Saturday, December 31, 2016

#Musicproduction: Ardour updated to v5.5 #freedownload

Record
Grab yourself a nice audio interface. Plug in a microphone or a keyboard. Add a track. Press record. Got it.
Import audio or MIDI from your hard drive or the Freesound database.
Edit
Cut, move, stretch, copy, paste, delete, align, trim, crossfade, rename, snapshot, zoom, transpose, quantize, swing, drag, drop.
All with unlimited undo/redo. All in the same window.
Mix
Mute, solo, fader, automate, EQ, dynamics, insert, send, pre-fader, post-fader, sync, monitor, isolate.
Floating point fidelity, the most flexible mixer architecture in the industry, hundreds of plugins, and external control surfaces.

#Musicproduction: Ardour updated to v5.5 #freedownload

About waltz - Über Walzer

Vienna is the city of the waltz. There is even the heart pacemaker in the three-beat.
Wien ist die Stadt des Walzers. Da schlägt sogar der Herzschrittmacher im Dreivierteltakt.

#Photography: 8 Things That Could Get You in Trouble in Photography

If I ask (and that happens) I record the question and answer with the movie function of the camera. So the person I want to picture does not need to sign a contract. Signing a contract is always suspicious and people fear to sign something.
ViennaCC

It’s fair to say that the majority of the time taking photos you aren’t going to have any problems. As long as you are mindful of who or what you are photographing, and are courteous and careful you will have no problems. But at some point in your photography journey, you might find that you do get into trouble. The good news is that in the majority of cases it won’t be more than a telling off, but sometimes things can escalate. The best plan is to avoid this situation in the first place, so here are eight situations that could get you in trouble when photographing.

#Photography: 8 Things That Could Get You in Trouble in Photography

Friday, December 30, 2016

#Photography: How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

One of the golden rules of studio photography is to never point lights straight at the camera. Doing so can create lens flare, reduced contrast, and all sorts of other problems. Yet, in the video b…

#Photography: How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio


Do we live in paradise? - Leben wir im Paradies?

Do not understand that people are so dissatisfied. When counting the "likes", we live in paradise.
Verstehe nicht, dass Leute so unzufrieden sind. Wenn es nach den "Gefällt mir"-Klicks geht leben wir im Paradies.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free PurestGain and BitShiftGain plug-ins (VST & AU) #freedownload

Airwindows has released another two free AU and VST plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windows:
PurestGain is a high-res noise shaped gain, with smoothed fader.
BitShiftGain is a 'One Weird Trick' perfect boost/pad, with a catch.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free PurestGain and BitShiftGain plug-ins (VST & AU) #freedownload


Thursday, December 29, 2016

#Photography: How To Get Your Friends To Take A Good Photo Of You

Feeling like you’re always the photographer and never the photographed? I wouldn’t consider myself a particularly vain person, but if I’m going to take some nice photos of my friends, I’d at least …

#Photography: How To Get Your Friends To Take A Good Photo Of You

Small Surprises - Kleine Überraschungen

Small surprises delight. A lottery scratch ticket in the divorce suit, a selection of the most popular smileys in the good bye SMS, a post-it in the driver's license with the words "I want to sleep with you"
Kleine Überraschungen erfreuen. Ein Rubbellos in der Scheidungsklage, eine Auswahl der beliebtesten Smileys in das Terminabsage-SMS, Ein Post-It in den Führerschein mit den Worten "Ich will mit dir schlafen"

#Photography: How Shooting Photos Based on a Theme Can Improve Your Work

In this article we’re going to talk about how having a theme before you go out to shoot can improve your images. I used to go out on the street, in order to find the perfect shot. Months in a row I…

#Photography: How Shooting Photos Based on a Theme Can Improve Your Work

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free PaulDither and TPDF Dither plug-ins #freedownload

Airwindows has released another two VST and AU plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windows: PaulDither and TPDF Dither - a pair of dither plug-ins.
The plug-ins are free - donations welcomed via Patreon (which will lead to more free plug-ins, Linux versions and open source code...).

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free PaulDither and TPDF Dither plug-ins #freedownload


Interconnected Rooms - Vernetzte Wohnung

The light switch has turned down the bedroom blind and now has a relationship with the chandelier. Hopefully they will not blow through.
Der Lichtschalter hat dem Schlafzimmer-Jalousie einen Korb gegeben und hat jetzt ein Verhältnis mit dem Kronleuchter. Hoffentlich brennen die nicht irgendwann durch.

