I love it.
Audio and MIDI interface. This is a USB device that
Mary can plug her guitar, keyboard and mic into and thus get sound into her computer.
For audio, Mary slightly prefers the more robust and compact (but MIDI-less)
but she has given her one to Tommo.
The ubiquitous cheap dynamic mic for vocals.
Turbo distortion pedal. Mary can plug her guitar into this and then
put it straight into the Tascam and the sound is quite lovely.
A beautiful guitar with a beautiful, bassy sound. Weighs a fucking ton.
An awesome synthesiser with loads of crazy control parameters. Sometimes,
Mary sends the sound from the 1/4" jack out on the keyboard straight into the audio in of the Tascam, and other
times, she just uses the keyboard as a controller via the Tascam's MIDI ports.
Composing, recording, mixing, sequencing and experimenting all happens in Live. Very cool program
that just gets out of the way and lets you get on with stuff. Fundamentally loop-based and therefore
geared towards electronica, but can also easily be used for less delimited music because every action
you take (parameter changes, time-signature changes - anything) is stored.
A single program for all aspects of web development: coding, CSS, sshing, documentation
and testing. Made by the too cool for school and much cooler than us kids, Panic.
Insanely cheap hosting that is, for some unknown reason, really reliable. They also
allow sshing and can host websites built with
The most popular web scriping language. Really easy to get into, but not really built for
very large sites. Used to be used for counting visitors. Now that I have
Mint, PHP is no longer used.