Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things are panning out

Alright so we've been back in northern VA for a few weeks now.  Actually almost a month!  Wow, time is flying.....back in the fast lane.  So we are about to work up a contract on a new build home in Herndon, VA.  Really awesome house!

Stanley Martin

So we have that going on right now.  I'm slowing getting things setup to start practicing DJing again.  Alright so I'm actually having some trouble there but I'll get the best of it one way or another.  It's just a matter of getting all of the inputs on the midi controller mapped the way I want it.  Right?!  Here's what I got:

Numark Omni Control

Connected it up to the Mac and I'm using some nice (read: complicated) software.  Once I get a good handle on everything I should be good to go.  It's just a matter of getting to that point.  In the meantime I'm going to work on expanding the music collection a bit.

I'm getting up to speed a work, although not as fast as I think I should be.  Should talk with my manager to get her view on how she thinks I'm doing.

School is still a little bit of a struggle but I'm getting more into the swing of things.  I think the next class with be better because it has more to do with my major.  This should provide for some more interest in the actual subject matter.

That's it for now.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Well we're back up in Northern Virginia, "settled" in slightly with my parents.  Looking for permanent housing.  Job is going well so far.  Yet I find myself disgruntled for some reason.  I don't want to be one of the bloggers that just whines about how bad it is, but it's a pain in the ass to be in a foul mood and not act out.  It just takes energy that I would rather spend in other areas of my life right now.

Maybe it's just from the move.  Not completely sure but I've had enough of it.  I need to find a hobby.

Which actually brings me to another topic: Hobbies.  I need one.  Right now all I have is school, work and sleeping.  I'm missing the thing that you look forward to doing on a weekly basis.  Some of the guys here at work do gaming as their 'thing'.  Others I know have biking or gardening.  Okay the last one isn't as cool as some of the others but it's better than what I have: nothing.

So I'm thinking about picking up DJing again but this time moving into the digital music mixing arena.  I know, I know.  If it's not wax it isn't real.  Trust me, I'm going to miss having real turntables with actual records, but I don't have any records.  I don't want to have to go buy a good collection.  It's a lot of money to invest.  Plus the equipment rather pricey too.  Next step would be CDs, well I sold all of those about a year ago to moved everything to mp3.

I don't know how serious I'm really going to get so I think starting with the format where I already have a bunch of music is the smart choice.  Now it's just a matter of finding the right set up to start out.