The Tronical Tuning System.
'It's just £250's worth of a set of motors in a clever feedback loop with a tension detector.'
It’s much more than that.
It’s a technophile guitarist’s wet dream come true.
Watching the pegs whizz, the child in me squealed with delight …kinda like the first time I saw a Robosapien.
Some will argue that it detracts from the organicity of twisting the pegs by hand, but for the functionality it offers, especially for touring musicians, it’s a no-brainer.
I was playing around with Logic Pro X’s 808 when I decided to have a browse on eBay for the hardware. My eyes almost fell out reading the pricings. Sometimes I wish I could send …letters to my parents in the 70s and 80s, asking them to hoard as much of this shit as possible because of the value it has now accrued.
…Then Roland go and drop this news.
Fingers crossed, I won’t have to trade in an arm for one.
I turned 23 last Thursday and nothing happened. Getting into work was even more difficult than normal because the bus drivers also like to have the day after New Year’s Day off. Work itself was even slower than it occasionally has the tendency to be. I finished at 17:30, got in at 6 and practically slept my way through the afternoon. Nothing happened.
It was the first New Year I’d spent away from home, so I guess it figured. 9 to 5 ain’t the same in the wild.
This time last year I was so carefree..
So last weekend, I lost myself a little. I lie. I lost myself. Made a couple of small mistakes, nearly made a big one and told my ex I missed her body. Traipsing home via McDonald’s, a stream of questions swirled through my psyche.
Maybe it was all in my head but, there is a decent chance I’m freaking out at the fact that I’ve been around this long and when the cycle repeats itself I’ll be yay close to 50.
The ‘New Me’ list is something I didn’t bother with last year …or the year before that …or the year before the year before. Little harm in a(n attempt) to-do list though, so…
1. (try to) Be grateful.
2. Stay in touch.
3. Shut up and drive.
4. Know when to call it a night.
5. Strive to broaden the mind.
6. Make time.