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Old 21st November 2009
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Out of town for a week - what should I take?

I'm attending a conference in Cancun next week

I'll give my talk early on Tuesday, and then have the rest of the week (especially afternoons) to do whatever I want. I'm talking my laptop to do some work and my Nintendo DS to have some fun on the plane, and I'm also planning to bring one of these:

1) Evolution MK225C MIDI controller (2 octaves, 8 assignable knobs).

or

2) Akai MPC-500 with full set of rechargeable batteries.

I've been meaning to spend some time with the MPC and really learn it. Maybe even make a full track. I can see myself sampling the DS or whatever comes from my laptop and making some strange beats.

On the other hand, my lappy is fully loaded with Sonar 7 and various softsynths (G-Force, Waldorf, Cakewalk) that I rarely use anymore. I've worked fully ITB before and could do it again. But I need a controller... I'm not too much into mouse-driven sequencing.

I don't want to carry lots of stuff or anything too big, and it'll just be a week, so it's either one or the other.

Big dilemma, I know.
Old 21st November 2009
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Dont take anything.. It is only a week, and in cancun go out and have fun.
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porno. don't forget the porno.
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nothing wrong with a good jazz mag when you're out of town my man!











......ewwww at myself.
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Originally Posted by PRODIJ ➡️
Dont take anything.. It is only a week, and in cancun go out and have fun.
This.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PRODIJ ➡️
Dont take anything.. It is only a week, and in cancun go out and have fun.
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Originally Posted by golden beers ➡️
porno. don't forget the porno.
Well, I've never been too much of a "going-out" person myself. I'm more of a stay at the hotel and relax kind of guy. Though I might go out for dinner or shopping one day or two. I'm not much of a "let's go out to some mayan pyramids" kind of guy, either. Plus I've been to Cancun before and done the mayan tour thing.

And porno.... well, I'm bringing my laptop... and they probably have wireless internet in the hotel. thumbsup

I'm a late sleeper... I usually go to bed at midnight or later... and I don't like to go to clubs or stuff like that, so I guess I'll have plenty of free time in the afternoons to do what I can rarely do at home: make music without interruptions.
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I'd opt for the MPC, but I'm an outdoorsy kind of guy and jamming out on an MPC on the beach or poolside in Cancun sounds like a great time. Of course, I'm gonna be stuck in Minnesota all winter so it might be the cabin fever talking...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowfac ➡️

And porno.... well, I'm bringing my laptop...
careful, this might make it as a quote on my signature! lol
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