Turn up the volume! Having spent days, it feels great to finally finish mixing a new song. There are many differences between experiencing a track on different speakers. A well produced song should sound great on everything from laptop speakers, cheap small speakers to a high-end hi-fi. I prefer mixing on speakers at low volumes but my studio technician, Mr. Bowie, prefers to hear loud, dynamic music.
Soon we will rock you.
Pancakes! A few days ago, Joke, Mr. Bowie’s foster-mother when he was a baby, invited me to her house for pancakes. Pancakes… saying “no” wasn’t an option! It was a welcome break from struggling in the studio on two new songs. It would be great if I could release one song on SoundCloud next month.
It was also nice seeing Pritty and Dixie again, Mr. Bowie’s mom and brother. Hey human, get your pancakes ready, Dixie is waiting… Can you see the family resemblance in that face?
Panic in the house! I thought Mr. Bowie was gone. Kidnapped by burglars or abducted by aliens. Did he sneak out of the house? At the top of my lungs I called out his name, but he didn’t answer. After a desperate search I found Mr. Bowie sleeping in my new bookcase in the bedroom. Well hello there, little one…
Under pressure. Stress affects everyone, cats and humans, young and old and is a completely normal reaction that all human beings will experience from time to time when faced with situations that they feel under pressure in. Deal with stress effectively and quickly: take regular breaks, get outside, go for a walk, learn to relax like your cat. And have an espresso with chocolate.
Under my paw
A ladybird of a girl
Under my paw
She’s the sweetest, hmmm, pet in the world
“Under My Paw” – The Rolling Stones
Another year over, and a new one just begun. Happy New Year! Hope you have a great and wonderful 2016. May all your dreams come true. Viva la Vida! En route vers de nouvelles aventures. Soon we will rock you!
Thank you for hanging out with us at HoB. Thanks for all your likes, comments and kindness. Love, peace and happiness. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”
One more thing… Boxes for cats, dark chocolate for humans!
Artificial Intelligence? No! Only a new Audio Interface. Mr. Bowie, a respected and world-famous studio technician, told me that the studio needed an audio upgrade. Up to now, a USB connection on the mixer was used to and from the Mac to record and play live sound. The specs promised us CD quality to and from the Mac. Well, we didn’t hear that.
Mr. Bowie recommended to buy the Apollo Twin Interface from Universal Audio. With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop music production. This 2×6 Mac Thunderbolt interface allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.
Mr. Bowie also told me he needed active studio monitors. He preferred something from Neumann because he liked the shipping boxes. The KH 120 A studio monitor is designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker. The KH 120 A represents the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible. It’s perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios.
One day soon, we will rock you.
Looking back on the past may not only stop you from enjoying each day. Research suggests that cats who look back at their past experiences full of regrets about missed opportunities are more likely to fall ill and generally have a poorer quality of life. Or did you hear the sound of the cat treat box, Mr. Bowie?
Espresso time. My espresso capsules order arrived today and as always, Mr. Bowie conducted a thorough control to ensure the overall quality. Every time Mr. Bowie wakes up and smells the coffee, he knows it’s time for a treat.
Today is my mother’s birthday so I raise my espresso cup to her. She taught me to drink and enjoy coffee when I was a child. She would have turned 88 today. Happy Birthday Mom, wherever you are.
A working studio technician is a happy studio technician. It’s Monday and Mr. Bowie is getting himself back in the groove, after taking some time off on the sofa. Getting great work done isn’t always just about finding a rush of inspiration, it’s also about defining your goals and setting yourself up in a productive work environment.
Mr. Bowie thinks it’s about time to buy a new box with a synth inside. He’s checking out the new Prophet-6, a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a modern twist. It’s Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5. But please, Mr. Bowie, I told you before, you must keep an eye on the studio budget. A studio technician usually performs this routine task. Get back to work, Mr. Bowie!
Seek and ye shall find. If you search hard enough for something, you will find it. Or meow, and it shall be given, Mr. Bowie. But please, leave the chocolate alone; it is doing fine by itself.
I have lost all my inbox emails, some very important and significant. If I search hard enough in Time Machine, maybe I’ll find some of them back. But hey, there are worse things in life than losing your emails.
Weightless. Mr. Bowie feels like Yuri Gagarin. Although, it shows I’m not a great photographer. You always have to be ready and expect the unexpected. Get great pictures by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO. But wait a minute… A cat and boxes? There is nothing new, nothing unexpected in this scene! Anyway, I hope that I’m a better musician and songwriter than a photographer… One day, we will rock you.
Love put me in space, way above the trees
Listen NASA can you get my heart back please?
Weightless, love is a pure sensation
Weightless, I feel like Yuri Gagarin
“Weightless” – Prefab Sprout
Recording studio technician at work. All right Mr. Bowie, make sure that you are sitting right in front of the display and that your face is at 90 degrees to the center of the monitor while working with Logic Pro X. I know friends and followers are waiting to hear some music. But one of these days we will rock you.
It’s a wrap! Asking cats to explore new frontiers and learn how to do tasks by themselves requires bravery, and patience, not only from the cats but from humans, too. But it can be tough to know when to let them untether and try things on their own.
Today it’s my lovely sister’s birthday. Mr. Bowie knows how to wrap a present up in a cute way. Happy Birthday, Sis! We love you! Espresso for two?
‘The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.’ – Audrey Hepburn