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Off We Go

Posted on | November 20, 2007 | 2 Comments

funny_car.jpgOk, I have close to half a Gigabyte of freshly made snippets of audio, loops, bass lines, patterns, all kinds of weird Reaktor experiments, and much more. It’s a snap to copy over this new sound bank to my MacBookPro’s hard disk, and pack down my midi controller, DVD with the latest audio SW that I have (in case I want to install something specific), a couple of cables, my headphones, and that’s it.

So next is to pack down the clothes and take the whole family down to South California for a couple of days.

It’s so easy nowadays to travel and keep a smaller studio with you, it’s just plain, plain amazing — and I was born and raised with a cassette recorder where I taped over the recording head for weird overdub experiments. And then later I had a Fostex 4-track that was worn down by weird experiments. Nowadays you could do 24-bit, even 5:1 productions, just using a laptop.

It’s then another matter if something happens during a vacation, I’ve had both positive and negative experiences of working with music during such a period. Anyway, it beats watching boring TV channels in a hotel room!


2 Responses to “Off We Go”

  1. Loopy
    November 21st, 2007 @ 12:31 AM

    How does your wife and kids take your time off with laptop.

    Isn’t that a time off from your family aswell?

  2. Kent Sandvik
    November 25th, 2007 @ 11:17 PM

    Ok, a follow-up. I think I got up to 60 hours total audio production and similar work, so it was not so bad. As a result, I got the final mixes in for the next release, updated the label web site as that was behind the release schedule, made 15 tracks that I still don’t know how to release, net label, real release, EPs, album… Also, I have 400Mb of new samples, all earlier BioWaves episodes are now up on Proton Radio, BioWaves 007 mix is nearly done.

    And I got time to spend a four days with my family traveling in southern California. And I even read two books, Jeffrey Toobin’s The Nine which is about the supreme court of USA, and Terry Pratchett’s Pyramids. And had a nice amount of sleep. So I’m happy.

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