AmadMozart Posted August 21, 2001 Share Posted August 21, 2001 From time to time I sit back and think of how my project studio has grown over the years, or of how I get bitten by the "gear" bug - you know, that nagging, evil, insipid little bug that tries to convince me that if I only had "x" or "y" in your studio, then I could.....well, you get the point [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img] My gear was pretty limited when I first started a home studio, but it forced me to learn a lot about how to use that equipment to get the most sound. I dug out one of those old productions and threw it up on my web site to share, and think it would be neat if others dug out early productions and listed some of the tools they were working with "way back when" The song "Yours" (link somewhere below) was recorded in the late 80's when I was using the following set-up: Tascam 234 Syncassette (4 track cassette recorder, except we were only able to record on three tracks since track four contained the FSK tone which synchronized the midi sequencer) One Shure SM58 microphone (yes, everything that needed a microphone those days, got this one) A Tascam 238 8 input, 4 bus mixer Cakewalk running under DOS on PC's Limited (precursor to Dell) Turbo XT (I think it was an 8 MHz 8086 processor with a 20 Mb hard drive) A Roland D50, Ensoniq EPS, EMU Proteus, and a Rhodes MK80 made up the midi arsenal. A Midiverb something or other for FX When I look back at this track - it reminds me of how much can be done with so little when you really stretch both yourself and the gear - and whenever I get the gear bug, I remember this track and ask myself if I am honestly squeezing everything I can out of what I now have to work with, or am I falling once again into the "if I only had a....." trap. I hope you enjoy the track, and I hope some of you have similar stories and songs to share. Cheers, Mark http://www.broadjam.com/artistprofile/artistindex.asp?artistID=936 http://www.broadjam.com/artistprofile/artistindex.asp?artistID=936 or listen at... http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/294/mark_coming_project.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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