#Lisboa #Portugal

On Castle San Juan / Lisboa / Portugal

#Photoshop: How to Create a Winter Snow Globe

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a realistic snow globe in Photoshop with a snowfall effect, using your own photos.
This snow globe effect is part of my Animated Snow Globe Photoshop Action for Christmas and my Snow Globe Christmas Mockup with GIF Animation from my portfolio on GraphicRiver.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Winter Snow Globe 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

#Photography: How Using Geometry Can Improve Your Photography

Capturing a different perspective in your work is helpful not just for diversifying your portfolio, but also for learning to influence the viewer’s perception of the photo. Movie directors in the p…

#Photography: How Using Geometry Can Improve Your Photography

Fast Running Times - Schnelllebige Zeit

Nothing remains as it is, nothing is as it was, and as it is is no longer true. .... and then it scrolled out of the screen.
Nichts bleibt wie es ist, nichts ist wie es war, und so wie es ist ist gleich nicht mehr wahr. …. und aus dem Screen herausgescrollt.

#Musicproduction: VST4FREE releases X Crash - Free Crash Cymbal AU & VST Plug-in for Mac and Win #freedownload

This is an "explosive" crash from a well known cymbal maker. It was recorded using 3 microphones (one aiming at the top + a stereo pair to capture the room sound).
You can mix the 2 tracks using different settings to sculpt its sound and get a wide sonic range.

#Musicproduction: VST4FREE releases X Crash - Free Crash Cymbal AU & VST Plug-in for Mac and Win #freedownload

Monday, December 26, 2016

#Photography: Top 3 Props Portrait Photographers Should Have

Whether you’re shooting in a studio or on location, portrait photography has the ability to become very repetitive. One of the most common ways to help liven up your photography is to use props. Pr…

#Photography: Top 3 Props Portrait Photographers Should Have


Incident Proposal - Ein unmoralisches Angebot

Have just seen "Indicent Proposal". Well, tear-jerker. I would have said to Robert Redford, "Put another million on it, then I'll join with you"
Habe eben "Ein unmoralisches Angebot" gesehen. Naja, Tränendrüsenepos. Ich hätte Robert Redford gesagt: "Leg noch eine Million drauf, dann komm ich auch mit"

#Photography: How to do Light Painting by Rotating the Camera

Good idea. For me the question is why not do this with photoshop in post processing.
ViennaCC

Circular lines are a great way to draw your viewer into the photo. The animation artists knew what they were doing with the Looney Tunes design. A similar effect is possible in photography through …

#Photography: How to do Light Painting by Rotating the Camera


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Song of the day: Dark Wave

Song of the day: Dark Wave
Click here for lyrics
Click here for preview

#Photography: Landscape Photography Elements

There are many factors that go towards creating great landscape photography. Some of the most popular and successful landscape photos usually follow a few of the elements described in this article …

#Photography: Landscape Photography Elements

Good taste - Der gute Geschmack

Homemade vinegar still tastes better than homemade jam. But not any more now since there is supermarket delivery service.
Selbstgemachter Essig schmeckt immer noch besser als gekaufte Marmelade. Aber nicht mehr seit es Zustellservice vom Supermarkt gibt.

#Musicproduction: Destroy FX updates Freeverb AU to v1.0.6 #freedownload

Freeverb is an open source reverb by Jezar at Dreampoint. Sophia ported it to Audio Unit, more or less to see how easy it would be to port someone else's VST plugin to AU (it took about an hour). This AU version has no custom graphics, but Jezar's VST version never did, either. Full source code is included in the download.

#Musicproduction: Destroy FX updates Freeverb AU to v1.0.6 #freedownload

Saturday, December 24, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Create a Cool Glitch Photo Effect

Photo effects are a great way to practice and harness your Photoshop skills. In this lesson, learn how to create a fun photo glitch effect using Marquee Tools, the Wave Filter, and more! The follow…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Cool Glitch Photo Effect

Vodka Diet - Vodka-Diät

Vodka Diet: You will lose ten days in just one month.
Vodka-Diät: Du verlierst zehn Tage in nur einem Monat.

#Musicproduction: Sanford Sound Design re-releases Cobalt Hybrid Synth for free (Windows VSTi) #freedownload

Christmas Gift - Happy Christmas 2016 !

Sanford Sound Design has announced that Cobalt is now freeware (it cost $35 when it was available).
Cobalt is a VSTi software synthesizer for Windows inspired by many of the digital synthesizers from the 1980s.
In the early 80s as digital technology became cheaper, many manufacturers designed synthesizers that combined earlier analog technology with newer digital technology. These were known as hybrid synthesizers. Well-known hybrid synthesizers are the Korg DW8000 and DW6000, the Ensoniq ESQ-1, and the Kawai K3.

#Musicproduction: Sanford Sound Design re-releases Cobalt Hybrid Synth for free (Windows VSTi) #freedownload

Happy Christmas !


In Austria we celebrate Christmas on December 24. Traditional food is carp. Later in the afternoon there is "Bescherung". The lights on the Christmas tree are on and people sing Christmas songs. One of the most famous songs is from our country: Silent Night (orig. Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht). Then packets with presents lying under the tree are opened.

