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Sunday, August 31, 2014

#Musicproduction: Saltline updates #Free Brzoza to v1.0.2 for Windows

Saltline has updated Brzoza, the freeware synthesizer for Windows, to version 1.0.2.

Changes:
  • New user interface.
  • Larger preset bank (including DFL presets).
  • Preset manager.
  • Extra state variable filter.
  • Filter routing mixer.
#Musicproduction: Saltline updates #Free Brzoza to v1.0.2 for Windows

#Photography: Capturing Better Portraits Between Poses

If you do portraiture of any kind you are probably used to people giving one look when the camera is away from them and another when it is on them. This is the unfortunate game of the portrait photographer.

#Photography: Capturing Better Portraits Between Poses

Photo: Art gallery in Nice / France. So colourful

Photo: Art gallery in Nice / France. So colourful

I never cried in a movie...

I never cried in a movie. Maybe I see the wrong films.

#Photography: How to Stay Creative as a Photographer

Do you ever feel like you are losing your creative abilities when you can’t come up with a fresh idea for your next photo shoot? You’re not alone, and you don’t need to worry. You’re still creative, you just need to know how to harness your creative energy to get your wheels turning again. Listen below to pro photographer Lindsay Adler talk about her creative process and how she goes about lifting herself out of a creative slump.

#Photography: How to Stay Creative as a Photographer 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

#Musicproduction: CFA-Sound releases FilterGrizzy2 - #Free Filter Plug-in for Windows VST

CFA-Sound has announced the release of FilterGrizzly2 - a free filter VST plug-in for Windows.

Features:
  • 2x oversampling and anti-aliasing algorithm.
  • tube-based filter drive unit.
  • classic analog ladder filter design.
  • 4-pole lowpass and 2-pole highpass filter.
  • passive controlled feedback circuit.
  • new GUI with 2 different skins.
#Musicproduction: CFA-Sound releases FilterGrizzy2 - #Free Filter Plug-in for Windows VST

#Photoshop: 6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, these tools have been a topic of confusion between…

#Photoshop: 6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

Photo: Mjam, mjam. Food shop in the streets of Nice / France

Mjam, mjam. Food shop in the streets of Nice / France

Life is more exciting than...

Life is more exciting than a video game. But it has no PAUSE key.

#Photography: Umbrellas versus Softboxes - Which are Best?

There are many different types of light modifiers on the market. The two most common are umbrellas and softboxes. So when might you choose each? These videos will give you a look at the umbrella ve…

(also see second video in the page)

#Photography: Umbrellas versus Softboxes - Which are Best?

Friday, August 29, 2014

#Photography: How to Create Pink Marble Text in Adobe Photoshop

From this tutorial you will learn how to create pink marble text in twenty seven easy steps. In order to achieve the marble effect, you are going to use layer styles and default textures. The tutorial is recommendable for beginners level and despite the text is created in Adobe Photoshop CS6, all other versions of the program are applicable.

#Photography: How to Create Pink Marble Text in Adobe Photoshop

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bare Truth with ‘The Bohemian Society’s’ Victor Wilde

LA at a glance seems vapid at best. Movie stars with purse dogs, overly blond athletic men and women, juice bars and cleanses, power luncheons and a cadre of meandering, very lost tourists. One wou…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bare Truth with ‘The Bohemian Society’s’ Victor Wilde

Nice / France, men at the beach. "I'm watchin' you, kid"

Nice / France, men at the beach. "I'm watchin' you, kid"

We are all manufacturers-making good, making trouble or...

We are all manufacturers-making good, making trouble or making excuses. - H. V. Adolt

#Musicproduction: Make Bigger and Better Wobbles With Layering

Mono is your friend. If you can, make some sounds mono and some stereo to create a more balanced stereo field. Some people may say wobbles are played out, I would only half agree. I think the music…

#Musicproduction: Make Bigger and Better Wobbles With Layering

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Musical Entropy updates "Inspiration - Creativity Stimulator" to v1.1 (#music, #free)

Musical Entropy has updated Inspiration, the free creativity stimulator software, to version 1.1.0.
Changes:
  • Added a link to copy and paste the current piece of advice.
  • Added a timer to pick a new piece of advice every N seconds.
  • Added a feature to mark a piece of advice as a favorite, and to access to all the favorite items only.
  • Fixed various bugs.


