I've taken a HUGE step and actually completely disconnected my old external synths.
Tonight we were supposed to go visit a new house, but then things started going all screwy in the house, lights flickering, computers acting up, battery back-ups beeping like mad. We took this as a message that maybe today was NOT the right day to go look at new houses.
But then, while trying to deal with this problem, we though "hey, maybe it's all these external synths taking up juice and causing problems?" (there were WAY too many things plugged into the wall outlets).
So I decided "screw it" and just started yanking cables and unplugging the whole thing. We basically completely re-wired my computer/moniters/etc...
Well, guess what?
Not 5 minute later, two guys from Hydro are outside working on the transformer... I go out to ask them, and they said there was work to be done on it. THAT was what was causing all the trouble.
So now, all my old synths are disconnected and waiting to be disposed of, and I am now a PURELY Garritan composer. No more Mr. Roland, nor Mr. E-Mu, nor Mr Akai.
And we have re-interpreted this sign as maybe being one that tonight IS the right night to go see new houses! maybe this was one of the first steps in moving my equippment OUT of this house and into a new one!
Congratulations! I took the same step a few months ago and love that my studio is less cluttered and the power demands are much less - all while making the quality better and the work flow more efficient!
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
Well, sounds like a good move to me. The only use I make of my Roland is now and then as a playback device when listening to Scorch on Sibelius. But even for that, I don't need it. Garritan all the way is my aim. My external synth is almost never turned on!