Real Foundations for Virtual Business.

Been a  while since I posted last, bless you for coming back to read 😛 I suppose I had better describe my surroudings to allow you a mental view of my cosy settings. I am at the very least, warm, I have been keen on this given the weather, refrigerator-quality biting cold and spatters of ice water do no make for an inviting walk. I do not remember from childhood such unnatural cold, the vapour temperature tended to be analagous to air temperature in some way. Similarly, it is been a long time since I have seen a bright, eye-aching clear sky. Pollution I suppose is to blame, of one kind of another. I pray for the man made cataracts on the lens of earth to be removed.

So on a tangent, I left you bereft of my circumstance, a different coffee shop, related in part to my own employment by ownership. Dwelling deep in a private corner, musing on past actions and choice, you could spot me a mile off. Tablet, phone and keyboard in front of a small latte. Bearded and long haired, sporting a star wars top and feverishly tapping away at keys. I’d pass for hipster with a single tie-die item or woolen hat, perhaps I should sport a manbun/topknot affair, but then I’d be hipster in a KNOWING way, like I was being IRONIC, which would spin me off the deep end of fatuousness.

Still! that’s enough about my circumstance, at least my current coffee taking.I am looking at a screen, writing in what will soon be a three year old blog (as Wren Rock, I have posted as other things but that doesn’t apply here).

Reviewing my recent history, I have designed, created, invested and turned my mind to many an ulterior distraction all with the aims of achieving my bid to realise Wren Rock’s true foudation. A solid foothold with an intellectual property I am applying for the Patent of as soon  as possible. It is the beginning of a program of events wherein I hope to achieve many an invention, each aimed at advancing the state of music technology as a whole. This is for no other intention than to serve a sphere of culture and innovation that has brought me solace and  great friends. We each flow by our beats and harmonies, the more beautiful the friend, the more beautiful the music they love.
I am enraptured of, and serve beauty. There is room for a little ugly, funky and rocky kinda music in there, but you know, we all need grit in our picnics sometimes. 🙂

On my 33 birthday WrenRock.org will be 3 years old, it has been twisting and relegating to my least uses. However it will be growing I assure you. From selling my VST software *due this year* and various music I have made. You’ll see a lot more of Wren Rock in 2017 ;P

You may call this my “Grinch” post.

Now what is wrong, Chris? (That’s the editor, moi) you don’t seem cheerful and twinkly. Well it’s 9.42 A.M and I am an evening/night person, having not slept, I have deigned to unveil a little observation of 2016 that has truly put the spirit of the grinch in me, metaphorically. 2016 has had some of the most intense pressurised xmas ‘prepping’ from everyone, from Subway to Co-op, and from T.V Christmas “specials” to the onslaught of people who think that wearing reindeer horns and christmas puddin’ sweaters as soon as december 1st arrives is an acceptable way to raise children and/or get drunk.

It’s not even taking more time in the calender to do it! All the early marketing pretty much matches the previous years, it’s JUST.. What? The INTENSITY I suppose. Saturation, end to end of chocolates and sparkly cards.

P.S We SEE you, chocolate companies, with uniform sextoy-looking chocolate shells that go inside BOTH the easter bunny foil AND the santa foil! Sorry, someone had to say it, yes even the sex toy thing. (Oh and those reindeer things that are patently sitting rabbits).

So where were we?

Oh yes, the Christmaspocalypse, with adherents of the doomsday of tinsel proclaiming their loyalty by wearing kitschy tops and putting on christmas pop music. It’s the same cheer-leaders as those who organise office parties and WANT to, trying to ‘manufacture’ a ‘fun-time’ with props. The same quartz brained automatons whose only close friends are the spineless or brainless colleagues of their current/past place of work. All that is needed is the right amount of alcohol and the karaoke shall not waver, regardless of who is listening, or where they are.
The presumption of these are massive: Placing worse than average music that is feared by any right-thinking folk, and ruining a reasonable chilled or fun night for others by replacing what is known as ambience for what is known as poorly timed advertising.

