I mentioned before there are numerous hardware choices. Everything from using the smart phone you carry around to dedicated multitrack recorders to your computer. Today I’m going to talk about software for your computer. No matter what platform you prefer there are numerous options and something for every budget. I’m not a huge expert… Continue reading Recording Basics: The Software
Once you have your inputs squared away and you’ve recorded something it’s time to worry about hearing it back. This can be as simple as using the speakers built into your laptop or the speakers hooked up to your desktop or it could be a more major investment into studio monitors. Ultimately, the choice will… Continue reading Recording Basics: Computer (Outputs)
I realized that I glossed over microphones completely in my last post and since they’re such an important part of the process I thought I would give them a little more time. I mentioned one particular microphone, the USB one, but I didn’t even mention what type it was. So here’s a quick take on… Continue reading Recording Basics: More Inputs
It’s actually pretty easy to start recording on your computer and it’s relatively inexpensive since most people already have one. Even a computer that is several years old can be powerful enough to get started provided you use the right software and can work around any potential limitations. Many computers have built in microphones… Continue reading Recording Basics: Computer (Input)
I’ve spent a lot of time over the years both recording myself at home with various rigs and also being recorded in various studios for a string of demos, albums, jingles, and other things. It’s something I have always enjoyed and something I have sought out for myself as well. I’ve recorded on cassette four… Continue reading Top Five Reasons You Should be Recording Yourself
I’ve mentioned Chris Vollstadt and EWI Reason Sounds before. I’ve been using Chris’s sounds for my virtual EWI rig for pretty much as long as I’ve been using a virtual rig. I decided to make Reason the main engine for my virtual rig in no small part because of Chris’s patches and wonderful website. I… Continue reading Analog Dreams EWI Refill for Reason
EDIT: the YouTube videos got pulled so I will upload some audio snippets soon. It actually came out a couple of weeks ago but with all my recent travel I just wasn’t able to post about it. The new CD is called Ostrich. My regular horn section, the Retox Horns, recorded three songs for the… Continue reading The Crack the Sky CD Is Out!
Lots of cool things going on right now. First off, there’s a cool new behind the scenes video from the Emma White show I did a few weeks ago at Artscape in Baltimore. It starts off with Emma doing What is Hip from Tower of Power…no small feat for only two horn players. I can… Continue reading October ’12 News and Notes