Saul wrote: ↑Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 pmI think many of us forget how hard all this terminology is to understand if you are not familiar with it all. Just connecting something via USB can be a mystery for someone who only switches on the computer and checks email and browses the web. Also there are many different ways to explain something, personally I am what is known as a "Visual Learner". If I see something being done I understand it much easier than if I have to read about how to do it.
There is nothing wrong with using Studio One although as Michael mentioned if you want to do anything complex with it you might encounter problems with the lack of SysEx support but I don't think that is anything you need be concerned about at this stage of the game.
Anyway we will take it one step at a time and see how we get on.
What you said exactly. I am glad to see you are aware of this; it is similar with a concert pianist trying to explain complex time signatures to someone who knows nothing about music theory, and not seeing why the first time student is slow to catch up. I know very little music theory, only the bare minimums, but I know more than I know about computers, USBs, DAWs, music production etc. I have never been interested in any of these things, to be honest (bar the music theotry. It's daunting but fun) and exactly as you said, until about two years ago--when things soured between myself and a chap I used to work with (I did the creative bits; he did the production bits)--when I had no other recourse but to learn it myself, or wait for a producer/tech whiz to help me out of pure joy and for no charge to fall into my lap, and though I've got my head, hands, and a foot in the clouds being the chaotic creative type, I have one foot in the ground enough to be low on faith for the last option Before this, I used the computer for what you said--to browse the web and check my emails. I didn't even know what a folder was, I think. I am very happy I have come in contact with people like you, because it forces me to learn and improve, and as much as I can't say technology makes my heart beat faster like creative endeavours can, I have never regretted learning about it. I like to depend on myself for as much as I can, so a few learning curve-induced headaches are a small price to pay for that.
I also agree about the visual demonstrations being more conducive to learning than manuals. It's like driving a vehicle. For me, at least, I would remember easier a path to somewhere if I drove on it a few times than if I were just handed a map.
What complex things did you have in mind?
EDIT: Double post after I edit again. Can only the mods delete the first post? If so, please do, or tell me how I can for future reference. Also, note to myself: preview before posting typo-riddled messes!