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Ronnie James Dio dead

May 17, 2010  |  Blog, Music

A sad day.. Another of my heroes has died. 🙁 I first became aware of Ronnie James Dio’s incredible voice and interesting lyrics when Holy Diver became a hit in Sweden – this was back in the year of our lord 1983. I found out he had been the singer in Black Sabbath and Rainbow previously to his solo carrier. After a while I had bought all those albums as well. Inho, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules are two of the best heavy metal albums ever released.

Finally Windows 7

May 16, 2010  |  Blog, Gear

It took me 2-3 days to get everything working again but now finally my computer runs Windows 7. Everything seems to work, even my old Yamaha DSP Factory sound card. I opened up a couple of tracks I’m working on and Cakewalk Sonar seems to work including, almost, all the plugins. Now I can concentrate on making music again.

Updating to Windows 7 from XP

May 12, 2010  |  Blog, Gear

I’ve been waiting for the right time to update from Windows XP. When my old hard drive started to act funny the other day I saw this as a acute reason to get a new one and install Windows 7 in the process.
Why hasn’t this been done earlier? Well, I guess it’s a combination of lazyness and the fact that everything was still working well on XP.
I have some older hardware, like the Yamaha DSP Factory sound card, that wasn’t supported in Vista. Thus the long wait.
Anyway… So yesterday I installed Windows 7, the 64 bit version.. bad mistake. Afterwards I found out that I could only use my older hardware, and their 32 bit drivers, on the 32 bit version of Windows 7. So now I have to reinstall Windows 7 again – 32 bit version this time. Oh happy happy. I just want to make music…

The iPad DJ

May 5, 2010  |  Gear, Music

I’m starting to believe in the iPad as a new tool for electronic musicians and DJs. The Korg Electribe app looks really nice, although it would be cheaper to buy a real Electribe than an iPad in Sweden. Still I think we will see many cool music apps for the iPad in the near future.