Hello -- I'm Sammy James, a techno musician

By SammyJames ยท 4 replies
Aug 15, 2011
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  1. Hello to all you musicians out there!

    I am 39 years old. I like TechSpot an awful lot. I have visited the news pages here for several months, and I find that the writing and the coverage are excellent.

    I used to work for music technology companies in the Northeast, as a technical writer.I have also played piano for over thirty years, have played synthesizers for twenty-five years, and have studied classical, jazz, and PC/MIDI/sequencing (not necessarily in that order) for about the last twenty years or so.

    I have a degree in Music Business. I also own a record company, and I've recently released a CD of my original techno/house/new-age music called The Mall of Generica.

    I probably won't post too often in these forums, but I just wanted to say hey. I really like PC technology because I can customize my rig to suit my music production needs. I've been busy upgrading my 2009 Dell Studio 540. I hate Dell, but at the time, it was the cheapest and most powerful computer that I could afford. Plus, I hadn't yet discovered sites like NewEgg and TigerDirect.

    Since then, I've been learning about mainboards and PSUs and the like. I hope to replace every component in the Dell case. When I move to a better mainboard, I'll throw the case out, and upgrade it to a nice rackmount one. And yes, I do all of my music using my PC -- I never use hardware synths anymore.

    Anyway, keep on rockin'

    - Sammy James

    P.S. And although I appreciate what the iPad has brought to music, I do not personally endorse using the software that is available for it. However, I do hope that the ARM platform becomes more powerful, more efficient, and less expensive.

    It would be great to build a PC based on ARM technology.
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

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  3. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    Welcome to the forums SammyJames! :wave:

    I'm a pianist myself but not really awesome yet. lol?

    Anyways, please enjoy your stay here. :)
  4. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 167

    Thanks to everyone who said hello...

    I appreciate the responses. When I can post links, I'll provide some YouTube videos so that you can watch me *gag* play.


    Seriously though -- I can play the piano reasonably-well. I just prefer to use electronic instruments to compose music. But I like to stay in-shape at the keyboard, so I do a fair amount of practicing. (I had to fix that last word -- it was misspelled. Apparently, I could use more practice at the ASCII keyboard...)


    - Sammy
  5. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    I'll be waiting, and again, enjoy your stay here. :)

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