A small tip: using a compressor as EQ

Audio level compression, also called dynamic range compression, volume compression, compression, limiting, or DRC (often seen in DVD player settings) is a process that manipulates the dynamic range of an audio signal. Compression is used during sound recording, live sound reinforcement, and broadcasting to improve the perceived volume of audio. A compressor is the device […]

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Citizen journalism at the World Audio Festival 2006

For De Nieuwe Reporter I have written a day impression of the World Audio Festival 2006 (Dutch). It took place at the new Institute for Image and Sound (Dutch: Beeld en Geluid) in Hilversum, the Netherlands on the 9th of November. It was an interesting day at an interesting location. But please let me add […]

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Wereld Audio Festival 2006 & Computer!Totaal

This Thursday I will attend the ‘Wereld Audio Festival 2006‘ (World Audio Festival 2006) in Hilversum, the Netherlands. I will write an impression of the day for De Nieuwe Reporter. That day Computer!Totaal, a Dutch computer-magazine, will do an interview with me about Creative Commons. The interview will be published on a DVD for all […]

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I might buy a MacBook Pro

I might buy a MacBook Pro; the new Intel Core 2 Duo version. OSX looks sexy, Vista looks bad, I need more RAM than my Sony Z1 laptop which is over 3 years old can handle … … I might … Photo by moderelax1966

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My interview with Vicky Taylor of BBC Interactivity

As introduction for the World Audio Festival 2006 (9 November 2006) I did an interview yesterday morning with Vicky Taylor of BBC Interactivity. I used my JoeMeek condensor-mic over Skype which seems to work quit well. The podcast of the interview is published on the Dutch webstite De Nieuwe Reporter. The little tune I am […]

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Beck on the changes in the music industry

This morning when I was having my first cup of coffee, almost random I found an interesting online interview at Wired with the artist Beck. I like Beck’s music a lot because it’s a hybrid form of old and new sounds and music-styles which are highly accessible. In the interview, Beck talks about remixing possibilities […]

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Sharing economy: sharing is great for business

We’re living in a sharing economy, based on peer production. Although Apple and Microsoft tend to put DRM on their products, many other companies don’t believe this is the way to go. Sharing has worked since the beginning of the Internet. It also worked for me. When I bought Reason version 1 and started the […]

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Cirocco is live, check out the Cuckoo video!

As some of you might know: I released a remix some time ago under the moniker RobotVomit based on the vocals of Lisa DeBenedictis’ track Cuckoo. It got some great reviews at ccMixter.org, recieved an Editorial Pick and was selected for the Creative Commons Nederland DVD (Dutch text). Then on March 17, 2006 during the […]

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Picnic ’06, my photo’s

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Click on the photo’s for a larger version! Those 3 days at Picnic ’06 were super cool. Hard work for me since I was writing daily reports for De Nieuwe Reporter. One of the most amazing announcements during Picnic ’06 by Matt Locke of the BBC: the BBC no […]

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Picnic ’06; Cross media all over the place

Starting today I will attend the big international cross media event Picnic ’06 in Amsterdam. I will be reporting the event for De Nieuwe Reporter. My main focus are speakers like Brewster Kahle of Archive.org, Dr. Michael B. Johnson of Pixar, John de Mol of Talpa and Régine Débatty of we-make-money-not-art as well as many […]

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RVU Radio 5

For Dutch RVU Radio 5 I have selected a list of 15 protestsongs. Each day, starting today, they will play 3 tracks. On Thursday they will be doing a short interview with me. How cool! A podcast-feed is also availble.

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