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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

Here' greetings and well wishes for the season, to all of you fantastic people who have been following my blog and the random posts :)

I pray peace and joy to one and all, and all your families and friends.

This has been a year of change for me, and a big change at that. I moved from involving myself in training and full 3D animated episodic to doing full-time TV commercial production and local Singapore films. This is something I have never done.

The hours are something that I'm still trying to get used it. I have always respected people who have worked on TV commercials. now I have even more respect for them. They toil day and night and many times putting in many over-time hours to get their content out on time, and meeting high standards of expectation in terms of quality, and meeting client's requirements, all at the same time.

However working in a post-production facility also sharpens my "hacking" skills like never before. We constantly need to think on our feet and re-invent our workflows to get around obstacles, sometimes using different software working together, or sometimes using software in unconventional ways.

In the same period I was challenged to pick up Unity3D (I also took up coding in C#, that came with learning Unity). The company has also entrusted me with the responsibility of working with unconventional input devices and testing sensors to work with Unity too.

In the music side, I registered a company with a partner, with a focus on creating more music (instrumentals for now) and trying to create our own brand for it. I hope to do more with the company in the new year, and I will update about the company when I can.

I also had the chance to collaborate with a vocalist Marlie from Soundcloud.com. It was a refreshing experience working with fellow musicians, and I look forward to more collaborations.

All in all I was stretched but I felt that I have accomplished a lot in many directions all at once.

I thank God for giving me an eventful year.

Here's to a better new year filled with meaning, and love for our fellow men. Lets make this world a better place, one smile at a time.

I pray God's peace and favour be with you.


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Softube Saturation Knob - Free to All

On 17 Dec 2014, Softube announced (see article) that their Saturation Knob audio plugin would become a free download.

Being previously available only to Protools and Presonus One users. However the Saturation Knob plugin is now available to every DAW that supports the VST, AAX or Audio Units plugin format.

Propellerheads Reason users can get it from the Propellerheads store.

For me I had access to the Saturation Knob through Cakewalk Sonar, as one of the components available in her ProChannel strip.

It is great to see this plugin become available when I work off other DAWs like FL Studio and recently, Reaper.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My Grown Up Christmas List

Hey everyone, I hope you had a good year in 2014. Let us be thankful for what we have and spread the love with our fellow man, make this world a better place this season of peace, love and grace.

As God gives His only Son unreservedly, let us be just a little bit more caring to the next person, and strive to be better people in the coming year.

God bless you guys, have a great holiday, and Merry Christmas.

About this track:
This is a beautiful song (one of my favourite Christmas songs) by Mr David Foster, who happens to be one of my favourite composers.

Arcellia sang and recorded her voice for the track, and I did the music and mixing. This is the first time I am collaborating with a fellow musician over the Internet, and it is a refreshing way of working, opening doors to greater creativity and synergy in the collaboration.

I hope you like it.