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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 enjoy. http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schaaa-wing.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Guitar-Signoff.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schwing-Wayne.ogg http://chriswoods.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Schwing-Garth.ogg

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! However, the OEM battery got a bit long in the tooth, so I set about replacing it. It's much easier than you might think. Click through for photos and step-by-step instructions, plus a list of components to buy. (Warning: magnifying glass and hot glue gun are advantageous!)

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 Gunpowder Funk Part 4. I […]

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 codec). These days I'm a […]