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Friday, May 3, 2013

Top Links 20130503

 #AfterEffects: Animate Different Extrusion Levels of a Logo Based on Its Color Range
#AfterEffects: 4 Things You May Not Know About the After Effects Render Queue
#AfterEffects:
2D Character Animation in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Precomposing, nesting, and pre-rendering
#AfterEffects:
3D Projection VFX

#Filmproduction:
Filmic Blend Technique – Making Video Look Like Film in Premiere Pro
#Filmproduction:
Video Tutorial: How to Ripple, Roll, Slip and Slide in Final Cut Pro
#Filmproduction:
Adobe Premiere Pro Overview | Adobe at NAB 2013
#Filmproduction:
20 #FREE Online Stock Video Sites! (not all is free)
#Filmproduction:
Adobe Premiere Pro: Link & Locate | Adobe at NAB 2013
#Filmproduction:
#Free Autodesk Smoke Tutorials for Video Editing
#Filmproduction:
Adobe Premiere Pro: Lumetri Deep Color Engine | Adobe at NAB 2013
#Filmproduction:
Adobe Premiere Pro: Audio Enhancements | Adobe at NAB 2013
#Filmproduction:
8 Jaw Dropping Night Sky Timelapse Videos
#Filmproduction:
10 Premiere Pro Tips for FCP Editors
#Filmproduction:
Inspiration! 10 Reimagined TV & Film Opening Titles

#Guitar: Speed Bursts Guitar Lesson
#Guitar: Clear Up That Guitar Chord Confusion
#Guitar: Guitar Scales and Modes
#Guitar:
How to Learn Any Solo No Matter How Difficult. Part 1 (everybody can be a Jimi Hendrix?)
#Guitar:
YouTube Videos for Online Guitar Tutorials for Beginners - News -
#Guitar:
Learning the Notes on Your Guitar- a #Free and Easy Lesson (learn notes, learn to play, become a star)

#Musicproduction: Would you put your head inside a piano? No? Then why place a microphone there? [with video]
#Musicproduction: When is a click not a click? When should you fix a click, and when should you leave it alone?
#Musicproduction: Should you make decisions as you record, or keep your options open until later?
#Musicproduction:
Mutilayer Shaker Samples (In this tutorial we will look at a free sample plugin called Shortcircuit)
#Musicproduction:
#Free Producer Drum Kit | Cyph Manhattan

#Photography: How to Photograph Landscapes
#Photography:
See How Light Angle & Shadows Affect the Faces of Your Portrait Subjects (remember Beatles' second album)
#Photography:
How to Take Compelling Photographs (here's a secret)
#Photography:
Camera Settings For HDR Photography (i like HDR)
#Photography:
10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling (i prefer eating before photographing it)

#Photoshop: Automation and Productivity with Dave Cross
#Photoshop: 9 Simple Steps to Make a Double Exposure Photograph in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Highlights in Photo Manipulation
#Photoshop: Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves
#Photoshop: 3D Ice Block Effect Tutorial
#Photoshop: Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Landscape Photos
#Photoshop: #Free Circles Photoshop Brushes
#Photoshop: Iron Maiden Font
#Photoshop: Quick Tip: Create an Iron Man-like text effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop: 10 #Free Calligraphy Fonts to Download
#Photoshop: Use Photoshop to resize a Knitting Pattern
#Photoshop: Create a Romantic Cutlery Artwork Inspired by Salvador Dali
#Photoshop: Amazing photoshop tricks to expose Photographs
#Photoshop: Tutorial: Drawing an Old Style Cartoon Scene
#Photoshop:
Quick Tutorial Shows How to Dodge and Burn Using Curves in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
35 #Free High Resolution Photoshop Fire Textures
#Photoshop:
Graffiti Art Effects (i saw beautiful graffitti in L.A.)
#Photoshop:
How to Put Lightning inside the Bottle (physicians may wonder)
#Photoshop:
Tutorials – How to make a photo into a Caricature
#SocialMedia: 7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work
#SocialMedia: 5 Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Social Media Strategy
(ask - and answer)

#Writing: Answers to Questions About Usage
#Writing:
Terms for the Seasons of the Year
#Writing:
The 7 Types of Possessive Case

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Ununderstandable that girls don't like math. It's all so logical.

When phoning with someone I don't like those people standing behind and asking "what did he say? what did he say?"

Jimi Hendrix played a rock version of Star Spangled Banner. And that was famous. So why not record a rap version these days?

Forget Esperanto. Popular music is universal, everybody understands or even feels good. It's like love.