Oh, the HORROR! Btw I mean horror, think of it;

In no other time in the english calender are we subject to such a god-awful (sorry, god, I know this is to be a time for your/you’re son and all, but Cliff Richard is getting more air time on t.v) -array of cliched, saccharin and insipid tunes designed to induce nostalgia for a season that too few of us have experienced.

It’s nearest contender is the Eurovision song contest and that is Less than a week.

It’s the ultimate muzac, the lullaby for “let’s be nice and not make waves, let’s pretend that our home lives are filled with love, with a fireplace inside and snow outside and we can all afford the nice presents, just like in that nice advert or old music video.”
It’s either that or the endless rehashes of mechanically made charity pop tunes that were first made in the eighties that, for some reason, noone seems to be able to leave alone. It’s like a good-will hunting form of necrophilia.

I almost balk at the idea of the modern sheaf of pop starlets and stars creating anything with artistic integrity that could match an actual song, with things like emotive tunes and song progression, but then I am an old fogey, I like my music to effect me. This said, I half-consider to myself what it might be like? For some talented something to create a NEW, understated christmas song. It would inevitably get pidgeon-holed by reason of it’s elemental nature, and most likely be kind of annoying.

But you know what? If it kills our obsession with “feed the world” and it’s post colonial condescension and lack of cultural understanding, go for it!!

Let’s break with the fakemas Reverie and wait for the winter season to call us to our loved ones, let’s get to what we know in winter, and be grateful.

I wish you a very non-cliched christmas, filled with genuine people loving genuine music.

And the Heavens Open Up..

.. There has to be a catch, seriously. In a lifetime of understanding compromise from accessing and downloading freebies I am SURE that the deliciousness of JUCE development software has to have some copyright and license wrangling attached. Nonetheless, I am favourably impressed by this set of packages.

Why is this of note, one may ask?

Wren Rock is taking the step of moving into independent audio software creation. Suffice it to say, along with an upcoming patent application I feel I must be prepared in the software arena to provide the new technologies available from said technology. This will in essence be quite the task, re-learning programming is not hard, but creating industry standard software is an involved endeavour, one I undertake with relish.

Wren Rock Software is due to be proprietry software but at a reasonable pricing structure. Music should be the focus.

N.B. I am, to be fair, looking at a LOT of options. I may chronicle my journey, if the community so wishes!

Until then, feel free to peruse my Soundcloud, tracks upcoming soon!

I.P and the art of Territory

I know, deep down, that this page does not receive traffic often, moreover I only drum up interest with matters of public concern from time to time. I think it is clear to see that I am a lefty, fringe theorist of the human condition with techy disposition. At the moment that is all the world sees of me, when it pays any attention.
Now empty promises are more widespread than rats and humans combined on this planet, and I hope to assure you that in the Second year of Wren Rock’s existential dalliance with reality, it has gained firm foundation.
Always remember, that public statements could be interpreted as promises to the public, but these are more I have put on here, they are promises I made to myself. To complete these obligations I have undergone some huge shifts:

  1. Built a new P.C with the best functionality for my desired software.
  2. Added the most streamline system I can while avoiding the idiotic system fudging of microsoft (Credit http://www.linuxmint.com).
  3. Sourced a software D.A.W from a company that has, from the beginning of my digital music career Proper, enabled me to pursue the craft I have dreamed of realising in my life’s work. (Credit to http://www.mutools.com)
  4. Saved and invested in Presonus Audio Monitors, which after a solid serious two weeks worth of research both reported to be, and proved to be, fantastically clear and balanced audio speakers. For the Price, well worth the investment compared to industry competitors (Credit http://www.Presonus.com)
  5. Theorised, and realised an entirely new method of audio treatment for use in post production, post mix and even at other stages of audio treatment. With I.P and Copyright Secured for the idea, patent being applied for to retain rights to the invention proper in all variations.
  6. Created a new idea for an audio effect, known only as ‘Slam’ and I’ll say no morefor the time being.

