I kinda feel like paper would do a better job - it's less fragile and won't die on me. But if I use that then the psion is useless, but I still kinda don't want to get rid of it, probably for stupid sentimental reasons? Like, I love it but it's useless and it'd be better in the hands of somebody it's more useful to.
like, I can't decide if I want to keep my psion 5mx or not. I loved it and I was using it every day until it died, then I got it (not cheaply) repaired with the plan to develop stuff for it that would be useful for me, but then I decided that developing for it seemed like more pain than fun. I now only use it as a notepad and I don't see it getting any other use. I could do what I use it for with a sheet of paper, but I still kinda feel like I shouldn't get rid of it
I have really been in a getting-rid-of-and-selling-things mood for the past few months. And even when I get rid of things, I feel like I still have more to get rid of. More things I don't use or think I could do without. But the hard part is controlling not getting rid of things I actually want, and not using money I get from selling stupid things to buy other stupid things.
update: seems sequencing midi gear with the gameboy w/ arduinoboy is less cool than I thought.
Oh well, the gameboy is still a fun music box alone
starting to put together some thoughts on what makes a musical tool good
the TL;DR of what I have so far is that a good musical instrument or tool is one that isn't just something you command, but something that can give you ideas. Most physical instruments can give you ideas - you play a wrong note, or can noodle something, and it changes direction. I don't know why, but I've never had a new idea for something while working in a DAW. But it's what makes music fun
Being an artist is not what people think.
Today someone said to me "hey Mike, you're a photographer, there's a beautiful mountain over there with a nice view. You should walk up and take a photo."
But halfway to the mountain I found a tree that had weird moss. So I spent half an hour photographing green wood and rocks.
You got to be open to beautiful stuff. You won't always find it where it's expected.
wow people are actually backing up this person's non-answer as if "buy something you didn't want and can't afford" is a legit solution to my question about something else entirely
maybe, instead of sequencing, I should make instruments to play live, and multitrack them. Might be able to flow better that way.
I want to make grid tools and toys that help me out of creative blocks and let me have fun with making music but that's tough when you don't really know what music you want to make, what works well as music inspiration for you, or how to build good things
maybe a looper type idea might work better? capture bits of jams in loops I can arrange into a song rather than trying to make songs with a groovebox. I'm never really happy with the music I make with the circuit so idk why I was trying to copy it
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