Close Call – Black Cat Fan-Film Release


Following up on my previous post, here is the full film ‘Close Call’ by Ruined Films.

It is a Black Cat and Cross Bones Fan-film. It has been in production since the beginning of the year and now we have finally finished it. It was the most fun I have had so far in my career. I was working closely with the rest of the team, they visited my studio and we collaborated closely and bounced ideas off each other, which in my opinion is the best way to work in this industry.

I feel this is the best work I have produced thus far. Check it out below. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

You can find the full project report over at Ruined Films.


M-Audio Keystation 49e – Windows 8 Compatibility – A How to guide.


Here I will explain how to get the;M-Audio Keystation 49e MIDI Keyboard working on Widows 8 and Windows 8.1.

First, click on the link below that matches the bit rate of your system. These are the Windows 7 drivers but they will still work for your Windows 8 operating system if you follow the rest of the guide below.

Windows 8 64bit; or Windows 8 32bit

After downloading it, make sure all programs that you will be connecting the device to are closed and that the device its self is unplugged from the computer…

  1. Then right click the install file and click ‘Properties‘,;
  2. Select the ‘Compatibility‘ tab at the top of the window.;
  3. Check the ‘Run in Compatibility Mode‘ box.
  4. From the drop down menu beneath, select ‘Windows 7‘.;
  5. Click ‘Apply‘ in the bottom right corner of the window.;
  6. Finally click ‘OK‘ and run the install file as normal.;

This should have the device up and running on your machine. Now your Digital Audio Workstation should recognize the device also.