Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

I almost forgot to wish everyone a happy holidays. Stay frosty. Winter Namm coming soon! Jan 24th! In 2013 I want to listen to more new music and feature more actual people on my blog. Posting synth gear is boring and there will be less and less of it. I plan on getting an iPad so maybe there will be iApp postings.

2013 PC Audio Battlestation with Akai Controller

This truly is an awesome setup.

  • HS80M

  • Edirol FA66

  • Akai MPK49

  • 4 x Samsung BX2450 24" LED

  • DasKeyboard

  • Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Headphone Trend Makes You look Dumb.

You do not need giant headphones to listen to your music. The cheap in-ear alternative are always a better choice in public. They are portable and provide adequate sound quality. Total ear isolation in public is dangerous. It cuts you off from your surroundings. There is nothing in your iPod good enough to take away natural sound when you are in public. You could hurt yourself or someone else. Headphones, played at the wrong levels, will cause hearing damage. External speakers are a better choice at home because they have natural reflections. When going out please skip the Dr. Dres and ear isolation. They crunch your ears anyway and you won't be able to have them in for long periods without pain. Save your ears and our eyes from you looking like a stupid eyesore.

Besides, most of the headphones they sell today are either cheap crap or a total rip. Skip looking like a douchebag that got ripped off on headphones. Nobody will want to talk to someone with their ears plugged.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Novation is Good

I was missing knobs on my Supernova II and decided to contact Novation. For cosmetic reasons I thought it would look better complete. Novation was able to send me replacements for free, and I am very happy. They were pretty slow to respond...really slow, but they eventually got me what I needed. Thanks Novation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Grammy Award For Midi? What the hell?

"The Recording Academy® announced today that Dave Smith and Roland Corporation's Ikutaro Kakehashi will receive the 2013 Technical GRAMMY® Award for the development of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)."

First, midi sucks. Secondly there are many other technologists that have contributed far more innovation to electronic musical instruments in modern times. This is way late.The Grammys and the Recording Industry are more outmoded that midi itself Most people don't use midi at all in their productions. This award is ridiculous.