Your life, your decision…

Again it seems that I have lot of work and no time for music…

Sad… Too sad. But this all is two sided blade. I might be crazy but I actually like what I do for living. It is bad combination. For those who do not know what I do… I work for global company on Information Management. On last week I got great news on work and it seems that I got very busy year coming. 

But anyway I see this as challenge… Challenge that I surely can master. 

On last few weeks something has been growing inside me. When I get to home I just need to turn my stereo on and play music as loud as I can! So something is defenetly growing up deep in my mind. Just waiting that it comes out! 

Feel is almost like in my teen years… Music or nothing!

I leave this for now…. I just do not know how to describe this, but I quote one real show biz tv show what I have been forced (yeah right forced 😉 ) to watch by my wife.

Your life, your decision… “Do not fuck it up”!

Rebranding myself!

So new year and new way of thinking…

Some time ago (my last blog post) I thought trough how was year 2014 and what I did not liked what I saw. So something needed to be changed and change starts here!
So I will get more focused about music and change my “internet brand” more according it.

Now I will release my own music project/production Paradox Sonum!

Paradox Sonum is single man music project and/or production.
Under this name I will do everything music related… and yeah, I mean everything.
My focus will be in own songs, mixing, mastering, live mixing, gig organisation… everything, you name it.

I am not going to restrict my self in any musical category or way… I will do everything what I like. So do not wait anything specific music styles or songs. I will be around and do what feels good for me at that time. Some day it might be metal and on another day it might be some experimental bass line project what is more like jazz. Time will show what comes out if something comes out. Also I will not take any stress about to be productive. If nothing do not come out… then it won’t and I will not release anything.

All my releases mixing, mastering, records will be free.
If someone wants order recording, mixing or mastering from me it will be done free.
I am not professional any of those fields… but it will be free and I will do my best.

Everything is now of course at starting point… but here is some links where you can follow Paradoxa Sonum
Facebook for more often short updates what is going on and info about new release etc.
https://www.facebook.com/paradoxicalsound
BandCamp for song releases
https://paradoxasonum.bandcamp.com/
SoundCloud for not so ready songs and mixes
(at least at this point I am planning to release some rough mixes)
http://soundcloud.com/ paradoxasonum

And of course you can find me here WordPress for more in-depth posts and thoughts:
https://paradoxicalproduction.wordpress.com

I will not give up my other bands and those will remain as active as they are.

Deus Deceptor will continue making its first song and hopefully it will be released before summer.
You can find releases from Band Camp when those are ready:
http://deusdeceptor.com
Or you can find Deus Deceptor from Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/deusdeceptorband

Hangover Gang will stay as inactive as it is.
HoG is now at passive state. We will not actively sell gigs, but if someone really wants us to play a gig… we will probably do it if someone asks it. So contact us if you want.
You can find HoG from Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HangoverGangBand

2014… Year of?

Okay… Long time again since last blog update. But to be honest it hasn’t happened so much to tell.

Recently there has been quite quiet on music side. And that it has been almost whole year 2014. Yes I had few some nice gigs… And I got few mixing gigs on end of year. I actually have blog post draft about those but I did not have time to finish those… I try to pull my thoughts together about those mixing gigs and write them down… I promise.

But where this all time has gone? Basically I have not done anything creative… Now when I have best opportunity to do that… All equipments are set and rehearsal room is just waiting that it is used. Well still no… Nothing has happened.

True is that I have been working a lot in last year and have given lot of my time to work… Even outside office I have give thoughts to work and planned my coming workdays on my free time… Is that healthy I do not know… But probably that is one of the main reasons why my creativity and music has been down.

But at least I now know that I have to give music and creativity more time in 2015… So here we come year 2015… Hope it will be year of music, because year 2014 was year of work.

Younited vs. OneDrive

In last few days I have been wondering what is best cloud storage for me. As I am doing music and also now days I like photography. I took to comparison F-Secures Younited and Microsoft’s OneDrive. I know that there is other cloud storage providers out there like DropBox and Google Drive. But why I selected just these two? Well… To be honest I use Windows Mobile Phone (Lumia 925) and only these two has native client support for it. For others 3rd party applications are just terrible… No writing support, no media player support etc. Also I think these others can not prove anything more than these two.

