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f you're new to SSS, first of all, welcome to the community! Craig Anderton's Sound, Studio, and Stage first appeared in 1995 on AOL, and became part of Musicplayer.com in 2000. We have a really good crew of people here who can answer just about any question you might have, as well as provide everything from A to Z (specifically, Amusement to Zen-like wisdom). There are only a few very simple protocols that you need to know.
1. Do not post specifically to sell things. Giving things away is fine. Use common sense; members are merciless to someone who has one or two posts and starts a thread called "Here's a link to my band's new song, I'm the world's greatest guitarist, please give me some feedback." HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to include this sort of information in your signature. Also, we do give some veteran community members a little slack, so once you've been here for a while and you find out your band is opening for Green Day or something, feel free to share the good news
2. No politics or religion, please. There is an exception for politics that affects us directly as musicians, such as copyright law revisions, what is or is not fair use, and the like. I have been fairly lenient in the thread about Live Performance in the Age of Covid, because politics has been so entwined with the pandemic. However, that lenience is fading fast. In the words of Darth Vader, "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."
Other than that, SSS is an open mic forum that's not dedicated to a specific instrument of topic. We have lots of comments on popular culture, movies, tech trends, the music industry, music production, and much more. (Football fans: Note Dave Bryce's most excellent forum, Keyboard Corner, encourages football discussions.)
So what is SSS? I liken it to a virtual party, and I'm the host. You're all invited to come and have a great time. Each thread is like a group of people going off and having a discussion. Be courteous to your fellow partygoers...drink as much as you'd like (there's a virtual open bar), but please don't barf on the carpet or you'll be politely but firmly escorted to a virtual Uber or Lyft. Finally, the pool and hot tub are open 24 hours - just go past the cabanas, and turn left. Please remember: no glass by the pool, and kindly put the towels in the hamper when done.
Now enjoy! -- Craig Anderton
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Although the first podcast partnering with musicplayer.com, I'm sure The Keyboard Chronicles won't be the last (and hopefully this forum can kick off some new podcasters!). In the meantime this sticky will be updated each time a new episode is published.
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I want to upgrade to something with incremental backup. I'm currently using the free version of Macrium for imaging and such, but incremental backup requires using the paid version. I'd definitely not adverse to paying them some $$, but I wondered if any of you had any favorites.
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This showed up in my inbox today, and I thought it was a well-written and interesting perspective. Those of us who have been in the trenches of music tech for a long time often decry the dumbing down of our tools, but the author raises some good points.
 
Is the DAW heading towards extinction?
 
Jerry
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