I'm editing again today and bouncing e-mails back and forth trying to resolve a website with video playback problems!........ burning in some new headphones, working from home and (occasionally ) running through some E- & F- improvisations in my head for So What.
Think I'm gonna be in trouble with the headphones though. They are 'open backed' - brilliant sound but mrs hd is gonna moan - they are worse than the old 'iphone in-ear buds at volume' for sound leakage!
Isn't that a contradiction in terms?
Er, no. Surely improvisation is about taking the notes and applying them across a chord progression. I am trying a few 'riffs' and phrases out in my head - I find this easy compared to playing them. Anyways, I'm such a beginner at this improv lark I need to memorise a few bits and pieces and I can't do a 32 bar improv completely on the fly.
I bought a Graham Slee Novo kit a little while ago and my bro' built it for me this week (I pick it up Friday evening) and I opted for the Grado R2s. I picked some up new for a bargain price - less than I could find some 325s for! Got them plugged into the Mac running through iTunes. I believe they need 30 hrs burn in. Dexter's playing 'In a Mellow Tone' at the mo.I'm editing again today and bouncing e-mails back and forth trying to resolve a website with video playback problems!
Talking of headphones I've just noticed my Beyerdynamic's padded ear cushion coverings are coming apart, I'm sure I've not had them that long
So Ian, what did you go for, the Sennheiser HD800's! or some Grado's with wood surrounds?