Popular Topics in this Blog:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

#music #lyrics: And try to satisfy Your needs with diamonds, Coz all I'm thinking of...

#music #lyrics: And try to satisfy Your needs with diamonds, Coz all I'm thinking of http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Bohemian Rhapsody: Prague’s Iconic Watering Hole

Prague is very beautiful. I've been there a few times. Especially nightly the city has flair. Watch the fog on the river Moldav in December, enjoy the street artists on the Karlov bridge in June.
ViennaCC

As night comes calling on the “City of a Hundred Spires,” me and my mates — 25 travel writers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations to sample a portion of its Bohemian Rhapsody journey thr…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Bohemian Rhapsody: Prague’s Iconic Watering Hole

Vietnam Veterans Memorial with Vietnam couple


Vietnam Veterans Memorial / Washington D.C. This couple looks Asian. Maybe they are from Vietnam.
There are so many names engraved in the stones.
More info:
http://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm

There are no mistakes in life - only...

There are no mistakes in life - only lessons. the point is: what do you learn from it?

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: How to paint shadows: Bohemian Waxwing

Shadows are an important part of a successful painting. If you paint them at the end, they will feel like an afterthought and may muddy your colors. These last minute shadows may feel blotchy and i…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: How to paint shadows: Bohemian Waxwing

Song of the day: And try to satisfy Your needs with diamonds, Coz all I'm thinking of....

Song of the day: And try to satisfy Your needs with diamonds, Coz all I'm thinking of http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#music #lyrics: I like your pretty eyes, You're looking really nice

#music #lyrics: I like your pretty eyes, You're looking really nice http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

#Musicproduction: de la Mancha releases "unstable" pitch modulation effect for #free (VST Windows)

de la Mancha has announced that unstable, a random pitch modulation VST effect for Windows, is now available for free.
unstable likes to mess around with your audio pitch, with 3 subtle pitch modulation modes to simulate the unpredictable but lovable pitch instability of an old tape machine or an analogue synth. It doesn't only do subtle though, you can also put it in 'insane' mode if you'd rather just FSU.

#Musicproduction: de la Mancha releases "unstable" pitch modulation effect for #free (VST Windows)

Wedding couple at Washington Memorial


Wedding couple at Washington Memorial / Washington D.C. making a heart with their hands. Good luck to them!
More info:
http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

#Photography: The Camera Histogram Explained

This video does a great job of explaining how the histogram on your camera works and how to read it. I do slightly disagree with his tip on having a mountain in the center is the best option, as it…

#Photography: The Camera Histogram Explained

Now I need a break from my thoughts...

Now I need a break from my thoughts. Is that ever possible?

#Musicproduction: Mastrcode Music releases "T-Force Phaser" #Free VST Effect for Windows and updates "DB-Force The Amen Drum Synthesizer" to v1.1

Mastrcode Music has released T-Force Phaser, a new free VST Effect plug-in for Windows.
T-Force Phaser is an effects device for adding phase cancellations as a creative effect to your sounds. It results in a sound with a spacey feeling.

#Musicproduction: Mastrcode Music releases "T-Force Phaser" #Free VST Effect for Windows and updates "DB-Force The Amen Drum Synthesizer" to v1.1

Song of the day: I like your pretty eyes, You're looking really nice

Song of the day: I like your pretty eyes, You're looking really nice http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#music #lyrics: And now, When all things come together

#music #lyrics: And now, When all things come together http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

#Musicproduction: DopeKitz releases 'Rupture Lite' - #Free Drum Virtual Instrument for Mac & Win VST & AU

DopeKitz has released Rupture Lite, a lightweight free 16 track virtual drum machine for Mac OS X and Windows developed by Dopekitz featuring 'high quality, hard hitting, royalty free virtual drum kits'.
With Rupture you can easily pick your kit, mix, and create all in one place. You can even bus out individual instrument groups to individual channels with select expansions.
Whilst Rupture is free, DopeKitz also offer expansions at an affordable price (currently starting at $7.99).

