Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
|Update - As the year draws to a close I'm taking my time with this one and having some fun with it. I had to make some changes to the original design eliminating some of the detail because the earlier versions were just too much to animate. The fire and ice effects are definitely in progress as I'm still experimenting with how I want those to look in the final. I should also mention that Flame Painter Pro 3 as well as the entire Escape Motions creative suite are on sale for those that are interested. Priced to move which you can see here. Be warned though, Escape Motions still hasn't fixed the scaling problem in Flame Painter Pro 3. The UI and icons are incredibly small as a result on high density screens. You might want to hold off on that purchase until it gets sorted.|
Friday, December 9, 2016
|This could be listed under the "Adobe Can Suck It" category. Affinity Photo by Serif has released the Windows 10 version of their Photoshop competitor, fresh out of beta. Affinity Photo is on sale for $40 and Affinity Designer is $50. You can find both here. The application has been met with rave reviews on MacOS devices and received a App of the Year award in 2015. Pretty impressive considering the competition. It's also pretty damning considering the competition. It's the putrid state of affairs of subscription based software that makes releases such as Affinity such a huge deal. I have said many times in this blog that I do not and will not support subscription based software anymore. I was forced to do so in 2015 due to a couple of projects that simply could not be completed with the applications I had on hand. But since ending that horrid relationship with Adobe and the freelance project completed, I have researched and found excellent replacements for every key Adobe application I would have supported. Subscription based software is extortion, a bullshit practice that anyone that can avoid, should avoid. It's a sad world we live in when people that actually WANT to legally purchase software, aren't allowed.|
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Korg Legacy Collection on Windows 10. No Driver, No Love. Driver Support for Roland Keyboards on Windows 10.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Korg has their Legacy Collection currently on sale for $99. You can purchase it from Korg's website here.This coincides with the release of the iPad version for $20. Because I am not a fan of Apple, I bought the full desktop version of Korg's collection for the SurfaceBook. This collection of software includes all of the sounds and features of six classic Korg music workstations - The Korg M1, WaveStation, MonoPoly, Polysix, MS-20 and the Legacy Cell. I've tested all of these applications and there are some truly impressive sounds presented here. At the time of the initial test, I was limited because I needed a MIDI to USB cable to connect my keyboard to the SurfaceBook to control the synths through MIDI. This would be done from my Fantom G6 to the SurfaceBook. Fortunately the cable arrived today but I have not been able to fully test it yet. But I did want to update the blog to pass along the information about the sale for any digital musicians/producers that are a fan of Korg classic sounds.|
Once I get a chance to fully play with the software, I'll share my results here.
SpaceFunky - Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, Nexus 6P, Pixel XL, Roland Fantom G6, SurfaceBook - Power Director 15 - Audio Director 7
This is a test video to prepare for the CandyNJuice 2016 Retrospective. I used a number of photos and tested out some of the new features of Power Director 15 in a short video production project. I used Audio Director 7 to do some tweaks to "SpaceFunk" the song created in 2015 for last year's retrospective.