It has been a while since my last post, but now that Rockit and I have finished latest video, I thought it time to post it.
The song is called “Don’t forget us” https://youtu.be/2usQjUIBtsI
As usual from previous recordings, The whole adventure for this project was to record home produced music on the cheapest equipment you can lay your hands on.
This process though, can take years to acquire. With some careful searching and spending you can have a functional setup at a very low cost. The 2 PC’S below cost a total of $100. Some might say that’s a $200 to much when someone should’ve payed me to take them off their hands. Anyway, you get my drift.
Despite their appearance, both pieces of equipment have survived the processes and rigors of our recordings so far [There is still one song to go]. Though, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, with the bottom machine in constant need of attention to keep it on the road. This is where a little bit of self taught IT repairmanship comes in handy.
This is our current setup, with the latest addition being my Washburn vintage sunburst electric guitar [cost $240], which I used for this recording. The setup for that was a direct line into my Ashton 80watt [$120]. I miked up the amp with a direct line into the bottom PC and used cool edit pro 2.1 to record and edit.
If I was to price everything together Rockit and I and spent to record this song, overall cost would be approximately $2000.
This setup won’t get you the squeaky clean sounds you hear on the radio, but it will get you the start you need to learn the process and understandings of recording music in a home studio recording environment, which in turn, will be invaluable when it comes to recording your songs in a proper recording studio.
Cheers, Have fun and Rock n roll.