Henrik Carlsson's Blog

Rockin’ Kats (NES) Mike & Ryan – YouTube

I had totally forgotten about Rockin’ Katz but man did I put a lot of hours into this game when I was a kid. Great game!

Rockin’ Kats (NES) Mike & Ryan – YouTube

A video of me playing Zooropa, using a Mooger Fooger Low Pass Filter, Line6 Echo Park delay and a Boss ME50

So I’ve made a YouTube video. I’ve been pondering the idea of making a video for a while now, mostly because I like to try out various ways of expressing myself online. (Which is the reason why I also occasionally do a microcast.) I’ve made a few videos for work that I’ve put up on YouTube but I wanted to make something that wasn’t for work, something where I speak into the camera vlog style for at least a part of the video.

So the thought of making a video has been spinning around in my head and little over a week ago I finally stumbled upon something to make it about. Here’s what I wrote in the description on YouTube:

An attempt to make a sound similar to what the Edge has on Zooropa, using a Fender Telecaster, Mooger Fooger MF-101 Low Pass Filter, Line6 Echo Park, Boss ME50 and a ZVex Nano Head amp.

A few weeks back I watched a video from Pro Guitar Shop where Andy played Zooropa using a ZVex Super Seek Wah and two delays and I got really fascinated by it. It made me realize how simple the actual playing in this song is and made me think about making my own version. Then the other day I recalled that we have a bunch of Mooger Fooger pedals at work and I started to wonder whether the Low Pass Filter with an envelope could be used as the auto-wah effect.

The answer, in my opinon, is yes and this is the video I made using the Mooger Fooger and two delay pedals from my ”collection”.

Maybe this is the only video I’ll make, maybe it’s the first of many. Right now I don’t know but I do know it felt good to hit publish on this, even though I have a lot of complaints to myself about the technical quality of the video, but I’ll save that for another day.

Windows 8 Metro really impresses me

Back in September Microsoft revealed a lot of what Windows 8 will be about. The thing that caught my eye was the new ”Metro UI”. The other day, while on a train from Malmö to Falun, I finally had the time to watch the ”8 Traits of Great Metro Style Apps” video. If you are interested in computers, development etc you should really watch this.

Microsoft has made some great decisions about Metro. The fact that they again and again in the presentation encourages the developers to use standard UI and controls instead of rolling there own is great. Finally Windows might be a platform in the same sense that OS X is, i.e. programs will feel like a natural extension of the system instead of something completely alien.

One thing that I really liked when I first heard of it was the idea of contracts. After seeing the video I like it even more. This seems like the perfect way to get apps to co-operate in the next generation of operating systems. Let’s hope and pray that Apple finds it equally great and steels it for iOS.

Kent – “På drift?” live 27/2 (#kentnu)

Som alla bra trilogier så ska min lilla serie om kentkonserten den 27 februari innehålla minst fyra delar. Det här blir alltså den fjärde. Tidigare inlägg i ämnet är följande:

På Annexet så fotade jag och Linn lite. Förutom några lagom dåliga bilder (varav en publicerades i recensionsinlägget) så fick vi även med oss några korta filmsnuttar, bland annat från På drift?. Just den låten utsåg ju jag till den bästa under konserten så därför lade jag upp filmklippet på min youtube igår och tänkte helt enkelt lägga in den här i bloggen idag. Mycket nöje!

För övrigt så fortsätter besökarantalet här att vara stort eftersom jag fortsätter skriva om kent. Du som är ny besökare, ta gärna en titt på sidan i övrigt, lyssna på min musik, och kommentera gärna.