awesome. awesome. awesome.

Those were actually the first three words I used to describe Dave Smith’s latest creation, the Prophet-8, in a text chat with my wife. Yes, Dave Smith is in ur…

Almost everything must go – more and cheaper gear for sale

For the very few of you who come here looking for used gear before you go to Craigslist, I’m announcing a price drop on a few of the “Gear for…

Raccoons vs. Cyclists

There are a lot of raccoons in my neighbourhood. Well, duh. This is Toronto. Everyone has a raccoon story. I have two good ones, both of which involve raccoons sneaking…

iVejustabouthadenough

Default screen saver: RSS Visualizer. And do I care what is feeding it? Not really. It’s a screen saver. It runs when I’m not around. So I leave it on…

Remixing the F Train

I got a copy of Ableton Live Lite with an audio interface I picked up last year and had been meaning to fire it up and play around with it…

I’m in your launches, photographing your authors

I’ve finally made it into Quill & Quire, without having to go through the tedious business of writing a book. I insinuated myself into the Q&Q photographer’s frame at the…

Firefox eBay.ca search hack

Firefox has a pantload of cool features, not the least cool of which is the multi-engine search tool. If you live in Canada though, you may be a bit weary…

Well that wasn’t very smart

I’m kind of sorry that the SmartCard never caught on, and not just because it’s the only way to upgrade the firmware on the Motif ES (which probably won’t be…

Turn that piano down

I don’t have much in common with Stephen Hough. He plays piano, I play piano. He is regarded by some as Britain’s finest pianist. I am… currently supporting myself by…

Yamaha Motif ES 7

The latest addition to the arsenal is a cross between a piano and an airplane wing, the post-stretching Yamaha Motif ES 7 76-note sequencing-sampling workstation and part-time DeLorean spoiler. You…