Review: Cherry Audio’s “Voltage” Eurorack Soft Synthesizer. Thumbs up.

Cherry Audio has a modular softsynth, called "Voltage." It's currently (as of October 8, 2018) $150, in a bundle that includes the core product, plus 69 modules as well as an additional set of percussion modules and settings for the synthesizer. It looks like it's a competitor for four softsynths with which I have varying… Continue reading Review: Cherry Audio’s “Voltage” Eurorack Soft Synthesizer. Thumbs up.

How I See Rush’s Albums from Ten Thousand Feet

This is how I think of Rush's entire studio catalog, in short summaries. Rush This is a set of young rockers trying to follow their dreams. Raw, immature, full of pride and purpose. Surprisingly good, especially when you consider that "Working Man" was an earnest staple of the band for their entire career. Fly By… Continue reading How I See Rush’s Albums from Ten Thousand Feet

Essential Slick: a review

I read the HTML version, as I'm reading it on a Macbook, and HTML just seemed the most generic. I have tried Slick tutorials, for example, and the Hello, Slick example projects - only to have them fail out of the box or simply not working, with no clear explanations. I'm pleased to report that this has not been the case with Essential Slick - the code has worked very well, and been explained clearly. While in early access, there are a few minor problems - for example, in the book's source code they use durations early on without specifically including them or describing them.

Review: Pink Floyd’s “Endless River”

TL;DR Go get Pink Floyd's Endless River. I did, and it's great - as long as you enjoy Pink Floyd. I bought the Floyd's latest release - "The Endless River," as mentioned - because it's Pink Freaking Floyd, and it's a new release. It's awesome - but wants immersion. If you're looking for something that… Continue reading Review: Pink Floyd’s “Endless River”

Repost: Brandon Sanderson might actually understand people

I've been reading Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, trying to finish it at last after having abandoned it fourteen years ago or something like that. I abandoned it because the books were becoming repetitive, and because Robert Jordan created characters who were plastic and immature even then; his fondness for corporal punishment was… Continue reading Repost: Brandon Sanderson might actually understand people