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Schwing!

I’ve had really crummy quality audio clips from Wayne’s World as my phone notification sounds for years — thought it was time I make my own better ones from my DVD, and publish them online for other people who also want their phone to go “schwing!” for every Whatsapp. 😉 Here’s four clips I particularly […]

Replacing a FiiO E7 battery – simple! (Photos)

I’ve had a FiiO E7 headphone amp for a few years and it’s recently gained a new lease of life — as an audio interface for my LG G3! Sadly, the has G3 shockingly bad audio quality from its onboard 3.5 mm output – riddled with noise, fuzz/hiss and audible aliasing and distortion. This is […]

Drumfunk mixes

Over the past decade, I’ve occasionally put together mixes of tunes I particularly enjoy listening to, and stick them on the net. (Why not.) A somewhat ad hoc series I called ‘Gunpowder Funk’ arose from a Drumfunk/choppage/darkbeat mix I did back in 2005. I ended up doing annually for the next three years, culminating in […]

Some open feedback to Vue Westfield Stratford City

When I was in London in 2012 for the Olympics, I went to watch a couple of films (and paid handsomely) at the (brand new) Westfield Vue cinema. Wasn’t too impressed. Here’s some feedback I also emailed to them… [edit, 20/08/2012: Vue responded, click through for the reply.]

Ever listened to Chef Aid and wondered why some of the vocals’ sound quality is ‘weird’?

I bought Chef Aid: The South Park album years ago. Great album, love it to bits and every so often still listen to it. However Track 18 always bugged me – Chef’s vocals alternate between crystal clear studio quality and some dingy, Skypesque highly compressed garble (in reality probably closer to a 64 kbps ISDN […]