New system advice needed.
#1022111 - 03/12/12 07:26 PM
I've been composing music(non-commercialy)for decades using manuscript paper or what the
press like to call paper now....dead wood media. The composing bit has been done on
another 'dead wood' device - a Yamaha Grand. Time I think for some tech gear. I'm into
theme/incidental music and don't have the time (I'm 53) or inclination to learn every
aspect of DAW's such as MOTU/CUBASE etc. I just want to get stuff recorded mostly in
realtime as I can play. I've also got two motif racks and an ancient MKS20 + RD300 stage
piano. I'm not interested in Sibelius as I don't need to see the notation. I realise
multitracking etc is needed but the questions are:
1.DAW or just
multitrack...or both? 2.Is the RD300 ok as a master kbd...still? 3.How best to
utilise the Yamaha Grand? 4.pc or mac if I have to use a computer(I won't be
I've also set up as an Elton John tribute so the occasional
backing track would be nice to do so that it breaks up just me and piano. Incidentally a
friend has recommended the new Dynacord CMS 6-300 mixer (could you review it SOS?) as I
could use it for all the above plus live.
Re: New system advice needed.
[Re: One Horse Town]
#1022585 - 05/12/12 09:58 PM
Quote: 1.DAW or just
2.Is the RD300 ok as a master kbd...still?
to utilise the Yamaha Grand?
4.pc or mac if I have to use a computer(I won't be
difficult to comment on such broad questions really. A master keyboard is a master
keyboard; you either like the way it plays and the sounds it makes, or you don't. Likewise
a computer is a computer and a DAW is a DAW. You can't go too far wrong with any decent
computer and any modern DAW. If you can't decide, download a few demos and see which grabs