Friday, 25 November 2016

Time where do you find that?

Hello world and welcome to week 15 of my weekly blog and boy do those weeks come around quickly. This means it's time yet again to put my mind to another blog and in addition this week I'm hard at work putting together my next show, for Sunday.

This leads me to think what do we all do to manage getting our music, shows and media organized for everything we do? I have to admit I use a very antiquated process to pull my shows together each month. I rely very strongly on audacity to mix and edit my shows and in edition to this I use Mixxx to get a feel for the order of the playlist before I put it together. If I get tracks sent to me in a different format than MP3, I use Music Studio 6 to covert the format. I also find now that I really need to be more organized with keeping up with all the acts and their tunes, so I use OneNote to do this. I highly recommend a collaboration tool like OneNote as you can dump everything and anything into it and that is a significant help when you need to group a lot of different things together.

Now that I gave given you a little insight into what I use, I'm now curious about what you use. What is good and how does it help and what should we all avoid?

Okay what's coming up this week in the scene?

Let's kick off with Vogue Notions launch of  their album with 10 fabulous artists interpretations of Human Love Song. It's a free download that is now out as of the 25th of November 2016 on their Bandcamp page

Also the Plonk label are having an album launch this week and a number of these artists have been played on my show before. For Plonk they had a lot of success and critical acclaim for their first 2 W.A.M.P. compilation albums, so they are proud to present the third annual installment in the "We Are Machine Pop" catalog. "We Are Machine Pop 3" and it will feature tracks from the following Plonk artists.......


The official release date is the 1st of December 2016.

Now to finish up this week here is the latest list of my Skerat's tracks of the day for the past week, which covers the period of the 19th of November to the 25th of November:-

19/11/16 Kraftwerk - Autobahn
20/11/16 Maxwells Complex - She Is Beautiful feat. Tim Fisk
21/11/16 Miami Sound Machine - Dr Beat
22/11/16 Spacebuoy - Flames
23/11/16 Styx - Mr Roboto
24/11/16 No More - Stardust Youth
25/11/16 Opus - Live Is Life

You can find all of these brilliant tracks and many more on my ever growing Skerat's Ultimate and Totally Eclectic Playlist, a perfect blend of great classic tracks, in combination with totally new tracks from my shows. It's almost at 48 hours of tunes, so that makes for a great shuffle playlist.

and remember this months show of Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts can be found here and while you're there, maybe even check out some of the older Synthopia shows :) Well that's it for this week, thank you all for your continued and excellent support and until next weekend this is Skerat over and out.

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  1. iceman bob here. keyboards and guitars into 4 channel mixer for recording in audacity. mixing and midi recording in reaper. i play the reaper mix and play and record with it on another laptop, then move that file into the mix. repeat process!

    1. Hi Iceman Bob, it's good to see your checking out the blog. Even better to here how you put your tunes together, I love the fact that a free app like Audacity is good enough to cut the mustard, especially as gear like keyboards and guitars don't come cheap.