Hackintosh v2 – GPU, SSD & Monitor Upgrade 2020

Hackintosh v2 - GPU, SSD & Monitor Upgrade 2020

It was time for a few changes regarding my Hackintosh (v2) used for the professional music studio work. Since today, my build is a very reliable and extremely stable machine, and it definitively meets all my requirements relating to processing power. However, the old GPU already used in my first Hackintosh (v1) is not supported by OS versions higher than High Sierra (10.13.6) and was outdated for a while. Consequently, I planned a significant GPU upgrade, add another SSD to my system and get a long-awaited ultra-wide, dual QHD 49″ curved monitor. Now my system is ready for current Mac OS updates, and I have a fantastic overview of a large number of channels in Pro Tool’s mix window without scrolling.

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Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 5)

Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 5)

Volume 5 of the blog article series “Outstanding Music Studios” highlights another four music studios which are located in the United States, United Kingdom and Norway. If you missed the series’ previous article, you could find it here. Enjoy exploring the following exceptional music studios.

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Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q2/20)

Vinyl Selection of The Quarter (Q2/20)

COVID-19 is still our constant companion, but that does not mean we can somehow enjoy the time with the music! Therefore I am pleased to present you further records of my vinyl collection. In the following, you will get to know three old records and a more recent one that I randomly picked out of the vinyl shelf.

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“Metal Rap” Spotify Playlist

"Metal Rap" Spotify Playlist

What seemed to be a no-go area for decades is finally now more and more in the ascendant. I am talking about Metal meets rap! I am talking about showing respect for both cultures and even mixing them. As I am a massive fan of such crossovers of younger generations of talented musicians, I present you today my new curated Spotify playlist “Metal Rap”. Happy exploring and do not forget to turn the volume up!

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“Chilled R&B” Spotify Playlist

"Chilled R&B" Spotify Playlist

In the times of home quarantine due to the current COVID-19 health crisis that is affecting our daily life, I thought it was time for another Spotify playlist with music that supports us in such a strange situation. Whether you stay home alone or with your partner, “Chilled R&B” is exactly what you need to relax or get sensual. Enjoy listening!

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Early in March, the London-based worldwide publishing house Bloomsbury Publishing (best known for publishing the Harry Potter series and academic literature) contacted me and asked if I would like to read a proof copy of Rutger Bregman‘s new book “Humankind: A Hopeful History“. Providing a new historical perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. I was hooked and immediately told them to send over the copy. Let us dig a bit deeper in the following!

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

More than two months passed without further blog posts published on our website or regular activity on all social media channels. That circumstance was due to the since November 2019 omnipresent, a worldwide COVID-19 health crisis that reached Europe earlier this year. In this short blog post, we want to bring you up to date regarding all AlbrechtProductions-related aspects.

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EP Project “Royal Flush” Cover Artwork

EP Project "Royal Flush" - Cover Artwork

Today, I proudly present the cover artwork design of my actual EP project. As a result, the title of the upcoming record is also revealed: Royal Flush. Everything refers to the poker game topic and a royal flush, the best possible hand in many variants of poker. Let me tell you a bit more about the idea of the title and the associated cover artwork in the following.

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