What’s this about
This blog has been around the web since 2006. It’s a centralized place where I showcase my passion about music, friskyRadio and photography as well as some amazing videos sometimes worth sharing here. I am a network engineer by day (if you happen to stumble upon this page through Google, so hello to you and thanks for your interest in Googling me) and a music bat at night.
What about the music
Music is the Key Element of this blog. My music journey started in 2000, as a guitarist and bassist in many rock/jazz projects. Electronic music was never too far though, and my DJ journey took another turn after meeting a couple of DJ friends who initiated me into spinning records. I am proud today to be part of the friskyRadio family and crew where I host “Synchronicity”, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7am PST / 4pm CET and where I collaborate as the Twitter Community Manager for the Euro zone. My radio show is focused on music and technique through technology. It’s a mass fusion of genres flirting with Progressive House, Tech and Deep House.
My studio setup is mainly controlled by Ableton Live Suite 8. Ableton offers unlimited wiring possibilities which helps marry mixing with production. It helps me connect my tracks with my Reason 5 racks, VSTs and acoustic instruments. Most of my broadcast sets are recorded with Ableton.
My personal live setup consists so far of Traktor 2.6.1 Pro, an X1 controller and 2 CDJ900, the whole is wired through a 4 channel mixer. Traktor delivers a straight forward interface which helps me focus on the music, my flow and the progression of my live set. When invited to mix at my DJ friends’, I usually use their Traktor Scratch setup hence spinning on CDJ’s 800′s with a DJM-800.
My productions are mainly focused on Progressive Rock and Trip Hop records for the time being. I am currently working on a 3 tracks EP that showcases some of the universes I like to listen and produce. You can listen to a sample of what I like to work on with my Ableton “Beat the clock” contest entry: “Waterfalls” as well as on “Waltz from far away“.
My music is focused on “Engaging on a musical journey” and depends greatly on my mood.
What about the photography
Just like music, photography is yet another key to this webspace. The photoblog/portfolio is about engaging on a visual journey on an everyday basis with everything around, be it landscapes, towns, people, textures, architectures, nature and so on.
Please note that all photographic work/artwork are kindly copyrighted. If you are interested in a print, just ask and I will send it over to you.
If you happen to stumble upon this space for other search reasons, I am a Network Engineer by day. It’s an amazing job to be able to be behind the wires that enable delivering content to millions of users.
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