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peter james commented on Roy Mattson's blog post Recording udu drums?
"you can get away with a dynamic mic for the top, Steve, but you'll need it fairly close. don't point it at the drum heads though, point it straight ahead, so it's at almost right angles to the heads - that way you can…"
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"many many thanks to Jeffrey for proposing our discussion, and thanks for the very kind comments about it. i like to debunk when i can, and a little information can go a long way. i really hope that some who read this will find some of it useful…"
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"Happy birthday dear Peter !!!! The best for you : )"
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peter james commented on eyes cast down's blog post The Keep v3.0 - Studio Blog
"looks great, Greg! i have a friend who'd be very interested in your guitar hangers, too (he has 11 guitars!). on the "no power" front.. Tony could be right. it could be a fuse, in internal fuse..or a simple loose connection.…"
Nov 25, 2013
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"many thanks, and yes, Pete. it was really dark, and some of the shots in this set were the 1st time i had tried to use the flash, so thanks for that great tip! :-)"
Nov 20, 2013
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"Great colours, Peter. Flash in macro mode ? Turning down the exposure compensation can mute the flash brightness I found / makes darker backgrounds."
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peter james commented on peter james's blog post Bandcamp release of "there is only now"
"thank you so much, Steve. "
Nov 16, 2013
Steve Brand commented on peter james's blog post Bandcamp release of "there is only now"
"Beautiful and elegantly simple work,as always,Peter."
Nov 16, 2013

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i'm an ambient music artist/producer and sound designer/sound engineer (though i rarely use synthesisers or synthesised sounds - with 95% of my sounds created using just the bass guitar). i'm also a "full-time" member of the global musical collective that is 48Cameras.

i like to dabble, now and then, with a bit of photography,
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Bandcamp release of "there is only now"

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 2:31pm 4 Comments

after just over a year of it selling out on the Sirenwire label here in the U.K, i have finally decided to upload "there is only now" to Bandcamp as a download only version. it comes with a new sleeve (by me), and the 3, original sized, photo's of Kinego Bay by my old friend Garvan. it's not "strictly" ambient, as it has vocals/oboe and piano, but it is, in other ways. it's 3 tracks only, running at around an hour long. it is, of course, free to listen in to :-) many thanks for your…


lights, camera, inaction.

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 9:00am 1 Comment

after a very extended (word) silence from me, i figured, for anyone that might be interested, to throw a bit of a "where am i now" thing out there..

after 2 and a half years of promise and work, i had to (finally) end a project in march of this year, for the right reasons, and my plans to resurrect it in a (hopefully) better form have now also been dashed due to equipment failure and the lost access to all the sample and song settings data.. that was a blow, and one i can't remedy,…


sometimes i'm reminded

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 7:56am 21 Comments

[ editors note:  originally posted June 11, 2011 ]

not many of the people i know actually have any idea about what i do musically, at all. they may know that i dabble in a bit of sound engineering, but few know that i also dabble with music, now and again. i tend to keep it, and myself, quiet…


cheap, but good, mastering service

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 6:42am 8 Comments

after months of deliberation and consideration, i'm officially touting for mastering work. not my normal modus, but.. i can get testimonials if needed, or you can check out my own works, which can be found here, and elsewhere. to say i'm cheap is a huge understatement - typically $100.00 - $150.00 for a full album (this works out at around only £60.00 an album) - but that doesn't mean i cut corners. i have 25 years experience as a sound recording engineer, and have been mastering and mixing…


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At 2:27pm on November 26, 2013, Rudy Ensueno said…

Hi Peter,Happy Bithday!

all the best,


At 11:23am on November 26, 2013, Jaja said…

Happy birthday dear Peter !!!! The best for you : )

At 9:31am on November 26, 2013, John K-N said…

At 5:52pm on March 29, 2013, Jaja said…

thank you so much, Peter : )

At 7:41am on January 5, 2013, Jaja said…

Thank you so much. All the best for you, Peter : )

At 9:10am on November 27, 2012, Igneous Flame said…

Happy (belated?) Birthday Peter,

No music for a while, that must be difficult ?

Yes, the seemingly endless rain makes it's own music in a way. Just been for a walk, I've not seen the ground so saturated as I have recently.

At 12:16pm on November 26, 2012, eyes cast down said…

Happy birthday Peter! I decree a day full of deep and relaxing sounds. Carry on, sir...

At 11:47am on November 26, 2012, Jaja said…

hello Peter, a very happy birthday to you full of joy and love : ) Jana

At 3:28pm on June 15, 2012, Jaja said…

Peter, you are very welcome : ) Have a relaxed weekend too !!!

At 9:32am on April 18, 2012, Bob Ohrum said…

Thank you so much Peter !!


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