But now lets look in to these two…

Younited

Younited is F-Secures tryout to cloud storage markets. At the same time they released Younited they took out Online Backup product. Wise choice maybe but it gets me wonder is this a backup software or something else? Well at the moment you open it first-time you notice immediately that it is completely something else. It tries at the same time to be cloud storage, cloud collaboration, backup and organization software. Maybe this is the reason why its UI is so messy. Same time it looks like to be usable on touch screen and mouse… Resolution is that everything looks like little bit too big and same time too small. Also I have noticed that sometimes it has massive performance / latency issues. It just sometimes uses over 90% of disk read/write capacity and sometimes uploads to cloud are just terrible slow. But it does something very well also. Nice feature is that it fetches yours media from DropBox, Facebook and from Picasa. These medias are only read access, but anyway it brings those to same app. This is extremely useful since WMP is lacking good DropBox client. Well you can not write anything to DropBox but at least phone media features work with files. Another good feature is that you can set Younited to fetch files from multiple locations in your computer. In this way you can use it as backup solution. This feature is lacking on other cloud storage solutions. Also there is lot of features like collections and group storage… But those features seems to be little bit under development. Like example you can drag and drop stuff to group storage but if files are updated on cloud they do not get updated in group storage. Also one point must be rise up on Younited, it do not “touch” your files. So if you upload file to cloud and download it in somewhere else you get file as unchanged. This is big bonus for those who do music and/or photo editing! So I would say that there is lot of good stuff going on, but there is also lots of improvement needs around Younited.

OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage platform. One most definitely best feature in it is that it is seamlessly integrated with Windows 8.1 and WMP 8.1. There is no question is it going to work with these… It will. Also it is nicely integrated with almost every MS product. Like Office 2013 you can directly save file to cloud. Once you have OneDrive you do not even want to save you files to local hdd. And if you are offline? No problem you can find your docs from OneDrive “folder” on your computer and those files are always available for you. OneDrive is more classic way of thinking cloud storage. You have client and folder where you can find everything… And this everything is synced to cloud. One annoying feature on OneDrive is that when you want to share something it forces you to go to web interface… You can not do sharing on desktop app. I think you can do sharing on “metro UI” but that is basically another UI to OneDrive web and I think you do not have access your files in offline trough that. But as I earlier said it is basically one folder what is synced to cloud… And no one want to keep all stuff under one folder structure… It will end up complete mess. And you have no option to sync other folders to MS cloud… Unless you use “linking of folders” but that I do not suggest because you will fast lost sense where files actually are and that will cause sooner or later accidentally deletes. Of course one of killer plus on OneDrive is amount of space as free user you get 15 Gb of space and if you are Office 365 user you get 1Tb of space… Yep you read right 1 Tb… That is ~1000 Gb. So there is some annoying features and also it is little bit of old fashion way of thinking, but in other hand you get awesome integration and lots of space.

Summary

Both Younited and OneDrive are good cloud storage services. They both do their part very well. Both are missing stuff and both have some killer features. Sadly I can not tell you which is better because they are so different. I myself end up using them both. I use Younited as my backup software and I keep all my photos and music projects there because Younited keeps them as unchanged. OneDrive has in other hand lot more capacity and way better integration, so I use it as on my daily cloud usage. Every document and every file I ever could need on the go can be stored there and will be accessible from my phone.

So yet again no resolution to that what is best cloud storage solution. Go ahead and try them both (and other cloud storages) and find what combination or solution is best for you!

Very first post…

Yep, this is my very first blog post. Well to be honest this is not my first blog post. I have had few blogs but those has not been very successful on my side. In those days I had so much going on that I really did not have time to write blog. I surely liked to but just did not do it. Well that’s about it…

Now what is going on right now? I have few bands called Deus Deceptor and Hangover Gang. Deus Deceptor is doing its own music and currently we had not released anything but we are in process to make/release our first song. Hangover Gang is playing rock covers of various bands and styles (rock, pop etc). We have made some good gigs in last year and had blast time. Now sadly it seems to go little bit down… Because other band members have a lot of going on their lives (kids, own business etc). But we will see where that goes… I surely keep you updated of my bands in this blog.

Also recently I have growth much of interest in photography. This is classic story… I bought good Nikon camera to my wife so she could take good photos of our dogs… And now when I have been in dog shows with her I must say I really like take good photos. I will post some of my photos here and share a link where you can find more. Lets just hope my wife lets me to use hers Nikon camera 😉

But that is all for now…

PS. And my phone shut down while writing this… Luckily this WorldPress have autosave function… So I did not lose so much writing at this time 😉

Paradoxical Production is one man project, production and studio. Music, mixing, mastering and recording.