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relaxing, bit of shopping, friends over for wine and music and stuff tomorrow night. more looking forward to jarvis at koko on wednesday!
i will see if i actually like the peace and quiet i've been trying to find for so long.
i am also getting very drunk tomorrow night.
Meeting the crew in Camden at some point. Beforehand, I expect to cash a cheque before the bank closes at like, 10 or something. Then go to 'Nam Court Road to look for a MIDI controller.
On Sunday I will be waking up next to a beautiful woman. I will then spend the rest of the day disposing of her corpse in a shallow grave.
I always do.
Actually, it's good you're here - I know you're down with the making for of electronic music. The insurance company wouldn't fork out to replace my old keyboard, so now I'm doing this: I was thinking of going just the pure controller route, just triggering samples I already have on the PC - seeing as I'm just thinking of home recording. However, there are circumstances I can imagine where I would want to have access to onboard synths and sounds that a Rompler style keyboard might offer - for practise, and possibly live performance. Is there a third way I haven't thought of yet?
ok - this might require a PM actually... what the fuck happened to your keyboard tho??? that sux! what about a - a virus TI - its makes some lovely squelchy noises... what do you play??
I used to play keyboards all the time, but one day I plugged it into a socket it didn't like and it killed it stone dead. Cost me about £500 too, I was gutted. All I've got is the old stand up piano at my folks' house now.
Anyway, I got a copy of the Garritan Personal Orchestra about 6 months ago that I just managed to make work with Fruity Loops, so I've just been going nuts adding lush strings and oboes to everything. The fact that manually setting note velocities and attacks etc is a pain in the arse made me think it's time to get a new keyboard again. I probably won't be making any hardcore trance in Reason or anything.
however I'd say that you can clearly get lots of stuff second hand if you beg, borrow or steal.
F is the person to ask (my music buddy) but he's getting hitched tomorrow.. i will ask him when i see him. I am a relatively new kid to synth but have taken to it like duck to water... he's taught me lots... we are remixing lots.. of our stuff...
fuck hardcore trance! So early 90s! ;-)
the sunshine underground play at the zodiac on saturday other than that nothing much...dossing around oxford generally probably.
then partying :D
Tomorrow night, I'm going to a travelling theme park, Planet Fun.
I'm playing in a chess tournament all weekend. Each game will last up to 4 hours and I'm playing 5 games in total.
I lost horribly last night and just won my game this morning in 8 moves. Score!
I love it in New York when you go wandering around Central Park and you see those dudes hang out and play chess... like, 50 at a time... I think it's very cool.