I have had an eventful few years, and with the surrounding scenery shifting I feel it is paramount in my interests to introduce my inventions to show exactly what I dream of.

Peace and Love to you and all your family.

Chris, www.WrenRock.org

Recorded History.

Don’t worry..

It’s not political!

This is (actually) about music, and it’s about musical history and preserving it. Somehow, along the line I came up with an question, and it turns out I wasn’t the first to have this question. I did, however, come up with a new way to fix the problem it addresses. As a result I have been attempting to create a proof of concept through the audio software at my disposal.

It was on the accomplishment on the basic idea, and it’s proof, that I based this whole WrenRock enterprise, having faith in my producing capability as result.

Now, having updated my software, I have EXPANDED on my prior proof of concept to create this claim. I will be releasing Mastered tracks from historic recordings to show my ability in noise removal audio technology. This may take months and years to produce, as I feel obligated in this to extend this to as many recordings as I am able to discover. As a service to historians and gathered listening humans, I wish to create Signal/Noise reduced copies of such important records for the world to witness and ponder on. The first fruits are beginning to ripen, ready for the plucking. I cannot wait to share!

The power of E(U)gress

Egress, to exit a confined space, to leave.

This is addressed to you, whom ever it reaches, with the power to cast a ballot to weigh in on a big chunky choice. You’re tired, and everything you see, has had a screen pulled over it.

We humans have a tendency to paint our immediate worlds with whatever comes to hand. It seems natural, cause and effect being tangible to us.

Problem is, this is used against us.

Every day the pressures of the world are framed in a false bias, your media and news are made by people who care more for sales than truth.

All the venom and bitterness created that was being aimed at the Conservative’s unjust (and increasing numbers say stolen) leadership, has been recast;

As a blame game on a ladder you won’t climb for snakes directly above us.

The breeding of frustrations in the working to middle classes, by Banking collapses, pension reforms and housing price explosions, have removed from us a sense of power to shape our destiny. We are angry, toxic, and immune to false hope.

Or at least I hope we are immune to false hope.

Because how we vote depends on how informed our ambition in the world is.

Neo-fascist and bigoted politicians would have you afraid for the meagre slice of life you have. Like it was as though it was NOT arranged to be such a thin and unstable slice. Teetering, fearing every threat and seeking security. Everything that was promised to you by example of youth is stripped bare for the name of austerity, a rather outdated and destructive policy, even on the staunch and stalwart British peoples.

Then,

Politicians spin their lies and weave the screen.  All of a sudden it’s not about why they haven’t brought enough food to the table. It’s about the poor kids next door eating into ‘our’ food. Generosity replaced with territorial fear mongering.

I ask you, when has life in our memory been so casually trodden on by the banking sector, by big business. When have the Conservatives been SO flagrant in ignoring the demands of the public. Petitions and demands over and over, thrown out for technicalities.

The biggest threat to Tory-misrule, as it happens, is the E.U. I remind you now that we helped shape the E.U as the strongest country in Europe to survive Fascist warfare from World War 2. We were called on to draft the European Convention on Human rights, enshrined in the Geneva convention. That same Bill of Rights has stopped an ever increasing incursion of Tory-meddling and spying on the normal folk of Britain. Extradition to other countries with less developed law has also been stopped by the E.U for good people who deserve Fair Trials.

We have done so well, so far. We have kept enough of the U.K from falling into poor decisions. We were right not to fall for the Euro, but to turn back from the only people who can intervene legally if our country falls to corruption beyond redemption? is a False solution.

To fix the world, we must begin at home,
Burning bridges is a sure way to drown when the floods come.

 

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Headphones on Laptop
If you accept this, then Ctrl-Alt-Del your expectations of ever having music for yourself.

