I like to read, both online and offline. Every once in a while I come across something truly remarkable. Recently I discovered one such book, and I can’t help but write a few words about it in a form of strong personal recommendation.
All computers eventually get clogged up with user files and traces left by different applications. There are also a number of other reasons that can cause the Mac OS X to become slow or unresponsive.
I wanted to share a few things I do for OS X maintenance in order to optimize, clean and speed up my Mac.
Click, click, click… Ever experienced the moment your hard drive starts making that horrific sound from hell? I have – several times. First the panic strikes as your computers starts freezing up. Then you accept the situation and anxiety starts to creep in. You start thinking about the prospect of losing some work (because of course it’s been too long since you backed up). And what a hassle it’s going to be fixing and reinstalling everything. Not the one.Continue Reading
Last week I asked my email subscribers what kind of content would they like to see here in the future. Your response was overwhelming (a big thank you is in order – I think I’ve got back to most of you by now but apologies if I missed someone!). One of the most common requests I received was to hear more about which plugins, sample packs, books, websites, tools and so on I like to use in my craft.
To answer your call, I have created a new page that lists the things that I use and love the most. I have also included comments for each resource on why I like it/how I am using it.
I’ll be adding more too as time goes by, so you may want to bookmark the page and visit every now and then.
Making music should feel good, right?
I recently received a great email from a reader and a fellow producer, Richard Anderson. I wanted to quote his email here (with his permission), as it really hit the mark for me.Continue Reading
At the end of December I decided to challenge myself. I wanted to make January the most productive month of my life so far. To give myself a push I announced it publicly here on the blog, and many of you guys decided to join in. I was (and am) so happy to see that so many of you were willing to put yourself to the test too.
Now that a month has passed it’s time to look at how it all panned out.Continue Reading
How about starting 2014 with a bang? I’ve decided to take up on a challenge, and I’m inviting you along if you dare.Continue Reading
I love Ableton Live. I’ve been using it for about 9 months now and I just keep running into new things. It’s a playground for music producers. I admire the design – it feels like Live is designed from ground up to foster creativity in electronic music production. I love watching how other people are using it.
Youtube is full of tutorials, but it’s not always easy to run into something really interesting or inspiring and well presented. I’ve been bookmarking some good ones since I started learning the software. So here are a few of the best Ableton Live tutorial videos I’ve come across. Have a look – you just might run into a game changer. I know I have.Continue Reading
Staring at the sun
Do you tend to stay up late in studio, staring at the computer screen? Ever have trouble sleeping afterwards?
Sleep deprivation sucks. Sleepless nights happen to me quite often and I hate it.
I have really come to value sleep and the importance of sufficient rest. Needless to say it has a huge effect on creativity and productivity.Continue Reading