Friday, February 27, 2015

BM2 follow up

Excerpt from BM2 forum
When you import a midi file into BM2, the sequences all show up on "Main" tracks. 
Create a "drum machine" instrument with a suitable preset for your song. Then find the drum sequence from your imported midi file and touch and drag it onto the drum machine instrument in the sequencer. Press play to make sure it's working so far.
Then create an "audio track" instrument. Make sure "monitoring" and "record arm" are selected in the audio track settings and you should be good.
PS: The drums are about 3 or more octaves high so you must select all notes and drag to the bottom. Don't forget to change the new drum track to GM mapping. Create tracks for all instruments in the midi file and drag the imports to the appropriate tracks.

Beatmaker 2 disappointment

I 'm a sucker for sequencing apps and I like the piano roll editor in Beatmaker2 but I am let down by the  midi export the drums are not exported on channel 10 so they import into my Logic DAW and music apps on my iPod as piano tracks. This is no good and they are also not GM mapped drum tracks. Also I can not figure out how to import midi files. If it can be done I'm not sure how it is done. So basically these things stop me from using the app. Too bad. If anyone knows how these problems can be overcome please leave me a comment. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New song and video: About the Money.

I have just loaded a new song to  my youtube channel: Please  go and watch I hope you will enjoy it. Leave a comment if you'd like to. Always glad to hear from everyone.

My 1st. User Instrument

I've made my first user instrument on my iPod in Music Studio.  It's a percussion (sticks) instrument.
I will be using it to write the Bass and Pick notation for the Real Les Paul plug in I use in my DAW. (digital audio workstation). It's just a simple click on diffrent notes to indicate strums and strings to be picked. I'll be trying it out later today in my DAW. If you have any questions leave a comment.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Heat's back yeah!

Well that was a couple of nippy days. The answer was loose wire in the out dated breaker box. It seems to be working now so we're hoping it lasts. Springs coming soon. Got to move in June. Been here 10+ years hope I remember how to move. Wish me luck no idea where we are going but they want our apartment to sell as a Luxury Condo (right). Peace out...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Still no heat.....

Picked a bad time to not have any heat day 2. Getting sleepy Oh that's because it's 4:30 am. My coffee won't stay hot.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Heat 11 degrees!!

The furnace stopped working and who knows when the Landlord will fix it. It took two months to get a leaking sink fixed. So ....  North Green Luxury Apartments. Ha Ha. $1300.00 a month we are in Maryland they are in NJ.,what a f---ing joke. I'm 67 my wife is 70. This is just some of the crap we put up with. You'd better be tough if you're gonna get old. Stiff upper lip and all that. Cheers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Art Rage App

I'm working with Art Rage I've had it on my Desktop for years but don't use it a lot. But I also have the app on my iPod.
So I beginning to use it. I only wish it had a color picker ( eye dropper ) tool. The tracing thingy is pretty neat. Well it's fun to play with I hope they put some more work into it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Motion Artist

I am embarking on another learning journey. Learning the capiblities of Motion Artist. This is the software I use for making videos ( animations for my songs) and it's time I found out what all it can do. Today I also want to find out how to record a realtime drawing. If anyone knows a good way please let me know.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Up Coming Video "Suffering"

I'm getting ready to put together my next video for my new song "Suffering". All the parts are done using Gimp, Poser, Cheetah 3d,  Comic Life.  All the figures are M3 from Daz. Morphed and dressed.
I will go into Motion Artist tomorrow and arrange the clips to the Mp3 file.Then put it on Youtube. Till tomorrow then. Peace.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beat Master 2

Beat Master 2

Made my first song  with Beat Master 2 (iPod) tonight or rather this morning 1:42 am. I've had this app for quite a while but never used it. So I gave it a shot. Recorded the Melody and tidyed it up in the piano roll editor. Much better editor than the piano roll editor in Music Studio App. (iPod ) Exported the midi file to Reflow App (iPod ) scored the chords then exported back to Music Studio. Added drums. Real time entry via the keyboard not the drum pads.

Now tomorrow, Yahweh willing I will import into Logic add the already written chorus lyrics and I'll have the start to a new song. Goodnight for now.

