I've sort of gotten out of the habit of doing this, but I want to thank you for your support and let you know how your contributions are being used.
I started creating electronic music around 2002 or 2003 and one of the first plugin packages I bought was a Renaissance suite from Waves (when my OS was Windows 1998). I think it was around $175 dollars or some ridiculous amount. Windows XP was the last version it ran on and that was spotty in a few DAWs. With the money from the previous two months I purchased an upgrade plan that brought the plugins up to the current version, which are supported in a 64 bit environment. In addition to the wonderful compressor, EQ, and reverb, they have added a channel strip and a few plugins geared toward sweetening bass and guitar (really just plugins that emphasize certain kinds of harmonic content). I am thrilled to have these plugins back.
I'm stagnating a little on the new song development front -- both from my ubiquitous depression but also because I'm doing a lot of sound design experimentation which may require an eventual change of approach. My methodology has used a lot of audio manipulation and automation rather than MIDI and I think I will be going a lot more work with samplers and audio editors as well. I will find out on Nov. 1 whether an artist initiative grant was approved. If it is, I will be able to purchase a modern laptop and hopefully the next phase of development will begin.
I have finalized a deal with Pink Dolphin Records to release a 28 song retrospective. I will, of course, ensure that these are available to patrons. I am also still submitting manuscripts to publishers hoping to secure a publishing agreement for my third collection, All the Time in the World.
Your support has been invaluable to me. In addition to any content I post, I am always available to answer any questions, listen to or read your work (as the case may be). If you ever want to know anything about any poem or music of mine you encounter anywhere, I will do my best to answer your question(s).