Friday, 27 February 2015

More space for Google Music!

First 10,000, then 20,000, now 50,000 songs can be added into Google Music. While the jump from 10K to 20K was useful as so far I have uploaded 11,379 according to my latest figures, I still am no where near digitising my entire back catalogue, including lots of album samplers, compilations etc etc. Last time I did some tidying up in my room I managed to fill two large toy crates full of CD compilation albums that I haven't dared to touch yet, so there's plenty to go. 

If I've managed to amass at least 11.5K's worth of tracks, rounding up to around 12K with everything else I haven't added just yet, that means that if I keep collecting music at the same sort of rate by the time I die at around 80 years old that's nearly 33,000 tracks. Assuming that they will never put the library size up again and even for a free account, it is quite amazing that a company can offer enough space to store all the music I could ever buy (let alone download illegally) in my lifetime.

I still don't think I'm going to get rid of any of my CDs though, despite what George Takei recently posted on Facebook.

Monday, 16 February 2015

NAMM 2015: Teenage Engineering - Pocket Operators

It's been a while since Swedish music technologists Teenage Engineering had produced a new hardware unit since their OP-1 machine (a very swish all-in-one digital machine that can now be found for around £450-£600 second hand), however their recent releases at NAMM have been causing a stir at the lower end of the market.

30 years old today..

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch to wish me well today - I can't wait to get cracking with finishing my most recent records and moving on to Bitwig!

Keep in touch for the next thirty years!

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