December 27th, 2003

Some Things Should Be Simple

I continue to fight with the combination of d8b, ADATs, and Cubase SX in my studio. The problem is that my Midipatch 8x8/s will not pass MTC when in stand-alone patchbay mode. This means that I would have to replug MIDI cables in the back of the rack every time that I want to switch sources, which is a pretty annoying situation.

What I need is a simple MIDI switch. My audio pusher, Bob, and I spent some time looking for one at Gand yesterday with no luck. When I got home, I did a little Google searching and found the perfect device at a reasonable price.

It's only available in England.

The good news is that I'm going to England in about a month...

Pitch Black

As long as I was searching Google, I realized I could probably find out what the heck "The Chronicles of Riddick" is, since we saw the trailer at "The Return of the King". It turns out it's a sequel to a Vin Diesel film called "Pitch Black" which I never heard of.

Plot Summary from IMDB

Was the original any good? Inquiring minds want to know.