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27 Sep

Spacial Knobscapes

In blog by Michael Phillip Wojewoda / September 27, 2010 / 0 Comments

I have a confession to make. Mostly to myself I suppose. I am an undiagnosed dyslexic. This manifests mostly with printed numbers and letters. The confession is the “undiagnosed” part of that sentence. When one does not test for this officially there is always lingering doubt I suppose. Anyway I have been very successful in working around this fact.

Most of the tools involved in music production are in fact spacial by nature. Mixing consoles, knobs and buttons form solid landscapes that for me are easily navigable. The resulting aural changes from twisting knobs and listening are intuitive. Even if there are numbers involved (ie: displayed in plugins etc.) I see the shapes of numbers as objects and then can recall them if needed, just don’t ask me what that number was. Frankly even typing on my laptop is far easier than writing long hand. I don’t mean just legibility. Words seem to be able to appear more easily because the ascii keyboard is a landscape of sorts.

As an engineer and producer of music I have found that the spacial nature of music has fit my brain like velcro.

Nuf said.