Roland FANTOM-07 Firmware Update

If you have a Roland FANTOM-07, and you’d like to update the firmware (a.k.a. FANTOM-06/07/08 SYSTEM PROGRAM) as documented on the Roland support site, I have one tip that I’d like to share:

This Is Relaxing?

If you had told half-my-age-ago me that I would: Voluntarily sit down at a keyboard Turn on a metronome Play fingering exercises up and down an octave Progressing chromatically With both hands BECAUSE IT IS RELAXING That guy would have had a hard time believing it.

Simon Fresh

Simon and I have a lot of fun with GarageBand, because music should be fun and not a lot of fussy work.

I Like It: Spiraling – Transmitter

Let me make a long-overdue mention of the 2002 album “Transmitter” by the band Spiraling. I probably listen to this thing once a month, and have ever since Steve brought it to my attention.