Friday, April 13, 2007

3000 visits, thanks!

Hooray, we've passed another milestone on my blog, 3000 visits. I know compared to other sites it is not very high, but considering this is an amateur site, and also a 'special interest' blog, modular synthesizers. I am sure that if I would add lots of erotic content , the traffic would soon rise, but hey, there is plenty of that out there already.
Anyway, if there are any subjects, or questions you want me to write about , leave me a comment on this post, and I'll see what I can do.

So thank you all for your continued visits, and let's go for 4000 next :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Update MOTM and my Blog

Paul Schreiber recently informed us of the following:

- Several kits have been shipped out from the back log, and more to follow in the next few weeks. Also ready build modules have been shipped. Some items of MOTM 2.0 have been shipped. (MOTM 2.0 refers to products and services that Synthesis Technology is working with, after the demise of the original kit series, among which new bread boards.)
You can still build MOTM modules, but the term DIY is ever more the case: Synth tech still offers the PCB's, still offers the front panels and brackets, and also offers part bags with hard to find parts for a specific module, however, you will have to get the remaining parts elsewhere , from sources like Farnell, Newark, RS, Allied etc.
-Work is also being done on the new series of FRACRACK format modules, to be able to supply the Analog Haven store with a basic inventory.
-Work on a Mac version of the updater software is nearing beta status, and a non working version will soon be available for downloads, purely to see if it runs on a variety of Macs, and if it recognises all types of midi interfaces etc out there without problems.

In regards to my blog, we are approaching visitor number 3000, and the blog is nearly 1 year old. Time for a small party soon I think :-)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Traveling and an Airline Rant

First of , sorry all of you guys. I've been traveling a lot for work, and actually still am, so I haven't been able to update my blog very much, as basically, I have been out of touch with my own synth, and the MOTM synth community in general.
It seems a general trend at this time of year, even the Yahoo MOTM community is quiet, that is, I haven't seen a single post there, actually, one of mine is the last one I see, even after I refresh the page...

Anyway, traveling: Right now I find myself in Sao Paulo, Brasil, just got here after a long flight with American Airways from Miami... One question to you airline folks out there, why is it that seating is designed for midgets?
It's all very nice seeing commercials of smiling staff,sleeper beds and pillows etc, but the average traveller is still sitting like birds in a cage, I call it "cattle class", the price difference between that and the next step up is just crazy. Why not take one or two rows of seats out, so we get a little more leg space, and a bit more of a "comfort zone", and add $50,- to a ticket for the 'lost revenue", that would make all of us travellers a lot happier. :-) Certainly a bit more comfort is warranted, now that Concorde has been killed (still unbelievably stupid!) , all hopes of quicker travel at some point for mere mortals are gone, so if you want us in the air longer, (and being able to charge us a few drinks extra etc) the least you can do is offer some more comfort.

Anyway, traveling does give me some inspiration for new music, and that's the good part, not that I'll be composing anything soon, as I am too tired right now, I want a bed more than anything, as due to the above cramped seating, I could not get comfortable, and have not slept at all.... Sorry guys, this post turned into something else completely, I won't do that too often, but I feel better already :-)