Each Christmas I scan the pages of catalogs and websites, looking at all the seasons offerings. An iPad? Sure, that would be nice. A massive TV? Yeah, that’s not happening anytime soon. But, for this blog, I thought I’d think outside of the box and put together a list of the impossible. This is my Christmas wish list that will never happen. If anything, this should be called my “wishful thinking” list.
45 Drives Rack Mount Server
First on my list is a 45 drive server chassis with Supermicro MBD-X10DAC-B Dual Socket motherboard with two Xeon E5-2699 v3 (that’s 18 cores a piece). 16 sticks of Black Diamond 64GB Error-correcting ram of course, two 1600W power supplies, two Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 coolers and lastly two Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD. The reason I want a 45drive server is to run a test web server, my own cloud, gaming server more than likely Minecraft, and virtual machines for doing simple or complex tasks.
Two LG 34″UltraWide IPS monitors
The second items on my list are two LG 34″UltraWide IPS monitors. I want two monitors because people on average are 30% more efficient when working, also once you have dual screen you can never go back. I love the way IPS panels look and ultra-wide monitors are great for productivity and gaming. I would use the panels for music production using Ableton Live, Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, and Illustrator. I would mount the two monitors on a dual monitor stand. When it comes to gaming, I would game on one monitor while I would use the other one for guides, chats, or YouTube.
A whole slew of music production equipment
The last item on my list is just simply put: production equipment. I would really want to get the Arturia KeyLab Controller to play midi to Ableton. A Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 as my main auto interface. I will play bass, guitar, drums and could have someone to sing so it would be important for me to have a lot of channels in. Next up would be three Moog Mother 32s because I am in love with the 80s synthesizers and with the Mother 32 I could recreate the same sounds. Lastly, I would like to have wall to wall racks full of modular synthesizers. Modular synths are voltage controlled modulars that produce audio signals. By controlling the voltage, you can create very complex musical patterns. Some notable artist that use modular synths are Deadmau5, Daft Punk, and Giorgio Moroder. After looking at this items list, by the time I get any of these, let’s hope I have a house. I am not sure that my apartment neighbors would appreciate hearing this through our thin walls.
There you go. There are three things that I’d really love to have, but know are a bit unreachable at the moment. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll go out and splurge or, by some miracle, hit the Powerball or develop the next Facebook. Until then, I guess I’ll live in my dream world and keep making list.