Monday, December 20, 2010

an apple a day...

google analytics are an interesting thing and it would seem i'm popular with the mac folks this week. since it's a relatively new service the results aren't entirely accurate but it's interesting to see how google's stats stack up against that little free counter i have at the bottom right.

i'm just glad that people are getting something out of this and i would love to hear from you lovely people more often. what are you listening to these days? what are you hoping to see in your christmas stockings? do you even celebrate christmas? are you just happy to get a few days off?

because i opened this post with a nod to mac i thought i would mention just how excited i am to road test a few apps with my phone. music studio has been around for a little while now and is one of the top "studio" apps on itunes. is it worth the $15? i'll let you know in a day or two. it was either this or nanostudio but i don't think nano will let me export midi. kind of an important feature if you ask me. i was going to buy sunvox but they recently did an upgrade which seems to have made an already steep learning curve that much harder. maybe i just need to get used to the new interface but it does not look as user friendly as the previous version. to give some context, the previous version looked a lot like a max msp style synth builder. the heart of the programme was the ability to build your own synth from modules and route them any way you saw fit. if that sounds confusing you don't even want to see the new version.

i would love to find something that i can play around with while i'm on the train or on lunch at work. don't get me wrong though, this is not something i would recommend as a replacement to your mobile recording setup. these do not replace real mics, real gear or software. these are great scratch pads for shaping ideas, beats and melodies. if you've heard of something you think i should check out let me know.

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