Control several macs with Teleport

Pasted Graphic
I don’t know about you, but I keep my work rig strictly separated from all the other tasks. For everything that is not composing, I have an iMac. This most of the time works great, but there are situations where the worlds collide, so to speak: I have an extensive iTunes library with reference tracks. So when I want to look a track up, I used to need to switch to a different mouse and keyboard. Until the day I found Teleport.

Teleport lets you control your machines with a single mouse and keyboard. When you come to the edge of your screen, control will be transferred to the next machine. I have been using it for years and it works absolutely flawlessly! Teleport supports file exchange between machines in the same network. No need to open the finder, connect to your other machine and trasfer files - just drag and drop files from one screen to the next!

Check Teleport out for yourself, I think it will speed up your workflow a lot!

Quantizing audio in Logic Pro 9 with Flex Time

Most of the MIDI-centered composers I know (including me) tend to mostly ignore any audio-related new features in software because we generally do not need them. Recently I needed, or rather had the joy to, record some live percussion. Most of the time everything was dang on, but sometimes it just didn’t groove!
I then remembered the new Flex Time in Logic 9 and liked the results so much I wanted to tell you :)

Flex Time in Logic Pro 9

If you set the Flex Mode on an audio track, Logic will analyze the material depending on the mode you are in. For percussion, „Rhythmic“ is the correct mode. You can then move single notes/hits around just like you can do with MIDI data in the Piano Roll. Very, very useful and the results are great.
Maybe that’s old news for you, but I was pleasantly surprosed and secretly vowed to from now on make sure I try out ALL new features on software.


Free Harpsichord and Organ libraries

When I was looking for some nice harpsichord samples last year for a project, I stumbled upon Sonimusicae.
They have a nice selection of Harpsichords, Organs and other instruments - and best of all, they are free. The samples are pretty good. Considering the price, they are awesome :)
There is also a nice clock, which is very useful for sound design (you can hear it in my track „Time Machine“). So if you are looking for some samples to expand your sonic palette, look no further and head over to Sonimusicae!