Disappointments are proportional to expectations.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Schrenz im Cafe Carina / Wien

Neues aus der Wiener Rockszene

Im Cafe Carina (Josefstädter Straße 84, im Stationsgebäude der U6, A-1080 Wien) spielten am 2.Mai 2013 Schrenz sowie die Band I’m a Sloth

Schrenz

Schrenz haben sich mittlerweile von ihrem Bassisten Roman getrennt. Eingestiegen ist ein Bekannter der wiener Szene: Dude von Unding. Sänger Thomas dazu:"Das hat nicht so funktioniert, wir haben uns mit Roman nicht so verstanden". Nun ja, das kommt vor...
Zur musikalischen Entwicklung der Band Schrenz erzählt er, dass er mehr Keyboard einbauen möchte. Dies mache den Sound melodiöser und sei überhaupt etwas neues. Beim Konzert setzte er Masken auf, ließ eine Handpuppe singen und meinte dann "mal was anderes, das ist halt Show."

Fussballverein Schrenz

Der Fussballverein SV 1950 Schrenz in Zörbig/ Ot. Schrenz (Deutschland) hat mit der wiener Band Schrenz Kontakt aufgenommen und angeregt sie mögen eine Fussballverinshymne aufnehmen. Thomas dazu: "Sehr interessantes Projekt. Hätte aber gerne mehr Infos und Geschichten als auf deren Homepage zu finden ist, damit ich einen maßgeschneiderten Text machen kann." Aufnahmen zu neuen Songs sind derzeit nicht geplant. Auftritte stehen an, darunter ein Unplugged-Auftritt. Wandlungsfähigkeit scheint ein Leitmotiv von Schrenz zu sein.

I’m a Sloth

Sehr junge Band, jedoch ein außergewöhnlicher Gitarrist (gar nicht so faul an den Saiten wie der Bandname vermuten läßt). Ungeschliffene Rohkost zu dritt (git/voc, bass/voc, drums) und ich flüsterte Gfrastsackl (Kontrastprogramm) ins Ohr: "Der Gitarrist hat sich gut eingeführt...". War mal eine Edelbrand-Band, jedoch sind sie aus der Community ausgestiegen. Aber alte Bande halten immer noch.

XBloome

Zelli, neben Musiker auch in Vaterrolle, versucht für demnächst einen Termin für ein Interview mit mir zu organisieren. Am 11.Mai 2013 steigt im Shelter in Wien die EP-Release Show. Ab dann wird XBloome die neuesten Aufnahmen als Gratis-Download auf die Homepage der Band stellen. Die Band hat sich mittlerweile von der Sängerin getrennt und besteht nun aus 4 Mitgliedern.

Rockefeller Junior

Thomas Gartler berichtet von einigen Auftritten der Band in Deutschland (4.Mai: Gleis 3, 90542 Eckental und 16.Mai: Glockenbachwerkstatt, München). Eine Veröffentlichung ist geplant. Dabei möchte er nicht mehr mit einem Konzept ins Studio gehen und die Songs wie geplant einspielen. Diesmal will er ohne Stress nur die Gitarre einspielen und danach entscheiden, welche Aufnahmen weiterverwendet werden und welche gelöscht werden sollen. Man darf gespannt sein.

Unding

Durch Dude am Bass bei Schrenz war Unding sowieso vertreten. Bei einem Song sprang Leo auf die Bühne und gröhlte mit. Was für ein Unding... The Adapter (Bassist) war ebenfalls im Publikum.

Kontrastprogramm

Gfrastsackl erzählt von der neuesten Veröffentlichung, welche unter http://kontrastprogramm.wix.com/punk#!frisch-am-tisch/cadp gratis heruntergeladen werden kann. 7 Lieder im Punk-Stil der Kontrastprogramm. Rohkost. Mahlzeit.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Top Links 20130501

