Hummingbirds

Well, I brought out the big guns (f2.8 70-200mm) lens for my D750. Had some good light and was able to shoot some at 1/4000. Still a bit of wing blur, but that may be due to shallow DOF as much as speed.

My Bee Photo Made the Local Paper

My last post included some macro shots of bees on our lilac bush. Our local paper, The Gazette, has a photo-of-the-day, so I figured, what the heck, and submitted my favorite of the set. Well, today I received an email saying it would be published in today’s paper. On a related note, I figured I …

Bumble Bees – June 2022

Haven’t touch my camera gear in a very long time. The bumble bees were enjoying our lilac so I figured I’d break out my Nikon D750 with my Nikkor 200 mm Macro 1:4 D. I had to re-learn how to take and edit photos LOL! It was fun tho.

Devious Machines Duck Tip for EDM Pumping Effect

A while ago, I switched from Cableguys’ ShaperBox to Devious Machines’ Duck for handling side-chain pumping in my EDM songs. They both basically could do the job, but I just liked Duck’s UI better. So in my current song, I noticed that the kick and snare just didn’t hit right, even though I had everything …

Origins of left and right-side driving

Great article on the origins of left and right-side driving. It’s roots involve horses, swords, and…camels 🤔 However, probably the “driving” force of a country’s convention is who’s in charge. Why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right? About 35 per cent of the world’s countries drive on the left. …

The Ultimate Sylenth Preset Manager

Ok, let’s all agree on one thing. Sylenth is one hell of a synth. It was my first VST instrument and I’ve been a user for well over 10 years. However, as much as I’ve tried, I have never warmed up to the interface and pretty much only use presets. And therein lies the problem: …

Ableton Sampler-Simpler-Drum Rack-Audio Sound Difference

I was playing around with a kick sample using the different playback methods in Ableton and thought I heard a subtle difference. Sampler sounded more like the actual audio clip and Simpler/Drum Rack sounded slightly thinner. So loaded them all in a project and used Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst Multi to see if there actually was …