#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Musical Entropy updates "Inspiration - Creativity Stimulator" to v1.1 (#music, #free)

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: What type of bohemian are you?

Writing a personality test for bohemians seems a stupid idea. A bohemian doesn’t want to conform to anything, much be less labelled. But I wanted to write it because I consider myself bohemian and …

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: What type of bohemian are you?

Nice / France harbour with ferry to Sardinia and Corsica

Nice / France harbour with ferry to Sardinia and Corsica

We have weather where people sneeze and...

We have weather where people sneeze and spread bacilli. So I drink wine to desinfect from inside.

#Photography: 6 Tips For Taking Better Selfies

Admt it, you’re already taking lots of selfies. So why not make them better?
Yes, ‘selfie’ is a real word. And the world has seen some really weird ones. There are five things to avoid when taking selfies, and specialised apps you can use.

#Photography: 6 Tips For Taking Better Selfies

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#Photography: Comparing Diffusion Filter Options for Portrait Photography

You may think diffusion filters are a thing of the past, but pro photographer Jay P. Morgan thinks they are starting to make a great comeback. In the video below, he compares three different Tiffen…

#Photography: Comparing Diffusion Filter Options for Portrait Photography 

#Musicproduction: Keolab releases 64-bit version of #free Spicy Guitar

Spicy Guitar is a free physically modelled acoustic guitar synthesizer. Relying on an innovative technology, its sounds are rich, natural and lively.

#Musicproduction: Keolab releases 64-bit version of #free Spicy Guitar

Seagulls and orange trees in Nice / France

Seagulls and orange trees in Nice / France

Football (US: soccer) is not my game...

Football (US: soccer) is not my game. It took a long time to understand offside and I am not sure I really got it. I prefer to stand behind the lines. At school I made a foul in the first minutes and was thrown out of the game.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 7 Best Free After Effects Tutorials for Aspiring Video Editors

If you’re a video editor or a member of a content marketing team that wants to have stellar post-production in all its videos, Adobe After Effects (written with C++) is an essential skill. It allow…

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 7 Best Free After Effects Tutorials for Aspiring Video Editors

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life is like a timeline....

Life is like a timeline. Things pop up, you get in touch with people and things disappear.

#Photography: ISO and Noise Explained for Photographers

It’s not always easy to explain, but it’s definitely easy to see. When an image has a lot of noise, it appears grainy and unclear. This happens when your camera’s ISO value is set high—the higher t…

#Photography: ISO and Noise Explained for Photographers

#Musicproduction: Andi Vax releases Signature Bank - 198 #free presets for Discovery Pro

Andi Vax has released his Nord signature bank featuring 198 presets for Discovery Pro 6 containing basses, leads, pads and uplifters/downlifters.
It's available for free at discoDSP Banks page.

#Musicproduction: Andi Vax releases Signature Bank - 198 #free presets for Discovery Pro

Song of the day: Till somebody, Would be in the right position

Song of the day: Till somebody, Would be in the right position http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Monday, August 25, 2014

The more money you have, the more you got to spend to be happy

The more money you have, the more you got to spend to be happy.

#Musicproduction: UplandToys releases Midular (Max for Live)

Midular is my latest venture into MIDI processing software, built in the Max for Live environment. The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes. By chaining several modules together, one can create a vast array of different MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.

#Musicproduction: UplandToys releases Midular (Max for Live)

#Musicproduction: Darwin Arts releases Trilobite 0.9.3 #Free Beta Edition - Modular Synth for Mac & Win VST & AU

Darwin Arts has announced the release of Trilobite 0.9.3 Free Beta Edition, a soft synth for Mac OS X and Windows which lets you use Darwinian Evolution to create new modular synthesis audio patches.

#Musicproduction: Darwin Arts releases Trilobite 0.9.3 #Free Beta Edition - Modular Synth for Mac & Win VST & AU

Song of the day: In an hour or two, Plenty stories in the view

Song of the day: In an hour or two, Plenty stories in the view http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Sunday, August 24, 2014

#Photography: Using Depth of Field as a Compositional Too

There are many written and unwritten “rules” in Photography. Mostly, they are guidelines, I am not sure that there are rules about any art form, but some guidelines help us out. You have probably h…

#Photography: Using Depth of Field as a Compositional Tool

My physics problem....

My physics problem. On nearly every physical movement there are frictional losses. This energy is turned into heat energy. But where is this heat energy going to? So, the earth is getting warmer and warmer. After millions of years the earth must be too warm to live on it. What is my error in reasoning?

