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post Oct 24 2013, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 24 2013, 06:35 AM) *
It's ok to have the computer around and work with it - just disconnect it from the internet wink.gif


haha so true.


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post Oct 24 2013, 04:16 PM
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Ha, ha!
I didn't even think of the 'distraction' factor. I've just been lazy about setting up a new recording space (especially since I don't actually like to be the recordist) since we moved here. I definitely need to do it now that I have a dedicated space.
Thankfully all my muso friends have small studios ... and they owe me favors cool.gif


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post Oct 24 2013, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Oct 24 2013, 12:16 PM) *
Ha, ha!
I didn't even think of the 'distraction' factor. I've just been lazy about setting up a new recording space (especially since I don't actually like to be the recordist) since we moved here. I definitely need to do it now that I have a dedicated space.
Thankfully all my muso friends have small studios ... and they owe me favors cool.gif


yeah, having the possibility of recording is very useful for practice and also for composing. But, as Cosmin said, try to avoid things that can give you distractions if you want to make your training time effective.


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post Oct 25 2013, 09:26 AM
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Heh, I think Ken knows a lot about distraction factors enough to be able to stay away from them, But, as a suggestion to everyone. It's amazing to be able to focus on ONE thing at a time. I try to keep my activities done in dedicated places, so that I may be as productive as possible:

Non music or music business related work - in the office
Music - studio
Pumping iron - in the gym
Sword practice - in the garden or dojo

I know it may sound a bit 'you don't say, cap'n Obvious' but it seems important to me not to mix things up, especially if you have the possibility to dedicate spaces to each one. Avoiding sources of distraction is always a good practice in itself smile.gif Even if I have a wireless connection set up in the whole house, I only use the internet when I am in the office.

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post Oct 25 2013, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 25 2013, 05:26 AM) *
Heh, I think Ken knows a lot about distraction factors enough to be able to stay away from them, But, as a suggestion to everyone. It's amazing to be able to focus on ONE thing at a time. I try to keep my activities done in dedicated places, so that I may be as productive as possible:

Non music or music business related work - in the office
Music - studio
Pumping iron - in the gym
Sword practice - in the garden or dojo

I know it may sound a bit 'you don't say, cap'n Obvious' but it seems important to me not to mix things up, especially if you have the possibility to dedicate spaces to each one. Avoiding sources of distraction is always a good practice in itself smile.gif Even if I have a wireless connection set up in the whole house, I only use the internet when I am in the office.



Wise words mate. "focusing on one thing at a time" is the way to go if you want to be effective and achieve your diary, weekly, monthly an long term goals.

I always recommend to read this book about this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Hab...ffective_People

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post Oct 25 2013, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 25 2013, 01:26 AM) *
Heh, I think Ken knows a lot about distraction factors enough to be able to stay away from them.


laugh.gif Yeah, I have a 4 year old at home.


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post Oct 25 2013, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 13 2013, 09:49 AM) *
This is my music room. It's not yet finished because It must be painted and soundproof. I have not found a viable solution for vibrations made ​​by drums. I stay on the 4th floor and my neighbours are not very happy biggrin.gif And of course I need money to make all this changes smile.gif

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This is the light for "mood composing" smile.gif Less light more inspiration for me smile.gif

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I posted again my pictures because I was so "smart" today and I made some cleaning in "manage your attachments" and apparently I deleted a lot uploads of mine from more topics sad.gif
Unfortunately I don't have anymore those stuff because I made the same cleaning in my PC sad.gif Usually I always made a back up on other hard disk but not this time.



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post Oct 26 2013, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 25 2013, 08:09 PM) *
I posted again my pictures because I was so "smart" today and I made some cleaning in "manage your attachments" and apparently I deleted a lot uploads of mine from more topics sad.gif
Unfortunately I don't have anymore those stuff because I made the same cleaning in my PC sad.gif Usually I always made a back up on other hard disk but not this time.



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I think that this last image is totally amazing and you should definitely shoot a guitar video with this setting and lights. You could focuson you being a silhouette just like all the objects in the room!


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post Oct 26 2013, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 26 2013, 09:23 AM) *
I think that this last image is totally amazing and you should definitely shoot a guitar video with this setting and lights. You could focuson you being a silhouette just like all the objects in the room!


Can't agree more. I looks fantastic. Trent Reznor would love it. smile.gif


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post Oct 27 2013, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 26 2013, 12:23 PM) *
I think that this last image is totally amazing and you should definitely shoot a guitar video with this setting and lights. You could focuson you being a silhouette just like all the objects in the room!

I will make a video with this setting lights wink.gif I hope not to be blurry, I never tried to make this. But, I wonder what should I play to fix with this kind of atmosphere?

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Can't agree more. I looks fantastic. Trent Reznor would love it. smile.gif

Well Gab, if Trent will see the video maybe will rent my room when he will come next time in Romania smile.gif



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post Oct 28 2013, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 27 2013, 01:57 PM) *
I will make a video with this setting lights wink.gif I hope not to be blurry, I never tried to make this. But, I wonder what should I play to fix with this kind of atmosphere?


