I’ve been learning making tracks from my computer using only my recording module and a guitar, and I can say that it is quite challenging but fun at the same time. In the past, I needed my band just to practice what I have written but since I was able to acquire recording software, things got easier. However, I am now feeling the need to upgrade from this stuff to that. While I was searching the net, I saw a good music production software at music123 and not only that, they have tons of affordable stuffs that might come in handy for me. I’m also thinking of sharing that info to my DJ friend as they also have good DJ stuffs and enhancements that can be of interest. I guess I’ll be reading reviews for now to see what is the best one for my limited budget.
I have this friend about 30 years of age and he is particularly good and creative with his music. Hence the reason why he left his job and started working on his own as a DJ which I think is actually cool. Because of his creativity and the likes, creating mixes and remixes are not of a big deal for him. I once asked him to teach me the basics although he obliged, the pc software he uses is just good for one user only. I was told that I can shop pcdj through online stores easily without a fuzz. I eventually bought one from the web and started using PCDJ and I find it a killer, easy to use and has lots of add-ons. Sooner or later I will be posting my mixes on the web and maybe earn a recognition but of course I’ll do it for fun.
Last year I bought device that can create or record my musical ideas complete with instruments for a band – only that, this is more on software-based device that can enhance the sound of a guitar tone. It took me just little time o figure out what to do and afterwards, the recording was just too good to be true and I managed to create some good tunes. However, although I was able to record my guitar tunes and layered with a drum and bass tracks, I felt that some tunes are overlapping. My volume looks good, and it sounds decent on my headphone but when rendered and played on a sterop, the bass eats the rhythm tracks and so on.
After some tweaking and a little bit of research the problem was solved. For the most part, the reason behind a unbalanced audio mix is the sample output being heard by the user. This means that in order to produce some decent, balanced sound levels, one has to have a good set of Monitor Speakers or much better if a Professional-grade studio head phone like AKG K271 MKII which can be found on AKG Musicians Friend for the specifications. Because sound levels differ from speakers or headphones, the key here is to get one balance sound on low-mid-high frequencies so make things easier and accurate. One everything g is in order, home recording will be a walk in the park – of course, you still have to know how to play an instrument at least.
I wish I have a room specially made for home recording. What I have now is a room with concrete walls with poor ventilation. That being mentioned, I just did some tweaking in my room to make it sound proof and yet a little ventilated so recording music can be comfortable. It is not enough though, the music is good but not that comfortable as I have expected. I think I need a more systematic ventilation and of course a good window for the air to come in and out to the vents, adding this up is a whole week of work. As for the window, I need a well made and beautifully designed swags to make the room alluring in a way that it will be good in he eyes. I think this one will be sited for the design.
What’s left for me now is to make this happen. Anyway, I did this before so installing another one will be better. I just realized that whatever room I stay with should be comfortable just like all of us wanted. A well natural lighted room with good airflow is more than enough to do the deed especially if the room should be multi-purpose room like a bedroom and a recording studio. After all, friends will drop by and I don’t want us to suffer a suffocating feeling which will greatly affect the musical ideas.