#Musicproduction: DopeKitz releases 'Rupture Lite' - #Free Drum Virtual Instrument for Mac & Win VST & AU

Roosevelt Memorial - All tourists have nearly the same poses


Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC
All tourists have nearly the same poses. And all put their hand into a metallic hand print.
I put grain into the picture and coloured it brown to make an old look.
More info:
http://www.nps.gov/frde/index.htm

No matter…

No matter…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: bohemian by Capucine Ayxeres

Song of the day: And now, When all things come together

Song of the day: And now, When all things come together http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

Monday, July 28, 2014

#music #lyrics: Don't plan too much, A Polaroid touch

#music #lyrics: Don't plan too much, A Polaroid touch http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

#Musicproduction: Karoryfer releases Fashionbass - #Free Bass Sample Library (WAV|SFZ)

Unlike our Swagbass which is geared more specifically towards hip-hop and R&B, the Fashionbass is more of a general-purpose bass guitar library. Underneath the odd shape which is a bit like a Rick bass that's been flipped upside down and redrawn by a fashion designer, and the big mirror pickguard, it's pretty much a typical Jazz bass - 34" scale, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and two passive pickups. The strings are a pretty typical set of roundwounds, too. You do get more range than with a typical Jazz, though, as this bass has 24 frets and is tuned CGDA, an octave below cello, with the C string also sampled tuned down to A and F#....

#Musicproduction: Karoryfer releases Fashionbass - #Free Bass Sample Library (WAV|SFZ)

Posing at White House


Posing at White House / Washington D.C.
This was obviously early in the morning. Long shadow falling to the west.
White House Dossier: http://www.whitehousedossier.com/

There are too many flies in this world...

There are too many flies in this world. Who needs that? There should only be flies which are food for birds, no flies around men.

Popfest Vienna

Popfest Vienna, Karlsplatz, in front of church Karlskirche

#Musicproduction: Tronsonic releases "The Expressive Tron" - #Free Kontakt Library

Tronsonic has released The Expressive Tron, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt (5.2.1+).
The Expressive Tron features 4 tape banks from an original (un-serviced) Mellotron M400: Flute, Strings, Cello and Male Choir…

#Musicproduction: Tronsonic releases "The Expressive Tron" - #Free Kontakt Library

Song of the day: Don't plan too much, A Polaroid touch

Song of the day: Don't plan too much, A Polaroid touch http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Sunday, July 27, 2014

#music #lyrics: Maybe I am blind to see, But I feel so good as good as can be

#music #lyrics: Maybe I am blind to see, But I feel so good as good as can be http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: coffeebohemian. or EAT SLEEP DRINK COFFEE and READ | #art is too important to be ignored

Can this define a Bohemian lifestyle? Read and forge an opinion
ViennaCC

YAHR - Yet Another Hotel Room


YAHR - Yet Another Hotel Room. This was in Washington D.C.

#Photoshop: Use Photoshop to Replicate the Look and Feel of Any Photo

How often do you see a beautifully edited image and wish you could give your own photos a similar look? Ben Secret leads this instructional video that shows you, step-by-step, how to recreate any i…

#Photoshop: Use Photoshop to Replicate the Look and Feel of Any Photo

actually imagining a flash mob of drones...

actually imagining a flash mob of drones. must look like a robotic grasshoppers plage

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio updates Winkl to v1.2 - #Free VST & AU distortion plug-in for Win & Mac

Winkl is a free foldback distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats.
Winkl is not a subtle distortion, this is well suited for bass and leads, made to make scream your sounds.

#Musicproduction: Tek'it Audio updates Winkl to v1.2 - #Free VST & AU distortion plug-in for Win & Mac

Song of the day: Maybe I am blind to see, But I feel so good as good as can be

Song of the day: Maybe I am blind to see, But I feel so good as good as can be http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_good_as_can_be.htm

Harry Jen beim Popfest 2014

Der Musiker Harry Jen spielte am Popfest 2014 am wiener Karlsplatz ein Konzert. Die elektronischen Klänge hallten über den Platz und begiesterten das Publikum. Nach dem Konzert habe ich Harry zum Interview gebeten.

Harry Jen hat feste Regeln für seine Sounds. Vor allem verabscheut er Presets und Vorgefertigtes.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#music #lyrics: You're looking really nice, That is not a lie

#music #lyrics: You're looking really nice, That is not a lie http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Definition of Boheamian

What are we talking (tweeting, chatting, posting,…) about?
ViennaCC

Definition of Boheamian

#Bohemian #LifeStyle:

Relaxed at Capitol Hill


Relaxed at Capitol Hill / Washington D.C. The Union Jack tie is my European statement at Capitol Hill
Visitor information:
http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

In a big swarm of fish there are always...

