September 27, 2016

Voice Recording – A Dream Long Forgotten

I was watching a music video at Facebook. The voice of the singer is soothing and you can say that recording is done professionally and done in a studio with high-end instruments.

But actually now a days, anyone can do a great quality voice recording as long as you have the right tool or instrument for vocal processor such as the vocals at I’ve seen different music video online that was apparently recorded home-based but with great quality as the one recorded in studio.

Speaking of  voice recording. I’ve had this dream before of becoming a voice recorder. Not a singer but I want to dub a radio drama. That was my past time during college. But I was too scared to audition. I don’t have the confidence and so that dream was long forgotten until today.

But should I try auditioning? Might be in the future but as for now I more focus on developing my passion in designing. I’ve been into lettering, watercolor design and fashion illustration lately.


September 27, 2016

What is MicroKorg?

I came across with a keyboard. But it’s not just an ordinary keyboard because it has dial and some sort on controller. I asked the salesman about that certain product and he said it is a MicroKORG. Not really familiar with the name. Thus, I searched it through Google.

According to Wikipedia:

The microKORG is a MIDI-capable virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder from Korg featuring DSP analog modelling. The synth/keyboard is built in such a way that it is essentially a Korg MS-2000 with programmable step arpeggiator (MS-2000 has only six simple patterns), a less advanced vocoder (8 bands instead of 16 bands found on the MS-2000), lack of motion sequencing (MS-2000 had three motion sequences), lack of an XLR microphone input, and in a smaller case with fewer real-time control knobs.

Vocoder by the way is a synthesizer that produces sounds from an analysis of speech input.


From my further research, the Korg MicroKorg XL+ is the latest version in the series, and uses MMT Multi Modeling Technology from Korg’s newer and more powerful Radias/R3 synthesizers.

Although I a bit confused about this product. But I believe it’s one of the most powerful instruments in the music industry because of different options you can do with the music you are creating. One of the features is a sound selector that lets you choose your sound using two large dials: “music genre” and “instrument category.”

If you are into music, MicroKORG is a must have or at least must try to improve your music output.

Free Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Page

My Facebook account is flooded with news feed of either the national election in Philippines and the heartbreaking videos and photos of the wildfire in Fort McMurray. Amidst all the chaotic issues in politics, the trials that Albertans are facing right now or whatever challenges you are dealing with, let us all not forget to celebrate mother’s day. After all moms deserves to be honoured.

As my gift for you and your mom, I made a FREE printable coloring page which  you can download it here. It’s a pdf file in A4 size.


Mother's Day  Printable Coloring Page

You can leave it colorless and let your mom get relax and loss in coloring this flower-filled greeting page. Or why not let all your siblings, grandchildren, and dad color each flower and give your personal greetings at the the back of the page. I’m sure your mom will be delighted how each of you put an effort to make this coloring page wonderful.

You can color  the text “Happy Mother’s Day” and leave the background black and white. Or the other way around. But you can color the way you want it to.

Hope to see your output in social medias. Please tag me at Instagram and Twitter @marieyandesigns and/or Facebook Page EyZee.

Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there.


P.S. I am working on a self-affirmation coloring page for 2 months already. Hoping to publish it as my first eBook. If you are interested fill the sign-up form at the right of this page to get updated.

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