I’ve wanted a dedicated field recorder for ages, and this year I got one for Christmas. A lovely Zoom h2n. It is excellent and just the right size. I’ve just started to use it, but I can see a lot more field recording happening soon!
Day: December 27, 2015
Thunderbirds are go!
Always loved Thunderbirds as a kid, can’t stop now. I’m sure I’ve seen all the original episodes, but, as I’ve kickstarted the new 3 episodes coming next month, I wanted to have a complete set. Now I do. Now I’m going to watch the lot!
The OP-1 Antenna
I’ve always wanted to try out the FM radio on the OP-1 for sampling, but, until now, I’ve not had the actual antenna to do this. Not so anymore!
This is an awesome Christmas present, a tiny box with delicate tissue paper inside.
And nicely wrapped up inside was the FM antenna. Small, neat, functional. Just what you’d expect from Teenage Engineering.
But the tissue paper itself was a revelation! It is beautifully printed with all the OP-1 accessories. Really nicely done.
And here’s the antenna sitting on the tissue wrap.
And finally in the OP-1 itself.
I’ve only had a brief try with this in the OP-1. Recording some random FM radio and using it as drum samples. It’s pretty good though, so expect a few strange OP-1 drum kits in due course.
Planet of the Apes, the TV series (1974)
I am a big fan of Planet of the Apes, in all its iterations. My favourite being the original films dating from 1968 to 1973. This is the TV series which came out in 1974 and ran for 14 episodes. I remember seeing it on TV, although I’m guessing that was reruns. Of course, after that was the Tim Burton remake in 2001 and more recently the two movies, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, both of which I’ve thought were well made and good interpretations of the story.
I’m enjoying watching these again and seeing how the makers were trying to create a nice long running season of episodes, but sadly only got 14 out.
I’m going to be interested to see what the next film in the current series does. It is meant to come out in 2017. I’m hoping that they’ll do more than just the next one, that they’ll take the story into a new direction too. Let’s see.
One of my all time favourite films
This is a brilliant film. One of the best in my opinion. I love it, and at last it’s great to own a copy. I remember seeing it at the National Film Theatre (now the BFI), years ago and thinking that I really should get a copy. Now I have.
If you haven’t seen it, then I strongly suggest you give it a look.
Well, that was Christmas
Hello on the 27th of December. Christmas is gone and now it’s time to look at a few presents and see what interesting stuff I’ve got to keep me occupied over the coming weeks! Expect a few posts and thoughts today and tomorrow.