In a big swarm of fish there are always some individuals swimming against. But those are the most interesting.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: What Nobody Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

Working for yourself is the American dream, but too often it leads to disappointment. Discover why--and learn how to make entrepreneurship work for you.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: What Nobody Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

Song of the day: You're looking really nice, That is not a lie

Song of the day: You're looking really nice, That is not a lie http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

Friday, July 25, 2014

#music #lyrics: Listen to me for a moment

#music #lyrics: Listen to me for a moment
http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: ArtBinder Hosts a Bohemian Soiree with Jemima Kirke

On a humid Tuesday night, the newest generation of it girls, artists, and entrepreneurs made their way to Chelsea for a bohemian rooftop soiree to celebrate the most recent accomplishment of one of…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: ArtBinder Hosts a Bohemian Soiree with Jemima Kirke

Selfie at White House


Selfie at White House / Washington D.C.
Boy looking sceptical
More info to White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

#Musicproduction: de la Mancha sets 5 plug-ins #free - GTO, GTX, QB-3, ClipStar and Scylla

de la Mancha has released five plug-ins for free that were previously payware. All five are Windows 32-bit VST plug-ins and can be downloaded from the de la Mancha website: GTO and GTX are a pair of vintage style 'character' compressors, designed like their muscle car name-sakes for brute power, pure speed and to make a loud noise.
QB-3 is a vintage-style, 3-band EQ plug-in, with its own unique colouring and a few tricks up its sleeve.
ClipStar is a soft clipper effect plugin, designed to prevent peaks in a subtler way than hard clipping, increase loudness and add pleasing saturation.
Scylla is a 32-bit Windows VST instrument capable of sample-playback combined with subtractive synthesis to produce a wide variety of sonic possibilities ranging from lush pads to far-out soundscapes and effects via scorching leads and chunky bass.

#Musicproduction: de la Mancha sets 5 plug-ins #free - GTO, GTX, QB-3, ClipStar and Scylla

I hate waiting in a queue in a supermarket or at airport

I hate waiting in a queue in a supermarket or at airport

Kunstmue Festival 2014

18., 19. Juli 2014
Wieder ein grandioses Festival mit musikalischen Highlights. Der Wettergott hat sich gnädig gezeigt. Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein und 30C spielten die Bands an zwei Tagen. Lichtshow, Ton, Ambiente und vor allem Getränke - da paßt einfach alles. Und das Beste daran: kein Eintritt, eine Spende wird erbeten. Die interviewten Musiker äußern sich ebenfalls sehr positiv zum Festival.

#Photography: Daring Photographer Shares How He Captures the Right Moments

A photographer can easily set up and compose a picture before it is even shot; however, it is a different talent to capture a photograph in a split second, with no planning beforehand. Carsten Pete…

#Photography: Daring Photographer Shares How He Captures the Right Moments

Song of the day: Listen to me for a moment

Song of the day: Listen to me for a moment
http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#music #lyrics: What will you say?, What will you say?

#music #lyrics: What will you say?, What will you say? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "The Weird Side Samples" Sound Library (WAV)

99Sounds has released The Weird Side Samples, a free glitch sample library created by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral. The library contains 182 hand-crafted glitch samples, sci-fi sound effects and abstract sound textures from Introspectral's album called The Weird Side Of The Mundane.

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free "The Weird Side Samples" Sound Library (WAV)

Everybody wants to get pictured at White House


Everybody wants to get pictured at White House / Washington D.C.
Click here for ideas

The last minute is very important for every project...

The last minute is very important for every project. I remember night sessions with much coffee.

#Musicproduction: Crypto Cipher releases #Free Sample Pack of Indian Instruments and Samples

Long loading time of webpage, so be patient.
ViennaCC

Crypto Cipher has released Free Sample Pack, a free collection of Indian instruments and samples in Kontakt, WAV and REX formats (748 MB).
It's a free tryout pack created out of products available at Crypto Cipher, plus some other rare Indian instruments.

#Musicproduction: Crypto Cipher releases #Free Sample Pack of Indian Instruments and Samples

Song of the day: What will you say?, What will you say?

