Mar 27 2008
Monthly Archives: March 2008
Mar 27 2008
I recently received an e-mail from Mike Hohmann and he wants to set-up a home studio using his new iMac and GarageBand, but he was confused with what mics, audio interface and reference monitors he should get, in short, he asked “I know this is a lot of info to cover but I am doing as much research as I can before I spend my hard earned money and simply put I need professional advice from anyone who really knows this stuff inside out and can ask the right questions and say okay here is what you need to get and you should be good to go for awhile. I would like to spend around 1000 dollars for this stuff give or take a little…”
This got me to thinking. What gear I would buy, in order to put together a flexible Mac based home audio recording studio?
Okay, here it is; The amazing $1000 Mac Audio Guy home studio gear list. More
Mar 17 2008
Recently I was doing an authorized remix of Herbie Hancock music for a remix contest in Second Life. The first thing I did was download a MIDI file of “Watermelon Man.” You probably know you can drag a MIDI file into GarageBand and GarageBand will try to map the instruments to the closest software instruments that it has. Sometimes this works great, but most of the time it just makes a horrible mess that doesn’t sound at all like the General MIDI Instruments that were intended for the piece. More