Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Maybe not as big as the Lebron decision, but more important to me...
I had a weird experience this weekend: I needed to quickly create the audio bumpers for my podcast, and quickly fired up Ableton Live. Dropped in an instance of ACE, and instances of my favorite drum kit and another polysynth, used some Mono Sequencer instances, and had a nifty track in about 10 minutes.
And, sadly, it sounded better than anything I've composed on the Octatrack.
I love the Octatrack for its compactness. I love it for its ability to toy with samples in unique ways. I love the plocks and the crazy scene/xfader system. I dislike the short sequences, the disconnected MIDI system and the remember-too-many-button-punches user interface. Love the Flex Machines. Really dislike the Pickup Machines.
I'm considering selling it (again!).
I need your help. Talk me out of selling? Talk me into selling and refocusing on Live (and MFL devices)? Quit whining and enjoy my first-world life?