Song of the day: What will you say?, What will you say? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#music #lyrics: Till the other day, In the morning you are through

#music #lyrics: Till the other day, In the morning you are through http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_if_you_wanna_dance.htm

#Musicproduction: VST Zone releases Amplio 2 for Windows (#free)

VST Zone has updated Amplio to version 2 for Windows.
Amplio 2 includes a new multiband Noise gate, total overhaul of user interface, faster load, smaller filesize, improved controls and more.
Price: Free.

#Musicproduction: VST Zone releases Amplio 2 for Windows (#free)

James Bond's Aston Martin


(007) James Bond's Aston Martin at Spy Museum, Washington D.C.
More info:
http://www.astonmartin.com/bond
http://www.spymuseum.org/

#Photography: What is the Inverse Square Law of Light?

The inverse square law is a useful bit of information when it comes to lighting for photography. That being said, it can also be quite confusing to understand. Fortunately, Karl Taylor has made thi…

#Photography: What is the Inverse Square Law of Light?

Unusual creativity techniques...

Unusual creativity techniques? WC, bath tube,… well known. But did you ever think of lyrics while sitting on a tree? Did you ever think of a melody when cutting potatoes? What is on your mind when in a tunnel?

#Musicproduction: Witech releases TheDrumSource 2.1 for Windows VST (#Free)

Witech has announced that version 2.1 of TheDrumSource is now available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows. TheDrumSource is a sample based drum machine with a built in browser and sequencer. It is designed to have a simple, clean interface and fast workflow. Also supports many sample formats.
New feature: Button to choose 1 or 12 outputs.
Bug fix: Pattern selection failed in some cases.
Price: Free.

#Musicproduction: Witech releases TheDrumSource 2.1 for Windows VST (#Free)

Song of the day: Till the other day, In the morning you are through

Song of the day: Till the other day, In the morning you are through http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_if_you_wanna_dance.htm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#music #lyrics: This is the moment, It comes so sudden as surprise

#music #lyrics: This is the moment, It comes so sudden as surprise http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bohemian: A Prelude to War

This summer in the Uxbridge Historical Centre’s Fifth Line Church: Boyce Entertainment presents THE BOHEMIAN:A Prelude to War Based on "Ballads of a Bohemian" by Robert W. Service Created and Direc…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bohemian: A Prelude to War

National Gallery, Washington DC


National Gallery, Washington DC

Do people in a tea factory take a coffee break?

Do people in a tea factory take a coffee break?
A philosophic question

#Musicproduction: Bitsonic releases Cannabis Vocoder 1.0 for Windows VST (#free)

Cannabis vocoder is a funny plugin which can completely change the sound of your vocal track. The mono version is an effect plugin, meaning it's not a vst instruments. Using the effect on the vocal track the software automatically tracks the tune of the vocal track, and calculates the pitch of the changed sound as well.
The poly version is a vst instruments application, where you can load the vocal track into the software and using the midi channel you can create a polyphonic vocoder.

#Musicproduction: Bitsonic releases Cannabis Vocoder 1.0 for Windows VST (#free)

Song of the day: This is the moment, It comes so sudden as surprise...

Song of the day: This is the moment, It comes so sudden as surprise http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

Monday, July 21, 2014

#music #lyrics: To load down, And it makes me round and round

#music #lyrics: To load down, And it makes me round and round http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm


#Photography: 10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along the way. Unfortunately, the only way to stop doing…

#Photography: 10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

Capitol Hill in fog


Capitol Hill / Washington D.C. in fog. Isn't there enough misty fog in politics?
More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill

#Photography: Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

I always shoot in RAW. I can work out the photos in the way I like, what is not (always) possible with JPEG.
ViennaCC

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that looked like “.jpg” or “.jpeg”. Almost every cam…

#Photography: Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

I don't watch football (us: soccer) because...

I don't watch football (us: soccer) because football makes people fat. They sit in front of tv and eat nuts and chips and drink beer. And as they lean on the couch they shout out: 'Run, run, lazy bone!'. And some say sports is so healthy…

#Photography: 5 Tips for Doing Photography from the Hip

Street photographer should read this
ViennaCC

Photographing from the hip is, quite literally, having your camera near or resting on your hip and pressing the shutter button. This photography method is typically used in street photography when …

#Photography: 5 Tips for Doing Photography from the Hip

Song of the day: To load down, And it makes me round and round....

Song of the day: To load down, And it makes me round and round http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm


Sunday, July 20, 2014

#music #lyrics: Others standing small, But I'm always on the ball...

