Sunday, 29 July 2012

Getting Creative.


Having been finally getting used to Ableton and doing some edits on there, and I have to say - I can understand why DJs use it.

It's very well presented with everything all separated and in it's own area and it allows you to decide how you're gonna work - so I can use it in the sideways arrangement that I have done with all of my life - with the exception of Music Generator on the PS2!

Doing my first edit was rather laborious - a basic edit of Wolfgang Gartner's "There and Back" took about an hour to get all pro'd up to the sort of edit that I am happy to play out. One thing I have started doing with the last couple of edits which I have done is using third-party loops and samples in my edits - something that just wasn't possible when using Mixmeister Fusion - so that's a bonus and again after a long and frustrating few hours of finding everything - have used a few effects as well as loops in one of the edits which I've done this week.

I think the next thing to do is to get a Premium soundcloud account so I can get a few of these edits online!!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Questioning Myself (Part 48)

Here I am, up my Mum's in the loo - waiting for last night's booze and various other crap to leave the system - it was a good night - that cannot be denied - however - I have to stop drinking myself into oblivion.

It was something that Norman Cook said in a recent interview about his career - whenever he wasn't in the studio he was drinking himself stupid - I cannot help whether DJs and creative people in general are susceptible to such weaknesses due to the fact that we tend to be depressive in general compared to others.

And I think that this is the problem that I've got right now - as I get down so easily and quickly and so I have to find a way to get gigs - even if that means going out of my comfort zone and start looking at producing - which is something that I have tried to do in the last few years but with not much joy!

But that and mashups seems to be the way forward for me!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Still Nothing...

Some eight weeks after paying nearly £1000 to that fucking cunt - there are no decks. And no refund.

Even though I have advised the prick that the police are looking into this.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Fucked Over.

So my former club of residency have reneged on the agreement of me coming back later this month.

At least I know where I stand.

Gonna offer my services elsewhere me thinks.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Dark Times

Am feeling a certain sense of helplessness right now.

Skuba has not come back to me with any sort of news regarding going back there to gig - I have made my own conclusions from that. None of them positive.

Which means one of two things. Either I look outside of the box or call time on it.

And still no news regarding my refund.


Monday, 2 July 2012

Still Waiting...

Fucking hell.

Still waiting for a refund for my phantom decks.

Still at least the relevant authorities are now aware.