MY NAME IS JERRY LEHR.
I mess around with game design, or have in the past, and NEED to do in the future, because I've had some fun ideas. Making things is more fun than enjoying them. The process is the most fun for me. I've made 500+ tracks for various soundtracks and for everyone else's listening pleasure. I've dabbled in different genres, some I made up, like Makina's "primitive machine techno" stuff, and I hope to screw around in dungeon synth, egyptian stuff, hell, metal itself. I may provide vocals again to things which aren't meant to be comical but serious. Most of my tracks, however, have no voice. This is how I like it, because I'd rather the focus be on the music itself. Lyrics can ruin a song, music itself like classical can be enjoyed and interpreted however one wants. I am assuming a lot of artists choose to be cryptic and up for interpretation even with lyrics.

Anyhow, I started piano when I was like 4. Sure the original pieces weren't Mozart, but I had a lot of fun. While in the womb I heard nothing but classical for nine months apparently. I guess my mom's wishes worked and I'd be musically talented (I hope you feel the same haha). I took real lessons briefly but jumped to guitar in the 7th grade when I got my own acoustic and made up chord pattern after chord pattern with off the wall beck-style lyrics. View My Steam Library


I'M THE BOSS AT WORK NOW

The money is good, the work isn't too bad, and I try to work extremely hard nightly. In fact, after just one year of being back at the USPS, I have already been promoted to Supervisor. I was scared to at first because I'm not the type, plus I'd have to supervise people I had made friends with and no one likes to really be supervised too much. In reality, my workers kick ass, and I don't really have to be all that bossy, just helpful.

Aside from paying the bills and the house payment, I have some hobbies I like to keep up with. Web design is of course on of the main ones even though it becomes a chore sometimes.

It will take some time to finish the contents of this website due to hours of being a workaholic at the United States Postal Service, but that definitely helps me in getting gear and software plugins. I try to sneak an hour or two each night and CURRENTLY am blessed with two back to back offdays.


YESTERDAY'S MAGNETIC MEDIA OBSESSION, IS NOW YESTERDAY AGAIN.

I pretty much collect media. I fill all of my media with stuff of course, but I like the looks of a lot of it. I still have floppy disks I decorate or have my wife decorate. I store documents and other small files on Zip disks, which started out holding 100 megabytes, while later versions held 250 or 750 megabytes. This is still under one gigabyte. A lot of old dos games with my high school tables and gamesaves.

As far as optical media goes, I use cd-r's still for small mostly-music-related files and audio tracks. I burn movies to dvd and use dual layer dvds for data backup (and higher quality multiple movies). Now, however, I use blank blu-ray discs as my primary storage which hold 25 gigabytes if single layer or 50 gigabytes if dual layered. There are also 100GB versions but I haven't bought any (yet). Along with floppies and zips for magnetic media, I have a blank 8-track tape I wish to figure out how to fill with stuff cheaply someday just for the hell of it (but probably not) and over a hundred tapes boxed up and some on my cassette rack that I'm figuring out what to display on.

Unfortunately I sold old atari 2600 and nintendo games as well as true copies of MOST of my dos games on floppy at a yard sale, but emulation is fun, and I can always find disk images to copy. Personalizing zips and floppies with weird names is what I had done since the beginning of owning/sharing a computer in 1994. Here are some examples "Sunray Armadillo Disk", "Curdled Milk Disk", "Seaweed Children Disk", and "Flaming Unicorns Disk".

In the now as I type this, however, both of my zip drives on 2 computers, and both of my floppy drives on the same 2, are now nonfunctional. The vintage computer I put the zip in, has no usb ports. So it's basically without any I/O. UPDATE: It's at goodwill now.



NOW ON TO BETTER THINGS...



On the top left, you see a file cabinet with what appears to be flash drives the size of business cards. They also fit in little trading card sleeves in a 3 ring binder but can often slip out. These are usually what I edit unless I use my 256g sandisk flash drive connected to my keys for the laptop

On the top right are my Maxtek 10-disc armaray cases with scrapbook inserts to house my BLU RAY RECORDABLES. These guys hold 25 gigs if they are single layer or 50 if they are double. Technically, 22.5 and 45 gb are the sizes (you know how that goes).

On the bottom left are my older traditional 12-disc media library audio book like cases that house cds and dvds. I have some stuff backed up on these, as well as much larger collections pictured in the middle right.

On the bottom right are MOST of my optical media blanks. There are CDs, CDRW's, DVDs, DVD-DL's, BD-R's and BDR-DL's. Soon I will have BDR XL's that house 100GB though I'm not sure my new blu ray recorder can handle it. If you're media crazy like me you've probably already realized the amount of DVD quality video files you can squeeze on a large capacity Blu Ray disc. I have one I tried to put 81 disney movies on but unfortunately Nero quit on me, so it failed after 2 days of waiting.

I'm planning on backing up every single business card 64g flash drive to blu ray either on one 50g or two of them, plus extra stuff. I also plan on ordering more cases of every type and having a full on media library shelf from top to bottom of everything possible. Once I get Nord, movies will follow.

So if you know me in real life and know a guy that knows a guy that wants movies, let me know ;)







MY FAVORITE ARTISTS AND BANDS (MOSTLY 90'S)


THE PROCESS

at age 14

I use generic and some not so generic digital audio workstations that were state of the art in the day when I started, but probably should take a stab at trying new things. I feel that if something isn't broke, you should just keep using it until it is. I've made coherent music since age four on the piano and listened to classical all the time in the womb. I've had a lot of different cheap and not so cheap brands of keyboards growing up that I had messed around with. Usually for fun until after I picked up guitar in the seventh grade and my high school band noose divided after I moved. I then had a computer to basically do it all on, with a bit of practice on different types of software. I stuck with ORION and ACID for the largest period of time.



I USE PIANO ROLL SOFTWARE

I paint notes but I don't actually need to play the keyboard anymore. I know how, I just opt not to. Do you know what is better than one or two hands on a keyboard in a live recording? A preprogrammed piano roll synth orchestra of about twenty or more melody synth lines/instruments and drum synths layered into acid with guitar and even more chopped up drums added, ambience, sound effects, and a personal ten minute mixing session. While in college, I experimented heavily with new interfaces because I guess my music was too heavy for the games I wanted to make soundtracks for. What I wanted was basically advanced mario paint for adults that sounded like Nintendo or COULD sound like Nintendo. Then I found and fell in love (it was a process, I didn't just rush into things) with Synapse Audio's ORION.


I JOURNAL, SORT OF


And when I am at work or elsewhere and I get ideas, which I do ALMOST ALL OF THE TIME when my mind is on overdrive, I've been keeping (since 2010) small pocket-sized leather journals and am up to #139 as of November 2020. If I am not mistaken, they are 3.5" by 5" journals. These journals as well as my larger more normal looking journals house notes, ideas, music plans, lyrics, web design, game ideas, reminders, doom levels, work notes, and completely off the wall random stuff sometimes. I do have a pricey $60 journal handmade out of leather and ancient-looking paper (300 sheets of it) 8" x 11" tank of a journal my wife got me I want to use for pre-printed stuff either layed in or taped in someday in some paticular order and always of upmost importance. I'll hide this thing or make it a centerpiece on a shelf or something. It's THE journal in my future days. I don't want to mess it up. I may just use it to archive important already existing journal pages, with scotch tape. Since I really don't feel like travelling out to the garage right now that second screenshot should be a good enough representation of the 138 pocket journals.