Saturday, June 25, 2011


Just 'tagged' the keys on my m-audio 49e.
Makes life a _lot_ easier!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mac and Linux

A couple of weeks ago i took a 3-session workshop on audio producing in 'het Entrepot' where i met a couple of nice guys that made me feel quite old ;-)
Since it was a hands-on workshop, we all had our laptops with us, so it was really cool to see everyone's workflow.

The workshop was lectured by Mattias (aka DJ Biaz) who got his audio engineering degree at SAE and works in Concertgebouw Brugge as chief audio engineer.  In his spare time he is a DJ and he creates his own music.  It's safe to say that he knows what he is talking about !
During the workshop we talked about audio producing and more specific about how making music on Linux differs from making music on a Mac (the industry standard).  At first he was surprised to see someone using Linux to make music and later on this changed to curiosity...

A week ago i contacted him again and asked him if he would be interested in 'an experiment'.  The idea is to make a comparison between the Mac and Linux apps.
Not a competition but an open minded look at both systems/apps.

I'm quite exited about this !
stay tuned ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


As you probably know softsynths come in all shapes and sizes : stand-alone apps, plugins (DSSI), soundfont players, modular synthesis, emulators ...

After a lot of testing and playing around i decided to use these in my setup :
- AMsynth : a simple but very high quality 'analogue' modular synth
- Qsynth : this is actually a GUI frontend to fluidsynth witch is a soundfont player (plays SF2 files)
- Phasex : a not-so-simple 'analogue' modular synth with virtually unlimited possibilities but a very un-sexy interface
- Bristol / Brighton : an engine + GUI with some great classic synth emulations (including the original synth look ! - very sexy)

There are some more synths that i sometimes use (like Yoshimi, Hexter ...) but for now i'll limit my setup to these and try to figure out what session management system works best for me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Blogger on android

Just installed blogger on my android phone.
Nice simple app. Me like :)