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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120701

#AfterEffects:
15 Excellent Adobe After Effect Tutorials (incl.Andrew Cramer, real good)
#AfterEffects:
Tutorial: After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker « Vincent Laforet's Blog
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects CS6 Graphics & 3-D Software Review (introduction to interesting new features)

#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
Barre chords (A and E shape) « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
Noel Gallagher strumming – AKA Broken arrow « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
Online Guitar Lessons Easy To Learn Tips? | PUBLISHWORTHY
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Writing Guitar Riffs - Interval Riff Basics - Cyberfret.com

#Music production: The Indie Artist Launch Plan - Part TWO (so many tips for bands and musicians)
#Music production:
20 Vibrant and Helpful Audio Forums Where You Can Find Support
#Music production:
Making a Rising and Falling 8bit Sound in NI Massive
#Music production:
Watch This Live Modular Synth Performance — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency (inlcuding 2 videos)
#Music production:
Minimal Sounds With NI Massive | Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Photography:
50 Photography Tips in Fifteen Minutes (i need a little longer to take it all)
#Photography:
Creative Tango Dance Photography Tips – (read before you visit Argentinia)
#Photography:
Photographing the Growth of Children – PictureCorrect (a long term project)
#Photography:
Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Weddings
#Photography:
Martial Arts Photography Tips
#Photography:
How to Photograph Water (liquid, in motion - a challenge)

#Photoshop: Feel the Rhythm - typography art (only a picture, no tut)
#Photoshop: Art & design inspiration
#Photoshop:
Free Video Tutorial – Managing Your Photoshop CS6 Workspace
#Photoshop:
Create a Plastic Switch in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
12 New Photoshop Tools for CS6 (free download from hp)
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Mystical Warrior Scene
#Photoshop:
masking with the photoshop pen tool
#Photoshop:
40 Fascinating Illustration Designs and Photo Manipulations #3
#Photoshop:
How to Create a stylized two-tone color photo in Photoshop « Photoshop (video tutorial)

#SocialMedia:
8 Tips for Running Social Media Promotions
#SocialMedia:
What Not to Do When Everyone Is Watching on Social Media - Forbes

#Writing:
Every Company Is a Publishing Company

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Everybody got to be mad in any way. That's the spice in life.

Distance means for me the question if they miss you or forgot you.

Usual week: Mooooooooooonday, Tuuuuuuuuuuesday, Weeeeeeednsday, Thuuuursday, Friiday, Saturd., Sund.

I usually do things in the last minute, because I am older and wiser then.

I like lions. Females hunt, males sleep, make love and are the first at food. A success species of evolution.

Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.

When you run out of words let your soul speak. The language of love is international.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120630

#AfterEffects:
A Focused Look Motion Blur In After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating A Broadcast Background In Cinema 4D & After Effects (video tutorial)

#Guitar:
Welcome To The Essential Guitar Guide (choose from the table of content)
#Guitar:
Unlocking The Fretboard – Mastering The Pentatonic And Soloing
#Guitar: Bohemian lifestyle in music - free preview
#Guitar:
Sus4 chords in songs – Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production:
How To Create A Kontakt Multi-Channel Preset In Ableton Live
#Music production:
The Runners Drum Kit + Download (40MB free download via uploader.com)
#Music production:
How To Do The Lil Wayne Vocal Stutter Effect
#Music production:
Tips On EQ, Compression, & Mixing Rap Vocals in Pro Tools
#Music production:
How To Use Cool Edit To Get Studio Quality Sound Like Pro Tools
#Music production:
What is pulse width modulation (PWM) ?
#Music production:
Using NI Massive With FL Studio | Native Instruments Massive tutorials (fruity loops is great, i use it and like it)
#Music production: Baby Give Me One More Chance having an outstanding sologuitar preview here

#Photography:
Imagine Trying to Organize 116 Celebrities for a Group Photo –
#Photography:
Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Incredibly Simple 2-Step Program for Better Photos
#Photography:
5 Tips to Shake Up Your Travel Photography

