OCT 10 2008
I haven't been uploading much lately to Artwanted, not because I don't have anything to upload, but because my attention has been drawn elsewhere. Please pardon the pun. :)
I have been active over the last several months in resurrecting and recustomizing my music studio---in my home, of course---that used to give me a lot of pleasure going back to the mid-Eighties through the mid-Nineties. The vintage equipment that I mothballed for over a decade, plus the newer equipment is starting to come together. What was going to take up a small corner of the room has now eaten most of its space.
A lot of great affordable tools for creating music have been developed since I was actively dabbling in the sonic pool and there's almost too much to absorb. For you who are familar with MIDI, you probably know something of what I am referring to. My primary instrument is a Yamaha WX-11 wind controller. Think clarinet-looking instrument that connects to the computer and with which you control internal and/or external sounds (from synthesizers, etc.) But I am eyeing the much newer Akai EWI4000s as an upgrade in the coming year. It has a built-in synthesizer, unlike the WX-11, but can also control other synths as well.
Anyway, I thought my absence warranted some sort of explanation. I'm still filling notebooks with drawings in the meantime and I'm sure I will be uploading some new ones soon. ---Charles