that isn't really true. I've been hunched over my computers trying to make sense of Deck's opaque manual in order to do simple things like install a compressor plug-in.
I still have no idea how to cut and paste a volume envelope. the instructions say hit Option-Command-Arrow Up to copy a selection to one track above. I hit Option-Command-Arrow Up and the selection moves one pixel up.
other minor annoyances include no way to get rid of markers (instructions say Option-Click deletes them. "Option-Click." nothing happens.) and bizarrely reversed right and left channels in the final mp3. that last could have happened in many places but given Deck's excellence at annoying me I suspect it happened early on. it doesn't matter that much. I am not that invested in whether my guitarist stands on the right or left but the little things add up to a somewhat cranky audio engineer.
but I have something I like.
Turpentine (mp3, 2.3MB) may be one of the shorter and happier things I've done. it might also be bass-heavy; ever since I became a boy I can't restrain myself from cranking the bass.
if the bass will do, and I think it will, I will have to sing next. I don't even know if I can sing. and I will have to buy a microphone. and I will have to get over the embarrassment of singing where the neighbors can hear you.