第23屆CASH流行曲創作大賽 – 1.”追追追” 編曲

今年第23屆CASH流行曲創作大賽
請投我編曲的一首“1. 追追追”.

追追追
作曲:Kay Wai  作詞:曾紀諾  編曲: Jony C

身披火箭 從小鬥進展
贏輸在於起跑線 從不想探險
身經幾百戰 認證就過千
精彩童年 光陰似箭 已經不見
如果 當天可以給我試多次
無論按大志 還是去亂試 統統都可以

由一枝筆 一粒糖 也滿意的我
今天竟 擔當起 充滿計算的我
焦燥困惱 害怕未來有差錯
無視我在浮華盛世得到甚麼
追追追 趕趕趕 散貨再追貨
忙忙忙 忙到尾 興致也摔破
當 到老年時看經過
無奈發現忙著用腦忘記有活過

青春捐了獻 為了賺美仙
風燭殘年 開刀拆線 卻不罕見

捱夜 急得死去活來沒意志
面對困難同時 害怕失掉理智 又懶得求醫

由一枝筆 一粒糖 也滿意的我
今天竟 擔當起 充滿計算的我
焦燥困惱 害怕未來有差錯
無視我在浮華盛世得到甚麼
追追追 趕趕趕 散貨再追貨
忙忙忙 忙到尾 興致也摔破
當 到老年時看經過
無奈發現忙著用腦卻特別難過

寫首詩 繪幅畫 我有醉心過
今天竟 甘心於 粗製濫作行貨
失去控制 害怕一世會枉過
其實我在洪流俗世景仰甚麼
追追追 趕趕趕 散貨再追貨
忙忙忙 忙到尾 興致也摔破
當 汲取教訓上一課
無奈發現頑疾病痛多 哪裡出錯

作曲:Kay Wai  作詞:曾紀諾  編曲: Jony C

www.rthk.hk/special/cash2011/

First PD(Pure Data) patch in 6 years

Just downloaded PD again after many years of deserting it. The motivation is to write a performance patch. I hope I will follow through with it.

This is nothing useful yet. It’s just capturing the audio, multiplying the signal and output them to the speaker/headphones. I guess you can run this patch if you wanna ears drop someone next to you.

http://puredata.info/downloads

My side project: DIY acoustic panels.

After my brother moved out and remodeling the house, I got an extra room for music recording. I’ve moved everything from the living room into the new music room. My friends would also cramp in there when we practice. One problem with a small space is room acoustics. It is fine for practice but I couldn’t stand the sound acoustics in my vocal recordings. So I decided to look at some acoustic treatments.

My room is 10′(W)x10′(L)x8′(H). I’ve laid carpet on the floor and I need to find some treatment for the walls, ceiling and the window. First, I looked into covering the whole room with acoustic foam. At musiciansfriend.com, they are $59 for 32 square foot(Auralex Studiofoam). The downside is they are not portable and the materials aren’t as durable.  After some research, I found an alternative is to go with fiberglass acoustic panels, yet they are very expensive (about $100 – $150 for each 24″x48″x2″ panel). If I want 3 on each wall totaling 12, I will need to spend $1800. That’s a little much for my Chinese-penny-pincher self. So, I decided to do-it-myself.

To make your own acoustic panel, you will need to still buy fiberglass foam – I don’t know how to make them from scratch. I bought the ATS Acoustics rigid fiberglass boards. They are direct replacement for the more expensive Owen Corning 703 boards. I never compared them side by side. But when I put my ears next to the ATS boards, I hear dead silence which is good enough for me.

Here is a checklist of things I got:

  • 2 packs of 6 ATS Acoustics rigid fiberglass boards (~$60 x 2)
  • 24 yards Burlap mariners Blue ($50)
  • 3 Sanded plywood 4’x8′ (cut at Home Depot into 12 2’x4′) – ($19 x 3)
  • 3M Super 77 adhesive spray ($10)
  • Staple gun (I already own)
  • Staples ($3)
  • 30lb picture hanger – pack of 14 ($10)

The total was a little less than $300 but I ended up with 12 acoustic panels that I would have spent $1800 for. Good deal!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Spray board with 3M adhesive spray and place foam on top. Wait for 30 minutes for it to dry
  2. Next I placed the acoustic boards on the burlap fabric and cut it.  Make sure you leave enough room so you can staple the fabric onto the board in the back.
  3. Spray fabric with 3M adhesive spray and stick the foam onto the fabric in place.
  4. Staple the loose end of the fabric onto the back of the board.
  5. Install wall hanger – remember to install them the same way.
  6. Hang completed acoustic panel on the wall