Happy New Year.
It certainly has been a long time since I wrote on the old WordPress pages.
It has not been due to laziness though, far from it. As you know by now CoalShed provides high quality, recordings in situ and in the CoalShed Studio. Due to this I have been out and about for most of the winter. Additional tech work, editing, etc, etc.
Enough of the excuses, what has the ol’ CoalShed got ready for you in 2011.
Many, Many things. Its all up in the air. Firstly, maybe most importantly CoalShed is holding an surround recording at Plan B Books on Thursday the 27th of January 2011.
This will be an experimental and fly by the seat of your pants event in which Plan B has been kind enough to allow us to set up in the shop. It is an acoustically interesting space one of the many converted arched in Glasgows city centre. A high concave corrugated steel ceiling would usually be an audio night mare but since this is an acoustic event an in surround. It promises to be……. weird, at least.
Plan B Books is a great wee place to grab a coffee an peruse their stock in a relaxed atmosphere, they even have free WiFi. Specialising n graphic novels you can find their details by following this link: http://www.planbbooks.co.uk/
What else is new:
Well the new desk is now finally fitted, out with the old Eurodesk and in with the new Studio 32. This desk gives more functionality ans is about half the size so I also get more desk space. Or more room for the computer screens.
More plugin’s. An epic amount of plugin’s in RTAS and VST format for FX, EQ, compression and various instruments.
More outboards: Yes, I am succumbing to pressure and CoalShed Studios are getting out boards, Phonic PCL 3200 compressor/limiter/gate and Behringer Virtualiser Pro, SM Pre Amp, Sound Foundation Kill Switches, Patchbay(finaly patched).
Reaper: So far Awesome. I’m currently evaluating this DAW program it is turning out to be a half way house between Pro Tools and Ableton. Once I figure it out completely it will feature heavily in the portable rig due to it’s compact size and reliability. It can work straight from a usb key, no problems.
You Tube: Coalshed tube page, Video fun, Past projects, Stuff. Check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/CoalShedStudio
Ok, I think thats all…… I think.
What’s coming soon.
Can we turn an old Mac G4 Power PC into an outboard FX processor, compressor, etc? You easily run plugin’s, etc on the actual DAW but to save processing and latency issues I believe I can get the old mac to take in audio add an effect and send it out again in realtime without any of the usual problems some users may have. Great bit of eco friendliness.
Rite…… Enough procrastination back to the studio.