Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Home Recording

I bought some new recording equipment this week and I'm trying to put it all together so that we can improve our home recordings. Learning home recording has been harder than learning how to play the guitar.
The problem is, I know of no one who lives nearby that can explain this stuff in terms that ordinary humans can grasp. So I'm forced to read technical documents that were not intended for human consumption. Do you remember those guys in high school that walked around with calculators that you had to plug in and slide rules in there pockets? They traded those big 5 1/2 inch floppy disk drives that contained source code and computer hacks. They could read these documents with no sweat - "oh, I see the problem. It says right here you have to have the drivers for the flux capacitor re-compiled and the gain adjusted with an oscilloscope. " What's an oscilloscope? I stammer. "Never mind that, just plug your USB cable in here, twist this knob until the lights dim in your house and then right click on this icon here. You might consider wearing safety glasses," he suggests helpfully.
Anyhow, I'm going IN. If you don't hear from me for a few days, there's a very good chance I'm in the loony bin, jabbering incessantly about midi, quantizing, Aux Sends and Receives..............

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