#Photoshop:
How To Make an Eerie Eye in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Phoniness: Hall of Shame (Miriah Carrey and others defaced by graphic designers)
#Photoshop:
A Detailed Look at Adaptive Wide Angle (video)
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Rockin’ Website Layout In Photoshop
#Photoshop:
3 Wooden Frameworks for Gallery or Carousel – Grafpedia (login needed for download)
#Photoshop:
Stunning Photoshop Effects to Puff Your Creativity
#Photoshop:
15 Breath-taking Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials (all you need is photoshop and time)
#Photoshop:
Multiple image printing in Photoshop CS4 & CS5
#Photoshop:
Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
#Tutorial: Understanding Curves
#Photoshop:
Free Three Layered PSD Web Templates
#Photoshop:
Cool 3D art: Daniel Bystedt's Cute and Furry Creature
#Photoshop:
How to create a colorful funky header for your blog
#Photoshop:
how to reduce noise in your close-up photos (using photoshop)
#Photoshop:
Learn to Correct Skewed and Distorted Images in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Use Smart Objects in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a #Medieval Landscape in Photoshop (a cover for your #gothic cd?)
#Photoshop:
Dark Angel Photomanipulation Tutorial

#SocialMedia:
3 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
#SocialMedia:
Klout | The Standard for Influence (i don't know how, but they measure influence on social media)

#Writing:
How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Life can be either full of problems or full of miracles. If I could choose I would take the miracle life.
#WordsOfWisdom: If aliens from Mars produce a film, can they use a green screen?
#WordsOfWisdom: If you tell her "I'll be home in 5 minutes" and she is upset then remind her on her words "I'll be ready in 5 minutes"
#WordsOfWisdom: Deal with 3Cs: Chance, Choise, Change. If there is a chance, make your choice to change something.
#WordsOfWisdom: Believe it or not: Even an inner man can smile out.
#WordsOfWisdom: Want to paint something on the ground to confuse GoogleEarth: blue square (swimming pool), metal box+tube (tank), chalkdrawing of goldmine
#WordsOfWisdom: The only time you lose is when you quit

The tryp - Austrian rock band

"The Tryp", 2 guys and 1 lady, are a indie band from Salzburg / Austria, the city where Mozart was born.
  • Reeva (this is the she) is singing
  • Tom Pi obviously programming music and playing guitar
  • Flo on the drums
The sound is dominated by Reeva's voice, no chorus or back vocals; what is only a remark, not criticism. The arrangements are minimalistic and so is the homepage. Only a video and "BUY BUY BUY". Not a word to the lyrics or about the musicians, no photos.

Sorry, I would like to know a little more about these people who are making an attractive music. Isn't it worth a story of the bandcontests they had behind them? Isn't it worth to say that Reeva received an offer by a major label?

Back to the music. I am not sure if this sterile and partly carelessly thrown soundflashes are their style or something a good producer would improve when working with the band.

Take the song "Love". It sounds like a lost love is rejected with a shrug just to continue with the next song. Mainly Reeva's vocal part is empowered with emotion and full interesting vibes - that's why I write about this band. But the background band should be more animalistic -

"Animalistic" is the workname of their album "Superhero Powers". "Far Away" is better, the vocals are more emotional.

"Repeat It" has an interesting guitar. A good recording with expressive vocals over a monotone rhythm with a guitar soloing in the background and sometimes a mumbling male voice in the back.

Nevertheless an individual sound&style.

Austrian Soundpark Page

Friday, June 29, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120629

#AfterEffects:
Creating the Expendables 2 Title Sequence Using ShapeShifter & After Effects CS6
#AfterEffects:
After Effetcs: Green Screen / Chroma Screen – Videoanleitung – Webthings
#AfterEffects:
Projection (Projection makes light work of camera mapping onto 3D planes in AE)
#AfterEffects:
Magnum – The Edit Detector
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - LOGO BULLET (kis, kiss, bang, bang)

#Guitar:
5 Free Apps That Help You Learn & Play Guitar [Android] (learn mobile in the bus, in the lift, on wc, under shower,…)
#Guitar:
Is guitar music on the way out? | Music
#Guitar:
Factory Tour: Inside Martin Guitars
#Guitar:
Download-Soft.Info. Download Guitar strum patterns (between a lot of ad frames there is a link for free download)
#Guitar:
A Crash Course in Guitar theory
#Guitar:
Learning How to Play Guitar – Discover Why Acoustic Guitars Are Great For Beginners
#Guitar:
Technical development: The CAGED system Pt. 2 « JS MUSIC SCHOOL

