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bit behind

By Reilly Farrell on July 19, 2020 1:04 am

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[lyrics]
(verse 1)
32-bit? doesn’t quite fit
(falling a bit behind the times…)
we’re in the age of the 64-bit operating system now!
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32-bit? might as well quit
(falling a bit behind the times…)
looks like your VST’s gonna have to find somewhere else to sit, pal!
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(chorus)
falling a bit behind the times,
are we falling a bit behind the times?
are we falling behind?
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(verse 2)
32-bit? not a big hit
falling a bit behind the times…
just another casualty of modern technology   
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32-bit? who even needs it?
falling a bit behind the times…
and if you really liked that one synth bass so much, why don’t you go make it in alchemy?
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(chorus)
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(verse 3)
32-bit? gotta admit
(falling a bit behind the times…)
it had it’s time, and now it’s time to go 
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32-bit? it’s time to omit
(falling a bit behind the times…)
sometimes it’s cool when things go 64-bit, like Nintendo!
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(chorus)
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(outro)
[This is a message from Logic Pro X. The plug-in named “M1” isn’t available on your system. Choose another plug-in, or quit Logic Pro X and install the plug-in on your computer in order to use it in the project. Or quit Logic Pro X and install another digital audio workstation. Or quit Logic Pro X and install another operating system. Or quit Logic Pro X and install another computer. Or quit Logic Pro X and install another fun artistic time consuming activity, like painting, or sculpting, or sketching, or arranging flowers, or sweeping a rock garden, or baking elaborate cakes for Twitter, or dancing, or pottery, or poetry, or Tik Tok, or writing your very first novel, or ghostwriting someone else’s very first novel, or first writing someone else’s very ghost novel, or writing your autobiography, or writing your manual biography, or writing haikus in your weeklybeat descriptions because how could that possibly go wrong, or podcasting, or making YouTube videos, or quit Logic Pro X and install another timeline…]
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No, not THAT kind of behind. (Or THAT kind of bit, for that matter.)
Shifting to Catalina screwed a lot up this week. There are worse problems to have and possible fixes for it, but learning that Korg Legacy Collection M1 couldn't make the jump to a 64-bit OS (pending updates) was a bit-
( x_x)*slap* <(•_• )   (•_• )   (•_• )
-of a letdown. That KORG M1 VST had been my go-to since early on in WeeklyBeats 2018, and I've gotten more mileage out of it than just about anything else.
So here's to you, Korg M1 VST. You are gone, but not forgotten, because you are not gone, you are just temporarily incompatible. May a thousand presets sing thee to thy slumber.
Also, Happy Week 29. big_smile

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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July 20, 2020 12:55 am

haha, oh man this really sucks but this is a really great way to mourn.  I really hope you sent this to Apple support.  Sorry to hear though, dont know what I'd do without my go to instruments.

July 20, 2020 1:59 am

Yep, we are getting old.

I know song is humoristic, but there is a true sadness there, on both this reality and how your song sounds...

July 20, 2020 4:36 am

Yeah... Catalina’s been “fun” for me too. I hope they update it to 64 bit soon! Good track, evokes that 32bit VST frustration perfectly.

July 20, 2020 12:55 pm

this is a very clever and smart protestsong.  very well executed.

July 20, 2020 2:13 pm

Ha, I feel your pain fellow Logic X user. The bell eventually tolls for all of us... unless that particular bell VST has been deprecated.

This is funny as hell and well done to boot.  Love the computer pontificating at the end and the nintendo comments.

RIP M1.

July 24, 2020 4:45 am

Oof, that blows, I hate running into tech issues like that. Here's to hoping you'll be able to use the Korg M1 again in the future.

As for this song, I dig the introduction of your vocals and the way they're processed. Combined with your overall chill vibe, it definitely kind of reminds me of something comparable to Sleep Party People. (first time trying to hyperlink something in a comment, hopefully that worked...!)

July 25, 2020 8:41 pm

Nice.

July 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

haha, oh man this really sucks but this is a really great way to mourn.  I really hope you sent this to Apple support.  Sorry to hear though, dont know what I'd do without my go to instruments.


Haha, thanks. Nobody does emotional support like WeeklyBeats though. big_smile

djippy wrote:

Yep, we are getting old.

I know song is humoristic, but there is a true sadness there, on both this reality and how your song sounds...

djippy wrote:

Yep, we are getting old.

I know song is humoristic, but there is a true sadness there, on both this reality and how your song sounds...


Thanks! I new I wanted to write a tribute to KORG M1 this week, but I didn't expect to make it so sad sounding, haha.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Yeah... Catalina’s been “fun” for me too. I hope they update it to 64 bit soon! Good track, evokes that 32bit VST frustration perfectly.


Ugh, right? And thank you!

Q-Rosh wrote:

this is a very clever and smart protestsong.  very well executed.


Thank you!

NWSPR wrote:

Ha, I feel your pain fellow Logic X user. The bell eventually tolls for all of us... unless that particular bell VST has been deprecated.

This is funny as hell and well done to boot.  Love the computer pontificating at the end and the nintendo comments.

RIP M1.


Haha, thanks. Hopefully KORG has an update in the works. Come to think of it, my Nintendo software doesn't seem to work in Logic Pro X either... sad

ViridianLoom wrote:

Oof, that blows, I hate running into tech issues like that. Here's to hoping you'll be able to use the Korg M1 again in the future.

As for this song, I dig the introduction of your vocals and the way they're processed. Combined with your overall chill vibe, it definitely kind of reminds me of something comparable to Sleep Party People. (first time trying to hyperlink something in a comment, hopefully that worked...!)


Thanks! I pretty much just put some kind of guitar flanger pedal plugin on the vocal track for the chorus. Hadn't heard of Sleep People Party before, I'll have to check them out!

Devieus wrote:

Nice.


Thanks! smile

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