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A Change at the Crossroads

on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 02:19

Nice title;  I feel a blues song comin' on.  :-)

Just a short little update here. I've made the wise decision to ditch Logic, because it's just too squirrelly on Rube Goldberg workarounds to give me the warm-fuzzy in my environs. So I have been led unwittingly back into the Cubase camp; a wayward MIDI-ist in search of the muse.

So, I've discovered my Cubase history not recent enough to net me much benefit in the way of discounts, but the base Cubase product (Cubase 7 Elements) looks like it's going to fit the bill quite nicely.

The Last Loosened Loose End

on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 01:50

Whoops !

Somehow, I seem to have overlooked one simple, and nearly insignificant element : digital audio recording.  (Tongue planted firmly in cheek ! ) So, that's where things sit now; just some last minute touches on my template in Logic Pro 9, and we'll be good to go. Unfortunately without it, I'm pretty much dead in the water.

The unforeseen circumstance is the "oil and vinegar" -like mix of Komplete, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5, and Logic. Fortunately, being a Systems Engineer, my troubleshooting and technical skills are quite good.

The Intrepid Explorer's Journey

on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 04:56

Just this evening, I have completed final stages leading up to operational testing of my NITMOI (Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention) devices. I know the cosmetic aspects will gel and morph over time, but everything is where it should be and operating wonderfully. Testing on my HP laptop \ Lemur for iPad pairing is complete, and it moves on to installation on my MacMini for final incorporation into my setup. These are very exciting times for me.

I wish to take the time to thank some very instrumental friends for their insights as I wended my way through the morass, muck and mire of the

On The Threshold Of Realisation

on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 15:23

Well, the energy and efforts with Max (and JavaScript) put forth over these past several months are finally coming to fruition, at last !

    It's a very exciting time for me.  These are wonderful skills I've been developing, and they'll come in quite handy over these coming years. There are also other important enhancements on deck, and other tools yet to be developed. Anyway, Lemur for iPad and my Max app are speaking kindly with each other, and performing admirably. Just a couple finishing touches and I'll be pressing it all into service. Operational testing will begin very shortly.

  

Ebb and Flow

on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:08

Two months further on since last post, and I have many revelations to show for it. I've restructured my work in a way that makes far more sense, it now has far more features I didn't think would be included in this revision, and should it perform better as well. I've been getting quite comfortable with Max, and I am enjoying this development cycle. Though I haven't had as much time to spend on this lately, I certainly have had time enough.

Cycling74 have come out with Mira, too.

Hurry up, and wait . . .

on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 00:27

The pace of my progress with JavaScript in Max6 is slower than expected, but I've nobody else to blame.  I have desire, but simply not enough experience in this domain. This combination doesn't exactly make for realistic expectations, and certainly these are not the only, or even the highest priorities I have. They do however mean a great deal to me. To that end, I have JS magnate Tom Swirly to thank; he is my JS master, and I am his "Grasshopper." :-)

This does not mean that in the interim, I have been without substantive accomplishments ! Nothing could be further from the truth ! Thanks to

Le Montagne Russe

on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 02:32

In Italiano, Le Montagne Russe means literally 'the Russian Mountains,' but if you say that in the company of Italians, they will assume you are talking about rollercoasters. That's actually what rollercoasters are known as there; 'le Montagne Russe.'

Yes, it really has been that kind of an experience as of late. It seems an endless stream of technical excuses, but life's like that sometimes. I'm not beaten down so easily. Though I haven't taken a rollercoaster ride in a good long time, no doubt my memory and my body would differ on the details. Such is the rift between dreams and reality.

Necessity is the mother of invention

on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 14:35

In recent months I have been concentrating on a discipline I have not made use of before. I am developing a couple of missing links in my setup; disconnects in my music-making process. The commercial market doesn't explore some of the areas where my processes take on new life.

I'm learning something which is new to me, so that always takes time. My camp is made up of mainly commercial tool, but certainly one size does not fit all in this regard. While my main expedition kit serves me well, Cycling74's Max and M4L have brought me into an entirely new arena; one which never came to mind.

Countdown, and editing

on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:22

I am in the process of providing editing support for a book being written by my friend, Julien Bayle. It is to be about the Arduino and learning how to do interesting things with it. Find the rabbit hole here.

For information on my current personal projects, see The LICO Files (my blog.)

Adding links to multimedia

on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 07:01

I've created accounts on both Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/lico-2) and Vimeo (URL forthcoming) for incorporation of additional content on projects I'm involving myself with.

I'll get some things posted up there as soon as I can !

Thanks,

Glennzone