One of the things that’s prompted this site makeover this month was the addition of a new iMac into our home. Now we’ve got the new workhorse computer and I’ve got it set up with the essentials: Ableton Live, Cubase, all my plugins, Photoshop….Starcraft II… That means that it’s time to change the way I work again, right?
Well, kinda yeah. I sold my Novation ZeRO SL mkII on eBay two weeks ago and used the cash to pick up an Akai APC40 – which is a lot a custom MIDI controller for Ableton Live. I’ve gotten exactly no work done with it so far, but it does look nice. The lights are very pretty. Aside from that and the new computer, over the last few months I’ve collected a few new things like bluetooth headphones, an iPad (ok so I got it for my wife but she lets me borrow it sometimes if I’m nice), an M-Audio Keystation 61 MIDI keyboard and I downgraded from the Virus TI Desktop to the TI Snow.
So I’m going to be trying a few new things – notably my Ableton Live workflow. I have controller apps now for my iPhone and iPad to go with the APC40; who knows maybe with some time I can integrate that into a live set. What’s more important is that I’m still in that creative state of mind lately and the new gadgets play on that quite a bit. So maybe we’ll see some more DG stuff coming.