Home Studio, Part One

2007-09-11 14:07:33 by Krykos

For those who know me, they know I'm a musical individual. As well as listening to songs as often as I can (which pretty much everyone does anyway), I've spent the last couple of years building up and trying to sort out my own home personal studio.

In bulletpoints:
Early 04 - Downloaded Noteworthy Composer
Summer 04 - Composed loads of tunes
Autumn 05 - Managed to get my hands on a sequencer program.
December 05 - Bought a Fender Toronado GT HH (discontinued, baby!), and an amp.
September 06 - Bought a KORG Microkorg synthesizer.
December 06 - Bought an M-Audio Fast Track Pro MIDI/Audio Interface
August 07 - Upgraded to new sequencer program.

So, that looks all cool there, and I've spent too much of my own cash trying to get everything sorted. But now I've run into problems. My new sequencer (called Cakewalk Project5) won't allow me to record audio through my audio interface, and then run the sound out through the PC's internal sound card. I know my audio interface isn't dodgy either cos it works perfectly with Audacity. And I can't use the old program cos basically, it fucked up, and won't install on my PC any more.

So, at the moment, I'm trying to see whether I can run all of my PC's audio through the interface, which'll require me to buy some RCA cables and a new set of speakers. If it works, it basically means I'll be able to start recording the songs that have come to my head since I took a hiatus about this time last year, which are synth/guitar based. And if I can make them sound exactly how they sound in my noggin, then they'll be worth the wait. =P


Btw, Juno 106 - is it worth getting eventually? =)


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2007-10-30 15:26:56

I'm not good at composing music, but you soud like you know what you're doing. I listened to your audio, and it's pretty good.

I'll leave some reviews later. Listening to your last.fm as we speak :)

Krykos responds:

My stuff on NG isn't really all that great. I haven't submitted anything here in a while, and since my last submission, I've improved my technique a lot. Trying to re-record some songs and come up with original ones at the moment, but taking much longer than I thought it would.

Anyway, cheers for your comment.