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Whenever you get a new machine or reininstall Windows it can be such a pain navigating all over the internet to download your favourite free software and plugins.
Not to mention the sheer amount of “next” and “ok” dialogue boxes to press and progress bars to watch.
www.ninite.com allows you to select multiple pieces of free software and generates a group installer to download and install the latest version of a wide variety of free software and install it all without need for user intervention.
Just check out the video below to demonstrate.
Have fun installing. What to do with all the time you save?
We all know this happens with PCs the more that time goes on the slower our PCs seem to perform.
With all the program installs, uninstalls, file creation and deleting windows can become bloated with files and broken registry entries. Along with virus/malware checks Piriform’s CCleaner can help speed up an ageing PC for free.
The big secret: CCleaner
Download CCleaner for free here: Piriform CCleaner
The program is split into 3 sections: Cleaner, Registry and Tools.
Tools allows you to easily uninstall applications you could consider deleting as well as changing what programs start up with windows that lengthen the boot time. You’ll find that many things are hidden upon startup lengthening the time you have to wait until your machine is usable. Feel free to “disable” or “delete” any unused/unessential items in the start up tab.
The cleaner section allows you quick and easy access to clear those temporary folders used by windows and the web browsers installed on your system. Take care here to choose want you want to clear, click “Run Cleaner” to delete the selected temporary items.
Registry: The most crucial part!
After progressing through the first few steps the registry cleaning section delivers the biggest impact on improving system performance. Simply “scan for issues” and “fix selected issues” when ready. This will mainly fix conflicts in the registry allowing for faster boots and quicker response from the interface and launching software. What’s great is that it allows you the option to backup the registry before fixing issues.
Hopefully this should allow you to see a good performance increase with your PC. Paid solutions for CCleaner for use in networking are also available.
Been busy this easter with the recording of new material for Fall Walk Run with Stuart Eaves. Check it out on the new Fall Walk Run blog!
Acoustic guitar recording mic’s SE2200a and AKG C1000s for better transient response due to smaller diaphragm. Perfect for acoustic guitars and percussion.
After a year, we’ve finally got back to recording some new material. We’re not too sure whether it’s going to go towards an album or EP, we’re just going to take it a song at a time. Here are a few photos showing today’s progress! We’ll be blogging the whole recording process over the next coming weeks and months.
Thought I’d upload a few pictures of what I did for my birthday this year.
Recording session at Univibe studios for drums for Lauren Wright’s upcoming album. What a lovely studio right next to PMT music on Birmingham’s Eastside, a real gem with a vintage DDA AMR24 inline mixing desk routed into Pro Tools HD.
My particular favourite mic was the sub kick mic for the extra LF in the kick drum (I think it was similar to a Yamaha SKRM100).
Back recording bass and guitars at home in logic with plans to mix large amounts in Pro Tools 10 when it arrives. I’m recording my bass parts DI into Logic and use amplitube amplifier modelling to get an effective sound. Lots of comping here, have a look at the screenshots in the slideshow and a listen to the rough drums and bass sample below.
Lauren Wright album coming soon, stay tuned for more info!