Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sim City Advance Looks At March Delivery!

With EA's recent closed beta preview, it looks like they are in the home stretch for releasing the new SimCity experience.  I've seen a few "real-time" videos of the beta play and it looks pretty impressive - with a gorgeous look and compelling detail.

Here's a quick promo of the city expansion packs and basic setup -

Reviews have already popped up as well - and mashable, for example -  most of the folks seem to have spent their weekends looping back to the limited-to-one-hour beta and going through things again.  Certainly a testament to the quality of this upcoming release.

Can't wait to see it myself!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"How It's Made: Ribbon Microphone"

Obviously, my daily workspace involves microphones.  They run from the hard-working and ugly to the sublimely beautiful.  This is definitely in the latter category.  There's nothing like handcrafted gear which is designed to be used - probably one of the things which draws me to handcrafted bicycles...

Ribbon mics are reasonably rare creatures, requiring a bit more care and feeding than your typical modern large-diaphragm or shotgun mic.

Follow along as you see this gorgeous AEA  Ribbon mic come together:

Tip o' the mouse to the always awesome Jory over at Studio Jory for sharing this.