Tag: hardware

Focusrite Saffire LE external power supply

I own a Focusrite Saffire LE, which I use as my main sound card both for my home studio and playing gigs. I've been fairly happy with it and haven't really had any problems (although I had hoped owning a sound card with balanced outputs would have made for a hum/buzz free sound when playing […]

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Spare parts reach crazy prices

I recently had an unfortunate accident involving my laptop, my nephew, and a hard hard floor. This was back at the end of May and ever since then my laptop seemed to be slowly dying. Once it got to a point that it took my laptop up to 7 minutes to start up (only to […]

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Low-light photography may become easier

Low Light Camera Chip There is an new development in photo imaging chip technology. Korea Electronics Technology institure has developed a single carrier modulation photo detector (SMPD) chip which allows digital cameras to take images without a flash in dark spaces. This sounds like a pretty exciting development (obviously I would need to wait and […]

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Al Gore catches my envy

In a purely geek sense, I just came across a photo of Al Gore in his office – check out his sweet multi-monitor setup. Al Gore at work This puts my 2 x 19" LCD's to shame 🙂 I'd definitely be able to fit in a few more Virtual Instruments when I'm working in Cubase. […]

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XP makes a comeback at Dell

Windows Vista View I've just been reading about Dell bringing back XP installs due to customer demand. Apparently their complete switch-over to pre-loading only Vista on new systems didn't go down as well as Microsoft might have liked. 'We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our Dell consumer […]

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