the one piece of equipment I was resigned to never ever getting.
the thing I wouldn't shut up about at guitar center with xylomute
The AKAI ASQ-10 MIDI Sequencer
The same brains as the MPC-60 (which is arguably the main instrument in good hip hop), but without the sampler.
Kind thanks to Roger Linn who helped design it and the guy who made it a buynow on eBay at exactly the price I've been looking for.
Jesus, I live for music.
I can't get around that.
I drove all the way to LA and back with one knee just so I could play on my melodica with both hands.
Everything I do, learn or think is to make better music.
Too bad there's no money in it.