I'm a computer consultant by trade and maybe more than a little bit a "music geek." I'm very interested in what makes music "tick." I've read through Jimmy Webb's "TuneSmith" at least four times including the hard theoretical parts. (I don't say that I understand it yet.)
I have "lurked" around MacJams for years without screwing-up the courage to actually sign up. Many a day has been spent listening to whatever the random selector on the front-page conjured up for me. I have hundreds of bookmarks.
These days, I compose music in two
ways. The first is with the (very excellent!)
open source music-scoring program, MuseScore,
with which I write music in staff-notation and MuseScore's built-in VST and SoundFonts to render the result. (I most-heartily and without reservation recommend this program.)
The second, most recently, is Logic Pro X.
cases, I am intrigued by the computer’s very unique ability as “a musical word-processor” which is capable of faithfully rendering something that you could never hope to play on your own. Each tool, each in its own very different yet complementary way, unlocks musical doors that until now had remained shut and barred.
I know the importance of putting oneself into the company of those whose work you admire, and of being in the shadow of those who know much more than you do. (And there are just so
many of you, right here ...) I would love to (learn how to...) collaborate in these more technical aspects of musical production.
I don't download music and listen to it on my phone or my computer, so don't be surprised to get zero-downloads from me. I'm still a "WAV-files and Vinyl" purist.