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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

January 29, 2006

Sway 2006 - the full treatment

I spent a few hours working on Sway this weekend.

Started, as with the demo, with an acoustic guitar track, added a guide vocal, then drums, bass, two electric guitar tracks, and piano.

Quite pleased with it, really. And with the brilliant innovation of Castpost, we can have an embedded file in the post. Just click the play button. It disappears for a sec, then returns and starts to play. Depending on the speed of your connection, you might get smoother playback by hitting the back button after it's loaded up a bit.

Performance of the playback link below will vary. During office hours, it doesn't seem very clever, which is a shame, because you'd have to be truly dedicated to bother with it. Shouldn't people be working? If it's very slow, you could let it load in the background by clicking the pause button and waiting, but why should you bother with that? Doubtless Castpost will get better when it moves out of Alpha...

You can grab it by following this link to the RSS feed, which should give you the opportunity to "download the linked file" - which seems to work a lot better than the streaming.



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8 Comments:

  • Doesn't seem to work for me. Just displays the "done" message in my browser.

    Very possibly user error though.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 2:39 am  

  • It seems to be doing something when I run it in Internet Explorer - just very very very very sloooooooooooooow.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 2:43 am  

  • i'm not getting on with ths link at all. half second bursts every 10 or 15 seconds. my connection is not slow. what i can hear sounds very smooth, though.

    By Blogger dog, at 2:43 am  

  • Aye, it was working well over the weekend, but with the Monday-workday server thrashing commencement, it doesn't seem to be coping very well.

    I got it to play once this morning, but it took an age to load.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 2:44 am  

  • Maybe every 15 seconds I get a 1 seconbd burst of audio in Internet Explorer.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 2:45 am  

  • Give up. At best it sounds stuttery. Makes me want to put my fist through the wall.

    Oh! My mistake; it's life in general that makes me want to do that innit.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 2:48 am  

  • Having heard it eventually, I have to report that it sounds great.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 10:11 am  

  • Late on to this - what's new? - but a first at commenting on this (or any other) blog. Did want to say, though, that the song played first time and clearly and I thought it sounded very good indeed. it wasn't quite the Bobby Rydell song I was half-hoping for, but then ...

    By Anonymous john@mellotone, at 1:01 pm  

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