I really owe my wife a lot after today—she’s the one who can move around on the floor without her ankles, knees, or scoliosis screaming at her. Anyway, she went above and beyond the call of duty, straightening out a rat’s nest of cables, plugging in power lines to the Uninterruptible Power Supply, and basically listening to me freak out any time she plugged anything in anywhere. In the end, though, everything seems to be working without blowing the circuit breaker. I now have an almost fully-functional music composition computer plugged in and working.
I say “almost” because of two issues—short USB cables. My Wacom Bamboo’s cord is Way-Too Short for a right-hander with a computer on their left side. The same goes for the USB cable that came with my new MIDI controller keyboard. Replacements have been ordered via Amazon Prime and should arrive by Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Sonar X3 is talking to my SC-88 again, after a much-too-long period of silence. The Lexicon Omega is functioning, my MOTU MIDI micro lite is working between Sonar and the SC-88, and my Adam audio monitors aren’t complaining about being plugged into an Isobar power strip instead of the UPS.
Next item up will be an experiment to see if I can run Sonar X3 and Adobe Audition CS6 at the same time, with Sonar handling MIDI playback duties and Audition recording the result through the Omega. I’ve got two monitors in an over/under configuration, so I should be able to see both at the same time.
My wife said it was good to see me sitting at my music computer again. I’m too tired to know right now, but I sincerely appreciate her help and support through this entire process.
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