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I ordered a laptop stand so I could have my laptop hooked up to my drums in a more useful position, it arrived today and fits perfectly! So much better than having it dodgily perched on the luggage to the left there. 😛 I also discovered that Logic Pro has a thing where it can pick up the tempo of what you're playing and it lets you adjust it after the fact! I'm a bit shit at keeping time, but I recorded a section by trying to keep a count in my head ("ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and") and I actually ended up surprisingly close to 120bpm the whole time.
Posted on 17 May 2022, 13:26
I haven't been posting much about it, but my guitar learning is coming along pretty well! This is the riff from Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law". (I should clarify that this is the entirety of what I know from that song).
Posted on 15 October 2021, 20:22
Huzzah, my tablet arm finally arrived! No more looking awkardly off to the left to follow my drum lessons. 🎉
Posted on 23 August 2021, 13:16
Posted on 9 August 2021, 21:00
Aww yisssss! (Now hopefully it works with Guitar Hero... I've seen anecdotal reports that it does, but nothing official from the manufacturer). Also this controller is over ten years old now and the plastic is doing that weird thing where it gets sticky, so I'll need to clean it up.
Posted on 9 August 2021, 13:39
Oh hell yeah, in continuing with the "Stuff arriving earlier than expected" theme, my drum stool, kick pedal, and drum sticks were just delivered!
Posted on 2 August 2021, 11:16
Good news! The drum kit is set up and works perfectly. Bad news, the reason there was a delivery estimate of Wednesday and why I received the drum kit today is because the kit was shipped directly from Roland's warehouse in Dee Why, but the drum stool, kick pedal, and drumsticks are coming from the place I ordered them from in Newcastle, and those three things are what're arriving on Wednesday. 😛
Posted on 30 July 2021, 14:20
Well uh, that arrived significantly faster than I was expecting (Australia Post said the ETA was Wednesday next week).
Posted on 30 July 2021, 10:57
BOOM. Trigger pulled on the TD-17KV! 🥁🎉 I am EXTREMELY excited about this, I loved playing the drums in Guitar Hero World Tour but they were frustratingly poorly-made, and would frequently not register hits which would break my streaks. (And fun fact, with the right adapter these Roland drums can actually be hooked up to Guitar Hero which I am TOTALLY doing).
Posted on 28 July 2021, 19:47
Woohoo, my new guitar input arrived! I took it for a quick spin and the sound quality is noticeably improved over the old one, everything sounds crisper and clearer (old was 16-bit/44.1KHz, new one is 24-bit/96KHz). This was paid for by selling some of that funny money that Keybase gave everyone a few years back, turns out it's actually worth something now!
Posted on 23 March 2021, 13:08