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Author Archives: Terry Britton

How to find a job where they aren’t

How to find a job that doesn’t exist… (at least, it isn’t visible yet!) Before we get started, I’d like to ask you a few questions, the first of which being: if you apply for a job being advertised in a newspaper or job service or agency, will you be the only person being interviewed… Continue Reading

Remote Piano Lessons via Skype or (preferably) Hangouts-On-Air in “Studio” mode Tutorial

Here is a somewhat advanced tutorial on how to give remote piano lessons (or any instrument, really) using a virtual instrument (VSTi) ASIO host. I use Cantabile 3 in this video as the  VSTi host, Voicemeeter Pro “Banana” as a virtual mixing board, and I show both how to use Skype and Hangouts-On-Air. A zip… Continue Reading

Samplitude Hardware Controller Mapping – Pro X2 & Pro X3

I am about to make a video showing how I set up my Akai MPK249 and Alesis QX49 controllers, as well as the knobs on my Kawai K5000 additive synth and the sliders and buttons on my Peavey PC1600x controller box to control various settings in both the mixer and within plugins.   Before I… Continue Reading

First One of Terry Leigh Britton’s Blue Juice Jubilee Variety Show!

This is the FIRST Sunday Evening Edition of my New Variety Show! A variety show. Something awesome you can leave on in the background in place of CNN or Fox News. (Well, there’s really nothing as surreal as Fox News… but I’ll try!) Featuring Music! Readings! Special Guests! Philosophy! Tech-Talk! Q&A! This week will include… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #5 – More Non-Destructive Editing Methods

In this week’s show, we are going to discuss many more techniques for non-destructive editing, with a quick review of using layers and masks, but then diving into using the Image duplicate techniques, more mode-combining tricks, painting into layers with the brush, layer blending tricks and an awesome sharpening approach – all without ever damaging… Continue Reading

Aspiration: Choosing to be Happy
The Abundance Project, Week 4

The Abundance Project – Aspiration vs. Goal Setting With John Harris (do yourself a favor and add him to your circles) https://plus.google.com/+JohnHarrisOnGoogle/posts http://empower-yourself.com This show was inspired by a discussion I had with my students when I taught college and led to me writing an article on aspiration vs. goal setting which they read and… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #4 – Photoshop LAB Channel Tricks & A/B Channel Masks

In this week’s show, we are delving further into a very powerful tool in Photoshop’s arsenal – the L*A*B color space and how to use the channels, masks and the Applied Color tool with it. Much thanks to color master Dan Margulis for alerting the world to the techniques possible using this mode. Recommended reading:… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #3 – Photoshop LAB Channel Tricks – Color Contrast vs Luminosity Contrast

In this week’s show, we are delving into a very powerful tool in Photoshop’s arsenal – the L*A*B color space and how to use the Curves adjustment layers with it. Much thanks to color master Dan Margulis for alerting the world to the techniques possible using this mode. Recommended reading: http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-LAB-Color-Adventures-Colorspace/dp/0321356780 This is the third… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #4 – Dissonance Without Being Ugly

*Terry’s Live Music Show #4 – Dissonance Without Being Ugly* *Please view/listen in 720p HD mode for the 192kbps audio quality.* This week the challenge is to produce as much “Pretty” music with dissonance as possible, composed live from the two Korg Wavestations and the Kawai K5000s. Dissonance is usually associated with painful, annoying or… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #3 – Space Music Deluxe!

First try! Revisited! *Terry’s Live Music Show #3b – Space Music Deluxe – Revisited!* Please watch at 720p to hear the Live Streaming audio at 192kbps! This week the challenge is to produce as much “Space Music” as possible, composed live from the two Korg Wavestations and the Kawai K5000s. See the first show for… Continue Reading

Terry’s Live Music Show #2 – Melody Challenge

This is the second “Live Composition” conceptual music program, where the challenge this week is on melodies. I am taking chord patterns and working them against individual notes to see how many melodies I can churn out. Some of these may have already been discovered, but as this is a live experiment, fair use applies… Continue Reading

Terry’s (Live) Music Show #1 – How I Roll – Live Composition and High Risk Conceptual Art

Terry’s (Live) Music Show *How I Roll – “Conceptual Music” – Live Composition and High Risk Conceptual Art* This program of Live Composition on various synthesizers, the first of 12 weeks of daily shows I’m doing in seven subject areas, is fitting as the launching program for the series, as all of these shows will… Continue Reading

Terry’s Photoshop Show #2 –
Non-Destructive Editing, Selections and Masks

Photoshop – Making and Using Masks – part II   This week, first we’ll cover some basics of non-destructive editing, and then we will focus on doing some masks (ways of removing parts of an image), and if I find some images I can use with a curly haired person in them, I’m showing a… Continue Reading

3 Things ExpressionEngine can do that WordPress simply cannot

I’m a programmer who uses the ExpressionEngine CMS to run some pretty data-intensive websites. Data intensive! WordPress is a great platform, don’t get me wrong. (This page and most of my other personal pages are all WordPress sites.) But if you’ve got data, you want something like ExpressionEngine. Here’s why. If/Then statements. Anywhere on any… Continue Reading

Holiday Showcase of New G+ Hangouts on Air Shows #HangoutProducers

Enjoy the show! I’ll be announcing a new hangout series I’m starting aimed at educators of all kinds and taking one’s education into entrepreneurial activities. You can find more information and follow the project at iWonderEducation.com or on Google+! Continue Reading

How to get ChrUbuntu and Crouton working together at the same time on a Chromebook

So, lately I’ve been doing checks on both ChrUbuntu AND crouton installations, and had to figure out how to have them both work together. So, here is the step-by-step, though I send you to some other locations to get the full installation instructions for those two. 1) Save anything you need to have backed up… Continue Reading

Create Shortcut Aliases to Easily Switch Between Chrome OS and ChrUbuntu Linux on a Chromebook

After completing these steps you will be able to switch to ChrUbuntu from Chrome OS by simply entering the command ubuntu in the terminal. You will be able to switch to Chrome OS from ChrUbuntu by entering the command chromeos in the terminal. 1. Install ChrUbuntu using the instructions here or at the one script… Continue Reading

64 Google+ Content Strategies [with Infographic]

Great list of things to do with Google+, folks! Read the full article here: http://www.copyblogger.com/google-plus-content-strategies/ Like this infographic? Grab a proven framework for content marketing that works from Copyblogger. Continue Reading

Copy and Paste “Crouton Linux on Chromebook” Commands

We have several targets available already with crouton: Unity, KDE, XFCE, e17, gnome, cinnamon, LXDE, X11, CLI-extra, core and XBMC so far, with directions to put in Awesome from X11 and even KXStudio from KDE as explained in the Wiki (Intel-only for KXStudio). https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/wiki https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/tree/master/targets Also, each can have the Chrome browser automatically install if it… Continue Reading

My first tape recorders

I got into recording at a very early age – 10 years old, to be exact! My mom bought my brother and I a “shared” present from the Sears catalog – a reel-to-reel tape deck! Here is a picture of the catalog entry from the 1962 Sears Christmas Catalog of that item, the “Electronic Tape… Continue Reading