#Photoshop:
Woman Travels Through Time in Iconic Images [PICS]
(Elvis, Beatles,…)
#Photoshop:
The Basics of Photo Illustration & Image Creation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Turn Hand Drawn Images Into a Photoshop Brush
#Photoshop:
Photographic Toning Presets in Photoshop CS6 - YouTube
#Photoshop:
How to use Motion Blur in PS
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Fixing Lens Distortion in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Futuristic Jumping Whale in Photoshop (SPLASH!)
#Photoshop:
Convert your Photos to Stunning Black and White Versions
#Photoshop: Amazing Timelapse of Exploding Planet Illustration
#Photoshop: Universal Custom Keyboard Shortcuts (work more efficiently)
#Photoshop: 2000 #Free Photoshop Patterns (overwhelmed)
#Photoshop: Lightening Up A Dark Image with Photoshop (get enlightened by this tutorial)
#Photoshop: #tutorial: Fantasy light effects (a fairy world)
#Photoshop: 50 Excellent Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials (uff, big collection)
#Photoshop: The Tilt-Shift Miniature Fake Technique in Photoshop CS: A Simple How-To
#Photoshop: Series Pokes Fun at Excessive Photo Retouching (fun is always welcome)
#Photoshop: Is PS Remixing The World? (good question)
#Photoshop: Use Photoshop and Illustrator to Create Guitar String Typography (a guitarist as photographer?)
#Photoshop: Video tutorial: Controlling saturation in Photoshop
#Photoshop: Adobe teases “Camera Shake Reduction” tool for Photoshop -

#SocialMedia:
The 7 Risks of Social Media
#SocialMedia: 8 Top Comments on Social Media
#SocialMedia: Just Who Uses Social Media? A Demographic Breakdown

#Writing:
7 Cases for Inserting or Omitting Commas
#Writing: 10 Anthologies About Writing
#Writing: 25 Synonyms for “Sign” and “Symbol”
#Writing: 10 Directional-Sign Disasters
#Writing: Does Good Writing Matter? (yes!)
#Writing: 5 Cases of “Which”/“That” Confusion (it's that which i use)
#Writing: Is There a Reason “the Reason Why” Is Considered Wrong?
#Writing: 75 Synonyms for “Cheat,” “Fraud,” or “Trickery”

My tip:
Recording vocals - experiences - http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2013/04/recording-vocals-experiences.html  (my personel tips)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Links 20130430

#Musicproduction:
Shuriken releases WhatChord - #Free Chord Finder VST Plug-in for Mac [Mac|VST]
#Musicproduction:
Function Loops releases Label Sampler Vol.1 - 300MB of #Free Samples & Loops [Win|Mac|Lin]
#Musicproduction:
K-Devices updates EXT to v1.2 - #free step-sequencer modulator for Ableton Live [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction:
Expert Sleepers updates #free Ping Pong Delay for Mac to v2.0.9 (incl. Mac 64-bit support) [Mac|VST|AU]
#Musicproduction:
Nick Crow Lab releases #free Wagner Sharp Tube Guitar Preamp Emulation for Win and Mac VST & AU [Win|Mac|VST|AU]
#Musicproduction:
Whitebox releases Cracked - #Free Ableton Live 9 Pack [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction:
Inear Display updates #free SicknDstroy to v1.2 (Win & Mac; VST & AU) [Win|Mac|VST|AU
#Musicproduction:
EverythingTurns releases #Free Version of Purple Fx - Reaktor Ensemble [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction:
KissBox releases VSTizer Basic - #free RTP-MIDI virtual port in VST plugin format for Win & Mac [Win|Mac|VST]
#Musicproduction:
Uppercussion and Icebreaker Audio release Bitkits - Ten #free 8-bit drum kits for Maschine, Live, Geist and more [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction:
DNR Collaborative releases Sound Sampler 01 (#Free) [Win|Mac|Lin|iOS|Android]
#Musicproduction:
Xenobioz releases Funxion - #Free Hybrid Synth VSTi for Windows [Win|VST]
#Musicproduction:
TranceTechnoSoundbanks.com launches with 16 Soundbanks, 5 #Freeware Soundbanks and Intro Promotion [Win|Mac]
#Musicproduction:
Quick Tip: Symmetrical Scales Part 1 – Whole Tone
#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: Improve the Mix of Your Kick Drum (give it the right kick)
#Musicproduction: Strong & Weak Beats
#Musicproduction: An Intimidating Start : Designing Sound
#Musicproduction: Quick Tip: Improve the Mix of Your Bass (make it BROOOOOM)
#Musicproduction: 10 tips for better recorded acoustic #guitar sound
#Musicproduction: Pitching Your Own Songs
#Musicproduction: Recording vocals - experiences (my personel tips)