Here my personel video with Christmas Greetings

#Photography: 10 Photoshop Skills You Need to Know

There are tons of things you can do in Photoshop to edit and create incredible images. Some techniques are fairly complex and require a good understanding of the software, but there are a lot of ea…

#Photography: 10 Photoshop Skills You Need to Know


Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry #Christmas !



Merry Christmas everybody!

#Photography: Shooting in the Cold - Tips for Winter Photography

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you should stop doing any photography. Winter photography can be magical, here are some tips for shooting in the cold to help you. It’s easy to go out and shoot ...

#Photography: Shooting in the Cold - Tips for Winter Photography

Politically Correct Navigator - Politisch korrekter Navigator

My navigator in the car is politically correct, because it genders all major city names and their districts.
Mein Navigator im Auto ist politisch korrekt, denn er gendert alle Großstadtnamen und deren Stadtteile.

#Photography: Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great photographer. In fact, some people confuse getting t…

#Photography: Visual Exercises for Photographers


Thursday, December 22, 2016

#Photography: How to Fake the Golden Hour for Portrait Photography

Everybody loves soft golden hour light. Portraits shot during the golden hour always have that something extra. But the problem with golden hour photography is that the window of opportunity is sma…

#Photography: How to Fake the Golden Hour for Portrait Photography


Wrong help - Die falsche Hilfe

To send a stressed man to a time management seminar is like throwing a voucher for a swimming course to a drowning man.

Einen Gestressten auf ein Zeitmanagementseminar zu schicken ist so als würde man einem Ertrinkenden einen Gutschein für einen Schwimmkurs zuwerfen.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a funny underwater scene featuring a big fish stuck on a tree.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Fun Underwater Photo Manipulation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#Photography: 7 Tips for Doing Crystal Ball Refraction Photography

You’ve have heard of reflections in photography, but have you have tried refraction? When used well, refraction creates compelling images that will leave your audience both wowed and curious. I’ve …

#Photography: 7 Tips for Doing Crystal Ball Refraction Photography

Sign of World City - Das Zeichen einer Weltstadt

In former times a world city was recognized by the number of gridlocks or smog alarms. But since cities like Vienna have forced public transport, this rule is no longer valid. Today, you can recognize a world city having the same global world-wide brands in the city.
Früher erkannte man eine Weltstadt an der Anzahl der Verkehrsinfarkte oder den Smogwerten. Aber seit Städte wie Wien den öffentlichen Verkehr forciert haben gilt diese Regel nicht mehr. Heute erkennt man eine Weltstadt an den überall gleichen globalen Weltmarken in der City.

#Photography: Top 5 Photography Tips to Improve Your Photos

One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is by taking photos of interesting subjects. Of course, you can take great creative photos of uninteresting subjects, but if you choose an intere…

#Photography: Top 5 Photography Tips to Improve Your Photos

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

#Photography: Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes

Capturing great silhouettes isn’t particularly difficult, but if you want to get the best shots possible there are a few tips and tricks to learn. In the video below, photographer Doug McKinlay rev…

#Photography: Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes


About Creatives - Über Kreative

As a songwriter one turns his inner self outwards and many, but not all, sell themselves for money. This applies to creatives as well as to painters or actors. A painter will only be able to paint the world as he sees it. Creatives are like prostitutes, only without home service.
Als Songwriter kehrt man sein Inneres nach außen und viele, aber nicht alle, verkaufen sich für Geld. Das gilt für Kreative, auch für Maler oder Schauspieler. Ein Maler wird immer die Welt nur so malen können wie er sie sieht. Kreative sind wie Prostituierte, nur ohne Hausbesuche.

#Photography: Painting with Light: A Photographer Shoots for Art

Wallace Wyss is both a working photojournalist and a fine artist. Here he explains how he uses light to create “art” with photographs, which are then used as inspirations for his oil paintings. I w…

#Photography: Painting with Light: A Photographer Shoots for Art

Monday, December 19, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Edit Eyes

It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. In photography, the eyes are the key to great portraits. If the eyes are soft or out of focus the image is unusable. Glyn Dewis shares his simp…

#Photoshop: How to Edit Eyes


Creativity And Random - Kreativität und Zufall

Sometimes you just have to leave creativity to random. Somehow all fits together and it fits perfectly. You could never have planned it that way.
Manchmal muß man einfach die Kreativität dem Zufall überlassen. Irgendwie fügt es sich dann doch zusammen und es paßt perfekt. Man hätte es niemals so planen können.

New Music Video Released: ViennaCC - Moody Tuesday Blues

New music video released Dec. 16, 2016. The song "Moody Tuesday Blues" is from album "Boheme", which was released in autumn 2016.

Personel note

I tried to imitate the Rolling Stones, but recorded this tune before(!) they released their blues Album.

