Haven’t been posting on this or the other blog much, but I’ve been busy.
The new home studio setup is working. I’ve been bouncing between working on new stuff, and reclaiming/repurposing pieces I did in the summer of 2002 but never got around to formally releasing. There’s 45+ minutes worth of it, so there’s no harm in remastering it and ‘releasing’ it on the bandcamp site. Playing with pieces that are essentially done will help me climb these learning curves (currently seeing what I can do with Audacity and the LE version of Cubase that came with my guitar processing stomp box).
Meanwhile I’m about 30-40% through a new set (some of it still in my head). That’s scattered across the computers, some in ACID Pro, some in Cubase, some in my old copy of Ableton Live (v5.1, which I got working again two weeks ago). I’m also thinking of getting a copy of Logic Pro, at $200 it seems to come with better effects and VSTi’s than anything else that cheap. Updating the Cubase LE to full would cost nearly twice as much.
Actually haven’t been turntabling or sampling much. Found my old Syd Barrett double album and pulled the first disc. Not in bad shape (even back then I used records as ‘masters’, pulling them onto cassette tapes to be played on my Walkman, so the few records I do have from the time aren’t too worn). Haven’t had time to clean that up and burn it to CD, but I will eventually.
More as it comes. I’m hoping to have the old 2002 remastered and online by the end of October (day job permitting). The newer stuff by the end of this year.
Then I’ll have to take a look back and decide what to do next.