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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 12:00 am
Who am I and what do I do?

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: A Lost Cause

I think it can still privately affect people in very deep ways, perhaps more deeply than any of the other arts. And that's nothing to be scoffed at. But I think the image is of someone with an iPod, being moved privately, rather than a whole generation being changed and profoundly liberated by music (insert documentary footage of Woodstock). Of course, a lot of that "liberation" turned out to be illusory -- "tune in, turn on and drop out" leads precisely nowhere. It leads to panhandling. It's "repressive desublimation". But while it lasted, that collective illusion gave music an incredible -- and perhaps undeserved -- power. That's what those of us who remember the 60s and 70s miss. But, like I said in the interview, I'm okay with music's collapse into something more tribal, trivial and private. It's not going to stop me making music, though it may well stop me (and people like me) "making it".


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
iMac 24


I am thinking about getting an iMac 24.

Can you tell me, what's its sound capacity like - is it good for sound editing/mixing sound? Are you recording your music onto it? If so, what software do you use that's compatible with an iMac24?

Kit.


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imomus
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imomus
Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: iMac 24

There's lots of screen real estate, that's for sure. I use GarageBand and Logic. The built-in soundcard is good enough for me, but I'm not exactly renowned for my high audio standards! Good mics are more important than digital capabilities only bats can really appreciate.


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