#Musicproduction: MuTools releases MuLab 6 (#free)

MuLab is an inspiring music production studio for Mac OSX and Windows featuring an integrated top quality modular synth and effect engine.
MuLab is an easy, effective and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music!

#Musicproduction: MuTools releases MuLab 6 (#free)

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases Esfera - #Free VSTi Synth for Windows

beatassist.eu has announced the release of Esfera, a new free VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

Esfera is designed for ambiance and special effects sounds. It has the possibility of making multiple effects through its 3 oscillators and LFOs. Having two filters for each oscillator, and a stepper with 16 steps, speed choice, possibility to target six different targets at once, chorus, stereo delay and reverb, makes this plugin the tool for special effects and ambiance effects.

A soundbank of 64 presets created by T. E. King is included.

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu releases Esfera - #Free VSTi Synth for Windows

Song of the day: Some may snatch at something, Some grasp three or four

Song of the day: Some may snatch at something, Some grasp three or four http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lets_do_action.htm

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We all are winners. We prevailed...

We all are winners. We prevailed against millions of other sperms.

#Photography: How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Professional Camera

Ever wish you could get professional-looking product photos from your cell phone? If you’re already a professional photographer, then maybe not. But if you’re into experimenting with your phone’s c…

#Photography: How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Professional Camera

#Photography: Camera Aperture Basics

Aperture and other technical photography basics can induce yawns in the most eager of budding shutterbugs, but once these basics are understood, the rest of photography easily comes into focus. Aperture, ISO, and shutter speed are all important terms to know, whether you have a point-and-shoot or a professional camera. This article explains aperture and provides tips for using it to create better photographs.

#Photography: Camera Aperture Basics

Song of the day: It needs some exercise, To take the shots from the hip

Song of the day: It needs some exercise, To take the shots from the hip http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_lomophotographer.htm

Friday, August 22, 2014

About world domination....

About world domination. World domination is ok, but with a lot of fun, please.

#Photography: How to Stay Creative as a Photographer

Do you ever feel like you are losing your creative abilities when you can’t come up with a fresh idea for your next photo shoot? You’re not alone, and you don’t need to worry. You’re still creative…

#Photography: How to Stay Creative as a Photographer 

#Photoshop: Create an Electrified Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the process I used to this electrified text effect in Photoshop. We will use a circuitry stock image as our background, and add a couple of electric current image ...

#Photoshop: Create an Electrified Text Effect in Photoshop

Song of the day: Soundfanatic, Dance ecstatic

Song of the day: Soundfanatic, Dance ecstatic http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_this_is_the_moment.htm

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your drink order speaks to me more than thousand words…

Your drink order speaks to me more than thousand words…

#Musicproduction: Mark Henning sets "AnaMark" Windows VST Synth #Free

Mark Henning has announced that AnaMark, a VST synthesizer for Windows that used to cost €42, is now freeware.

#Musicproduction: Mark Henning sets "AnaMark" Windows VST Synth Free

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bohemian Style Trend – How to Boho from Head – to – Toe?

The tribal inspired style trend is at an all-time high on the fashion charts. After the aztec and the chevrons, it’s now the Boho mantra that is on everyone’s mind. The most cool, free-spirited and…

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The Bohemian Style Trend – How to Boho from Head – to – Toe?

Song of the day: And surround, And it makes me round and round

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#Photography: Demystifying White Balance

White Balance (WB) is one of the most challenging camera settings for beginners to learn. White Balance can also be difficult to fix later when you are shooting in JPG format. In this post I’m going to discuss what WB is and how to use it properly when shooting JPGs. I am a food photographer, but keep in mind the WB principals apply the same way, to anything you are shooting.

#Photography: Demystifying White Balance

About love lines. Parallel lines have much in common, but....

About love lines. Parallel lines have much in common, but never meet. Crossing lines meet once but then drift away from each other. Which one is better?

#Photography: Create a Powerful Emotional Effect for Your Portraits in 9 Easy Steps.

In this quick tip tutorial you will learn how to create a powerful emotional effect for your photos. By reading this tutorial you will be able to convert an ordinary looking photo into a beautifully striking one in 10 minutes or less.

#Photography: Create a Powerful Emotional Effect for Your Portraits in 9 Easy Steps.

