||Monday, August 29 2011 @ 06:47 PM CDT
|| Nashville, TN United States
I'm a computer consultant by trade and maybe more than a little bit a "music geek." I'm very interested in what makes music "tick." I've read through Jimmy Webb's "TuneSmith" at least four times including the hard theoretical parts. (I don't say that I understand it yet.)
I have "lurked" around MacJams for years without screwing-up the courage to actually sign up. Many a day has been spent listening to whatever the random selector on the front-page conjured up for me. I have hundreds of bookmarks.
I use my Mac in a bit of a different way... I use the (very excellent!) open source music-scoring program, MuseScore, to write music in staff-notation, using MuseScore's built-in VST and SoundFonts to render the result. What draws me to this is, "even though you can't perform using any of these instruments, you can envision something and the computer can render it for you." It's a word-processor for music ... and an astonishingly good program that will really open your eyes to just how good "open source software" can be.
I know the importance of putting oneself into the company of those whose work you admire, and of being in the shadow of those who know much more than you do. I would love to (learn how to...) collaborate in these more technical aspects of musical production.
P.S. I don't download music and listen to it on my phone or my computer, so don't be surprised to get zero-downloads from me. I'm still a "WAV-files and Vinyl" purist.