Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have been making some music. Which is a much
needed relief from art. I just don't enjoy art anymore.
Can't get myself to do it. It's old and boring and the
market is flooded. I want no part of it. At least, for now.
Sooner or later I will start up again. But for now, it's
time for a change.
I have recording as best as I can with my shitty
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum card from like 2005. It's still alive!
I don't have a preamp so I am basically plugging into my
sound card via the mic jack. It's almost sacrilege to
the audiophiles out there. But, it's all I have. It reminds
me of recording through a Tascam 4 track tape player.
It has a real lo-fi sound that I actually enjoy. I am
basically, playing through Guitar Rig and using Ableton
to record. I am unable (for some reason) to record multiple
tracks separately. I have ASIO drivers, but for some odd
reason it is recording tracks into each other. So, to get
around this I just record a track, save it as a wav file, then
play it through Media Player while I record on top of it
through Ableton. I do this about 4 times with whatever
I am adding into the song. Finally, I load the finished
wav file into the NN-XT in Reason 5.0. I don't have a
midi so I just use my computer keyboard as a midi
trigger and play drums through the Kong or Redrum.
I find it easier to mix in Reason as well.
So here are some examples of what I am doing. Please make
sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like them. I
plan on doing much more in the future.
Science - Reason 5.0, Ableton, Guitar Rig