the thangs I used
I used a friends yamaha controller (no built in sounds) and I used a roland MPU 401 with the SCD-15 daughter card piggybacked on the mpu-401. Then I used cakewalk (Vs. 3.1) to sequence and quantize, because I like that version for the easy cut and paste dots. I find it harder in 5 and above. Probably because I can;t stand digidesign. I have a love-hate relationship with Pro-tools. I like the features, but the programmers are a lazy bunch. no floating menus, no quick mouse functions, little things bother me alot. Like if you group say...drum tracks, and vocals, and guitars, and group keys, and maybe solos, and then you want to grab all of them except for one group. You can't group the groups. you have to make a new group. < some of the windows only have one exit / close option, so you can't click the corner, you have to go to a upper menu, and work the sub menus to get there.
I still use ADAT, sync to Pro-Tools or my favorite because of the excellent layout tripleDAT from creamw@re. I mastered that and that's why I hate Pro-tools. I sync them through a BRC as MASTER, and then usually do most overdubs either to hard disc, or maybe to tape, simultaniously, Using the firewire to record both destinations . I even convert Pro-tools WAVs from 24 bit to 16 bit to edit on tripleDAT, then convert it back when I finish. (May lose quality, but I'd go insane trying some things in pro-tools. It takes hour to do a 3 minute whatever in tripleDAT. too bad they didn't go on to higher bit formats, but, Just like their side arms, the Germans are masters of audio and I guess the only thing they did before they quit, was write a stable driver. So I usually use an old P-II 400 and an ASUS P2B-LS for tripleDAT because it's ISA, and I can use SCSI to help deter glitches. So I'll boot windows98 in IDE bios for that, then I'll reboot in 2000 for online (if on that workstation) and then reboot changing the bios to SCSI first for win2000 server so I have 3 systems booting on 1 PC, then I boot XP Pro on my new PC, 3.2 P-4 with 2 gig sticks hyperthreaded, and a 10,000 speed S-ATA 36 Gig for OS, and 2 200 gig IDE.s in raid Mirror array for storage.
I do not discuss Maxtor. I have a graveyard of them and will never use one again no matter what. Some dude put one in my PC at work cause I didn't want to build one for there, it lasted 3 months and they won't even RMA it because I can't run their utility on the dead drive with corrupt segments at 0.
oops sorry, um..I used the mpu-401 for all the sounds, and I screwed up the drums. the cymbols were sizzling and I bounced them. then I usually use tripleDAT, firewalkers, and osiris, at home, but Pro-tools ADAT, and even an 8 track 1/2" reel with dolby outboard at the studio. I hope that some day, I ccan spend the time I am spending on a new project on all the songs I lay down. I think we are not going to release until the summer because, Although 90% + is done, I just got a new RODE mic, and we're re-cutting some vocals, and accoustics. I also used the BRC slaving the ADATs and the PC cardthrough a beta cam with and edited master, and did post production audio and sound track on a full length motion picture, using tripleDAT except for some audio productions Done on ADAT. well I guess I should have posted this in the introduction forum. oh one last thing.
I was reading posts this morning on the site and for those who have contributed. I swear I tried every link and couldn't find a place to take money. Someone needs to help me upgrade. This site is the worthiest cause I could ever think of contributing to.
It's awesome. Oh...I have to tune my step daughters boyfriends car. I'll be back later. Please set me up the upgrade membership info so I can help this site in a small way. At least by contributing more than long-ass-stories and senseless utterings.
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