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This section features posts that are too long for blog consumption. So, kick back with a cup of coffee and a biscuit and get stuck in!

What's with the Moods?

A look at why there are so many unaccounted for Moods in the Elegant Simplicity catalogue!

2013 - Review of the Year (Very Brief!)

2013 is already a distant memory and, like everyone else, I thought it might be a good idea to summarise the year with a few bullet points. So, here goes. … Rebuilt the website several times, attempting t...

Architect of Light - The Rescue Mission

Part 1: Introduction So, way back in 2002 we released the concept album Architect of Light . It quickly sold out and has never been commercially available since then; though it has been available as...

How I Re-Mastered "Reversal of Time" using Reaper

Reversal of Time was a commercially released progressive rock CD in 1997. It sold out and was never re-pressed. It now sells for silly money if you can find it. Anyway, due to demand, I decided to revisit...

My Strat

Many years ago, when I was first starting out as a guitar player, I went through many, many guitars: I had what all musicians seems to have . . . . gear lust. I had it bad and went through Gibson , Ibanez...

Guitar Rig versus Amplitude

Those of you following me at twitter will have spotted the odd remark about me testing Native Instruments Guitar Rig and IK Multimedia's  Amplitude . If you don't already know, these are virtual guitar a...

Instruments used to make 'Too Many Goodbyes'

For the curious, here are some of the instruments we used to make the "Too Many Goodbyes" CD Guitars / Amps / Effects Fender USA Standard Stratocaster , 1987 vintage - my pride and joy. I had...

Using Scribus to re-produce the 'Palindrome' artwork - Part II

In the previous article, I demonstrated how I managed to re-create the artwork layout for the re-release of our Palindrome CD using Scribus as my DTP application. Once that job was done, came the part ...

Using Scribus to re-produce the 'Palindrome' artwork - Part I

As everyone knows, I am a great proponent of open source software and wherever possible I use it for whatever I need to do on a computer. Now, one thing particularly thin on the ground is DTP software....

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