April 25, 2008
Okay, kiddies, in this virtual world of e-tag, Elaine Fine poked me with the following meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
In the interest of complete honesty, I have indeed grabbed the nearest book, and here you have it:
“Digital Performer can automatically convert audio data wherever necessary to make it conform to the current project’s sample rate, sample format and tempo. Because processing is initiated automatically and carried out via background processing (for lengthy operations), these auto-conversion features greatly streamline the process of importing audio quickly into your projects, or the process of converting the entire project to a different sample rate, bit depth or tempo. For complete details, see chapter 64, “Automatic Conversions” (page 827).”
Heart wrenching, ain’t it?
For those of you reading this who don’t happen to own digital project studios, welcome to the wacky wired world of the techno-geek composer. You now speak my language, courtesy of the 1,074 page Digital Performer 5 manual that is always within my short arm’s reach.
And now I will be e-nnoying and e-bnoxious and pass this along to my unsuspecting comrades, John Clare, Steve Hicken, Roger Bourland, Anne Carolyn Bird, and my all-time number one favorite towering literary figure of musicians, Jeremy Denk .
All others are equally welcome to jump into this tide pool of literary goofiness. The more, the merrier!