there comes a time where even the hardest working audiophile needs to take a rest, to take stock of the present and evaluate the future or just simply indulge in his work of labor.
the past 2 months have been so blissful as far as music is concerned for me. no more analyzing, no more paranoia, no more neurosis... just pure musical enjoyment.
i gather that i have come this far in my audio journey and it is time to reap what i sowed and put hifi aside for pure enjoyment of music.
this stage also marks an important chapter in my life because i am starting my own indie label (in addition to my existing audiophile music label, musictoxin). together with my partner, we have built a mini workstation-cum-studio in my house. we spent a couple of thousand dollars to refurbish one of the rooms (which i used for my AV last time) and made it into a cozy and intimate little cave for studio and live performances. yes, you hear it right, i plan to do unplugged mini concerts in my house for special occasions like press conferences, listening parties and general sharing of new songs composed by my partner.
as you can see in the pix, it is really a nice and cosy place to do music. we have a complete facility to record demos, perform MIDI programming and do mixing. we have a kawai piano and a norman acoustic guitar for live performances. the AKG microphone used is quite high quality but it can't beat the stage III interconnect that it is hooked to it! talking about indulgence!
i have also come to realize, as much as hifi (as a hobby) being immensely satisfying, it can't beat the joy and pure ecstacy of making music. hifi, to me, is just a conduit to music, a bridge, an enabler but it can never replace music.
hifi is to serve music not vice versa. the ultimate reason for hifi to exist is still, music.
thanks goodness, i have panzer and hifikaki to keep you interested on all things hifi in this blog while i am taking a short break.
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