Story

#Photography: 10 Ways To Boost Your Photography (Even If You're a Beginner)

Are you just starting out in photography? If you are, then here’s a helpful list of pointers pertaining to digital photography basics. These pointers will give your images a massive kick start in t…

#Photography: 10 Ways To Boost Your Photography (Even If You're a Beginner)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Create a Quick Broken Glass Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles to create a glass text effect. Then, it will show you how to use selection tool and masks to turn it into broken glass. Let's get sta…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Quick Broken Glass Text Effect

Song of the day: Red Devil Woman

Song of the day: Red Devil Woman
Click here for lyrics

Click here for preview

Back Page Song? - Rückseitenlied?

Even if a song is written in the dark room, it has potential to be performed in the spotlight.
Auch wenn ein Song im dunklen Zimmer geschrieben wird hat er Potential im Scheinwerferlicht performt zu werden.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Point - Free Explosive Transient Redesigner for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload

The one, the only! Point was introduced in 2007, just ahead of an amazing series of spatializers, analog modelers, and stompbox-style FX that consumed months of work. The curious thing is, Point didn’t. It’s one of those odd plugins that only required an idea: ‘what would happen if I did this?’, and an afternoon of coding. And ever after, it’s lived on as a mysterious and untameable plugin monster, secret weapon and mixer’s friend, always just as an obscure Audio Unit…

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Point - Free Explosive Transient Redesigner for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload


Saturday, December 17, 2016

#Musicproduction: Function Loops releases Free Label Sampler 2016 Part 2 #freedownload

Here you find free sounds: http://www.functionloops.com/free-samples.html
ViennaCC

Second and the last part of 2016's label sampler, loaded with free loops, samples, MIDI files and presets.
Hand picked collection of various sounds, taken from selected sample packs, coming from Function Loops and SHARP labels. This is a taster pack, so you can feel the quality of our content. Enjoy!

#Musicproduction: Function Loops releases Free Label Sampler 2016 Part 2 #freedownload

What is in Between - Was dazwischen liegt

For a song you have to pay attention to the breaks. They have been composed too, it gives the music a special kick, an accentuation. This also applies to poetry.
Bei einem Song muß man auch auf die Pausen achten. Die wurden ja schließlich mitkomponiert und geben der Musik die besondere Akzentuierung. Das gilt gleichermaßen auch für Poesie.

#Photography: 5 Quick Tips to Help You Make a Fashion Photography Shoot Like a Pro

It might be the fabulous pages of magazines or it might just be that urge to create something chic. Either way, we are now living in this digital era where fashionable shoots are just around the co…

#Photography: 5 Quick Tips to Help You Make a Fashion Photography Shoot Like a Pro

#Photography: What is tilt-shift photography?

I did Tilt Shift effect too. Read here: http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2011/08/how-to-do-tilt-effect-on-photos.html
ViennaCC
ViennaCC

You may have heard about it before. Perhaps you’ve seen a tilt-shift lens or an old-fashioned camera with a bellows. Cameras and lenses like these can be used to shift the most focused part of your…

#Photography: What is tilt-shift photography?

Friday, December 16, 2016

#Photography: How to Give Your Landscape Photos Extra Punch in One Easy Step

Have you ever felt that your landscape photography is missing a little punch? You look at other photographers’ images and their colours have a very appealing amount of contrast. But no matter how m…

#Photography: How to Give Your Landscape Photos Extra Punch in One Easy Step

Moods - Stimmungen

Moods can change, move like dunes. As long as not everything is desert …
Stimmungen können wechseln, sich bewegen wie die Dünen. Solange nicht alles Wüste ist…

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free "SurgeTide" and "Distance" Plug-ins for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload

Here’s another utility plugin: Distance is specifically set up to mimic through-air high frequency attenuation. It’s from my initial wave of Airwindows plugins, come to VST and with a new twist: though in the video it’s a one-knobber, when you download it you’ll find that it’s got a Dry/Wet control, just to expand the things you can do with it. That’s new! I try to listen to people, even when it’s tempting to make it a super-dedicated one-trick pony.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases free "SurgeTide" and "Distance" Plug-ins for Mac & Win AU & VST #freedownload


Thursday, December 15, 2016

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases PhaseNudge - Phase Rotator/Allpass Filter #freedownload

Here’s a simple little utility plugin, Airwindows-ized. Except, it seems like this isn’t part of typical DAWs and plugin collections. Can’t see why, it’s a pretty basic tool.
In radio, there was the need for a phase rotator, to make waveforms more symmetrical for loudness maximizing. In reverbs, you get a thing called an allpass filter (a kind of feedback delay at a specific calibration) which diffuses the sound so it can be...

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases PhaseNudge - Phase Rotator/Allpass Filter #freedownload


About Songwriting - Über Liederschreiben

If you can play a song at the camp fire with acoustic guitars and also an orchestral version is possible, then it is a good song.
Wenn man einen Song am Lagerfeuer mit Akustikgitarre spielen kann und auch eine orchestrale Version möglich ist, dann ist es ein guter Song.