#Music production: Softrave releases "Lel UDS Drums" Free VSTi for Windows (Youtube video for demonstration)
#Music production: Photo of the Week: Depressing Pop Music Comparisons (unbelievable?)
#Music production:
Making Wide Arpeggiator Patches Using The Korg PolySix Rack Extension
#Music production:
Superwave P8 – Dubstep VST (free download)
#Music production:
50 Worst Movie Soundtracks
#Music production:
Using Envelopes to manipulate sound in NI Massive
#Music production:
A History of Reverb
#Music production:
The Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment

#Photography:
Hip Hop Pictures – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Simplicity in Photography
#Photography:
3 Tips That Will Work in Most Forms of Photography (interesting tips)

#Photoshop: Trashy 60s style picture with polaroid flair (challenge: can you do something out of a totally wrong gone photo?)
#Photoshop: See what Roland Schneider made out of my photowork (reaction to my trashy 60s style picture http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/trashy-60s-style-picture-with-polaroid.html )
#Photoshop:
Cool Dots Text Effect (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop to Create a Line Drawing from a Digital Image
#Photoshop:
How to create Colorful Abstract Fantasy Background in Photoshop CS5
#Photoshop:
6 traditional darkroom techniques you can recreate with Photoshop toning (no stinking liquids in a dark room)
#Photoshop:
Jaw-Dropping Pictures of Iceland
#Photoshop:
Masking with The Photoshop Pen Tool
#Photoshop:
How To Make a Colorful and Artistic Sunset
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Liquid Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photoshop: A Cure For Writer's Block? (no comment, have a writer's block)
#Photoshop:
A collection of 25 clever ads (some are really inventive)
#Photoshop:
Straighten A Crooked Photograph

#SocialMedia:
3 Ways to Adapt Your Social Media Strategy for Europe « Ignite Social Media (yes, it's true, we are so different)
#SocialMedia:
Common Sense Media Report Shines Positive Light on Kids and Social Media

#Writing:
The Anglo-Saxon Angle

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Ideas are like clouds. It's here and then the wind blows it away. Only a few out of many thousands are captured by photo. And they all are unique.

Some ladies I want to tag with my lips. Let me tag your face!

Oh, chocolate: one minute in your mouth, one life long around your hips.

If a loving leaves you tell her RIP (Return If Possible)

Google is female. Google knows everything.

Unsure about the future? Remember that no decision also is a decision.

I loathe stress. Always a waltz in mind, but a rockguitar in hands. Life can be so beautiful.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120627

#AfterEffects:
Customize Text in After Effects : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
CoreMeltFREE! - 34 Free plugins for FCP, FCP X, Premiere Pro and AE (offering transitions)
#AfterEffects:
Moving After Effects CS5.5 Plugins to CS6
#AfterEffects:
Importing and interpreting footage items
#AfterEffects:
Video tutorial: Make colour adjustments using the After Effects’ Channel Mixer | Tutorial (roses are red, lilac is …. what?)

#Guitar:
What are Guitar Scales and how do I Use Them?
#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
Top 10 acoustic guitarists you've probably never heard of : Guitar
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
The Comprehensive Guide to Acoustic Guitars

#Music production:
3 Good Massive FL Studio Dubstep Tutorials
#Music production:
Three EQ Fake-Outs | Home Studio Corner
#Music production:
Knowledge Bank Series: Recreating a WEEP Synth
#Music production:
Sounds of Iraq - natural environment - Social Sound Design (bird sounds from iraq - is there anybody who needs this?)

#Photography:
Mountain Landscape Photography Tips
#Photography:
Using the Weather to Capture Great Landscape Photography –
#Photography:
How to Direct Light on a Model During a Fashion Photography Session
#Photography:
The Art of the Musician Portrait (the right picture of a band!)
#Photography:
Tip - How to Intensify The Colors In Your Portrait Photography!
#Photography:
Tip: Create an “IronHero” Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photography:
Tip: Playing It Safe with Wildlife Photography
#Photography:
Understanding DSLR Image Sensors

