Succumbing to a mixture of curiosity, peer pressure, and pragmatism, I have created a Twitter account. Twitter in its original conception of “answering the question, ‘what are you doing right now?'”(or however they put it) never interested me much. If I need to know what someone is doing, I’ll ask, and I assume the same is true of other people. (Yes, I’m squarely in the I half of the Myers-Briggs personality map.) However, Twitter seems to have evolved into a sort of successor to email as a means of rapid communication, as well as a means of disseminating news (some of it useful, even). I’ll also admit that following the feeds of famous musicians amuses me a little. I’ve been following a few feeds manually and finally decided to set up my own account if, for nothing else, the convenience of having those feeds aggregated.
Don’t ask me why it’s taken me several days to mention that we’ve released Audio Damage’s latest product. It’s called Panstation; it’s destined to be the last word in auto-panner plug-ins. It does a fine job on tremolo effects also. We modeled the entire panning portion of the Drawmer M500 dynamics processor, gave it some extra modulation waveforms and a couple other nifty tricks, added the trigger-counting feature of the Audio & Design PanScan, and put in the stuff to make it at home in a contemporary DAW such as MIDI control and tempo sync.