#Photography: How to Be Invisible as a Street Photographer

Taking photos of strangers on the street isn’t something that comes naturally to all photographers. For some, it’s the ultimate challenge. These tips from street photographer Eric Kim can help you …

#Photography: How to Be Invisible as a Street Photographer


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an easy cartoon text effect, using a pattern and a layer style. This text effect we will be creating is a part of Cartoon and Comic Book Styles from …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect

#Musicproduction: Tihanov Denis updates free OrilRiver Reverb for Windows to v1.0.2 - Adds VST3 Support #freedownload

OrilRiver is a free algorithmic reverberation plugin available in VST2 and VST3 format for any Windows (in the future it is planned to develop for Mac).
With this plugin it is possible to simulate the reverberation of a small room and great hall.

#Musicproduction: Tihanov Denis updates free OrilRiver Reverb for Windows to v1.0.2 - Adds VST3 Support #freedownload

Change of Food - Ernährungsumstellung

I changed my food. Chips and the beer are now located left to the pc keyboard.
Ich habe meine Ernährung umgestellt. Die Chips und das Bier stehen nun links vom PC.

#Photography: Shutter Speed and Aperture

Understanding the relationship between aperture and shutter speed will help you take full advantage of your DSLR, allowing you to have more fun capturing photos. The aperture is the size of the hol…

#Photography: Shutter Speed and Aperture

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

#Musicproduction: Hart Instruments releases HISE - Hart Instruments Sampler Engine v0.99 build 645 - Build your own VST / AU plug-in #freedownload

Hart Instruments has released a new beta version of HISE, a cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments.
HISE emphasizes on sampling, but includes some basic synthesis features for making hybrid instruments. You can build patches, design a custom interface and compile them as a VST / AU plug-in or iOS app.
HISE is available as Standalone application or as VST / AU plugin for Mac OS X and Windows.

#Musicproduction: Hart Instruments releases HISE - Hart Instruments Sampler Engine v0.99 build 645 - Build your own VST / AU plug-in #freedownload

Facebook Buttons

In Facebook, besides Like and Love should also be a "Shut up" or "Spare me your nonsense".
Bei Facebook sollte neben Like und Love auch ein "Halt die Schnauze" oder "Verschone mich mit deinem Quatsch" geben.

#Photography: How to Enhance Your Photos with a Separation Light

When photographing subjects against a minimalistic backdrop, the use of a separation light can make a significant difference in the overall look of an image. However, many beginners struggle to und…

#Photography: How to Enhance Your Photos with a Separation Light


Monday, December 12, 2016

#Photoshop: How to Create Old Antique Effect with Camera Raw Filter

Nothing remarkable in the article except advert and subscription.
ViennaCC

ACR Photoshop Tutorial : In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to add an old, antique or vintage photo effect to an image using the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop CC.

#Photoshop: How to Create Old Antique Effect with Camera Raw Filter


Music Enjoyment - Musikgenuß

My neighbors hear good music. Whether they want or not.
Meine Nachbarn hören gute Musik. Ob sie wollen oder nicht.

#Photography: Concert Photography White Balance

In this blog post we´re going to talk about white balance in concert photography and discuss the best settings for indoor and outdoor concerts.

#Photography: Concert Photography White Balance

Sunday, December 11, 2016

#Photography: Shallow vs Deep Depth of Field in Photography

Do you ever notice the background in a scene when watching a TV show or movie? Do you notice when it’s in focus or out of focus? Try to look out for that next time you’re watching something. Same w…

#Photography: Shallow vs Deep Depth of Field in Photography


Stock Exchange - Aktienbörse

A stock exchange is a house where men act dizzy. In short: madhouse
Die Börse ist toll. Kurz gesagt: ein Tollhaus.

#Photography: 10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

Here are ten ways you can improve your photography. Wide angle lenses, telephoto lenses, macro lenses, fish eye lenses; they all produce different results and impact differently on your image, part…

#Photography: 10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

Saturday, December 10, 2016

#Musicproduction: Adam Monroe Music releases AAX Versions of Adam Monroe's Free Tremolo Plugin #freedownload

Designed to work with Adam Monroe's Mark 73 and Wurlitzer, this plugin features standard amplitude modulation (tremolo) as well as stereo panning, with the ability to control both speed and depth of the individual oscillators.
A mix knob allows the user to control the wet/dry signal, and sample rate buttons double as extra parameters, speeding up and slowing down tremolo and panning.

#Musicproduction: Adam Monroe Music releases AAX Versions of Adam Monroe's Free Tremolo Plugin #freedownload


Approach to Work - Einstellung zur Arbeit

If you have fun at work, you are taken serious. Applies mainly to comedians.
Wenn man Spaß an der Arbeit hat, dann nimmt man sie auch ernst. Gilt vor allem für Kabarettisten.

