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Re: noisy computers (was Re: Kyma)

I have to aggree with you guys.  I've been working with computers
on an almost daily basis for many years, but they just don't seem
to be as "useable" in a musical context as a dedicated unit w/ 
tactile controls (buttons & knobs).  But on the other hand, computer
sequencers are much more flexible than dedicated units.

One thing I'm trying that seems to be working well is putting the
CPU in a different room.  I poked a 2" hole in the wall and put
it on the other side (next to the sofa in my living room). Now my
'studio' (studio/darkroom/office/....) is very quiet.  It's actually
kind of weird to use a computer that doesn't make any noise.  There's
an article in last months Electronic Musician about cables to
do this.


Neil Goldstein wrote:
> > I know home computers
> >and their software can now do a lot, but their unreliable operating
> >systems, noisy hardware, lack of tactile control, and bulk, make for a
> >capricious and sometimes annoying creative tool.
> >
> I love the power and visual ease of working with a computer but you hit 
> nail right on the head on why it just sometimes isn't very inspiring or
> *fun*. Well spoken.
> I sometimes get tripped up in trying to pick the best tool for the job, 
> I think I've sort of been "in denial" that sometimes working with the
> computer is "annoying".
> Also know there's lots of times I've capturing something with JamMan 
>that I
> wished I would have first layered and multi-tracked into the computer
> (Logic Audio being my fav), before it became permanently mixed in mono!
> Neil
> ngold@teleport.com
> Portland, OR USA