Friday, March 03, 2006

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

I'm sitting in Dark Horse Recording Studios in Franklin, TN, helping record Roy "Future Man" Wooten for his upcoming NOTION percussion kit with Eric, Max, and David. The following is a message from Roy, feverishly typed out by yours truly.

"Hi to everyone in blogland. I'm hanging out with the cool people from NOTION, and we are working on drum sounds of my very own, courtesy of Pearl Drums and Sabian cymbals. I have my good friend Raymond Massey to help tune the drums, and get a killer sound for this new NOTION product. I'm looking forward to you guys getting a chance to hear it. I'm working on a symphonic remix of original material featuring rappers and beats and a whole lot of fun. So I look forward to incorporating these drum sounds into the remix score. So get your thinking caps and your dancing shoes on. Peace."

We've had a lot of fun today. Roy is doing such a great job, as are the engineers here at Dark Horse. The sounds are going to be extraordinary, and we look forward to working on them once we all get back to the office on Monday. Stay tuned for pictures form the session. Ciao.

Every Day is a Winding Road

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, home of Middle Tennessee State University, home of some of the coolest music students this side of the geographical landmark of your choice. They treated us great, and shared our excitement about the program and what we've been working so hard on for the last couple of years. Again, this is only the latest academic tour, and there will be many more in the future, so check back for new additions to our tour schedule. Think your school would like a NOTION demo? Contact us via our website and let us know.

I'll be in Nashville for the next couple of days, enjoying the guitar shops and hanging out with friends, until Friday, when I join my friends from work to record Roy "Future Man" Wooten for an upcoming rock and jazz percussion kit.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

We Both Will Be Received in Graceland

Wow, we had a great time at the University of Memphis today. I'd like to personally thank all of you that stopped by, especially those asking the tough questions and giving us lots of ideas for new features and developments. If you couldn't make it, check our website for tour dates, and hopefully we'll be heading your way again very soon. But for now, it's time to pack up the Minis, crank up some tunes from my white, brand-unspecific mp3 player, and hit the road for Murfreesboro, where we'll be at the Wright Music building on the campus of MTSU. Hope to see you there.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Get Out the Map: A Welcome from the Road

First of all, allow to extend a warm welcome to those of you reading our new NOTION blog. Perhaps an introduction is in order so you'll know whose voice you'll be hearing in your head as you read.

My name is Jason Windsor, and I am a sound editor for VirtuosoWorks, Inc., makers of NOTION music performance and composition software. I wish there was a way to convey on a blog how truly cool my job is. But there isn't, so let your imagination run wild.

I'm sitting in a hotel room in Memphis, Tenneessee, having driven one of the official NOTION Mini Coopers from Jonesboro, Arkansas, where Liz, one of our sales staff, and I talked with faculty and students from Arkansas State University. We had a great time, and were treated very graciously by our hosts in the music department. Tomorrow we'll be visiting the University of Memphis, so if you're in the area, stop by and say hi.