The recordings for the Solid Rock Blues Band, The Barking Aunts, Mirjam Tamara and some other demo’s for other bands and vocalists were al made using my computer as a ‘DAW’, a Digital Audio Workstation.
For many years I’ve recorded in the livingroom. But since 2015 I’m having my own small home studio. In this video I give a short tour of the studio and a short recording demo.
When I began recording I used my computers build in soundcard and a cheap microphone. These days I have some “serious equipment”. One of the things I made a rule of thumb: “It shouldn’t cost much”. So it is a budget studio, but despite that, it is possible to record decent sounding tracks!
Many have wondered how to record with Band Creator in the studio and it ain’t difficult. Just plug the headphone out into the “tape in” of your mixer or audio interface and you’re good to go. It gives you a full stereo drum (and bass) track. There’s also an output for the “mixer” on the Digitech Trio pedal but that’s mono. Might be fine for some also but I prefer a stereo drum track.
I split drum and bass in to two different tracks. It’s not difficult to do so. Just make sure you have the ”count in” on, turn down bass. Record the drums. After that, repeat with the bass (turn down drums). You should record the drums in stereo, bass in mono. After that, allign the tracks using the count in.
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