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Mixed Peas – 4 Years On

Mixed Peas – 4 Years On

It really blows my mind that I put this mix together in August, 2005. What is even more surprising is that I still get asked about it. It’s no secret that I’m no longer a part of the Sydney dubstep scene, but back in 2005, […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 06

Sound Media 2 – Week 06

Classwork This week marks the halfway point for the semester. It’s a mildly frightening prospect to know that there’s only a couple of months before I need to produce a finished piece. Presenting where my project is at was a little difficult, because unlike most […]

The Finders Keepers Markets – December 09 Music Applications Open

The Finders Keepers Markets – December 09 Music Applications Open

Just a quick note to let those musicians amongst you know that we’ve opened the applications for music artists at The Finders Keepers markets in December. As you can see from the above shot, we don’t have room (or budget) for any sprawling 80’s glam […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 04

Sound Media 2 – Week 04

Classwork We were split into smaller groups for more intimate consultations this week. This was a good opportunity to ask questions specific to our concepts and have something as close to one-on-one teaching as you’re likely to get at uni. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 02

Sound Media 2 – Week 02

Classwork I’ve never actually seen a Pro Tools HD rig in the flesh until this week. I’ve heard the stories – the wonder and awe with which people gaze at this amazing piece of machinery. It’s something that we commoners can only dream of: being […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 01

Sound Media 2 – Week 01

Classwork Although I’ve had Pro Tools 8 installed on my computer since K.Rudd sent me the stimulus cheque in March, I haven’t really used it much. In fact, aside from poking around at the new plugins, it’s been doing little more than taking up space […]

Aquatic Lab Album Launch

Aquatic Lab Album Launch

If you’ve read even a small number of the rants on this blog, you’ll know that I’ve pretty much given up the DJing thing. There are very few occasions when I’ll happily dust off my wax and do a set nowadays. However, I’ve been hit […]

Concrete Site Online

Concrete Site Online

It’s no huge leap technologically, but I’m quite happy with my small, hand crafted site for Concrete. I’m really starting to enjoy CSS and coded this little fella myself, with the exception of the great Fancybox jQuery script for the gallery. Take a look around […]

Concrete Returns

Concrete Returns

It has been quite a while (19 months to be exact), but the second Concrete is finally locked in. What was initially supposed to be a monthly event, quickly ran into venue problems and was then put on the shelf whilst I got into university […]

Loopy 002

Loopy 002

Another quick Ableton loop effort for tonight. I think I might start giving myself some guidelines, like a 30min time limit, or only using samples of meerkats. Something to raise the stakes a bit. So, on to the second of the Loopy series. A couple […]

Doves – The Man Who Told Everything

Doves – The Man Who Told Everything

Lately, I’ve been digging through the CDs I used to have on high rotation during high school – early Doves and Elbow featured heavily on that list – and ripping them onto my hard drive. Listening to Doves’ Lost Souls again, I was reminded of […]

Loopy 001

Loopy 001

First things first: a disclaimer… I’m not a music producer, nor do I ever intend to be one. I’m only posting these loops to entertain myself and hopefully also encourage me to lift my game a little bit and spend more time creating sound. Yep, […]

Flunked Mix

Flunked Mix

I had a bunch of fun playing at Flunked on Thursday night, so I thought I’d throw my set online. It’s been a really long time since I’ve put up a mix, and whilst this is a bit of a mash in places, there are […]

Flunked

Flunked

It’s an apt name for a gig I’ll be playing at the Loft this Thursday night: I totally forgot I was on the bill. Nevermind. Regardless of me being completely unprepared, you should come along and check out some great free music, particularly one of […]

Who Writes This Crap?

Who Writes This Crap?

Over the past couple of months, I’ve upgraded both Pro Tools and Ableton Live (both now in their 8th release), thanks to my K. Rudd bonus cheque. It’s only now that I’ve finished uni for a few weeks that I’ve had a chance to really […]

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

To say there’s a push from Sydney’s creative world right now is an understatement. It seems that every week we hear about a new festival/market/city-wide exhibition that includes everything from art and design, to music and interactivity to performance and theatre. I’ve lived in Sydney […]

The Finders Keepers – May 09

The Finders Keepers – May 09

We’re only a couple of weeks out from the next installment of The Finders Keepers markets. If you missed the last one, CarriageWorks is the new home for the markets and it feels like a great fit. For anyone around the Sydney area, you should […]

Gearlust: Novation ZeRO SL Mk II

Gearlust: Novation ZeRO SL Mk II

Damnit. Just when I’d kept away from new tech goodness for a while, this thing comes along. I’ve been planning on selling my sprawling collection of controllers for a while now (M-Audio Axiom 25, Korg PadKontrol, Firewire 410 and Behringer BCR2000 up for grabs?) and […]