Behringer X32 Rack Digital Mixer

April 18, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Another product recommendation by Musicians Friend that’s currently on sale right now.

Behringer X32 Rack Digital Mixer

This is the Behringer X32 Rack Digital Mixer and it can be your top-notch studio recording interface today, control a complex theater production tomorrow, or sit securely in your side-rack while you’re mixing your band’s club gig from your iPad. It combines finest analog I/O and powerful digital connectivity, with ample processing for 40 channels, 25 buses and up to 152 signal sources.

Boring Life

February 4, 2017 at 12:59 AM

Life has been boring. Really shitty and boring and the first month of 2017 is already over and I’m still back at square one. My life has been worse than the previous 2 months. Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING has been going right. My January 2017 has been filled with utter devastation when I lost 4 kittens and 1 went missing, thanks to my mom for letting them out without supervision.

I don’t want to talk about that.

And guess what? My Samsung S7 edge phone fell and the screen cracked. I have never cracked my phone’s screen in my entire life. I feel like hanging myself every time I see the crack when I use the phone. It will cost RM 1k – RM 1.5k to fix. FML.

The only thing that’s keeping me somewhat numb to emotions right now is my herbal medicine (St. John’s Wort) and my iMac that has been keeping me occupied with catching up on my blogging stuff. I did, however, receive a good news a few days ago when my short story was chosen for publication. It was totally unexpected considering I wrote it at the last minute (a day before the deadline). Two of my short stories were also published last year (finally) by the same publisher. All of them are sci-fi stories. Maybe I should take an interest in sci-fi.

I’ve been wondering what to do with my life. Last month, as I was walking at the mall with my friend, there was this music school demo at AEON mall Klebang. They were promoting their new music school/classes in Tambun, Ipoh.

I was really interested. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or the drums. Not like I could join a band or anything like that because I’m too old for that now but it’s fun to have something to do and learning something new at the same time. I wanted to learn guitar too. There’s guitar center here that sell guitars, but I don’t think I’ve heard guitar lessons here, like official music school classes. Piano, yes.

Believe it or not, I kind of miss playing the piano. Years of learning it when I was young (since I was 8 years old until 12 years old) went to waste. If I wasn’t so traumatized by my bitch of a piano teacher who screamed at me then kicked me out of the room just because I couldn’t get the notes right, I would’ve continued mastering the piano. Excuse me for being a fucking tone deaf-kid.

I really regret that. I regret that she was the ONLY teacher in Ipoh at that time. I wanted to transfer somewhere else and she was there too. Wtf. I decided to quit. Thanks a lot bitch for ruining piano lessons for me.

Anyways. I wish I could join this school but I couldn’t afford the classes, unfortunately. The economy right now is depressing. The amount I’m earning every month is depressing. The debts I’m in is depressing times two.

I wish I could go back to when I was young and knock some senses into my head when I said I couldn’t wait to be an adult. The adult world sucks big time.

By the way, I forgot what song they played for the acoustic guitar demo, but for the piano he played ‘Frozen’ song and for the drums ’24 Karat’ song by Bruno Mars.

Apollo Firewire

February 4, 2017 at 12:27 AM

If you’re a musician or music technician, I’m sure I don’t need to introduce you to this product because you’d already know what it is and its functions. Apollo FireWire is one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording to music creators everywhere.

FEATURES
  • Worldwide standard in professional A/D and D/A conversion for music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing ” record through plug-ins from Neve, Lexicon, Studer, Marshall, Ampex, and more*
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio*
  • 18 x 24 FireWire audio interface for Mac and Windows 7
  • Cascade two Apollos for 16 analog I/O and 12 digital I/O
  • Includes œRealtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle with 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and more
  • Upgradeable to Thunderbolt via Thunderbolt 2 Option Card (Mac)
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

You can get Apollo FireWire at musiciansfriend of course, but do note they don’t ship internationally (at least not to my country).

 

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Bruno Mars & Sia

December 18, 2016 at 2:25 AM

OMG this is hilarious.

These past few days I’ve been addicted to Bruno Mars’s new song ‘24K Magic‘ and couldn’t stop singing it. It’s stuck in my head. And I’ve been depressed over a few things this week which I will write about soon but watching this video just gets me smiling. It’s hilarious.

It makes me wanna karaoke right now but I have nobody to go with. So what do I do? I just karaoke alone, at home, in my room using my phone and the app SMULE. It’s actually a good app if you love singing karaoke. My microphone sucks though because the one that comes with the phone (S7 Edge) doesn’t sound as good as those with iPhones. But of course, if yours sucks too, you could always look for microphones for singing online.

Another one of my fave is Sia. Gosh, I’ve been addicted to her songs and Maddie Ziegler, the girl who dances in her videos and also from Dance Moms. She’s amazing and her dance moves are captivating. I could never take my eyes off her every time she dances. Sia is also an amazing singer and I love her raspy voice when she hits the high notes.

She also did the carpool karaoke with James Corden.

It’s videos like these that make me forget my depression for a little while.

Hello 2016

January 31, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Iasd have not written a blog in such a long time. It’s 2016 already! My last post was September last year. A LOT, and I mean A LOT happened within that few months, good and mostly bad. When I talk about bad, it’ll mean involving my cats. I’ve lost so many kittens (I think about 8-10? I lost count) and a few cats are missing now (mine and strays). Right now all my remaining cats (about 10 of them, indoor and outdoor) are sick with flu/runny nose/sneezing/eye infection. In another word, upper respiratory infection? Urgh. But I don’t want to talk about that because it’ll make me even more depressed than I already am.

I was asked to talk about gibson guitar but nothing’s showing up on the page for me to talk about so I’m just gonna do a quick update.

Right now I’m working on a new blog, and also working on this non-profit org thing involving literary world. I’ve been busy trying to rush here and there, and multitasking. Hence why this blog has been neglected for a while. It’s really hard when you’re trying to improve your life but problems keep coming to distract you. Plus, I only have a couple of friends in Ipoh but none of them are ‘friending’ me so yeah, I’ve been alone. It’s okay. I’m used to it. I’ve learned in life, you cant rely on anybody but yourself. Friends will come and go. Not even your relatives will give a shit about you in times of need. I’m okay with friends not giving a shit but your own relatives? That’s fucked up, man.

Anyway, I don’t want to write too much. I have so many other things to do so I’ll end here. Hopefully I’ll have time to update soon.

Toodles!