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The Blue Ink Show: Episode 22: Mike Pro (late 2019)

And it happened again… I was asked by Jack and Lex to feature on lhe long-awaited sequel to Mike Pro… The full list of topics covered as listed below, but as I round up the lengthly podcast features what we expect to see at next week’s "By Innovation Only" event, and a deep dive into the 2019 Mac Pro…

1000 Subscribers Hit on YouTube!

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1000 Subscribers Hit on YouTube!

Today I am met with some very strange feelings and thoughts… I definitely feel humble, but also very proud all at the same time! I woke up a couple of days back to a YouTube Studio notification alerting and congratulating me that my channel had surpassed 1,000 subscribers!

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Creative Cribs - The Creative Spaces of Film Composers and Mix Engineers

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Creative Cribs - The Creative Spaces of Film Composers and Mix Engineers

I'm basically in love with Spitfire Audio's samples, the textures and colours they have captured over the years have been essential in reaching my audiences and telling the right stories effectively within my film scores. It was during my usual online scout for new samples for my next projects when I stumbled across a series of videos they had published known as Creative Cribsand I wanted to share it with you guys...

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Why I Love Video Blogs

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Why I Love Video Blogs

Communication! We hear that word so often and it really is the most important element of the human condition, yet sometimes we are so utterly useless at it. For years the written blog was the "big" thing with everyone having an online blog published via Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger...

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Visiting Sony Pictures

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Visiting Sony Pictures

I recently took a trip to Los Angeles and had the opportunity to visit the Sony Pictures lot with my buddy in Culver City and wanted to share some of pictures I managed to take (we were prohibited from taking too many) and highlights from my time there...

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Film Composer Junkie XL On Film Scoring, Deadlines, Hans Zimmer & His Studio

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Film Composer Junkie XL On Film Scoring, Deadlines, Hans Zimmer & His Studio

Who remembers the opening raining blood scene from the 1998 movie Blade? I certainly do as Blade was an important movie for me as a then youngster at a time when the the big screen was just starting to fascinate me. Until yesterday, I had been totally unaware that the music from that scene was composed by Junkie XL and licensed for the scene; cue his initial interest in becoming a film composer...

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Personatones Interview

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Personatones Interview

I was recently asked by Ringtone specialists Personatones to answer some questions as part of a 10 question interview surrounding my composition style, influences, approach and management of my time and music, I was more than happy to take part and hope you will find my responses insightful...

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A Virtual Choir of 2000 Voices?

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A Virtual Choir of 2000 Voices?

I may be posing this a little late as it went out on TED Talks over a year ago, but I really think it is something worth sharing. The Internet is such a powerful tool and can be used in a really creative way as composer Eric Whitacre shows in this video. It proves that music really is a global language...

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49 - 88 Keys (But Which Keyboard Do I Buy?)

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49 - 88 Keys (But Which Keyboard Do I Buy?)

I should imagine there comes a point in every contemporary composers career where a larger MIDI master keyboard is required, for me that day came this week. I had been flirting with the idea of upgrading for some time, but what with the vast volume of products available on the market and just sheer size of a full format keyboard in general, I found myself trawling through the internet and never really coming to any sort of conclusion on what the best solution would be...

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