Monday, September 29, 2008

New track - Warfare

I'm on a roll.... this is my latest track which is probably finished but may tweak a bit more (possibly to extend it).

I had wanted to do a 'war themed' track for a while and decided upon the Iraq theatre after starting to watch the series, Generation Kill. The track is trance based, written in FL Studio (my weapon of choice!) and uses Vangard for it's main synths. Samples are taken mainly from Generation Kill apart from the Dick Cheney part which was from an audio clip of his speech. There is no reason for the choice of the Cheney sample other than the fact that it fitted well in the track.

So, here is my latest track, constructive criticism welcome!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My First Complete Track

OK, this is my first ever complete track made on FL Studio. It was written for a House Crew remix competition over on B2VOS and although I knew it was never going to win (there are some damn fine producers over there and I still need to learn a lot!) I was really pleased to get a couple of votes :)

So, in a '92 style, here's my track:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Kitchen Update

Well, it didn't quite go to plan and this week has been a lot more hard work than I thought it would be. Currently there's still the tiling to be done and the walls smoothed in places and painted.

The task wasn't made easier when, after ripping down the first lot of units, we discovered the most inept wiring we'd ever seen. The main ring was basically hanging out at the back of the units with sockets acting as 2/3 way spurs off to other sockets and a cooker cable that was ripped through the plasterboard. The only thing we could do was to rip the wall down, re-wire it and board it back up. This cost a good couple of days in time plus the time we had to wait for a plumber to remove a gas pipe that we would no longer use and right where the electric oven needed to go.

Things went fairly smoothly after that but still took a lot longer than originally anticipated. There was some re-wiring that needed to on the other side of the room but it was not on the same scale as the outer wall.

Here's some piccies of how it's all going. Hopefully by the end of this week it'll all be done. The tiling is being completed tomorrow and I'll be trying to get the painting and coving up after work!

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