#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Useful Info Panel Options in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photo Editing and Photoshop Clipping Path Services » How Reflections are made in Photoshop for Various Media
#Photoshop:
Cinematic Exposure Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Inspiration: New Era (the good meets the evil)
#Photoshop:
How to make a GIF in less than five minutes
#Photoshop:
Create Beautiful Abstract Coloured Falling Lines in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
A Compilation Of Free Photoshop Feather Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
ensure print-friendly colors with the photoshop gamut warning (the same like broadcast colours on tv)
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Mystical Warrior Scene (create an Amazon woman - you don't have one at home?)
#Photoshop:
Resourceful Collection of Photo Manipulation [Tutorials]
#Photoshop:
25 Really Useful Photoshop Drawing Tutorials (make your photoshop a drawshop)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Text Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Extract Objects With Quick Selection Tool.
#Photoshop:
Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers (many (but not only) keyboard shortcuts)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Violin Player in a Grassy Landscape (and next will be a guitarplayer in a hole with snakes)
#Photoshop:
Learn how to add Painted Edges effect. (not genius, but nice)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial - Creating A Retro Grunge Poster
#Photoshop:
PHOTOGRAM BRINGS THE 70’S INTO PHOTOSHOP (plastic, jimmy carter, disco and punk)
#Photoshop:
Photo Of The Day
#Photoshop:
Street Art Reminds Us What True Beauty Is: Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Successful Infographic (my tip is simple: keep it simple)

#SocialMedia:
Is Social Media More Reliable Than Traditional Media? «

#Writing:
What’s Missing from Your Editorial Process?

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Everybody has mistakes you can learn from. Nobody is perfect.

The only constant in life is: change. As the waters flow down the river, as the stars move on the sky, as the wind plays with the leaves,…

Be no twitterer, just tweet when you have time: ANY TIME.

I hate it to write a tweet of my thought and it is 141 characters long. What words 2 clip, what meaning destroy - and not read like rapper?

Ignoring someone who loves you is like overseeing the sun by counting clouds.

Make the most out of this night - and worry about tomorrow. Or better not? I mean not worry - what did you think?

Polishing your guitar is not enough to make you a good guitar player.

Lost and forgotten? Tune in some old songs you heard years ago. This will bring back memories. Good or bad memos - it's up to you (and your dark past, hehe)

The Black Shampoo

The Black Shampoo, a trio from Vienna / Austria, play 21st century rock'n'roll (self definition), a reduced, energetic rock.
The colour black is the band's colour. Dressed in black, homepage is black&white, colour photos have so much black and white, even two videos in black&white.
These young people are:
  • Jakob Brem, Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Lukas Friesenbichler, Drums & Back Vocals
  • Saskia Kasper, Bass Guitar

The press kit:

Black Shampoo is going to the desert to turn up the heat. They need no DC, they need no AC, they generate their own energy. Yes, it is burning in your eyes and pulling on your hair – and that is exactly what they want. The brute and hammering sound of this trio is screaming like a swollen finger in a tiny, overly tight golden ring.
Where to find a desert in Austria? Is it a desert of city with smoke, dirt and noise? That's what I suppose when hearing the sound of the band. It got to heard loud, damned loud. Plug in, tune in. I, the listener, need AC.

The band plays a strong sound, strong enough. It's pure. It's dirty. Like crawling up from the rehearsal room deep down in the basement. The band's sound is dominated by lead singer's vocals and his guitar. The singer sings expressive like the Hives, from melodious to screaming.

Songs:
  • My Ghost - underground rock with monotone verse, reminds me on bands like stooges, doors or cream. The musicvideo shows a blue ghost hopping through the sleeping, artificial city in a dark night, even enters rooms and hops on zeppelin and starship.
  • Let Me Go - rocksong with melodious bridge
  • Blind Fool - heavy rock. In the musicvideo, cool cuts by the way, the band is shown in something like a dream world with time stretch and optical effects. Somebody wants to hold somebody back.
  • Mountain - starts smooth or better let's say cool rising to a chaotic guitarsolo
  • Faces - soft verse, rocky refrain
  • Russle Hussle - fast song with guitar playing breaks with the drums
  • Remarkable video to the song "Sick Shit" in cartoon style; looking simple made, what it isn't.
Noise can be beautiful... rock on...

Here short impressions from Donauinselfest 2012 / 2012-06-21 / FM4 PLANET:TT