#Musicproduction: Make a Chill Modern Key Sound in #Massive

For a more musical result, don’t overdue the Unison Spread or the Pan Position! Keys use to find their way into a lot of genres. As synths and software have progressed, I feel like pads and plucks …

#Musicproduction: Make a Chill Modern Key Sound in #Massive

Song of the day: Girl, I saw you and I want you

Song of the day: Girl, I saw you and I want you http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When aunties suck....

When aunties suck. On every wedding they say "You're next, You're next." That really sucks. How would it feel if I say that to them on every funeral?

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free *The Warehouse* Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ

99Sounds has released The Warehouse, a free library of horror sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould. The library is based on a collection of field recordings which were captured inside an old military storage facility.
The Warehouse contains various spooky sound effects like creaking doors, rattling chains and glass scraping sounds. Most of the included samples captured the natural ambiance of the facility. The library also contains a set of instrument patches in NKI and SFZ formats

#Musicproduction: 99Sounds releases #free *The Warehouse* Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ

#Musicproduction: Create a unique #Massive EDM Pluck

Use the release to help control the tail of your reverbs in Massive! Making plucks in Massive is pretty straightforward, but making a unique Massive EDM pluck that doesn’t sound like it’s been used…

#Musicproduction: Create a unique #Massive EDM Pluck

Song of the day: But if not us, tell me: who?, And if not now, tell me: when?

Song of the day: But if not us, tell me: who?, And if not now, tell me: when? http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_days_of_rage.htm

Monday, August 18, 2014

I never was high. I don't need that. Ok, sometimes ...

I never was high. I don't need that. Ok, sometimes I was high. But only in a plane.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: 6 Bohemian Style maxi jurken

Text in Netherlands, but enjoy the fashion pictures.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: 6 Bohemian Style maxi jurken

#Musicproduction: Sonokinetic launches Sonozine - #Free magazine on boutique sampling and media composing

Sonokinetic has launched Sonozine, a quarterly magazine on boutique sampling and media composing with tutorials, news and reviews.

#Musicproduction: Sonokinetic launches Sonozine - #Free magazine on boutique sampling and media composing

Song of the day: And it feels so good, So damn good how it feel

Song of the day: And it feels so good, So damn good how it feels http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_its_all_behind_me.htm

Sunday, August 17, 2014

#Lightroom: New: Lightroom Presets Designed Specifically for HDR Photography

This comprehensive suite of presets for use within Adobe Lightroom is designed to achieve HDR effects with a single image. The bundle was just re-released with 20 different one-click presets for ac…

#Lightroom: New: Lightroom Presets Designed Specifically for HDR Photography

Sometimes a relation can be like a ipad. I don't...

Sometimes a relation can be like a ipad. I don't have a ipad.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases #free ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plug-ins for Mac & Win and updates Audio Toolkit to v0.4.0

Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKCompressor and ATKExpander, free mono compressor and expander plug-ins for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats. He has also updated Audio Toolkit to v0.4.0.
Audio Toolkit is a BSD-licensed audio processing library based on a pipeline concept. This release mainly adds tools for Compressor and Delays design.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases #free ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plug-ins for Mac & Win and updates Audio Toolkit to v0.4.0

#Photography: Tips & Tricks for Outstanding Smartphone Photography

Camera phones have come a long way from the days of mere snaps and “selfies.” The modern technology of today’s phones has evolved to the point where your everyday smartphone can take stellar images of the world around you.

#Photography: Tips & Tricks for Outstanding Smartphone Photography

Song of the day: I'm thinking about *we two*, Want to be around you

Song of the day: I'm thinking about *we two*, Want to be around you http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_dreamgirl.htm

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The journey is the destination (or the way is the goal). When I...

The journey is the destination (or the way is the goal). When I hacked video games I just wanted more life, energy or whatsoever to pass through all levels. Finally I found out that hacking the game was fun. Playing was only the final step to say "ok, I made it".

#Musicproduction: SonicXTC releases #free *Drum Boxx Synth* for Windows VST

SonicXTC has released Drum Boxx Synth, a free VST drum synthesizer for Windows that is designed to create thousands of unique synthetic drum sounds for sampling and production.

Drum Boxx has 12 individual signal channels. Each signal channel contains an individual drum synthesizer that can be routed into 3 individual stereo outputs. Output 1 is a direct output channel with no effects. Output 2 is sent through a tempo synced delay effect. Output 3 is sent through a chorus/flanger effect.

