March 14, 2008
RPM 2008 [ Edit ]
This year I participated in the RPM Challenge with friend Brian Magerko. Neither of us had been doing a lot of music writing, and he talked me into it. We didn’t make the 10 song, 35 minute goal, but we did get about 20 minutes of music split up into five songs. That’s five more songs than we would have done otherwise, and is a little better than one a week. Could be worse.
I did all my recording in Logic Pro 8, which I acquired late in 2007. Having worked with it for a few months now, I really like the user interface changes and polish; they’ve done a nice job making it look hot and work well. I haven’t had any stability problems, either. Logic 8 feels a bit less snappy than 7 did, but I can’t be sure if that’s due to the version change, or the upgrade from Express to Pro and just having more features available. I can track with Pro 8 on my G5 iMac just fine, and the iBook G4, while slightly out of spec, is able to do it too. I’ll be tracking with the iBook in the coming weeks a little bit, so we’ll see how that goes.
I want to write a bit more about some things I learned or played with during RPM later, but for now I just want to note that this happened. If I’m feeling particularly brave or disrespectful of your ears, I might post a track or two. One thing I can say: at least I didn’t sing on anything.Posted by Joe