First Day of Winter
My Love is Deluxe

My Love is Deluxe


Do you See what I Sea #waves #ocean #sea #hues #God #Life #water #LostinTheWorld

Do you See what I Sea #waves #ocean #sea #hues #God #Life #water #LostinTheWorld


Evolution & Opportunity

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"After H.A.W. I started to do a lot of thinking about those early days in Drake’s career. "So Far Gone" specifically and how we got here today. One of the things that will always stand out to me is the timing of how we put that project out from a technical perspective. It was the beginning of a lot of new realities and we were right there to exploit them. 
The thing is that in the past ten years all the rules have changed and recording has moved from studios to living rooms. Faster processors, more ram and bigger hard drives started to make Native and LE systems real. My own personal testament to that is recording, mixing and mastering “So Far Gone” in 2009 on a macbook pro with 4 gigs of ram and all the Pro Tools LE boxes you can think of. M-Box 1, M-Box 2 Pro, M-Box Micro, whatever I needed for the job. M-Box 1 had USB protocol. M-Box 2 Pro had the I/O options and the micro was for the plane (which is now obsolete as of Pro Tools 9). Although the speed of Firewire 400 is greater than USB 1.0. I always liked my M-Box 1 and used it the most. The whole album was done in hotel rooms, condos and the occasional studio. But at the end of the day, the album was mixed in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on the M-Box. So, with all the success of that project and all the weight on a Pro Tools 7 LE system, I had solidified that reality for myself forever. That was 2008 and 2009, fast-forward and now it’s tough for studios in 2014 because of that reason.
So in-turn studios are not quite what they used to be and in a new industry with new rules, new equipment and new methods, it’s even harder to find the right balance of quality and flexibility. The 2 things I needed on the road.  I look at any old laptops or M-Box’s like gold and that’s where it starts. The hungry kids with what they can get their hands on making it not just work, but work at a professional level. That aligned with technology was the beginning of the Naitive revolution. Now it started far before “So Far Gone”, around 2004 is when I was personally fully functional on a Toshiba laptop running XP and Pro Tools 6 with my M-Box 1. Pro Tools 6 had really made leaps in its MIDI sequencing from 5. So at that point I was able to produce, track and mix all on the run. Anywhere, anytime. Quality and Flexibility. 
Now this may not be anything overwhelming in 2014. But in 2009 to be nominated for a Grammy and have multiple # 1’s, it was still fairly astonishing that it wasn’t an SSL 4K or a 1073 with a C800. It was a Neumann TLM 103, an amazing reasonably priced mic that gets the job done, a laptop and an M-Box. That’s it. I taught myself how to use Pro Tools on an M-Box 1, but now you can download Pro Tools 10 and 11 and kick open new doors and make all the things I’ve said here even more true. So the point of all this is to deliver one simple message. Anything is possible. And with what technology has done for us, it makes it a reality for almost anyone. Thats how we did it. Go on YouTube, watch some videos, save some money, download anything you can get your hands on and learn. It’s an amazing thing and by far the greatest satisfaction in the world to be creative and impact someone somewhere.”
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My Boyz from the Block #DayOne  #222nd #CambriaHeights #Queens #Forever  #Brooklyn #NewYork #Fam #Friends #CrewLove #Amoment #Party #Entourage

My Boyz from the Block #DayOne #222nd #CambriaHeights #Queens #Forever #Brooklyn #NewYork #Fam #Friends #CrewLove #Amoment #Party #Entourage


orisstudios:

Work day. #Momentum #VideoShoot #Amoment #Music #PutYourMoneyWhereYourMouthIs #ATL #LetGetIt

"We won’t stop, we Got the Momentum"

orisstudios:

Work day. #Momentum #VideoShoot #Amoment #Music #PutYourMoneyWhereYourMouthIs #ATL #LetGetIt

"We won’t stop, we Got the Momentum"


How I feel, These Days

I know it’s a philosophical outlook but I believe that effort can trump ability and that conventions are made to be challenged.


"Gaze upon the vastness of creation, ye mighty, and despair.
The Hubble telescope may be on its last legs — it’s expected to cease functioning sometime between 2014 and 2020 — but for now, the trusty 24-year old orbital camera is still sending back scenes of unsurpassing beauty in the heavens. Such as this picture NASA released Tuesday, a photograph 11 years in the making.  

What are we looking at here? Some 10,000 galaxies. Light that goes back 12 billion years, almost all the way to the beginnings of the universe. And an image that, for the first time, stretches across the full spectrum of light, from infra-red to ultra-violet, catching what looks like just about every frequency in between.” - Chris Taylor #NASA #HubbleTelescope #Galaxies #Stars #Universe #10Billionyears #Space

"Gaze upon the vastness of creation, ye mighty, and despair.
The Hubble telescope may be on its last legs — it’s expected to cease functioning sometime between 2014 and 2020 — but for now, the trusty 24-year old orbital camera is still sending back scenes of unsurpassing beauty in the heavens. Such as this picture NASA released Tuesday, a photograph 11 years in the making.

What are we looking at here? Some 10,000 galaxies. Light that goes back 12 billion years, almost all the way to the beginnings of the universe. And an image that, for the first time, stretches across the full spectrum of light, from infra-red to ultra-violet, catching what looks like just about every frequency in between.” - Chris Taylor #NASA #HubbleTelescope #Galaxies #Stars #Universe #10Billionyears #Space


Spread Love. It’s a terrible thing to Hate. http://smarturl.it/amoment #BeginANU #music

Spread Love. It’s a terrible thing to Hate.
http://smarturl.it/amoment #BeginANU #music


Vibin’ & Building’ w/ Mike #Studio @NARIPAtlanta (at Open Sky Recording Studios)

Vibin’ & Building’ w/ Mike #Studio @NARIPAtlanta (at Open Sky Recording Studios)




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