“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. …

Read the full Article here: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Further erudite commentary made by The Register

So there are two immediate problems with this Snafu. Firstly it breaches the trust and boundaries of control any person feels they rightly have over the lifetime of records and keepsakes, your entire musical history, dissapeared. Think about it, every goto track for mood or situation, be it in anguish or joy? Stolen. Apple claim it’s okay, but this is a major transgression and a threat to the concept of personal property, privacy and generally? Peace from surveillance (however automated).

Secondly, and of no less importance, is the fact that original intellectual property is being Stolen. Without permission copyrighted media is being acquired without permission which, if the roles were reversed, regardless of intention would incur in massive legal reprisals. This policy is unecessary and using unsubstantiated reasons, this marauding method is little more than wholesale corporate greed forgetting whose backgarden is runs around in. This must stop.

Learning Post Tag, dropbox service!

Update, I have a big bubbling  48gig dropbox space ready for use. The outcome being I can be reached online with work as soon as upload! Functionality is established 🙂 x

Minor editorial to the page layout until such time as pages can be populated by relevant data. Now the site is more streamlined and effective!

 

Promotions! the least part of my enthusiasm in trying to reach people. I would much rather talk to them up close, but  these artificially cross-linked complexes allow people to find me.

I guess the idea of visibility is definitely still a core perception from my childhood, being  a bit of a rehabilitated introvert with misanthropy dripping from my every pore.

This post serves to help me get onto the wordpress database and learn a little more about being a findable service, it doesn’t serve much more.If I get the hang of this I might actually get somewhere as an online entity, that said, have a picture of a kitten.

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1st ever update!

Hello!, and welcome to the first (‘first’) update to my monthly blog, featuring the latest in views and events Wren Rock has a hand in, a view on or simply a joke to share about. This may convert up to a Vlog of sorts but honestly I don’t have that much time for make-up. A note to all readers out there, feel free to leave comments! the blogoshpere has been withering thanks to the onslaught of less articulate forms for writing, so do get in contact, challenge my views, asking questions and please do respect the views expressed by all as we are all seeking the best version of truth to be had.

Onwards!

THIS MONTH
It was my birthday, (AW!) yes this semi-aged masculinised humanoid has weathered 32 orbits of the nearest star WITHOUT BURTSING INTO FLAME, often. So? in the light of long-held (and rarely shared) ambitions, passions and such I created Wren Rock with a little help from co-creators who were in the mood to help. Having dabbled in spot-checking other peoples audio and music efforts, I couldn’t help but realise I took great joy and personal pride in helping other peoples work become the best they could possibly be. While I have had many years of closetted audio creation and production, and devised my own method of noise removal for audio recordings and signals, it felt better for now to help those struggling with the final stages of polishing their masterpieces with aplomb. So Wren Rock is effectively a birthday gift, a project and a business all for my own development and enjoyment, and I look forward to it!

Dub Pistols.
Dub Pistols have definitely been a presence underlining a lot of the club/gig nights across the UK whenever they tour. A dream combination of Reggae, Ska, Funk and Drum and Bass. Think if the Specials, The Prodigy and Faithless got in to a Jam. I count them as being one of the best acts to see for sheer presence and energy without the trappings (yet) of being mass appeal. Underground without being obscure, fun without being pop. Go see A.S.A.P I reckon.

Freestylers.
Local to my locale on the 8th of this month coming, definitely need to go see! Creators of some of my favourite remixes, tracks and albums, these guys definitely are on my bucket list. N.B I don’t actually have a bucket list because I see them like new year resolutions, I’d rather just kill the boundaries and push on.

One Big Call.
BE BRAVE, I love you all to bits and I really hope whatever you do, you remember no criticism has value unless it helps you hone your skills. Share your work and remember success is in your satisfaction, not in public acclaim. If you want me to hear your work, Mail me at Queries@WrenRock.Org.
Peace Out!