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May, 2005

  1. >And the beat goes on……..

    May 18, 2005 by eshan_admin

    >Still working away at my sample CD. Now that the initial concept has become a little more solid it is time to get to the practical side of things. At the moment I am recording various ideas to see how the theoretical concept translates to practice. The great thing is that my friend Jürgen Wirtz has lent me his e-drumkit so that I can actually play all of the parts instead of programming them all with my mouse… apart from being a lot more efficient, I also get to think like a drummer again instead of as a programmer…So far all is going well and I am pleased with the results. Even though the idea of this sample CD is pretty simple, there are still so many aspects that need to be considered in a project like this. I am also looking into the whole e-commerce side of things as I plan to sell this CD on my official website – so if you know about shopping-cart systems and online credit card transactions I would be greatful to hear from you!


    My new home setup….


  2. >As promised…

    May 7, 2005 by eshan_admin

    >…here are some of the pictures I took at the Incognito concert in Cologne last week.


    Bluey and Tony Remy during soundcheck


    Incognito together at end of concert


    Bluey meeting fans after show


    Eshan and Bluey catching up


  3. >A few bits & pieces……………..

    May 5, 2005 by eshan_admin

    >Is it just me or is time still just flying like crazy?! It just seems like yesterday that I was shovelling snow in the driveway…
    Well, I have now moved on from the practice pad back to a proper kit… I have a broken down kit setup in the basement now and it is a cause for celebration… the last time I had a kit to practice on at home is 6 years ago! Not only that but I now also have an electronic drumkit at home too thanks to my good friend Jürgen Wirtz. I was talking to him about my sample CD the other day and he suggested borrowing his e-kit in order to actually play in the beats rather than program them with a mouse… so things couldn’t be better :o)
    Due to the new approach to my sample CD I have had to rethink the concept… so the past week has mostly been utilized brainstorming the overall concept and what my new goals will be… The challenge at the moment is to boil all of the ideas flying around in my head down to the pure essence… once I have achieved that it will be time to go into full production 🙂
    I also spoke to Gemma Hayes a few days ago and she is in the middle of mixing her newly recorded album with Nigel Godrich… and I have heard it is amazing…. so good luck to you Gemma!
    One last thing I would like to do is list a few links to websites I have stumbled across that could be of use:

    www.soundonsound.com
    …. check out their amazing library of interviews and articles!

    digitalmedia.oreilly.com
    …lots of interesting digital media related stuff here 🙂

    Check in later, eshan