SGblade and Virtual Memory on older XP box

May 16, 2009 | Posts, Tech

35mm adapter

To get that sought-after filmlook you need a couple of things. First off, you need a brilliant idea, a great story. Second, you need to know how to frame and light, direct and edit. But what definitely is the cherry on top, is having the footage look like it was shot on actual film. Now of course there is nothing that looks exactly like filmstock, except for film, yet with a 35mm adapter and photographic lenses you can come pretty darn close. I use an SGblade 35mm adapter with Nikon lenses. A great product from Shoot35.

Optimize VirtMem use on older machines

I run my video editing software on a Windows XP pro Core 2 Duo machine with 4GB RAM installed. It is common knowledge that Windows XP uses a maximum of 4GB for virtual memory, splitting it down the middle. 2GB for the Kernel and 2GB for User-mode processes. In the case of some software (e.g. After Effects) this leaves you with less Virtual Memory than you could use. A way to regain some of this memory power is to add the 3GB switch to your boot.ini. Here’s an excellent article about the what, the why (& why not) and the how.

Released 5 years ago today – Summer Of ’92

5 years ago today Shipwrec released my CausaliDox EP Summer Of ’92. In this post I take a look back and talk about what the tracks mean to me.

Sampling into Assimil8or

Today I decided to sample some non-electronic instruments into my Eurorack sampler. A tabla, a cabasa, a wooden flute and some pillbottles.

A critic in time

Today I spent some time selecting poems I wrote in my early 20’s for the website. It feels strange to critique myself and my poetry 20-some years later.

A synth sci-fi short story

I’m not recording. I’ve decided to just let this happen. It’s been going on for a while now. And I think it is probably too late anyway.

Lost in a memory hole

I’m not sure what happened. I got lost in a memory hole tonight. Well, I can reconstruct it, sort of. And it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

Bob Knutton – It Sates Itself On Doubt

Ventured into darker regions today, tribal modular drums, echoing and distorted thrust me into the gloom. I explain how I recorded the track and what gear I used.

CausaliDox on NTRFRNZ Radioshow

This past week the track There Is Nothing In The World from my CausaliDox album Between The Leaves Lies Eternity opened the excellent NTRFRNZ radio show in Brasil.

sonOnos – Tomorrow

Got lost in the machines today. It was nice. 

CausaliDox – Cohort Death Signal

I wanted to make the Pro-One sound dangerous. Things started building from there. It sounds like an existential threat.

website redesign finished

Over the past 6 weeks I have worked on redesigning my website. It was hard work, but I am so glad I stuck with it, because I am quite happy with the redesign.