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Obviously, I had to be generic with the first question - just covering classical strings would've taken a poll by itself, otherwise. =:D

Poll #1033531 Musicality!

Which instrument families do you currently play?

Keyboard
3(10.7%)
Guitar
2(7.1%)
Woodwind
1(3.6%)
String
2(7.1%)
Voice
1(3.6%)
Brass
0(0.0%)
Drums
1(3.6%)
None
3(10.7%)
I'm just curious
0(0.0%)
Other (tell us!)
3(10.7%)

You..

make a living this way
1(3.8%)
have been paid for your talents
3(11.5%)
simply enjoy noodling around
22(84.6%)

In the electronic realm, you use - for fun or professionally -

Logic (Express or Pro)
0(0.0%)
Reason
0(0.0%)
Garageband
2(9.5%)
Cubase
0(0.0%)
Fruity Loops
0(0.0%)
Digital Performer
0(0.0%)
Sibelius
1(4.8%)
Reaktor
0(0.0%)
Absynth
0(0.0%)
Dimension Pro
0(0.0%)
Any Vienna Symphonic Library series
0(0.0%)
EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra
0(0.0%)
Other EastWest libraries
0(0.0%)
ProTools (any variety)
0(0.0%)
Other
6(28.6%)


Needless to say, if you want to link to anything you've done, go for it. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 

I also use Ableton Live and Band-in-a-Box.

I do miss the days of ProTools Free!

When people ask what I play, aside from voice, I tell them "computer". Any composing I do is strictly vocal or digital.

Now, do you have anything to share, musically speaking?

Oh, and I have been paid, but so little and so long ago...
Ahh, Ableton! I knew I'd forget an obvious one. I suppose it slipped out of consciousness as they're unfortunately good with preventing unpaid users. Which means, at the end of it, not so many Albeton users. Seems a little counterproductive on all fronts, but there we go. ^_^

I do wonder what PT's really like - but Digidesign ceded most of that ground to other comers long ago. Would it really that much better than just continuing to enjoy Logic Express and Reason? It seems like a company that's determined to follow the SGI example - be a justified leader, fritter it away, try clinging onto the upper pro market, and then hope.

Me? Hee! Sadly, not yet. Composing's a difficult proposition indeed - with the Horde™ around, it's only rarely possible to let one's thoughts explore the prevailing sonic reality safely. Most of the time, it's more a matter of trying to drown this lot out. *sigh* Very wearing, but so it goes.

I suspect the only way I'll make any progress is to accept having to use a virtual keyboard, and try noodling around out in the park - not ideal, but maybe a more enjoyable option than hoping for spontaneous peacefulness. ^_^

I do wonder what PT's really like - but Digidesign ceded most of that ground to other comers long ago. Would it really that much better than just continuing to enjoy Logic Express and Reason? It seems like a company that's determined to follow the SGI example - be a justified leader, fritter it away, try clinging onto the upper pro market, and then hope.

The high-end market pays pretty well, actually. We're selling $60k+ mixing boards and $150k live sound boards as fast as we can make them. We bought out M-Audio about three years ago, and make a few flavors of PT for the mid- and low-range market. Digidesign has always done pretty well, and is growing just fine. (Avid still needs some work, which is why our stock price is kind of down right now.)