New Phone, etc.

Hey guys.  In my last video I said I broke my phone and showed it.

RIP iPhone 5c Blue.

In the end, it’s fine.  That thing has 32-bit architecture and wasn’t going to be upgradable to iOS 11.  Given that my Mac Mini is also outdated (currently running OSX 10.8.5), the whole shebang needs an overhaul.

I’ll be doing a clean install to High Sierra when it comes out.  I know the advice to first get clearance from 3rd party developers (Ableton, Native Instruments et. al.) but I’ve got to move forward.

I have a new track hopefully being released this upcoming Thursday called “Honey Diamond”.  This is another “deep dive” which has taken, as of now, about a month to complete.  eek.

I have more music in the pipeline but haven’t yet started another production in earnest.  Therefore, since I’m not amidst any contiguous projects, now is the best time to upgrade.

In the future, the 8 Bar Embryo project will be comprised of what I refer to as Digital Punk Rock.  I probably haven’t invented the term but maybe I’ll be giving it new meaning by keeping my arrangements and orchestration as minimal as possible with the view of more easily obtaining my objective of completing 100 virtual instrument-based tracks within a reasonable time frame.

I, with Karla’s help, have replaced the 5c with a used 6s.  It’s a beautiful device and I hope it’ll last me at least five years like the 5c did.

Unfortunately, it’s incompatible with my current version of OSX.  Coupled with the previously mentioned difficulties and the resulting desire to upgrade I’ll be slowing down my production while I switch over to newer software.

Hopefully this will result in helpful content in the form of videos, blog posts and forum responses relating to clean installs, software compatibility and other technical advice.

I hope you guys have been enjoying my latest content and that whatever I can release in the near future will hold you over until I’m up and running in full 64-bit land.

In the meantime, please sub on YouTube, join my email list and listen to my music.

Thanks,

-m