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Hello, I've come back

Postby Madman_Greg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:14 am

I used to frequent this forum and forna a fair few years back

I've taken early retirement and I am now back into my project studio and recording.

Expect, opinions, questions and banter to resume

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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:30 am

Hi G and welcome back.

You've not really missed much to be honest, just the usual aimless meanderings interposed with nuggets of technical genius and surrealism.

Sorry, no fatted calf. Will a biscuit do?
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby zenguitar » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:40 am

Welcome back :)

Andy :beamup:
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby N i g e l » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:25 am

Hello !

shufflebeat wrote:Hi G and welcome back.

You've not really missed much to be honest,

That got me thinking about what have been the most significant changes in the past 5 years.
For me, Behringers retro inovation [or plagiarism, depending on your view point ] would be one and the migration of my long term DAW, Cakewalk, to a free product another.

Not forgetting the current effects of the virus on live gigs & collaboration etc
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Folderol » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:17 am

That was quite a break. Nice to see you here.
Oh and whatever you do, don't ask 'sensible' questions :lol:
P.S. especially in the Musician's Lounge
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Arpangel » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:29 am

Welcome back, there’s a rather large pinch of salt in the lounge bar, it's there for when people read my posts, please feel free to help yourself.

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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Music Wolf » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:37 am

Welcome back to the forum and welcome to the early retirement club

Madman_Greg wrote:I've taken early retirement and I am now back into my project studio and recording.

After an initial burst you may find that things aren't quite so straight forward as;

You find lots of other fun things to do which compete for your time.

You discover that your time is not all your own as other people place requests / demands upon you (and produce lists of things to do which are definitely not fun and feel suspiciously like work but without the reward element).
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:09 pm

whatever you do, don't ask 'sensible' questions

He can ask sensible questions as long as he doesn't expect a sensible answer.
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Is this the five minute argument, or do you want the full half hour?
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby adrian_k » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:31 pm

I’ve told you once already.
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Arpangel » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:53 pm

adrian_k wrote:I’ve told you once already.

No you haven’t.
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby adrian_k » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:58 pm

Arpangel wrote:
adrian_k wrote:I’ve told you once already.

No you haven’t.

Did.
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Re: Hello, I've come back

Postby Glenn Bucci » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:32 pm

Welcome back. I have also taken a break for the SOS forums until recently. When I started recording back in the 80's going to a recording studio and, having a home studio was a big deal. Being able to record an album and for it to sound good was huge. Now everyone is recording music through cheap DAWs including Garage Band and Abelton.

We are over satuated with home recordings all over the net from Sound Cloud, ITunes and YouTube to name a few. When Journey, The Stones, Men at Work, Howard Jones, Hootie and the Blowfish came out with a record, so many people talked about it and they played their music on FM radio stations. You would buy the record or cassette read the credits on the back and enjoy the album photos. Besides all the places on the net to hear music, there is also satellite radio with so many types of music including band stations. So you have to compete with all of this competition to have your music heard and to attempt to stand out above the rest of music being released.

I can finally say I don't need one more thing in my recording studio. I have everything I need to make great records. My last big purchase was the Roland Jupiter X keyboard thanks to the SOS review which helped me pick the right keyboard for my needs. The biggest help in getting my music to sound more professional sound was buying Superior Drummer 3. There are still some gear I would like to have, but it's not really needed. I am focusing on spending my money on house projects, vacations, and helpingnmy kids with college loans.

If anyone is interested, you can go to Soundcloud, type my name to hear my 6 albums. My last record I recorded the Beatles Blackbird which I like better than the original. I added a bass guitar to fill out the low end and added a simple drum beat. Having two KM184 in XY also helped the guitar to have a bigger sound. Throw a SSL bus compressor on the mix and the magic was added.
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