The I Feel Down Topic.

Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Adam, 13th Jun 2012.

  1. TheMan

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    You can buy "aftertouch" pedals. They vary in cost, you can spend pretty much as little or as much as you'd like. You can set some velocity settings (volume) to control different parameters, for example sustain, filtering, etc - these are usually controlled via the VST instrument itself. On many the velocity can control multiple parameters at once, but it obviously then does change the actual mechanics of how you play which will be counter intuitive to your muscle memory.

    I'd never say using this budget way of doing things will equate to a fully realistic replication of an actual piano, but as something to play about with and enjoy it's a good compromise. You can even get fully weighted midi keyboards, and of course there's the option of a "proper" keyboard as it were - but they tend to be more expensive.

    As I say though, the distinct advantage is being able to actually mess about composing your own pieces - you can buy automated drumming VSTs that are pretty realistic, and basses etc - you'd be surprised nowadays what the tech can do!

    Anyway it's something you know is a potential option, give it some thought, maybe try and find a local music shop you can go and have a play with some in :) - and you're more than welcome, anytime. :)
     
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    I've messed everything up. Absolutely everything, and just cannot see a way forward.
     
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    big hug Amy.

    Take a deep breath, talk to people and a way forward will become clear.
     
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    Yesterday, my dearest Thumper unexpectedly hopped over the Rainbow Bridge and I've never felt more heartbroken to have lost such a wonderful pet. We've planned his cremation and funeral but beyond that, grieving is the only thing I feel I can do right now.
     
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    *hug*
     
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    * comforting hug *
     
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    I hate this time of year. I just want to curl up in the corner and hibernate 'til spring.
     
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    I feel like crap. broken ribs, funeral of the father in law tomorrow afternoon. and the shop are playing the same 5 xmas song too loudly over there PA system in the hope to get last of your money out of your pocket. ALL i want for xmas is no rib pain, be stuffed with xmas dinner and taking the mick out of xmas tv with the family.
     
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    One of my rats, Gaius, has just passed away from old age.
     
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    How old was he Diogo?
     
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    2 1/2 ish. A fair age for a rat tbh.
     
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    Not been sleeping or eating properly, if at all. Feel like I'm dying but can't fix it
     
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    Why dont you try going the gym it helped some of my friends who were in the same boat
     
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    Not going out and socialising with friends since August.

    It just seems as though I've been forgotten about everyone. And even when I want to organize something with people, I never can because I feel as though I'm bothering them. It's worse when I see them out with others. It just makes me feel worthless.

    This doubled with not really having a Christmas, hasn't set me in a good mind set for 2015.
     
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    A days worth of 2 different painkillers, ibuprofen gel, heat pads, and I'm still crippled with back pain. It's only going to get worse over time too. Can't say I was ready to be this haggard at 22.
     
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    Mate, try being 33. I'm starting to think Logan's Run had the right idea.
     
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    Ever heard of Ankylosing Spondylitis? Sounds like something they'd put in soft drinks to make kids with ADHD go out of their minds. It's not exactly leprosy but dammit it's close!
     
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    *Looks it up*
    Dang, that sounds nasty buddy. I would offer a hug, but it'd probably make things worse. ;)
     
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    For the love of god don't touch me, I am but a delicate flower!
     
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    I dealt with an AS sufferer who collapsed due to the pain. From what i saw its a horrid condition. Bear i hope you pain management get the pain under some type of control.
     

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