To What Do You Owe Your Happiness Today?


#756

Patches worked wonders for me, especially as having a cig while on patches might make you feel sick.
It’s important to lower the level of the patches slowly, then you’ll get to the point where you forget the patches and still forget to smoke.

Also, a cigarette diary helped in the early weeks, keep tab of when you smoked and every day remove one.


#757

I did the quite-then start-again thing…it was stupid, but it was also stress, a whole lot of stress, and me trying to cope with it. I have since dealt with a good part of that stress, and am happy to say I have now gone 6 days without a cigarette. I started switching to vaping in July and have slowly been winding down the ciggies until now. I actually “quit” last Tuesday by accident, I did not realize until the end of the day that I has not smoked yet. Once I did, I was like “well, that was sooner than expected, but hey, let’s keep it up!” I am still fighting the urges a bit, but the vaping does help. It is the lesser of two evils.


#758

(Technically yesterday but it was getting late)

LFO + Ringmod :slight_smile:


#759

Ringmod is up there w PWM as must have parameters on an ideal synth.


#760

Just a little follow-up on the kicking smoking thing…3 days now without a cig…but I only have 3 weeks supply of Champix left. The pharmacist told me last Tuesday they have no more in stock and can’t get any either for the foreseeable future. Apparently there’s been a run on the stuff and supply hasn’t kept up with demand.

I’m not too worried about that, though, as I did it last time round on my own without the help of anything…so I figure after 3 weeks I should be over the initial rough phase.

Man, it already feels good to be off them. :smile:


#761

unconsciousness


#762

Lex Luthor and Lady Macbeth stopped bothering/stalking me…for now,

it seems like they lost interest once i stood up for myself.

It made me happy cause the only weird shit I’m posting on idmf nowadays is my music.


#763

Getting closer to releasing track… when I get a piece to the point where it sounds good to me, even after listening to it several times in a row for several days in row… with tiny tweaks just for polish …

That makes me happy :laughing:


#764

I quit smoking again about a year ago. Instead now I’m addicted to boiled sweets and biscuits, so it’ll be the diabetes and not the emphysema that gets me.


#765

A case of the lesser of two evils…but, trust me, you can drop the sweet stuff a lot quicker than the cigs, if you put your minds to it. :wink:

In my case, I had my last smoke on the 26th of last month and I’m finding the dreams are what’s really getting to me. I’m having these really vivid dreams about smoking or buying cigs…or trying not to smoke and being just about to smoke and then I wake up in a cold sweat. Don’t think I’ve had a good nights sleep since I went off them.

But it’s all worth it. :grin:


#766

Got my hands on this:

Looking forward to playing with it later today.


#767

I always enjoy getting a good deal from PA on a Brainworx plug in! I don’t feel like BX gets talked about by electronic musicians but I like all their plugs I own.


I am just happy because for the rest of the semester I have MONDAYS off (I mean, I have shit I have to do, but I can get up at 10:30am, dick around for a few hours in the morning and still get plenty done). 12 more weeks of MONDAY freedom : )


#768

It’s great for a load of things, not just giving your subs stand out. It gives up something, be it on an individual track in a mix, on the master bus…or even during the mastering phase…well worth the dosh. :wink:


#769

Don’t listen to the voices! Even in your dreams!


#770

#771

Kontakt 6 was on sale for half off, so I bit the bullet and bought it. Full disclosure: I used the free version and an old pirated copy which no longer worked with the new laptop @nose kindly gifted to me. I have a huge Kontakt library, and it turns out I got a crossgrade offer that made it even cheaper. $400 software for $125? Helllll yeah.

This brings me significantly closer to being able to make music and open old music files again. Still a ways to go, but it’s nice to have a legit copy of Kontakt after all these years (I tried to buy it wayyyyyyyyy back when I was in Japan for full price, but there was some crazy legal crap or something. It’s hard to remember).


#772

Yeah…it costs a few pennies, but is well worth it. Tbh, I paid for KOMPLETE ULTIMATE a few years back and have found not only are there things in that box I still haven’t used, but that I find it really fucking hard to use anything other than Kontakt…and I’ve made an effort to try.

That’s no saying I don’t use anything else…just when it comes to NI’s stuff in general, Kontakt kinda kicks everything else out of the park, imo.


#773

Kontakt is absolutely the tits weird stoner grin


#774

Ice cube soup…


#775

just happy to be back on the 1s and 2s and playing with music…no idea if/when I’ll ever actually play to a crowd again at this point but no plans to stop recording and uploading…