Two things happened this weekend. I turned 40, then I woke up with that familiar pain in my left wrist. The pain that says “you will be wearing a wrist brace for the next few weeks, it will be almost as annoying is the constant throbbing.”
I suspect these two events are related.
Either way I had planned on writing a personal gear check, a “what am I playing.” I do not supposed that most of the readers care so much about my rig but, the monster demands to be fed 1 also, I’d like to see what the writers of my favorite guitar magazines play. I thought it would be fun.
So, what am I playing? Not guitar for the next couple of weeks.
I’ve been using Fruity Loops on and off since a co-worker gave me a cracked copy a decade or so ago 2 I find it easy to pick up, but super deep to use. It’s been my go to software drum machine for the entirety of the 21st century. Obviously I was excited when I heard that Image-Line was coming out with a Windows 8 Fruity Loops App.
So, yeah, the “easy to learn, deep to use” appears to have been thrown away for “touchy and possibly useable on a tablet.” I thoroughly had no clue what I was doing. Fortunately, it’s much easier to find information on how to use FL Studio Groove than it is to find information on a Wilkinson trem. 3
In fact the makers were nice enough to produce this handy “this is how you use it” video:
So, that’s where I am now. My day job went into beast mode this week and I haven’t had too much time to play with it, but I plan to. It seems like this is going to be an ongoing project. Or at least until my wrist heals up.
Let the beats begin!