Each of the 12 individual drum synthesizers can be tweaked, pitched, filtered, equalized, and distorted independently from each other and saved as part of a kit. Moreover, you can independently add noise, distortion and add velocity controls to each drum synthesizer making the sonic palette available with Drum Boxx vast.

#Musicproduction: SonicXTC releases #free *Drum Boxx Synth* for Windows VST

#Photography: How to use Monochrome Preview to Compose Better Color Photos

Strange, i did not know
ViennaCC

You may have heard it said that when you change the way you see – the things you see begin to change. Legendary American documentary photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange once said that *The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.* In this article we are going to use our camera to learn how to see.

#Photography: How to use Monochrome Preview to Compose Better Color Photos

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, There is nothing to be made

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, There is nothing to be made http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Friday, August 15, 2014

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. -Chinese Proverbs - I tried to...

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. -Chinese Proverbs - I tried to do projects (there are projects in every branch) to get experience and education, then I went to bookkeepers to get experience and education. My recomendation is to grab knowledge as much as possible.

#Photoshop: Creatively Recolor Photos with Color Tables in Photoshop

If you’re looking to use some creative enhancements on your photos in Photoshop CS6 or CC then the new Color Lookup adjustment is one to consider. The Color Lookup adjustment is used to remap the colors in an image to a set of colors that comes pre-configured and stored inside a color table file. Color Tables are used primarily with film but they are also useful for applying creative coloring to photos.

#Photoshop: Creatively Recolor Photos with Color Tables in Photoshop

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Bohemian Braids To Try This Summer

As the weather heats up, the thought of wearing our hair down becomes less and less appealing. A quick top knot is always a chic option, but with festival season in full swing we’ve got bohemian braids on the brain!
The great thing about braiding is that once you learn how to do it, you know it for life! Here are a few styles that have recently caught our eye.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: Bohemian Braids To Try This Summer

Song of the day: What bloody deed, Seems for no reason

Song of the day: What bloody deed, Seems for no reason http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_what_happened_here.htm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In these days new jobs are created

In these days new jobs are created: MJ - MP3 Jockey, SJ - Sample Jockey (or is it Sample Junkie?).

#Musicproduction: ADSR - #Reaktor Masterclass - The Easiest Way To Master Reaktor

In the setup video, “Introduction To Building,” I’m going to show you how to set up Reaktor, and which options to turn on to be as efficient as possible. You’ll learn how to build ensembles fast, w…

#Musicproduction: ADSR - #Reaktor Masterclass - The Easiest Way To Master Reaktor

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The 10 Best Boho Summer Accessories to Wear Now

It’s always the summer of love with these bohemian accessories.

#Bohemian #LifeStyle: The 10 Best Boho Summer Accessories to Wear Now

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, For relaxing in the shade

Song of the day: What I need is just the sun, For relaxing in the shade http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#music #lyrics: I blow you a kiss and...

#music #lyrics: I blow you a kiss and if you send me a smile, I will hold on for a while http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

#Photoshop: Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photography in No Time

In no time? And what about reading this article?
ViennaCC

This article is intended for the casual shooter who is just starting out or has been shooting for a while, but has room for improvement. Capturing portraits, especially good portraits, is no easy t…

#Photoshop: Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photography in No Time

Sex sells. Hmm,...

Sex sells. Hmm, sometimes your soul…

#Musicproduction: Propellerhead release "Take" - #Free Creative Vocal Recorder for iOS

Take is a creative recorder for musicians. It's got the same simplicity you've come to expect with your voice memos, with features custom-tailored to vocalists' needs—like the ability to record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to an array of beats and rhythms:
  • Sing, hum, rap, strum. Take captures your musical ideas—any time, anywhere.
  • With a single tap you'll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing, riffing, writing, trying out song ideas that you'll want to share with the world.
  • Feel the groove. Stay on the beat. Keep in time.
  • Inspiring built-in clicks, loops and beats to kick start your creativity.
  • Add new parts, double them up, create harmonies, sketch out the song.
  • Three tracks to build on your tune and flesh out your ideas.
  • Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
  • Processing and effects that make your iPhone's mic shine.
  • Share on Facebook, Twitter, email.


#Musicproduction: Propellerhead release "Take" - #Free Creative Vocal Recorder for iOS

Song of the day: I blow you a kiss and...

Song of the day: I blow you a kiss and if you send me a smile, I will hold on for a while http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm