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Yesterday was a lot of fun and much progress was made in developing the capabilities of the Triton. Today should be even better as we introduce Jeff’s guitar to the mix. The fact that we can do all of this in Mike’s front room is amazing - which leads towards the point of today’s blog; technology!!!
Many times over the last few months Mike and I have looked at each other and laughed over how technology is making this entire process easier. Things such as the wireless router and satellite feed to the BBB making digital updates from the road a snap through to the substitution of a portable keyboard for a 425 pound Hammond B3 sure help, however - to my mind, it is the less obvious things that have perhaps a more profound impact.
Any musician will tell you that listening is as important if not more so than actually playing. To get a musical concept across, it is far easier to hear it than describe it verbally. In the past, this meant having to be adjacent to your music catalog - in the days of vinyl, cassettes and even CD’s that was fairly limiting, i.e. - you had to be at home. Now, with the advent of the iPod and other MP3 players, you have your entire music catalog in your pocket. If you want to show how Dwight Yoakam uses a B3 in a track and then compare it to how Jimmy Smith used his,(as Mike did for me yesterday,) all it takes is a few clicks and the point is made.