My new toy…and Phil

Well its been a while since I last wrote a post, still trying to get myself into this whole blogging routine, so I thought I’d tell you about a recent purchase I’ve made and my new friend Phil.

For a while now I’ve being trying to get into playing around with music production, mainly of the electronic dance kind since I’m a big Dubstep/Drum and Bass fan playing around in music production software, or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation as the more experienced people call it) to create it.

The first thing I noticed once that while the bulk of it can be easily handled with a mouse and a normal pc keyboard It was immediately apart that I was going to have to get my hands on a midi keyboard, now a midi keyboard is basically just a keyboard that you can plug into a computer, usually by usb and looks like normal musical keyboard and makes life easier when creating music. So I jumped on amazon and looked for the cheapest one I could find with the best reviews settling on the: M-Audio Keystation Mini 32, which you can see below:M-Audio-Keystation-Mini-32

Hopefully I’ll have a short song to post in the not too distant future!


Now lets talk about Phil…


A couple of weeks ago Sophie, my girlfriend, said that she’d bought me something off Amazon and it was coming to my work but I wasn’t to open it until I got home. When I got home and opened the package it turned out to be something called nanoblocks, which is basically really really small lego blocks. The pack of blocks made a little owl and had instructions (mostly in Japanese) to build it, so with some heated construction me and Sophie made the little owl. Whilst making it I thought it would be fun to take pictures of the process and make a gif out of it and you can see that to the left.

Also I don’t know why I named him Phil, It just seemed fitting.



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