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Old 10-22-2011, 01:26 PM
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Default Computer does not compute!!

I guess the computer got tired of looking at me, it's hardisk has given up the ghost. I hope it's just the hardisk. Anyways this happens on a weekend! Just after I broke down got Transistor Punch for my Maschine, And had started getting into learning the Maschine interface, so I feel like weelll out of sorts..
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:44 PM
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Ouch!

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Old 10-22-2011, 04:15 PM
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Default Looking a tinee weeny 13 inch Macbook pro screen.

Is this what the world looks like in Macbook land, shiny, small, cold, Well Im going to go for broke and get the 2007 iMac repaired, and the perhaps start on getting the mac mini modular setup together, The server edition has two 500 Gb drives and 4 Gb ram. I wanted to wait until February as by then I'd be pretty well out of earlier debts, but a few months overlap isn't going to kill me...

What I envision is a setup acquired over a couple of years consisting of 3 mac minis and a pro screen 21 inch that can be pivoted into portrait mode. That should make the number of sequencers I can see at once expand to about seven..Another good thing about a pro screen is that it can take inputs from three computers!

What I don't like about these laptops is the upperbody slouch that it encourages, so in a way I would probably prefer just doing without a laptop altogether, use the three mac minis and the screen, for performances I'd still need a bunch of keyboards, controllers, cables and stands, a table so bringing along a 21 inch monitor would not be a huge bother..

Luckily I see that my system backup harddisk with all the programs seems to be fine. When I noticed problems with the imac I had begun backing up using Super Duper, but the gig was up, and it froze midway through.. Strangely no harm done.. Whew..

I have another big dual slot icy dock with all my photos and Numerology projects so I'm okay there..


The interesting thing about this all is that even if I did lose all my Data, I would be most worried about the photos.


Numerology has this simple Data structure, it builds these amazing sound canvases almost from nothing, that to start again from scratch zero nil zilch, doesn't seem like such a scary thing..

Like the Buddist sand paintings. Numerology projects can live in the NOW, in a way Logic Projects or Cubase projects or Pro Tools just can't reach..Funny it seems it's more about what you know right now, than any accumulated cleverness.


A harmony stack as I have demonstrated is basically just a 10 note sequence in three voices, and yet it can create the backbone for a piece lasting a half an hour.. Each sub sequence lasts max 32 steps, most just 16, they fill out that half an hour, with infinite variation through modulation, trigger gates, extra interval sequencers, Lfo's..


I remember basically what I've done when I've been working with a Numerology project. I let it run it's course, I'm often pretty satisfied given my skill level, so i don't really feel the need to return to old projects..

I don't own the whole music I create with Numerology I interact, something comes out that I'm partly responsible for, I'm pleased, but also ready to let gentle yet firm hands whisk away the sound images after this long days journey into sound..


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Old 10-23-2011, 08:42 AM
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Default Maybe I'll replace the Hard disk myself!

I think I just may do the deed and replace the hardisk myself in my my mid 2007 imac. I've found a DIY run through on the net. That way I can save some $ like 200, and put that toward the mini. If it's more than the Hard disk that is broken I will still have a new 500 Gb hard drive installed in the imac at cost, and the apple service people can do there thing to get it up and running.

On a side note I've checked out monitors, and there's some EIZO monitors that sound like they would be fine for using with numerology as they can be veritcally aligned, and aren't terribly expensive. I know I stated in the above post that a pro monitor with three inputs was in the running, but at 1000$, I might just wait a while before springing on that. For audio work the monitor isn't that critical. For photo the imac if it works for now is okay..

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Old 10-24-2011, 04:44 PM
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Like the Buddist sand paintings.
A very nice metaphor... would be tempting to build an iPad sequencer based on that concept -- something along the lines of it automatically 'degrades' and you have to work to keep it in order...

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Old 10-24-2011, 04:47 PM
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I think I just may do the deed and replace the hardisk myself in my my mid 2007 imac. I've found a DIY run through on the net. That way I can save some $ like 200, and put that toward the mini. If it's more than the Hard disk that is broken I will still have a new 500 Gb hard drive installed in the imac at cost, and the apple service people can do there thing to get it up and running.
I can't imagine that it's any worse that replacing the hard drive on a pre-unibody intel macbook pro -- which I've done 3 or 4 times, but definitely find some good instructions and take your time.

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On a side note I've checked out monitors, and there's some EIZO monitors that sound like they would be fine for using with numerology as they can be veritcally aligned, and aren't terribly expensive. I know I stated in the above post that a pro monitor with three inputs was in the running, but at 1000$, I might just wait a while before springing on that. For audio work the monitor isn't that critical. For photo the imac if it works for now is okay..
And if you want non-glare monitors, you have to go 3rd party.... (ugh).

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Old 10-24-2011, 04:54 PM
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Is this what the world looks like in Macbook land, shiny, small, cold,
Yes, but you can plug just about any monitor into it -- most of the time my macbook is plugged into a several-years-old 24" cinema display, keyboard and mouse, with the lid closed. When it's time to travel, I unplug everything and am ready to go...

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:26 PM
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A very nice metaphor... would be tempting to build an iPad sequencer based on that concept -- something along the lines of it automatically 'degrades' and you have to work to keep it in order...

Cheers,
Jim

Fascinating idea. It could be further extended by introducing Granualar morphing of the sounds to shake things up a bit.

Another cool idea could be to set the Evolve function on overdrive, but framed somewhat so things land on there feet after being tumbled around..

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:31 PM
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Yes, but you can plug just about any monitor into it -- most of the time my macbook is plugged into a several-years-old 24" cinema display, keyboard and mouse, with the lid closed. When it's time to travel, I unplug everything and am ready to go...

Cheers,
Jim
That got me yes the 15" monitor with antiglare and double SSD drives would be a sweet setup..

I was inches away from going for the mac mini server edition, but I stayed my hand, if the imac comes on line again I would really prefer to wait to February..

I've got all the gear for doing the hard disk upgrade and will do it soon. Having a break isn't a bad thing, as you probably have surmised I've really given Numerology a going over of Late.. But this break should not last so long that I lose the good impetus I've got going, say 10 days at most..


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Old 10-26-2011, 04:49 PM
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Default New Hard disk is in !

Well I put in a WD caviar blue 500 Gb, and a new pram battery. Things seem to be working fine. I lost my Transistor Punch activation and that's about it. The Super Duper Restore from my Back up worked fine it seems.. Gawd it was dusty in there. I vacummed it without touching anything directly..

The only pain now is the mess in the kitchen, I went on a hike and let the whole thing sail....


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