How funny!! A title with two of the same word. LOL!! Anyways, he folks. YES. I have been quiet lately.. at least on the posting front. The new year brought in lots to do. Cleaning up the prior years stuff.. and preparing the way for the NEW YEAR and the prospects it holds. I have been busy behind the scenes.. and making some great progress.. but not “in studio” specifically.. here’s a quick breakdown of what I have been upto:
- Sorting out and archiving last years stuff.. for the house, home, and for the studio. Tax season is here.. so I have to prepare that and get it ready to go. It will otherwise hang over me like the Grim Reaper and not allow me any peace of mind.
- I upgraded my DAW to Windows 8 64 bit. Installing all my software, and getting all the apps and plugins approved took some time. I added a hard disk to my DAW (another 1 TB drive), to install the new OS. But it’s NOT alone. I actually split the drive with a Linux partition. I intend to run Linux to handle all my day to day stuff..in an effort to keep my DAW clutter free as much as possible.
- The upgrade went MOSTLY smoothly. Learning windows 8 is STILL a work in progress.. though I’m getting around. I’m pleasantly surprised that my Universal Audio UAD1 cards work with Windows 8. Installed no issues at all. I’m using the 5.8 version driver.
- I’m looking forward to producing more videos. More reviews. But mostly getting busy writing and recording the masterpiece that I will call “The Atlantis Suite.”
- In the “clean up process” I have found a great multitude of videos that I need to archive to disk/DVD as soon as I can. Many of which I have on older VHS or VHS-C tapes.. including DV tape. Many are family movies.. but I have a backup PC that I will press into service for that purpose to decrease my workload.
- Oddly enough, I’ve rediscovered an old favorite band of mine.. in Stryper. I began following them and Michael Sweet on Twitter.. and Michael followed me back. How awesome is that!! I just bought their last CD “The Calling” and it ROCKS!!! I have to say, I never thought I’d ever hear Stryper sing a Black Sabbath song or an Iron Maiden song.. but they do. And it kicks ass!!!
I still haven’t set up the video camera for recording, but have a new backdrop light that I am anxious to test. Hopefully my chromakey problems will be in the past now. I had hoped to shoot a quick video this week, but I’ve been a bit under the weather, and I’m not looking terribly “camera friendly” at the moment… perhaps “Halloweenish” is more like it. =)
Thanks all. I’ll keep you posted as best I can, but for upto to the minute updates follow me on Twitter @ PeterJCruz. I’m always tweeting on there. Check the Twitter bar to the right and see what I mean.. =)