I'm really happy about my general music setup.

Desktop Setup:
1) My "Lunch Box" desktop computer w/ 2 monitors, 1 4k, 1 1080p
2) Roli Seaboard Rise 49
3) Alesis V61 Keyboard
4) Ableton Push v1
5) beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones

Portable Setup:
1) My 5 year old Macbook Pro
2) Roli Seaboard Block
3) Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless
4) Akai MPD218
5) Novation Mk2 Launchpad Mini
6) beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones


@pandora_parrot So how do you sync the music you make on portable to your desktop?​ Via cloud? USB? SD​ card?

@writerlionel SO ABOUT THAT. The data side is easy. I have previously just synced with Dropbox. All my projects in Ableton are stored there.

Unfortunately, there's a mismatch in VST stuff. It frequently can't find the same VST, or convert from AU to VST and back. So the end result is that a project I start in one place, I also finish there.

I could put time into fixing that, but it's not a dire limitation.

@pandora_parrot Ah makes sense. If you have all the tools to finish a track on one, no need to transfer to another. Wouldn't it make things difficult though when, say, you're trying to decide on what tracks to put together into an EP or album?

@writerlionel Perhaps! But I'm still "learning to do music" so I'll solve the "make an album" problem later. :P

@writerlionel My "Pinfeathers Passing" playlist on my soundcloud contains a lot of the songs I consider actually decent. The older stuff was me still working on understanding basics, I think: soundcloud.com/compact-joy

@pandora_parrot Listening to it now. Loving the 80s new wave/synthpop on your tracks. And those deep 808s.

@writerlionel I love the 808! I have a Roland Boutique TR-08 just because of that. :P

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