#Photography: Step by Step Plan for Backing Up Your Images While Traveling

Data security always important. Save your data, save it now! I may sound like a pitchman, but it is important. On tour I copy my images on my notebook.
ViennaCC

Planning how to back up your images while you travel isn’t nearly as exciting as planning your itinerary or buying gear for your upcoming trip. But it’s an important step in the travel planning pro…

#Photography: Step by Step Plan for Backing Up Your Images While Traveling

Friday, December 9, 2016

#Photoshop #Illustrator: How to Create a Film Noir–Inspired Typography Still in Photoshop and Illustrator

Shadowy villains, tough detectives, mysterious women—this is the stuff of film noir, the movie genre that serves as inspiration for this tutorial. Film noir, most associated with mystery and crime …

#Photoshop: How to Create a Film Noir–Inspired Typography Still in Photoshop and Illustrator

Secret of Success - Erfolgsgeheimnis

The secret of success is to use the opportunity at the right time. When the right time has come, well, that is the secret of success.
Das Geheimnis des Erfolges ist es, zur rechten Zeit die Chance zu nutzen. Wann die rechte Zeit gekommen ist, tja, das ist das Geheimnis des Erfolgs.

#Photography: Tips for Correcting White Background Issues

Studio photographer Gavin Hoey can attest to the usefulness of a white background. Whether he’s photographing portraits or products, it provides a clean, minimalistic space to highlight his subject. However, even the simplest pieces of equipment come with their own sets of pitfalls to work around.
A white background can be surprisingly difficult to perfect for photographers just starting out in the studio. Luckily, the helpful techniques described in this article are effective on all sorts of backdrops, regardless of size or material.

#Photography: Tips for Correcting White Background Issues


Thursday, December 8, 2016

#Musicproduction: Cableguys updates PanCake #freedownload

PanCake is a free plugin for most flexible panning modulations.
You can construct your own modulation curves. They can be easily drawn using soft or hard control points, thus producing gentle transitions or sharp bends in the waveform.
PanCake's LFO can be beat-synced to your DAW, from a fast 1/128 note modulation up to 32 bars. It can also be set free-running from 0.02 Hz to 5.24 kHz, and can be triggered vie MIDI.

#Musicproduction: Cableguys updates PanCake #freedownload

Excitement - Aufreger

You can get excited even over small things. For example, a mosquito in the bedroom.
Auch über Kleinigkeiten kann man sich aufregen. Zum Beispiel eine Gelse im Schlafzimmer.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Drive - Free Overdrive Plug-in for Mac & Win VST & AU #freedownload

Airwindows has released Drive, a free overdrive plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats.
If you know how to use Airwindows Density, you know how to use this. It's exactly the same layout, except that it doesn't go to negative values: this one's just for slam.Why bother with such a similar plugin? Because of the tone.
Density gets a thick, full, fluid tone because it's got a super-smooth transfer function. In fact it's the theoretical optimum distortion transfer function for having no grit or crunch: it 'hides' the distortion very well.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Drive - Free Overdrive Plug-in for Mac & Win VST & AU #freedownload

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#Musicproduction: Does inverting the phase of one channel of a stereo signal always sound bad?

For me personally that sounds spacy. That's my impression.
ViennaCC

The two channels of a stereo signal need to be in phase with each other. But are there times when it doesn't matter?

#Musicproduction: Does inverting the phase of one channel of a stereo signal always sound bad?

Song of the day: Where are you,...

Song of the day: Where are you, my queen of dreams, Time passes by, so mercyless it seems http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_nothing_but_a_song_to _you.htm

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1000 xxx

I send a thousand greetings and receive a thousand thanks.
Ich schicke tausend Grüße und erhalte tausend Dank. Ach was, tausend Rosen (niemals im Blumengeschäft sagen, das kann teuer werden)

#Photoshop: Dark Photoshop Tutorial of Lost Ship

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation of lost ship 2. You’ll learn how basic knowledge of Photoshop and photo manipulation can lead to an amazing results....

#Photoshop: Dark Photoshop Tutorial of Lost Ship

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#Photography: Tokyo Street Photography Tips & Techniques

Why only Tokyo? These tips can help in any location. I took this picture "The smoker and his future" in Hollywood. Visit my street photography collection.
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Dave Powell didn’t always have an eye or interest in photography. However, when his profession led him to Tokyo—approximately 6700 miles from his hometown—he found himself suddenly seeking a creati…

#Photography: Tokyo Street Photography Tips & Techniques


Song of the day: I saw you and I thought...

