Thursday, January 14, 2010

Night Off

I passed my Logic Pro certification exam, which means I'm qualified to teach it, at least at a basic level. This way I can make decent money teaching and still work as a composer. Right now I'm squeaking by about as well as Haydn did during his eight years of teaching.

My copy of Lisa Mannetti's The Gentling Box finally came, but I shouldn't complain since it really came at the right time. Meaning I might not have passed the test had it come a couple of days ago, because . . . who can resist a horror story about Gypsies and the supernatural? I can't, that's for sure.

9 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

Yay! You rock!

Hope you enjoy the book.

writtenwyrdd said...

Not sure what that is, but I do congratulate you on passing. I'm sure it took a lot of hard work.

stacy said...

Oh. Yeah, probably would have been better to provide a link or something. Logic Pro is a music production software program, "industry standard" for film and pop music.

Robin S. said...

Hey, great to hear you passed that test! Teaching and composing sound like a good combo plan to me.

That's what both of my girls are gonna do - teach and do their art.

My copy of that book should be here any day. Hope it's a good read.

sylvia said...

Hurray! Congrats.

You aren't going to end up autotune though, are you?

I've finished the book - it was interesting and bizarre and unexpected. I think this is going to be a really good bookchat.

stacy said...

What's "autotune"?

I'm still working my way through the book. Glad to hear it's unexpected.

sylvia said...

Stacy,

Autotune is software that fixes off-pitch notes for singers - If you know Cher's song Believe, that was done with really overemphasised autotune for the odd vocal effects.

Auto-Tune - Wikipedia
It is used to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed singers to perform perfectly tuned vocal tracks without the need of singing in tune.

fairyhedgehog said...

I could use that. It's a pity it doesn't work while you're singing. I could sound great!

stacy said...

LMAO, Fairy!!

Ah yes. Now that I think about it, that feature does exist in Logic Pro, although I've never had to use it (yet).

Maybe when I record Cher, then. : )