Sunday, July 15, 2007
Yes, it really WAS that easy...
So I finally feel well enough to plug in the USB sound system into the Mac. Hmm. Nothing shows up on the screen. Go into sound preferences. Oh, there it is. Turn on the mixer, and adjust the levels so that my guitar mike hits a couple of bars below the top and my vocals mike hits a couple of bars below the top. Fire up Garage Band. Figure out how to make a track from a "natural instrument". Figure out how to add an "effect" to that track, like compression and reverb, but end up choosing effects from the nifty list of effects ("male vocals" for the vocal mike, "clean" for the guitar -- I'll add a little reverb to it later, but my guitar style prefers a clean soundboard). Assign the vocal mike channel to the track. Create a second track, and assign the guitar mike channel to the track. Make sure the little red "record" icons are lit for both tracks. Press "Record". Huh. That's it?
Yep, that's it. It Just Works(tm). No fuss. No muss. No hassles.
Now I just need to write a couple of songs. (Actually have ideas for a couple, one called "Independence Day" and one called "Liberation", just need to flesh them out).
-- Badtux the Music Penguin
Labels: music, technology
Posted by: BadTux / 7/15/2007 09:07:00 PM
when i have time to do some serious searching i will track down the url's for you but there is a site (or maybe several by now) where independant home producers may post their work for download, for a small fee. the site takes a reasonably small percentage but the bulk of the fee goes to the artist.
i smells me some label suit death if this catches on.
# posted by The Minstrel Boy : 16/7/07 9:36 AM
yea - don't ya just love a MAC!!!!
# posted by azgoddess : 16/7/07 1:53 PM
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