Well, you’ll never see me in a dress…but my girl has used one of those goofy phone programs and put make up all over my pics. I always thought I’d make a pretty decent looking chic due to having a baby face (I’m lucky if I shave my face once a week) soft skin and long hair. To my dismay, I was actually pathetically hideous…even with what we thought were good choices. LOL!
Thanks for the engagement wishes guys! That whole thing is huge for me. I’ve dated girls long term my whole life, so I’ve only been with about 5 people. This girl I knew since we were kids…but as kids, well, I was 14, she was 9. We weren’t allowed to look at 9 yr olds. LOL! She always had this little thing for me…she was my best friends sister. 28 years later she comes to one of my shows…and we’ve been together nearly 7 years now. I never even lived with anyone before…so when I tell you this is huge for me, I ain’t kiddin ya’s!
She’s awesome though. Totally into my music, my #1 fan, into recording and producing and has an incredible ear for music. I’d be lost without her now. It actually scares me to be this close to someone, quite honestly. But I’m loving it! Now she’s talking about babies and…whew, I’m 50…I don’t even know if I got rotten eggs or not. LMAO! It’s like one thing at a time…whew…renovated my home studio, sold one of my studio buildings, renovating my house, went in partners with another studio (he owns the building, I own the gear and the clients) and now a baby too?! Then there’s “I need a new truck” and “I saw this really killer Lamborghini” and…lol! She loves messing with me. The girl has never asked for anything since she moved in other than unconditional love, respect and honestly. Can’t beat it, let me tell you. That’s marriage material. Anyway…sorry…way off topic!
I doubt Sonar would ever go open source. Honest when I tell you, someone can definitely make some money if they grab it and do something with it. They really made it stable these days. That was one of my pet peeves in the past. They would add options and break things that worked before. Gibson took over, they released quite a few of what we call “the Bakers” and things in my opinion, changed for the better. Even the beta builds were rock solid. As a matter of fact, I can’t even tell you the last time I typed up a bug report that had something major in it since the Gibson take over.
Then again, everyone uses the software differently. So some people are going to fail in ways I don’t use it. I’m into recording and sounds etc. I’m actually not very schooled at using Sonar and all its options. Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot about it. But as I read the forums, there are users and even beta testers who are totally off the hook with how they use it. Seriously…some of these people do things I never even knew were possible.
To me, it’s a big tape machine. I use it, I use my plugins, I punch in and out, I create midi and edit accordingly, I use effects buses, instrument buses and VSTi’s. I do NOT waste time editing drums and extensive instrument takes. That’s just a drag…let an audio editor do that. I’m an engineer, producer…learn how to record and play before you come to me. I don’t polish turds and thankfully, don’t need the money. When I get people like that, I just tell them “it would cost much more if you need me to edit you. You may want to consider someone else.”
I got a friend that lines up drums and edits for hours and hours. To me, that’s not what a recording engineer does. If it is, it’s not what I do. When my buds worked on the Breaking Benjamin album, they tracked everything and sent it all to my bud Wayne Davis to do all the editing. That was his only job. Granted, we smaller guys in studios try to make money where we can. But you have to ask yourselves…if you’re editing and taking more hours than you are recording, you’re an editor…not a recording engineer. There’s no way I could do that and not charge for it.
Anyway…rambling senselessly again. I don’t post much, so I guess I’m making up for lost time. I really do hope Sonar gets new life brought into it. Though I’m sad, I’ll share a little something with you guys that may change your opinion on a few things. Let me make another post for it though…this is huge as is. LOL! Thanks again for the wishes.