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Running a 66 piece orchestral session with StaffPad…

I recently had a 66 piece orchestral session and decided to produce all scores and parts with StaffPad alone. This is stretching the pu...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cubase 6

As the music I’m working on hasn’t got any serious deadlines, I’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade to Cubase 6. First impressions are very good.
The video handling is much improved, with sizeable windows and no need to specify the type of imported video file. The surround panner has been made larger and has more complex controls. I do miss the ‘in room’ speaker bars, but the mono/stereo input and 5.1 output meters on either side of the ‘room’ will be easy to get used to.

The new Halion Sonic plug-in is very intuitive and has some really nice sounds. The Mediabay is much nicer to look at and the whole look of the package is much softer.

So overall, I’m very pleased with it. My Ultimate Template loaded up without a problem so I’ll be testing it out over the next few weeks for stability.

On the wildlife front, the moorhen chicks are fledging and I think that, having observed the moorhen parents’ ‘behaviour’ recently, I think that there may be another clutch of eggs arriving soon!!!

We’ve spotted a sparrowhawk in the garden, so the smaller birds had better be extra careful and rabbits are becoming braver, but not yet nibbling at the vegetable plot.

The local fete went well in the Mission Hall Field nearby and had good weather although we’ve had lots of rain since. Our village won the tug o’ war!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

That Which Rolls

Originally uploaded by garry.judd

I started a new piece this week which is called 'That Which Rolls". It's for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet...Here is the title page!!!

My Greek Kitchen is on DMAX and discovery on many times over the next week and Giant Octopus is showing on Nat Geo Wild (and HD) on Wednesday 20th at 8pm.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tumbledown Studios

Originally uploaded by garry.judd

Lovely weather here in Hertfordshire!!! Moorhen chicks doing well...One piscine casualty probably due to an extra hot day last week. We also need to find a way to stop birds getting into the conservatory, because they're not always bright enough to find their way out again without help!!!

Talking of nice weather, My Greek Kitchen continues on DMAX on Sundays at 1.30pm and on +1 and +2...Beautiful weather, scenery and food.

Screenings went very well for the two jobs I had in over the past few weeks, so I am now getting a couple of albums ready for Artful and maybe an EP for Chillville...More news on that soon.