Right on Bill, I got that you thought I was currently contemplating another engine. So far, this 3rd one is still running
Did I mention this 93 Silverado has about 300 k mikes? By this time the whole damn truck should be dropping body parts all over the road
Nah, actually the body in fair shape ... especially since I spay painted the hood & roof to remedy the sheets of paint coming off that Chevy's are known for...though many, many mechanical.things have been replaced!
The above point being of course, is that I don't perscribe to the throw-away society mentality. Nothing go's to waste...well, to a point. When it comes to my DAW, I have 5 Aardvark cards (3 Q 10's & 2 Aark 24's) that just LOVE Win XP 32 bit, and I'm stubbornly wanting to hold onto them. Not to mention the rest of all of the DAW hardware & software that is pretty much XP 32 bit compatible only, for which it all is still very perfectly usable.
Neccessity is indeed the motherbm of invention. In my case, my song projects had typically become more than my quad core w/4 GB ram machine can handle. Work-arounds, bounce, raising buffers, upping latencies etc, etc... In spite of almost everyone telling me to UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE as my solution to my growing needs, I went forward with researching all I could to find add-on solutions that would allow me to use everything I have still. Plus, I've done a whole lot of day dreaming & slipping off into fantasy land with idea's that though were good, but wouldn't work with current computer technology the way I invisioned...not realistically.
In my months of researching what was actually available now, along with constantly drifting off into my own idea's of what 'could be' I was combining various methods in my head...part of my scatter brain way of thinking....Having read what 'is' and thinking what 'could be' and with my somewhat new understanding of how I could use external midi devices that have been around for years... I thought, why couldn't I just use a 2nd computer just like I use my keyboard/synth controller/sound module. Took me MONTHS to configure and actually get it to work. Would have been easier to just UPGRADE for sure, but somehow I akways do things the HARD way