My new Babe

For our big trip I needed a guitar that I wouldn’t have to worry about. Also, a guitar that didn’t take up too much space and was easily luggable. My beloved dreadnought acoustic is a monster in its hard moulded-ABS case, so that was out of the question. The solution came in the person of […]

Computer recording solution

After much thought, I reckon I’ve decided on the hardware for my computer-based recording solution. My device of choice is an M-Audio Profire 2626. Even the name sounds cool, no? It’s a Firewire 800 interface, which works natively with my beloved Macbook Pro. It has eight XLR inputs with phantom power, eight balanced 1/4″  inputs, […]

The Need to Roam

I feel the need to roam. This is a little bit about needing a holiday, but much more about needing to find myself in places that aren’t here, where the horizons are unfamiliar. The rhythms of life will be different for a month – we’ll be travelling by train, then picking up a mobile home […]

New Technology

It’s odd that, for a professional IT consultant, my old laptop was circa 2004. The poor old thing started its life as a 17″ Windows XP machine, but after about a year that operating system was bogged down and slow. I moved over to a Linux variant and progressed through many versions of that open […]

A Demo Worth Sharing

This happens to me all the time: I’m insanely busy, working to a deadline that can’t be broken. Working late, getting up early, you know the ritual. Then I notice a song bouncing around the inside of my head. I try to ignore it (okay, not so very hard) but eventually I have to arise, […]