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 …

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 …

New Theme…Finally

I last changed my site theme on June 9, 2015. It was getting a bit long in tooth and not playing nice with browser and plug-in changes. As of now, I’m going with a bare-bones basic theme. I’ve done my best to track down and fix various anomalies caused by the change, but you may …