added bits of kit
I have been looking for some time for the Apple Powered Speakers, mostly because of their endorsement from Bob Clearmountain;
>>Clearmountain’s main monitors in his mixing room are Yamaha NS10s – “I just know them so well that I can really be sure of what’s going on with a mix when I use them,” – augmented by self-powered KRK E7s – “those let me hear what’s happening below 80Hz.” He also employs a pair of compact Apple computer speakers. “Those are actually my favourites! I have them placed right next to each other at the side of the room on top of a rack. I don’t like speakers that are too hi-fi for mixing, because if the speaker makes everything sound good, you don’t work as hard and then the mix is not going to sound very good when you play it back on a lesser speaker. I want something that makes me work hard. I like to switch speakers a lot, as well. The little ones, believe it or not, are actually really good for judging things like bass and bass drum level. If I can’t hear those on the little Apple speakers, then I know I’ve got to re-EQ or change something in the track. They’re also good for setting vocal levels. There’s just no hype with the little ones – they’re so close together that everything is almost mono, and I get a really clear perspective of how the overall thing sounds. Of course, they don’t make them any more. Anything that’s good, they always stop making it.<< I had some NS10s, but my (then) dog chewed the wood out of the cones, I currently use HR824s as my main monitors, and now will be using my newly acquired Apples as an A/B...anyway - if you want to read some more about Clearmountain - go here.
On another note – I have picked up a pioneer PL-518. Which I wanted for several reasons i.e. I have vinyl records that are not available digitally, vinyl collections can be a good buy, more custom sampling possibilities and of course the analog sound.
Musically I am busy writing, and have some new stuff that should be coming up soon…I have a name for my new project – which will be launched without a lot of fanfare in the next week or so. Video wise I have shot some stuff for Don’t Feed The Drummer, so that will likely be the next video.
Finally I want to thank those of you that have given feedback on the Chronicles “spoken word” entry. It is nice to hear – but for the life of me I don’t understand why so many of you tell me offline – or through email or whatever – I mean that IS what the comment option is for… 🙂 but seriously – every one of you who visit is appreciated, and if I can in any way encourage / inspire you or put a smile on your face, it is mission accomplished.