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In Production - Sample from the cutting room floor.

It is nice to be back in the game as it were.

As promised we are including a sneak preview to our regular Blog readers.

The sample is one of those slight errors a bit like the variations on rare stamps.

Normally when producing the LoFi Clips we select a few phrases up to about 30 seconds to record but yesterday we overlooked that step on one occasion so here is the resulting LoFi recording of Bach's BMV 560 a Prelude and Fugue originally composed for the organ and re-arranged on Steel Drums and Marimba. The solo bass marimba sections are a little odd but we decided to go with it any way. Despite the LoFi recording a good impression of the full recording is conveyed in the full three and a half minutes.

More house keeping on this machine yesterday including an afternoon de-fragging the D: drive where Windows 2000 sits.

When I consider how stable this operating system has been it is doubly galling to see Microsoft begin to withdraw support - no IE 7 for us apparently and future operations plagued by crashes to look forward to. On 2000 applications may crash but the operating system very rarely goes with them. The Task Manager actually copes and tidies up after the mess - such a shame that could not be sustained.

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