#Photography:
Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend
#Photography:
Cheating Photographers!
#Photography: Perspectives on Handling Critics in the Creative Photography Process
#Photography: The Creative Photo Retouching of Filtre Studio
#Photography: A Hyperlapse Made Entirely of Google Street View Photos (not bad done)
#Photography: Always Have Your Camera Ready
#Photography: Clothing for Portraits – How to Tell your Subjects What to Wear
#Photography: How to Make a Double Exposure (create interesting pictures)
#Photography: How to Easily Create Selective Color Using #Lightroom (b&w with one colour)
#Photography: How to Make a Photobooth
#Photography: Is Photography a Hobby or a Profession to You? Decide
#Photography: Perspective in Photography – (a question of point of view)
#Photography: Fine Tune Your Exposures With Spot Metering
#Photography: Amateur Photographer Captures NASA-like Space Images – (but he did not see the man in the moon)
#Photography: Watch a Professional Timelapse Photographer At Work – (answer the question HOW DO YOU DO IT)
#Photography: A Photographic Tour of New York (winter of summer, NYC is always great)
#Photography: How to Photograph Various Skin Tones (what is perfect beauty?)
#Photography: Composite Image Tutorial Involving a Chrome Surface –
#Photography: Inside a Professional Paparazzi Photography Bag (must be a hunter's bag)
#Photography: Learning to See, Final (open up your eyes, baby)
#Photography: The Importance of Always Having a Personal Photography Project – PictureCorrect (ideas are not enough?)

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Lastely I saw burgers XXL, king size, extra size. And fun size. I thought fun size is for sexual activities only.

Mars and Venus are very interesting. Unfortunately there are not so many hotspots there. The more it's quite a big distance.

Music has it's own language, even instrumental music tells us something.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sound Recording Tips For Reverb And Delay

My personel table:


General tips   Smaller reverb & short delay make sound bigger
  Listen to the sound in earphones and imagine it standing in a room
  Long delay, long reverb predelay and reverb decay will sound far away
  Delays timed to the tempo will add debth to the sound, but are not noticed. Delays not timed will be noticed
  Reverb timed to the tempo will make a smooth sound
  Try putting 2 or 3 reverbs on a signal
 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Top Links 20130428

#AfterEffects:
Quick Tip – Text and Expression-Fixing Scripts You Should Use
#AfterEffects:
Animate Different Extrusion Levels of a Logo Based on Its Color Range
#AfterEffects:
Animating and Compositing Futuristic Menus in AE (tutorial)
#AfterEffects: How To Build an Organized and User-Friendly After Effects Template – Part 4 (why not do something for others?)
#AfterEffects: How To Build an Organized and User-Friendly After Effects Template – Part 3
#AfterEffects: How To Build an Organized and User-Friendly After Effects Template – Part 2
#AfterEffects: How to Use Mask Expressions on Individual Vertices for a More Dynamic Animation
#AfterEffects: details of CINEMA 4D integration with After Effects (wow, great feature)
#AfterEffects: Creating a Track Matte in After Effects
#AfterEffects: Compositing a Teleportation Effect in After Effects Tutorial

#Filmproduction: How to Transfer SWF to MOV on Windows OS? -
#Filmproduction: How Filmmaker Andy Salamonczyk Is Promoting His Movies Online (can be your way too)
#Filmproduction: YouTube Releases Free Guide For Musicians - hypebot
#Filmproduction: What it Takes to Cut a Video
#Filmproduction: 15 Tips for Naming Sound Effects
#Filmproduction: The Sound and Music of Oblivion (the new Tom Cruise movie)

#Guitar: A Lesson On Getting Out With Twelve-Tone Patterns
#Guitar: Substitute Dominants (yeah, my girl is dominant)
#Guitar: Three Note Per String Pentatonics 3
#Guitar: Fretboard Workshop: Why Triads are Essential
#Guitar:  Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
(i like that sentence)
#Guitar: The Naysayers Are Wrong. Part 7: Dealing with Frustration
#Guitar: The Chord Formation Method
#Guitar: How to Master Chord Changes - The Key to Playing Complete Songs
#Guitar: How To Learn Any New Skill On Guitar (really any?)
#Guitar: Voice Leading
#Guitar: Clear Up That Guitar Chord Confusion
#Guitar: Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 3)
#Guitar: Fingerpicking Patterns (Part 1)
#Guitar: How to Play Power Chords - Other Types of Guitar Chords |
#Guitar: Beginner Acoustic Blues Chords (Guitar Lesson)
#Guitar: Drop 2 Chords | ScaleTrainer.com
#Guitar: Intro to Musical Intervals
#Guitar: Available Tensions Chart (Tensions are notes that you can add to chords)

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

Never write LOL in a serious text. It's like CONGRAT in a death notice.

If my room is cleaned up, something must be wrong. Creative chaos is more exciting.