VST LFotool instead of compressing with sidechain!

Sidechain compressing to tuck sound for the kick is a common technique, and this is something I have practiced.  Now I found something even better!  LFOtool, this vst plugin allows you to do the tucking without actually adding a sidechain signal track separately.


Ableton Live 64bit Win. importing video/動画のインポート

最近Ableton Live 10にアップグレードをして、はじめて動画を使ってみようかと思ってmp4ファイルを用意した。
すんなり行くと思ったらどうやらWindows 64bitではmov/mp4ともにビデオのコーデックを別にインストールしてあげないといけない事が以下の情報による分かった。以下のリンクはAbleton公式フォーラムでAbleton側から公開されているので信頼できる内容。

リンクの”Download these”の2つをインストールすれば解決。

Are you a 64 bit Windows user having trouble importing  .mov/.mp4 files into Ableton Live?  Well, I certainly did.  But not to worry, here’s an easy solution.  Just have to help out Ableton and Windows with the proper codec treatment.  Link is above, download and install the 2 files as instructed! 

Granny Smith Apple Pie / グラニースミスのアップルパイ


グラニースミスのアップルパイをUber Eatsで注文。前から気になってたけれど、tabelogで調べたら高評価じゃん。評価通りに美味しいアップルパイ。甘さも少し控えめでこれは日本人向けに調整しているんじゃないかな。機会があればお店で食べるのもありだな。手土産なんかにお勧め、盛り上がるに間違いない!

Into Apple Pie?  You should try out Granny Smith Apple Pie & Coffee.  I didn’t visit the actual store but instead test ordered via Uber Eats.  Tabelog’s rating looked promising, and the Apple Pie DID live up to its reputation.

Movie: Sing, fun but average.

I wanted to watch Sing once this was available for rental.   Just as expected, a fun piece but average and nothing that leaves you thinking about the movie the next day.  I felt the same way with Pets so I didn’t bother going to the theater for this one.  I’d still recommend it as a movie to just kick back and watch.






Despicable Me 3 / 怪盗グルーのミニオン大脱走

Being a Minion fan, I had to go watch this.  It ranks 3rd place out of the previous series, but nevertheless fun and enjoying.  So, I wanted to know if everyone else was on the same page for ranking.
Here’s what I found on IMDB: (As of today)
Despicable Me 1 – 7.7
Despicable Me 2 – 7.4
Despicable Me 3 – 6.4

A-ha!  I totally agree with this. 

1 – 7.7
2 – 7.4
3 – 6.4


Passengers / パッセンジャーズ

Passengers’ bluray/dvd was finally released so I went ahead and rented this film.  I was originally planning on watching this at the theater, but I kind of missed the timing.  I totally thought this would have the typical ending (sad one of course), but the story ultimately led to a happier version.  I was pretty pleased with this fact.   I don’t want to go through any spoilers, but I would have done the same thing Jim has done!


Sunao 80kcal ice cream / 80kcal アイス



Low fat and low-calorie ice creams are very common outside of Japan, but Japan doesn’t have a variety of choices.  This is one that you can pickup at most convenient stores.  I gave it a go since I SHOULD be starting my cut… Fuck, was it already summer ?!  Yeah, I’m running behind schedule.  Better late than never right?

Only 80kcal, and contains:
2.3g of protein
3.7g of fat
8.1g of carbs
and a whopping 13.3g of fiber.

I personally believe that you should never compare these “healthy” type food with the real deal.   You should already know which one is the victor.  But if you’re like me and have those sugar cravings, this may just be the magic for you.

Alien Covenant

Despite Alien Covenant only scoring a 6.7 on imdb, it’s a must watch if you’re hands down a fan of the Alien franchise.  Really can’t go through details, but let’s just say it has that alien thriller feel and it connects well to the original series.  I have to say Michael Fassbender is the perfect choice for the character he plays.


Mr. Nobody / ミスター・ノーバディ

I was going through a list of underrated Sci-Fi movies and this piece caught my attention.  As always, I checked the imdb rating and it was at 7.9.   Let’s give it a shot!
Turned out that I hated this boring ass movie.  You know  when you watch a really boring movie and you debate with yourself whether to stop or continue watching …Well this was just that situation I described.  From an art perspective, this film did really well.  But it lacked on getting the core message to the viewers.  
WAIT, this is scoring a 7.9.  This obviously means there are 2…or even 3 types of critics.  Either hated it, loved it, or don’t care. 

ネットをブラウジングしてたらもっと評価するべきSFリストを見つけた。この中にミスター・ノーバディという映画があってなんとなく観てみようと思った。もちろん俺の性格からしてimdbの評価もチェック済み。7.9 / 10と結構高得点。