I have the perfect idea of what you can record: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50484

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post Oct 28 2013, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 28 2013, 08:52 AM) *
I have the perfect idea of what you can record: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50484

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Ha,ha,ha laugh.gif ....you are the most funny guy that I ever meet laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
This song it's perfect but trust me, I tried and I tried and I can't make it to sound in a decent way. I'm really sorry for that but it must sound ok to make the video and that triple bends to create the saxophone expression not working yet sad.gif

I thought at this kind of style for video smile.gif





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post Oct 29 2013, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 28 2013, 09:51 AM) *
Ha,ha,ha laugh.gif ....you are the most funny guy that I ever meet laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
This song it's perfect but trust me, I tried and I tried and I can't make it to sound in a decent way. I'm really sorry for that but it must sound ok to make the video and that triple bends to create the saxophone expression not working yet sad.gif

I thought at this kind of style for video smile.gif



Let's hear a tryout and we'll see if it's so impossible indeed, or if you're just being exaggeratedly modest, as usual biggrin.gif


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post Oct 29 2013, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Oct 27 2013, 10:57 AM) *
I will make a video with this setting lights wink.gif I hope not to be blurry, I never tried to make this. But, I wonder what should I play to fix with this kind of atmosphere?


Well Gab, if Trent will see the video maybe will rent my room when he will come next time in Romania smile.gif



Why not?? Are you close to Transylvania? Trent surely would love to live close to the castle. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 30 2013, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 29 2013, 07:58 AM) *
Let's hear a tryout and we'll see if it's so impossible indeed, or if you're just being exaggeratedly modest, as usual biggrin.gif

No, this time I was just honest smile.gif





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Why not?? Are you close to Transylvania? Trent surely would love to live close to the castle. biggrin.gif

I live in Bucharest, in the same city like Cosmin. We are not so close of Transilvania. To reach at Dracula castle we must go around 180 km with car.


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post Oct 30 2013, 06:58 PM
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Gabe - many people think of Dracula's castle as being THAT castle - he rarely stayed there, trust me wink.gif But there is another which is actually considered as being in the top three most haunted places in the whole world - I think I mentioned it once in the forum about 2 years ago or so.. It's called Cetatea Poienari and it has been built by the legendary Negru Voda - a quasi mythical ruler of the southern part of our country that lived somewhere around the 12th or 13th century. The castle was built on top of a huge cliff that rises 1500 steps in the Carpathian mountains in the Arges region. It can be visited today, if you are fit to climb 1500 stairs smile.gif

The story goes like this - Dracula (Vlad Tepes that is biggrin.gif) took the castle when it was already a ruin about 150 years after Negru Voda's rule and transformed it into a mighty fortress that was built with the cost of a lot of lives - people that worked until they fell off the cliff and their ghosts are said to be there still... Scary innit?


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post Oct 30 2013, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 30 2013, 02:58 PM) *
Gabe - many people think of Dracula's castle as being THAT castle - he rarely stayed there, trust me wink.gif But there is another which is actually considered as being in the top three most haunted places in the whole world - I think I mentioned it once in the forum about 2 years ago or so.. It's called Cetatea Poienari and it has been built by the legendary Negru Voda - a quasi mythical ruler of the southern part of our country that lived somewhere around the 12th or 13th century. The castle was built on top of a huge cliff that rises 1500 steps in the Carpathian mountains in the Arges region. It can be visited today, if you are fit to climb 1500 stairs smile.gif

The story goes like this - Dracula (Vlad Tepes that is biggrin.gif) took the castle when it was already a ruin about 150 years after Negru Voda's rule and transformed it into a mighty fortress that was built with the cost of a lot of lives - people that worked until they fell off the cliff and their ghosts are said to be there still... Scary innit?




Very scary! I searched that name and this is what appeared:

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but I'm a bit confused about this... Negru Voda built both castles or Cetatea Poienari and Dracula's castle are the same one?


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post Oct 30 2013, 11:12 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 30 2013, 06:30 PM) *
Very scary! I searched that name and this is what appeared:

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but I'm a bit confused about this... Negru Voda built both castles or Cetatea Poienari and Dracula's castle are the same one?


No no smile.gif The one in the picture is Poienari Castle

The so called Dracula's Castle is called Bran Castle and it was built in 1377 by a branch of the german people in Romania - they are two different castles wink.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 30 2013, 05:58 PM) *
their ghosts are said to be there still... Scary innit?

Hey cosmin are you anywhere near the Hoia-Baciu forest, or have you ever been? I saw a couple of shows on TV about that place....... it looks totally insane huh.gif I'd love to visit that place.

**EDIT as I typed that, the light above my desk began to flicker LOL!


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post Oct 31 2013, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Oct 31 2013, 08:13 AM) *
Hey cosmin are you anywhere near the Hoia-Baciu forest, or have you ever been? I saw a couple of shows on TV about that place....... it looks totally insane huh.gif I'd love to visit that place.

**EDIT as I typed that, the light above my desk began to flicker LOL!


Oohhhhh biggrin.gif Hehe, that place wink.gif It's further in the north near the city of Cluj. I live in Bucharest which is in the south. But that place is among the weirdest internationally recognized places indeed! I want to visit, but I have a friend that went there with his girl and more friends. At one point, he went in and wandered around in the forest for about half an hour. When he came out - his friends were all over the place looking for him and they were really worried because he was missing for... half a day laugh.gif Yes, it's THAT kind of place ..


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