Cootason.net began some time ago as a project or theme demonstration site, however it grew to mean more than just test a websites capability but present a wide range of my work and team to showcase what we could do creatively with music and web design. system builds are a fun side project where I share content relating to my media centre builds or gaming systems, Though I prefer high end air cooling for my systems you'll learn more in my blog posts.
This blog aims to present music, system builds developer blog posts and advice as a central location where I can freely post topics that may be of interest to fellow readers...
Cootason.net was built using Grav a flat file CMS allowing me the ability to manage atleast one of my sites without dealing with database issues or backup - and recovery problems, this simply means I can zip and deploy updates to the site as required or login and update the site that way.
This means Music Production, System Builds, Dev Blog & Advice function much like wordpress in terms of blogging where you can brouse a dynamic listing of updated posts and content instead of static pages. a nifty feature on grav and as I am still learning grav there is much more to do.
Cootason (Aka Dean Barrett) Began composing music back in 2001 working with a wide range of audio samples later on moving to Acid Pro and discovering many other audio production studio software he has since worked with Mixcraft 8, Ableton (Briefly) Studio One 3 and is messing around on FL Studio 12.5 Going from sample libraries eventually onto creating my own midi progressions and patterns for dance edm or classic sounding styles that capture inspiration from the past and recent while also adding a unique style.
Dean spent many years working on music with his family and it has been an adventure of learning and exploring new styles, meeting people and discovering talent. So the production section of this site focusses on new releases from myself and family and maybe some links shared from friends but mainly its going to feature our music but also cover a few things like plugins and instruments that we use (VST related) and other cool stuff..
System Builds focusses on building affordable computers for gaming production or media centre or console style systems so this will reflect the styles of builds that I have managed to come up with and case size challenges will be interesting for sure.
Dean spent many years working on music with his family and it has been an adventure of learning and exploring new styles, meeting people and discovering talent.