Song of the day: I saw you and I thought I want to be with you, I saw you and I thought: what can I do http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

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Learning - Lernen

If we really learn for life and not for school, why do we learn so many useless things? Latin vocabolary, Standards for Screwdrivers, Agriculture in Angola, ...
Wenn wir wirklich für das Leben und nicht für die Schule lernen, warum lernen wir dann so viele unnütze Dinge? Lateinvokabel, Schraubennormen, Landwirtschaft in Angola,…

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Density Saturation Plug-in #freedownload

This one started a lot. The algorithm used here has echoed through many other Airwindows plugins. It's literally the smoothest saturation you can have in a plugin: the transfer function's a sine. This is what's in Channel, too: there are many ways to adapt such a simple mathematical function.
Density runs multiple stages, allowing it to bulk up the tone into an overblown, insanely fat and saturated distort-fest. And then you can highpass just the distorted stuff alone, and trim its output gain, and mix it with the unfiltered dry to produce lots of tonal possibilities. And then there's the spatial positioning factor: saturating stuff this way brings it forward in the mix. You can also isolate midrangey elements and bring them forward using that trick.

Monday, December 5, 2016

#Photography: How to Take Photos in Low Light Without Your Regular Tripod

Do you ever find yourself strolling around a city near evening looking for the perfect shots, only to find that you’ve left your tripod behind? Maybe it was too big and bulky to lug around, or perh…

#Photography: How to Take Photos in Low Light Without Your Regular Tripod


Song of the day: It sounds easy,...

Song of the day: It sounds easy, Aaaaaaaaah Ah Aaaaaaaaah http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_love_you.htm

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Are pictures the new reality? - Sind Bilder die neue Realität?

Flickr, Picasa, ... tremendous flood of images. I hope we never gonna lose interest in the reality.
Flickr, Picasa,… ungeheure Bilderflut. Hoffentlich verliert man da nicht eines Tages das Interesse an der Realität.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Realistic Burnt Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use two layer styles to create a super easy, but very realistic burnt-in-leather text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer S…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Realistic Burnt Text Effect

Sunday, December 4, 2016

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Pyewacket Old School Compressor Plug-in #freedownload

Yeah, it sounds so retro
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Airwindows has released Pyewacket, an old school compressor plug-in inspired by Chris Johnson's (Airwindows) love of the 60s/70s recordings out of London's Olympic Studios, which had and used Pye compressors on many of his favorite classic and prog-rock records.

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Pyewacket Old School Compressor Plug-in #freedownload


Song of the day: Cadger! Dead beat!

Song of the day: Cadger! Dead beat! Surrender and forlorn, My mother cursed the day when I was born http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_sun.htm

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Two souls alas! are dwelling in my breast. - Drei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust.

According to Sigmund Freud , man has three personalities: the ego, the superego and the id. But what it does not help at all if none of the three wants to get up in the morning.

Laut Sigmund Freud hat der Mensch drei Persönlichkeiten: das Ich, das Über-Ich und das Es. Doch was hilft das, wenn keiner der drei Lust hat morgens aufzustehen.

#Photography: Simple DIY Photography Tricks & Hacks

Looking to spice up your photography on a slim budget? From forced perspective to creating your own shower curtain softbox, if you’re into creative DIY projects you’ll want to check out this video....

#Photography: Simple DIY Photography Tricks & Hacks


Saturday, December 3, 2016

#Photography: How to Go Beyond the Hero Image and Get Real Storytelling Photos

My example for a story telling picture. The tourist with a cow at a shop. The cow figure looks like looking out of the shop. And a man is watching the scenery. Visit my street photography collection.
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Good photography is really about telling stories, and that’s where all the lessons of composition, juxtaposition, lines, and focus fall short. Compelling images tell compelling stories, but the har…

#Photography: How to Go Beyond the Hero Image and Get Real Storytelling Photos

Song of the day: Brightly an advert like a tree,...

Song of the day: Brightly an advert like a tree, On the office tower near http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

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Time runs fast - Die Zeit vergeht so schnell

Time runs so fast. And now I have more future behind me than I ever had ahead

Die Zeit vergeht so schnell. Ich habe schon längst mehr Zukunft hinter mir als ich jemals vor mir hatte.

#Photography: How to Create Stronger Photos by Working the Subject

One way to create better compositions, and thus stronger images, is to do something called working the subject. Generally speaking, there are two ways to approach taking photos. Let’s take a look a…

#Photography: How to Create Stronger Photos by Working the Subject

Friday, December 2, 2016

#Musicproduction: Audioblast releases InstaLooper VST & AU for Mac OS X #freedownload

Instalooper is a free effect for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux for looping the incoming audio on the fly: with trigger buttons to loop the audio, and knobs to change the loop duration. It is synced with the host. Once looped you can adjust the speed and/or add an effect on the audio loop. 5 effects are available.

#Musicproduction: Audioblast releases InstaLooper VST & AU for Mac OS X #freedownload

Song of the day: I want to ask you a question,...

Song of the day: I want to ask you a question, But don't know how to express http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_say_yes.htm

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Qualification

I can read more than 140 characters at once. But what for?
Ich kann mehr als 140 Zeichen in einem Durchgang lesen. Aber wozu?

