Closing up the Moan for a while

December 20th, 2014

I haven’t been active here for a while, as I’m finding the microblogging style of Twitter far more appealing to my short attention span!

Thanks for tuning in, and if I start up again, I’ll find you!

 

Best,

 

Derek

And You Thought Kinect was cool…

May 25th, 2012

And it is. But this that portable drive size box in front of that laptop is even cooler, I promise you. 

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The Digital Gatefold Part II: Bjork starts to figure it out

August 15th, 2011

Now this is what I am talking about! Bjork’s new album has been released as an iDevice app, and it’s just mind-blowing.

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Will your iPhone be your next sound module? It might be…

March 7th, 2011

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A few months ago, I asked the question, will your iPhone be your next sound module? Well, perhaps that time has come, thanks to Akai’s SynthStation25 and SynthStation49 keyboards, which threaten to turn your iDevice into a fully fledged music workstation.

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iKlip – Taking Your iPad to the Stage

November 30th, 2010
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The amount of music apps for the iPad has exploded recently, and with the (albeit very late) arrival of iOS4.2, things are looking up for the iPad as a useful tool for musicians. You can use it for anything from reading scores or lyrics to pretty much controlling a whole gig, and almost anything in between. But one simple problem up until now has been, where does one put the thing when on stage? Read the rest of this entry »

Will your iPhone be your next sound module?

June 10th, 2010
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With the iPhone 4 sporting a new operating system and Apple’s A4 1Ghz processor (which it shares with the iPad), the question has to be asked; will the iPhone/iPad be fast enough to be a reliable simple synth for live use?

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Pro Tools! Logic! Nuendo! On an iPhone! Sort of…

April 27th, 2010
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I was recently doing some music tech consultancy work which presented me with an interesting conundrum. Picture this: my client has a control room running a G5 Mac, with tie lines down a stairs to a live room containing the most beautiful vintage grand piano. The challenge was to be able to record ones-self on the piano, without a tape op, and without having to make constant trips up & down the stairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Backup 3.2 – When Upgrades Are Really Downgrades

April 21st, 2010

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Apple’s Backup software is a really handy way to incrementally back up selected data, whether to your iDisk or to an external hard drive.

Unfortunately, Apple just upgraded Backup to 3.2, and as it says in the dialogue box above, “Backup no longer supports backing up files and folders outside your home folder.” Read the rest of this entry »

Logic Setup for PowerKeys App

February 2nd, 2010

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Climate Talks Saved by Irishman

December 19th, 2009

A new and very Irish idea to solve global warming. See the Independent article.