I haven’t been posting a lot lately, and here are a few reasons why:
I’ve been drumming a lot lately. This DW 5000 bass drum pedal has really been one of the greatest things I’ve purchased for my kit. In addition, I finally got a front bass drum head, revamped my snare, and tuned everything to prepare for a recording session with Jay and Kunal.
We recorded first through a Universal Audio Tube Preamp, and then through a Tascam 4-Track in the living room of DBA. The drums sound better than they ever have before, and after some minor problems with the tapes, we got 5 tracks recorded. Once they’re finished, I’ll post a link here. It’s exciting to finally be playing with a solid band again.
I got the Adobe Creative Suite. Finally, I have a real version of Photoshop, and I’m using Adobe Premiere for the first time in about 5 years, so I have to relearn all of my video editing skills. I’m upgrading my Macbook to 4 GB of ram, so I’ll be able to run all of this stuff seamlessly.
My boss is loaning me his Sony DCR SR-100 digital video camera, since he’s not using it, and I’m overjoyed to finally be able to record video again. Since my Canon died in high school, I haven’t had the opportunity to do any video work. This camera has a hard drive, so I can just upload directly to my computer from its internal drive.
Last but not least:
The Roland SPD-S is a programmable sample pad for drummers. It takes flash memory, so you can plug in a guitar, microphone, computer, etc, and store up to 512 MB of samples. It can also be triggered using piezos on acoustic drums. It pretty much eliminates the need for my Moog synth, since I can record all of the parts and just play them back by hitting a pad. This thing should arrive today.
With that said, does anyone want to come over and make digital music/make some movies/screen print? It’s going to be tough to leave the house this summer.