#music #lyrics: Others standing small, But I'm always on the ball http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Did Nicole Richie change her style from bohemian to minimalist?

I give a damn on that starlet (whoever that is). But it's a good example to compare Bohemian with minimalistic style.
ViennaCC

Is it just us or did Nicole Richie change her style? The Boho goddess seem to have ditched her regular flip flops, Kimono cardi and embroidered bag staple for sharp separates instead. Dare we say, …

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Did Nicole Richie change her style from bohemian to minimalist?

Felix Baumgartner's capsule

Felix Baumgartner's capsule in Space Museum / Washington D.C. Baumgartner is Austrian! See the Red-white-red flag symbol.

Rain is not so bad. Raindrops are like...

Rain is not so bad. Raindrops are like drummers, specially the big drops falling on the window sill. I wonder if somebody ever had made a song with this sound.

#Photography: 7 DIY Photography Hacks with Household Objects

For bands (and musicians) who do not have much money for photo equipment, but need promotion photos.
ViennaCC

Instead of moaning and groaning about the exorbitant costs of professional lighting and special effects equipment, why not find ways to create the same types of images using common household items?...

#Photography: 7 DIY Photography Hacks with Household Objects

Song of the day: Others standing small, But I'm always on the ball...

Song of the day: Others standing small, But I'm always on the ball http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

Saturday, July 19, 2014

#music #lyrics: I never passed the starting stalls, No....

#music #lyrics: I never passed the starting stalls, No blood, no sweat, no tears, but shady place http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

#Photography: 5 Hot Tips For Improving Your Summer Photography

We aren’t going to talk about cleaning your lenses (although you should), I’m not going to tell you to use a tripod (you should know that), and I’m definitely not going to tell you to compare last …

#Photography: 5 Hot Tips For Improving Your Summer Photography

1401 Locomotive

Locomotive at National Museum of American History in Washington
1401 Locomotive: The 1401, a 199-ton, 92-foot-long steam locomotive, was built in 1926 for the Southern Railway. In 1945, the 1401 pulled President Franklin Roosevelt's funeral train along part of its journey to Washington, D.C.
More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Railway_1401

#Photography: Bohemian Chic Fashion Photo Shoot and Video

This behind the scenes photo shoot video captures the creative team involved in an on-location Bohemian Chic fashion photo shoot in Metro Detroit. The shoot included 3 models and 9 different style…

#Photography: Bohemian Chic Fashion Photo Shoot and Video

Is "SWIMS" a palindrome or a upside down mirror word?

Is "SWIMS" a palindrome or a upside down mirror word? Or what is it? The word 'SWIMS' upside down still looks like the word 'SWIMS'

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: f/8 and Be Happy: Bohemian happiness in a digital world

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context,…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: f/8 and Be Happy: Bohemian happiness in a digital world

Song of the day: I never passed the starting stalls, No...

Song of the day: I never passed the starting stalls, No blood, no sweat, no tears, but shady place http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Friday, July 18, 2014

#Musicproduction: 4 Tips to Help Get Your Mixes Finished

One question I’m often asked is: How do you know when the mix is finished? To be honest that is something that I’m still figuring out myself. For the most part I just try to eliminate all the issu…

#Musicproduction: 4 Tips to Help Get Your Mixes Finished

Why is ABBREVATION such a long word?

Why is ABBREVATION such a long word? Same in German: Warum ist ABKÜRZUNG ein so langes Wort?

Cafe Mozart / German restaurant - ups, wait. German?


Cafe Mozart / German restaurant in Washington D.C. But Mozart was born in Salzburg and died in Vienna. So he is an Austrian musician, not a German.

#Photography: Autofocus Modes Explained

Sony recently released a new mirrorless camera that focuses faster than most of the best APS-C sensor equipped cameras on the market. The compact a6000 uses a Hybrid autofocus system which combines…

#Photography: Autofocus Modes Explained

Thursday, July 17, 2014

#Photoshop: How to Remove Fence Lines from Zoo Photos

Zoos and wildlife-oriented parks provide perfect opportunities to photograph exotic and often dangerous wildlife without traveling halfway across the world to stalk them in their natural habitats. …

#Photoshop: How to Remove Fence Lines from Zoo Photos

It is said that the tongue is the strongest muscle of the body. They should do...

It is said that the tongue is the strongest muscle of the body. They should do tongue fights instead of boxfights. I wonder who will be a volunteer for sparring.