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(Ghost in - ghost out)
THE NEWS IN PICTURES
News is always a little more interesting when it's from someone else's town ...
These are from The Boston Globe - who have been archiving their high quality
press photos online for some time now.
FLIGHT COMBAT CHUNG
The trouble with 3D dogfight games was always the stupid amount of time you spent
wandering round empty skies looking for the enemy ... this is great, though -
a no - install game that even runs on old graphics cards
hint: CTRL and R for reset (press R again to repair/refuel)
Get a dual - core x64 PC, / At least 4 gigs memory
buy an audio interface (24 bits) , mixer and microphone from Behringer -
(They do some really high spec stuff, all ridiculously cheap).
Then get yourself a FREE MULTITRACKER, or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
- I use Tracktion - very much the musicians multitracker,
especially if you began back in the old analogue days, like me. I tried pretty much all of them.
I never got on with Cubase,and programs like Fruity Loops, Logic, etc. always seemed more designed
for electronic/dance music rather than for people who play actual instruments.
I've nothing against using technology, but, as a songwriter,
I want to get my ideas recorded as quickly as possible.
If you can get as much stuff demo'd
at home as you can - it makes time in the studio a lot less painful,
a lot quicker and a whole load cheaper.
I haven't tried any of the free recorders below, but give them a try - they may be a better fit for you.
Here's a handy quick guide that might help. As ever - the real skill is deciding whether
you want to be a musician or a technician - be warned - the world of midi,
although a fantastic tool, can also be a huge 'rabbit-hole' -
I can think of at least one major band who were ruined by going down the
over-sampled, over polished pro-tools route.
Here are some other FREE MULTITRACKERS/DAWS on the web
PROCESSOR: iNTEL I3 6100 or ATHLON DUAL CORE
DRUMS: Behringer X8USB
There is an endless choice of VST plugins out there - it just depends what kind of music you want to make, and you
probably have a good idea already. But if you're just after some nice, straightforward, analogue style plugins for effects and production
then you can do a lot worse than starting with Kjaerhus's Classic Audio Plugins
Doll face on the Calico Highway
A great little rabbit-hole of ephemera ...
He's been doing it for 20 years - taking stills from a video camera,
rather than using a scanner.