Erik (eriktrips) wrote,

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technological remorse

probably I am inordinately proud of myself for this because really it is not that difficult but I did get the Piece of Shit drum machine to talk GarageBand, the Apple multitrack recording software that cost me about $8. but there is no elegant way to separate each drum out to its own track other than playing by hand and as I am not a very good drummer this is not an option so it is back to figuring out how to get SMPTE timecode to work in the real multitrack software I got some time ago. I've noticed that every midi manual seems to assume that you know what it is talking about when it says something like "channel" or "port" but without some sort of overarching narrative of course who knows what these things mean.

I suppose I could buy a book but you know that JavaScript book I bought two years ago is just sitting there and the version of Illustrator that I bought five years ago and never learned is just sitting there getting more and more obsolete and the whole Studio MX experiment was a fiasco but at least the academic discount on the package was so big that I didn't really waste that much money.

and I should have bought cubase instead of deck but it is too late now.

I have too much to do.

isn't it funny that a scant three years ago I would spend hours staring dejectedly out the window because nothing appealed. now everything appeals and I can't decide what to do so I sit and stare out the window but in nervous prostration this time lest I choose the wrong activity to the exclusion of the right one.

ok so today I mopped the kitchen floor, set up my midi interface and wrote the skeleton of a drum pattern for one song. I don't know if I chose right but at least I did something.

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