Last blog post not updated

I have no idea why my last blog update was not sent. Will check tweet feed today. Zip hope this doesn't happen all the time.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

No Need for a Multi Spectrum Analyzer

Here are Links for a couple of free Multi Spectrum Analyzers for Mac.  and
Also Here is my new cap for BlankBoi. You can download it here Free for commercial use. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

BlankBoi The Gambler

This is the Gambler outfit for The Blank Boi Poser figure. The Horseshoe and chain, the 4Leaf Clover and the dice and SunGlasses are 3D models made by me> The textures for Blank Boi (Poser figure) face and clothes are also made by me. I do freelance 3d Modeling as well as Composing for Industry and TV.

Things I forgot about.

In the 1986 feature-film Sid and Nancy,Gary Oldman gave a much-acclaimed performance as Sid.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Harmonica plug in

I have been searching the web for a harmonica plug in but can't seem to locate one. If anyone knows of one please let me know. Thanks

Book New 4Sale 3D model

Product Description: Three object Book model 
1. Closed Book
2.Open Book lying up with text.
3. Open book lying pages down cover up.
Included 3 objects, 
2 Templates : 1. Cover Template 2.Open Book for Text Template 
All textures. 1024X1024  
Models are all Quads UV mapped (non-overlapping)
Software Compatibility :   Any software that will import Wavefront object files. 
Tested in : Poser Pro 2012   Scaled for Poser figures.
System Compatibility :  PC/MAC Compatible
This product uses image maps for textures. 1024 x 1024
Template if included : 1024 x 1024
File Format: Wavefront obj :This product contains: only obj files.
Polygon Count : 2076   approx   Vertices : 2118  approx 
Closed Book Polygon Count : 974  approx   Vertices : 964  approx 
Open Book Polygon Count : 556  approx   Vertices : 572  approx 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Free 4Leaf Clover 3D model Free for commercial use.

Free 4Leaf Clover 3D model Free for commercial use.
Go get it and enjoy.

Reflow score app

I have figured out how to compose pick and strum info in Reflow (app on the iPod )Bass Clef 15mb use a standard staff and a wood block so there's no pitch. ( This is only for strum info so you don't need note pitch only timing.) then when importing into Logic merge the chord staff and strum track together into the Guitar region set up for RLPC pick and bass staff setup. This works for me. Ask me anything. Or add a comment.😉

Volume range

I read this somewhere and it seems to be a good rule of thumb.
Range to go for
I'd recommend quick masters to go to the -12 to -10 range (-10 seems to be the standard around these days for loud tracks like EDM and mainstream Katy Perry/Miley Cyrus/Taylor Swift/Calvin Harris etc, with other, slightly softer tracks weighing in at around the -12 mark).

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Channel Strips and Mixing

I'm still studying Logic about saving channel strips and projects, also EQing and mixing. Also doing some graphic studies on texture size. Made a new face for BlankBoi pout.

Facebook Double Posts

I think I found the answer to the double posts on Facebook. It was I think having the twitter app on as well as twitterfeed app. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lyrics Done Goodnight everybody.

What's the stuff you worry about?
Does it come true? 
Does it work out?
What can you do?
How could you go back thru the past.
Change what you've done.
Dice have been cast.
Webs have been spun.
Worry won't fix things
No matter how you try.
No matter what you do,
trouble won't pass you by.
Things will be as they're gonna be.
nothing will change.
Can we agree?
Is it so strange?

Early to bed.

I'm trying to get to bed early tonight. Well maybe, I do have some lyrics to write.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming
Product Description: This ia a candy box wrapped in a ribbon, There are 4 objects included: 1: Box Top, 2: Box Bottom (contains candy) 3: Ribbon and Bow 4: Ribbon and Bow opened. If you open the Candy box there is candy inside. File Format: Wavefront obj :This product contains: only obj files. Textures included. UV mapped (non-overlapping).Quads and Tris Texturing: Texture Maps: This product uses image maps for textures. and bump maps. Polygon Count:(approx.) 11322 Vertices:(approx.) 17975 Downloadable File Size:(approx.) 1MB If you cannot find the texture in Poser you may have Poser set to Shallow search. When importing wavefront .obj in Poser un-tick all but "Make polygon normals consistent"

Twitter Feed test from iPod.

This is the test from my iPod. Again sorry for the bunch of posts. I will stop. So please keep following.

iPod link

I am trying out Twitter feed please forgive me for the extra links and posts as I get the kinks out. Thanks.