[Update - this has become a blog... duh.]

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

eRadio

Listening to KCRW quite a bit these days. Also like groovetech and Epitonic. Shame that some of these guys might suffer from this.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

eQTips

Some info on Parametric EQ in FruityLoops from Steve Duda:


"Here's my tips, with some repetition to drive home the most important points!
1) less is more
2) lower the frequencies you don't want, rather than boosting the frequencies you "want". This tends to create a more natural result and lowers the chance of clipping/bad sound.
3) try to ignore the visual graph (in terms of its vertical range) and look at the tooltips instead to see how much dB you are boosting/cutting, because in the fruity parametric even extreme EQ looks visually small due to the small display (compared to other parametric EQ plugins)
*Typically* you are boosting/cutting 6 dB maximum, and for more subtle EQ the range is 0-3 dB (in other words sliders should typically stay somewhat near the middle).
Producers/engineers with good ears will often tweak certain frequencies +/- 0.5 dB during a mix.... very subtle. Once again less is more, if you have a good sound source (sample) you shouldn't need much EQ to make it sit in the track.
4) use the output knob to match the level of the EQ when bypassed (click the EQ in the FX rack to bypass, if the sound gets quieter when bypassed, turn down the output of the EQ). The reason for this is that you don't want the level change to influence your EQ usage.
5) don't put EQ on the master, if you are doing a full (music) mix. You are probably just compensating for your speakers.
6) listen at different volume levels when EQ-ing, and ideally on another monitor source (second pair of speakers/headphones). The human ear has a wild frequency resonse that changes oddly with volume.
7) don't overdo it; with the right source samples and other FX, you should need very little EQ anywhere."

Monday, June 17, 2002

Les Belges

"Castards les belges!". Not much was expected from the Belgians against Brazil in the football Worldcup. But what a display!

Sunday, June 16, 2002

Dump .1

Dump point one. [MP3] Will most probably change but am happy with it already. It is called "Dump v0.1". It is a dump - and it is the very first one. Tool [Parabol/Parabola] probably my favourite song... this week.

Saturday, June 15, 2002

England 3 - Danemark 0.

Hence some beefy dude shouting down the street.

Friday, June 14, 2002

Site Online.

Site is online. Just bought Faultline. Good... I think. Yet am underwhelmed.