#Musicproduction: Voxengo updates free SPAN FFT Spectrum Analyzer Plug-in to v3.0 #freedownload

Voxengo has announced the release of version 3.0 of SPAN, the free real-time "fast Fourier transform" audio spectrum analyzer plugin.
Changes in version 3.0:
  • Added "RT Sigma" analyzer type.
  • Added "Spectrum Offset" display modes.
  • Made bottom group selector switchable.
  • Fixed "zoom in" function's issue.
SPAN is available in AudioUnit, AAX, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for Mac OS X (v10.6 and later), and Windows computers.

#Musicproduction: Voxengo updates free SPAN FFT Spectrum Analyzer Plug-in to v3.0 #freedownload

Thursday, December 1, 2016

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Lowpass / Highpass EQ Plug-ins #freedownload

These are mixing EQs, not mastering ones. They're complementary: the one is the inverse of the other. However, because of their peculiarities that makes them behave quite differently. What they have in common is they're interleaved IIR filters. The experiment here has to do with Airwindows's discovery that digital audio only exists in sets of samples (never just as the isolated sample: the waveform isn't there, the sample value is only a signpost that the audio is to weave its way around)

#Musicproduction: Airwindows releases Lowpass / Highpass EQ Plug-ins #freedownload


Song of the day: It's about something I need,...

Song of the day: It's about something I need, possibly the world needs., And needs it right now: http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_the_beat.htm

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#Photoshop: How to Create a Howling Werewolf Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial, I will show you how to turn a human into a werewolf in Adobe Photoshop. I will teach you how to change the shape of the body, combine various stock images into one, and make them look like a whole. Finally, I will show you how to make an atmospheric illustration out of it.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Howling Werewolf Photo Manipulation

Tattoo Trend

A new trend in Tatoos: tattoo names of large rivers to the varicose veins
Ein neuer Trend bei Tatoos: Namen großer Flüsse an die Krampfadern tätowieren lassen

#Photoshop: How to Create a Scary Window Scene Photo Manipulation

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a horror scene based on the movie "The Uninvited". You'll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene, make a custom window, chang…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Scary Window Scene Photo Manipulation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#Photography: On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips

Ever wish you could get a low-key studio-type shot when you’re out on location? Sure, the landscape and sunlight look great, but your client would like a little extra—maybe a dramatic portrait or t…

#Photography: On Location Studio Portrait Photography Tips


Song of the day: I know what You desire more than...

Song of the day: I know what You desire more than any other thing, So secretly I buy a precious golden diamond ring http://www.vienna.cc/kunst/songs/song_i_want_your_love.htm

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Equality - Gleichberechtigung

"Women or men, old or young, white or black, they are all equal to me," says the gravedigger.
"Frauen oder Männer, alt oder jung, weiße oder Schwarze, bei mir sind alle gleich", sagt der Totengräber

#Photography: How to Experiment with Different Editing Styles to Find Your Own

Photography is an art form and like every art form, it goes through its fair share of evolution. Hence, it is only fair that as photographers (artists of this trade), we too go through an evolution process of defining and redefining our artistic flair. This redefinition can take place in many different ways. It can be technical (going from digital to film or vice-versa) or it can be business (changing genres of what you photograph). Another way you can evolve as a photographer is with your editing style. And it is perfectly okay and acceptable to make one or all of these changes in your personal photographic journey.

#Photography: How to Experiment with Different Editing Styles to Find Your Own

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#Photography: 4 Secrets for How to Get Tack Sharp Photos

Waterdrops are sharp, the background is unsharp. I took this shot in Lisboa. Visit my street photography collection.
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We’ve all been here before. You get home from an afternoon with your kids in the park, at the ball game, or even a formal photo session only to load your pictures on the computer and realize that m…

#Photography: 4 Secrets for How to Get Tack Sharp Photos

Song of the day: Soundfanatic,..

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

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Where are the robbers ? - Wo sind die Räuber ?

In early days bank robbers have gone to the bank and have run out with the client's money. Today the robbers sit in the bank waiting for clients to rob their money.

Früher sind Bankräuber in die Bank gegangen und sind mit dem Geld der Kunden hinausgelaufen. Heute sitzen die Räuber in der Bank und warten auf Kunden, denen sie das Geld abnehmen können.

#Musicproduction: discoDSP releases OB-Xd v1.3.1 for Mac, Win & Lin (#Free VST & AU) #freedownload

discoDSP has announced it is taking over the OB-Xd synthesizer project from Datsounds. It will remain freeware.

#Musicproduction: discoDSP releases OB-Xd v1.3.1 for Mac, Win & Lin (#Free VST & AU) #freedownload

Monday, November 28, 2016

#Photography: Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image

As soon as humans discovered that it was possible to capture black and white tones in a photographic image, a practical means of color photography was sought by those who dreamed of harnessing the …

#Photography: Top 6 Considerations to Help You Decide on Color or Black and White for Your Image