Indeed. We are now responsible for our personal space, for our own mood. Where we keep ourselves will create the rest of our experience. Coming from a place of Opportunity versus fear of change is very important. If you have fear or destructive patterns, look at it, admit it, name it, and ask that it be taken with grace and ease (if it's bigger than your simply becoming responsible for it).
No matter what everyone else is doing. The master says it is possible to find enlightenment anywhere, and to live anywhere in a state of enlightenment. Perhaps we are not going that far but the words hold meaning. You can be your own seat of calm and peace during discomfort and distress. It is important to work those muscles, to make seeking the positive to become a habit instead of a last-minute solution. Those already in joy should simply work to maintain it.
Into synth music since 1978; into synths since 1980. Began full-time work in synthesis in 1987 when I started TECHNOSIS, a sound design company first serving the Ensoniq ESQ-1.
Later, created sounds for Yamaha, Korg, Alesis, Peavey, Sound Source Unlimited, Kawai, and others, including a few artists.
Worked at Alesis full-time from 1996 through 2001, on the DG8, DMPro, Andromeda, and other items, including the initial specification (but not the development) of the ModFX line. Also did some patches for the excellent Evolver Rack. Stuffed dozens of circuit boards for Cyndustries, Livewire Audio, and Bubblesound.
Wrote a few reviews for EM magazine, did some interstitial music for a few early Taxicab Confessions episodes, co-wrote and co-produced the title music for the mid 90's MTV special "24/7", mixed some of the music for the wonderfully cheesy film "The People Under The Stairs", and a few commercials as well.
I'm pretty sure that I can still calibrate the tracking of an Oberheim SEM with one hand tied behind my back.
Also, something about Mysticism.