The more you’re learning is about discovering how to function in a dysfunctional situation, the more wedded your skillset is to those types of situations.
The more you focus on learning that is transferable and valuable, the better off you will be.
We’re way better at making judgements of two things side by side than we are at ‘objectively’ judging a single thing in isolation.
Working in a role where I wear multiple hats, support, development and testing I really struggle to keep track of where my time goes. I wonder if the challenge is not only being aware, but also being in control of your time? I think this goes for both home and work.
I’ve read things likeand tried things like batching emails and responses. The problem I have every time I try such strategies is to get others onboard.
I am left with a question, how much of time is a shared resource? As you suggest, maybe I need to have a go a logging my hours.
I may not have all the answers, but I think I am good at capturing particular problems at hand and with that drawing on past practice to come up with possible solutions. I am going to assume this is why people come to me with such diverse questions and quandaries.
I often think that the real magic is finding the time to take the next step.
At one stage many years ago I had a Roland GR700 and would press hold on a note and just explore sounds with the Roland PG-200 that you could attach. However, all I had to record with was a tap deck, which I never properly saved. I recently bought a Korg Volca Modular, thinking that might be something of an entry point, but again like the PG-200, it feels like it has its limitations.
I recently came upon vcvrack.com and think that this might be my next point of exploration. I would love to build my own, as Chris Beckstrom has, just not quite sure about the time and space. (I knew I should have kept my reference monitors.)
One question, what are the trigger pads? I assume, like a Launchpad, they are linked to Ableton that allow you to trigger samples and/or midi tracks? Or are they triggering a module within the rack?
Guess no one knows what the future may hold, however it will be interesting to see what sticks long term.
Kidnap – Aurora
KIKDRM – Little Helper 311-1
Cari Golden & Dance Spirit – Wash Me Clean (Dance Spirit’s Hyperspace Dub)
Kölsch – In Bottles
Moon Boots – First Landing
Yotto – Chemicals (Mentat’s Way Out West Edit)
AEONIX – A Star Is Born (Clint Stewart Remix)
Guy J – Airborne
Nick Warren & Tripswitch – Voight Kampff
Max Cooper – Resynthesis
Dino Lenny & Artbat – Sand In Your Shoes
Arthr – Balloons (Mentat Mix)
Alex Metric & Ten Ven – Otic
Sonin feat. Swedish Red Elephant – All Of My Teenage Crimes
Antonoff condenses months of creativity into eight minutes. It left me think about how much learning is assumed to get to a point of understanding the technology to get to a point of control. I remember when I was young, I had a Roland G707. I would use a cassette player to record tape after tape of tweeking with the various sounds. There was something about the physicality of it that was never matched when I moved onto Fruity Loops.