Starting with a Vinyl collection


Everything is made with convenience in mind these days as is listening to music. Sometimes convenience gets in the way of enjoyment I think. Although I’ve enjoyed my premium Spotify subscription for the last while I can’t help but think there is something missing when playing music.

One easily skips a track if the first 20 seconds don’t sound great or we look for specific tracks and never listen to a song in the wider context of an album in which it may was intended to be heard. We may not discover hidden gems. Also a lot of music is …


Omnisphere 2 Improvisation – Classic Nylon Guitar

Omnisphere 2 Improvisation - Classic Nylon Guitar

I love the Omnisphere Soft Synthesizer from Spectrasonics. Recently I upgraded my installation to Version 2. It comes with several thousand more presets included.

Omnisphere 2 is of course great for massive synth pads but there are also some useful realistic sounds on there such as pianos and guitars. Note that Omnisphere 2 there are no drum sounds but there are some interesting beat loops. I’m not quite sure how useful these are though.

In the video below I’m playing an improv piece using the Classic Nylon Guitar preset. It comes with no vibrato but it is a very nice …


Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera (Red Version) Unboxing Video

Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera Red Version Unboxing and Overview Video

I recently bought a new DSLR Camera from Nikon, the D5500 in Red. Red because it looks awesome. 🙂 I thought it would be interesting to make a little unboxing video of this so this was uploaded to YouTube a few weeks ago.

I was particularly interested in the camera’s ability to record in 1080p at 60fps. I used think that for video a camcorder was always best but these days it seems you can get much better video quality from a DSLR, the reason appears to be the use of the better sensors found in DSLRs. I compared some …