Computers can be funny beasts sometimes.
I pulled up a song this morning that I’m working on with a co-writer. We were supposed to finish it today, unfortunately she wasn’t aware we had confirmed the session (yeah, right). Since I had been without machine in the studio and then had to reinstall everything, I now have a complete new feeling computer with very little outside stuff on it. One would think that the installed stuff would see it without issue. However that has not been the case.
OS X has a featured called spotlight that is supposed to index everything on the computer so it can be found. Which isn’t always the case as I found out this morning. In loading the song it was telling me that samples were missing or unable to be found. Trouble is, all the files are where they’re supposed to be, only the computer couldn’t “see” them.
It took 2 hours to find a process that ended up solving the issue. Spotlight now has properly indexed the drive and everything is running as it should. Why couldn’t it just reindex the drive with the easy method that Apple suggested rather than a complicated method that was found via Google?!? C’mon Apple, you’re supposed to be easy, not a pain in my ass.
I’m going to take the remaining time I’ve got and finish up this library project. I’m so close to finished it’s going to be a great relief!
Speaking of spots and lights, I’m going to spotlight a song about light by Dennis Harold Lotka. Turning to the Light is a guitar driven instrumental piece as you can hear (if you’re on Single of the Day’s website). Lots of little synth layers along with a slew of guitar parts that are playing rhythms and melodies.
It’s an adventure of rock guitar proportions. Get your amp on and power thru it!