Thursday, 28 October 2010

Cinn New Logo

Cinn New Logo by thedropinn
Cinn New Logo a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

The Cinn Projection space has been re-designed. This logo looks loads smarter.

We've got the is re-brand in play before we completely renovate the projection space next year. We are are hoping to smarten the whole room up ready for a professional editing suite and projection space for the alternative education courses.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Music Production [7]

We had a taster session. The drum ad bass group that are half way through there track didn't turn up, so we let one of the other youth's have a go instead. He did really well for the first session, He started making a grime track.

The other groups are coming on great, the techno group haven't finished the techno track but started playing round with another new track for another experiment with the new plug-ins.

The dubstep group have a full track just needs a few adjustments making, the two basslines in parts are competing with each other. The rest of it sound wicked though!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Excellence in the Community Awards 2010

Tom Stone Won the Excellence in The Community Awards 2010 for the great work he does for The Drop Inn especially for the 'Safe Rave' Project and the construction of the Indoor Skate ramp.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Frankenstein Put on Weight

Frankenstein has evolved again. Adding some new Wharfedale 400 Watt speakers to sit on the top. It's sounding very crisp and extremely loud!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Music Production [6]

With one track finished and the others coming along quite nicely we have decided to put in a goal to work towards.
We would like to get as many quality tracks finished to play at the last 'safe rave' of the year, in front of the A list name!

The progression of the tracks are really coming along now. The techno track is sounding pretty cool now, they seem to be really enjoying making a techno track for saying it started off as a laugh, both of them saying they don't really like techno, just metal and drum and bass.

The dubstep track is really coming on now, they spent all this session making the intro. The third group extended their track to over two minute with an intro and a brea down.

Environmental Project [11+12]

The tiles are looking amazing. Everyone is thinking where to go next with this project, and really liking the idea of doing an environmental wall.

While the weather is cold outside we are focusing on finishing the tiles. So it's been decided to continue this project till the tiles are finished. After plan where we want to pick this project up in the New Year.

Saturday, 16 October 2010


We didn't used to entertain the idea of hiring out any of our equipment. However recently we have been approached quite a few time and started to say yes. We haven't sorted an official booking form out yet, but we will have it sorted soon. There are three different local events coming up of which people are hiring sections of the Frankenstein sound system. Once the booking forms are created, we should be able to hire it out even more!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Support ideas and donations

Weare looking at different ways to raise our own funds for next year. We are only secure until early 2011. Up until this point The Drop Inn doesn't really get noticed as a Youth Charity, we are asset rich but very cash poor. We are trying to set up way so people can kindly show their support by making small donations, hopefully all the potential small donations and sponsorships will secure a future for The Drop Inn. For more information please Click here!!

Thank You

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Music Production [5]

The first track is completed and sounds mint. The techno track is starting to come together but in early stages still. The second group producing the dubstep track have been given loads of new plug-ins from Ben, making the track sound very professional. The dubstep one has been extended with an intro and breakdowns, another few weeks and it might be finished?
The Third group creating the other Drum and Bass track have started filling there track out and ordering the way they want it, it's coming along loads. Can't wait to hear them all finished, it's getting exciting now.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Re:space [6] Full Monty: part 2

Following all the plans for a huge make-over of most of the Drop Inn, we have added some more big improvements! The double doors have now been painted and look really smart. The work on the inside has also moved along with the Cinn (Projection space) roof being strengthened and all the storage on top has been sorted into specific areas. It's all looking more organized and very tidy now. Our target was to have completely cleaned up the main space by the new year, it's looking really likely. Shush and Andrea have been working really hard they deserve everyones praise!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Freshers 2010 postponed

Before Christmas it is looking to be too busy to run the Year 7 + 8 Freshers on a Tuesday night. We have the Music Production workshops running with the environmental Project on Tuesdays and the Film Project Starting on a Wednesday night which has been planned to start in a few weeks and through November and December.
So we have decided to pick this project up in the new year, so we have time to run it properly. It will have to become Freshers 2010-2011.

Friday, 8 October 2010

New Security Grills

The office and Jamjar have been made completely secure with some new steel bars for the windows and doors.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Music Production [4]

The group that was ahead have started playing around making a techno track now, after getting 95% complete with their first track, it just need tweaking and mixing down, so all the audio tracks are the right level. They have worked at an incredible speed and it sounds great.
The other drum and bass group have changed their bassine for the 3rd time now, but are very happy with the way it's sounding and they are learning some very different things about the program, through taking their time getting it how they want it to sound.
The dubstep track has now got two basslines also, but they are layered on top of each other, making it sound heavy. Next week they are thinking about what filters and plug-ins they can add breaking the bassline up a bit.

Environmental Project [9+10]

Last week on the environmental project (Re-using) everyone started to move on from the glass painting. Finishing their glass paintings off with some really nice results. Now everyone is moving onto painting some tiles we've found. The youth have creative freedom over what they want to put on their tiles, with a focus on trying to make a larger art piece, like an environmental wall.

The wall will be artwork promoting environmentally friendly ideas and make out of re-used things around the Drop Inn.

Friday, 1 October 2010

National Older peoples Day

A mix of older and younger people meet up at the Drop Inn to celebrate National Older Peoples Day. There was a screening of the latest Filmcity, linking lives and Drop Inn film collaboration. There was a nice selection of food and live entertainments from At Baker and Jasper. As part of the District 56 intergenerational multi media project, Jasper ad Adie performed the musical section of the original film live on stage, along with their version of "Dear Albert."

We saw some more new faces in attendance, it was a really enjoyable day of celebrations for all. Thank You to all who turned up and the people who organized it.

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