Got some the things done in the lab today. For the last month, Iv’e been recording a project for my boy Quick. It’s been a while since we’ve unpacked the equipment and opened up the basement. We used to record in Traktion by Mackie, and would still be today if a hard drive failure did not cause us to loose the unlock key. It uses a very simple and Intuitive Interface that’s great for beginners. Anyway, I had to learn how to record in Fruity Loops.
If you want to learn a skill, but may not want or have the opportunity to continue your education, search YouTube. Originally, we wanted to have our individual audio files mastered at a professional studio, which we would have had to pay for, but, with the help of some YouTube mixing and mastering tutorials (shout out to John Miller), we feel, we have achieved a professional sound. It’s not “Clive Davis” professional but it sounds close enough, and were happy enough with it that we will produce the the entire LP ourselves. With An AKG condenser microphone and a Mackie Satellite Fire Wire interface, we’ve always have been able to produce quality sound, but didn’t know enough about compression and equalization to produce a professionally mastered sound.
To all amateur musicians, photographers and artist, the internet is an endless learning tool. A college education or internship is obviously the best way to learn the skills of a chosen profession, but many lessons are available online
Other than that it’s been a low-key day. Took a few photos and did some quick edits because practice makes perfect.