Since resolutions don't exactly give me the push I need to do better throughout the year, I thought that maybe it'd do me good to put my materialistic human nature to use.
Instead of creating a list of things I want to practice or achieve, I've made a list of things I want to be able to give myself at the end of the year. Said list is a cross between a wish list and a new year's resolution list. In working towards getting what I want when the year ends, I hope I establish new (hopefully) good habits and ethics.
To make things more interesting, I've included reasons as to why I want these goodies. I'm more than excited to let you guys in on how shallow my interests really are.
Let's get started!
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Because I need me some Siri to organize my life~ and because I need to let go of my dying 3GS. A couple more years (or months...?) and it'll be obsolete. Other than the 4S being faster performance-wise, almost all the apps I need/want aren't compatible with my phone, and the camera on the 4S kicks major ass.
You can never go wrong with a Pro, bro. I've discussed this with dad, and I might be getting one as soon as I go back to school. I need a badass music-making machine that I can bring with me wherever I go. My desktop computer's pretty awesome, but I'm almost always out of the house. It'll be easier to work with other people if I can take my workstation with me.
Since my hands are too shaky to take still photographs, might as well give this 35mm movie camera a try.
Because I.... just because. The Martha in me longs for it. And I'm tired of stitching things by hand.
If you're familiar with the concept of 3D sound/binaural recording, you'll understand why I want a pair of these. You can manipulate frequencies and replicate the whole 3D audio thing with programs, but nothing can compare to the real deal. And it's easier when you get to record the audio the way you want it. You fuss about technical stuff less.
What I lack in equipment, this mic makes up for in versatility. This thing is basically 4 microphones in one. It can run on batteries, has internal memory, is capable of editing audio (divide, normalize, and encode), supports SD cards, and can be used as a USB microphone. Check out this product page to read up on the other features and specs. This shit's legit. And since this can run another plug-in mic, pairing this up with the Roland Binaural Microphone Earphones will get you ace recordings. 3D audio recordings + portable audio interface that sports 4 kinds of microphones inside of it. Do the math.
I know you're gonna judge me for wanting these MIDI controllers, but I CAN'T HELP IT. Midi tracks are both overrated and underrated in a sense that people use them too much and, at the same time, people don't use them enough. Okay, I'm not making any sense. I guess musicians just need to find a balance if they ever consider using midi tracks. It's kinda like dancing the robot - don't overdo it or you'll look like an idiot/an ass/an idiot's ass.
I've always wanted to have one of these. I doubt I'll be using it for live performances any time soon, but it'd be nice to learn how to use one properly before actually bringing it out and showing it off during gigs. Plus, I think it's time I learn another instrument well enough to be able to compose on it.
Here's to hoping I learn valuable lessons and not just focus on getting everything on the list!