Friday, May 14, 2010

A Return to Normalcy?


If you've been following this blog for awhile, you know that this year has been anything but normal so far as the usual regularity of updates. I released an album at the end of last year, and as a result, I've been on tour pretty much constantly since the beginning of the year. I've tried to post as often as I am able, but between the travel schedule, the lack of sleep, and all the detail juggling that goes into booking and managing a tour, the updates haven't been as frequent as they have in the past. The should change in the coming week or so.

Tonight was to be the final show of my band's 30-date US tour, but we had to cancel it due to a freak snow storm in Colorado and Wyoming. So our ragged team of musos is on its way back home for some well deserved rest. I expect things to ramp up a bit gradually, as I am completely exhausted, but by this time next week, we should see things coming back up to the usual pace.

I want to thank my readers for their patience during this crazy time and promise you can soon look forward to the return of favorites such as the product reviews, tutorials, & Free Sample Friday. I am also hoping to start creating some video tutorials and introduce some new features, but there will be a bit of a learning curve there, so you can expect that further down the line. In the meantime, thanks again for coming back even during the downtime and if there are any article topics you'd like to see covered here, by all means, bring them up in the comments!

7 comments:

Line of Control said...

Welcome Home Tom,

Sounds like it was a great tour, with stupendous merch sales- which will help feed your insatiable need for gear and plug-ins...

Were fan turnouts bigger than on other tours?

Looking forward to more great content on here.

Rest up and get ready for the Canadian leg. Mmmmm poutine.

cl516 said...

welcome back!

Anonymous said...

What you need to do is post some pics of your studio!!!! IM DYING to see... I loved the one u had up on your site a while back... i miss that you should totally show off your awesome setup!!!!!! we all want to see!

trudge said...

video tutorials would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Awesome to hear the successful completion of your tour. Very glad to see you made it back to the safety of your studio. Mind boggling to think what some of challenges of such a packed schedule must be, and your recent tour including locations like Russia, etc. Have a relaxing well earned rest! We will surely continue to enjoy the future content on Waveformless after you have rested!

Logan said...

Good writing. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed my Google News Reader..Virtual Assistant

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see an article or two on modern dedicated hardware components. The ones that integrate fully into modern mostly-softsynth DAW setups without slowing/obstructing modern DAW workflow, and actually offer quality that software plug-ins still cannot achieve, or somehow enhances the software experience.

I have a Virus TI that I think fits that category well, and would like to read about your experiences trying out USB-connectable fully DAW-integratable dedicated hardware components like that (whether it's another synth like the Virus TI, some amazing effects processor hardware that cannot be replicated with Logic's own plug-ins, or DAW-enhanced-macro-enabled midi controllers Novation is making, or anything else).

(Yep, vintage gear can sound awesome but doesn't exactly seamlessly integrate into Logic!)

If companies out there are reading this, and your hardware works well with Logic, send Tom some hardware to write about! Seriously, this blog is significant in this genre of electronic music, and I base a lot of purchasing decisions on what Tom covers here, I'm sure others do as well!

Best regards...