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Re: Computers and Global responsibility

What I've done to address this is break my music time
down into two distinct areas.  Playing and tweaking. 
For a long time I thought tweaking was standing in
they way of my playing but eventually I realized that
I get pleasure out of the tweaking and assembling of
complex digital audio systems. Plain and simple.  Some
of my most rewarding times have been getting out the
old mental can opener and digging into some new synth
and previewing it's presets and later tweaking them to
be my own, or reconfiguring some gear to work in a way
I hadn't previously considered.

Of course, it's easy to become overcome with such
madness, so I make sure I allocate weekends for pure
playing with a system that I've got working and I'm
comfortable with.

I use the analogy of a model train collector.  Part of
its collection, part of it's assembly and part of it's
watching the choo choo go round and round.  Look at
the tiny cows!  OH NO! ONE'S ON THE TRACK! WON'T


--- Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> > On 5/26/06, Claude Voit <c.voit@vtx.ch> wrote:
> >> During all these month long "puter setup blogs" ,
> hardware  
> >> musicians where
> >> playing, composing, practicing, enjoying life
> using gear they  
> >> really know.
> Amusing remark! :-) That may be an accurate
> observation, but I think  
> the remark tells more about different ambitions
> among users than  
> general differences between hardware vs software
> based instruments.  
> The traditional way to go for anyone who wants to
> improve as a  
> musician/composer is to get the best tools available
> and stick with  
> them to progress. If the choice goes to software
> this user may be  
> tempted to "upgrade" or "try more plug-ins" or
> whatever possibilities  
> there are to distract him. But this type of user
> will probably stick  
> to the original rig set-up that he considers "his
> instrument", just  
> because that's the only attitude that leads to the
> progress he has  
> envisioned. On the other hand, some musicians may
> find a much more  
> rewarding feeling in simply trying out a lot of
> gear, without  
> necessarily learning much in terms of musicianship
> or composing from  
> the process.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
> http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)

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