I’m having so much fun getting to know Evanescence all over again. I geeked out about it on my new creativity blog. It’s still too sparse for sharing, but it’s getting there. I’ve discovered synthesizers are fascinating. I’ve only played with one of the pocket operators so far: Robot.
I only meant to fiddle with it for a few minutes. It turned into over two hours, somehow. It’s slightly larger than a deck of cards. I got the cases, despite being offended by how they’re marketed. Just charge more for the complete product. Don’t compromise after creating such an excellent tool.
I’m kinda mad at Teenage Engineering for marketing this product like they have low self-esteem. They’re an innovative company creating awesome stuff for creative people. If I were in charge, they would come with a better case, and each would cost $99.
I wouldn’t give the customer the option of passing on a case that will very likely prevent them from breaking it within a week. That’s just silly. They would be installed before shipping.
I sure do love the product anyway, though. So much. Now I want a base station where I can position three connected Pocket Operators optimally for playing them live. It needs to secure them, and angle them for access. It should have some weight to it.
It should have some sort of LED lighting, and an OLED screen. And provide power to all three Pocket Operators. Rechargeable, with at least six hours of battery life. And a nice case. I’ll stop before I talk myself into building a fugly prototype.
I guess I assume the minds who can create such a fascinating tool could also recognize these things as a logical addition. Fortunately, there are 3D printers. I’m going to go look for more footage of Stevie Nicks on her current tour. She’s finishing up in New Zealand.
I watched one yesterday where some people in the audience at the concert were talking while Stevie Nicks was singing. That’s really rude (on earth.) I actually read the comments on YouTube, it was so disturbing. There was one, and it said exactly that. I clicked whatever icon signifies my support and approval. Dammit.