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27 August 2011 @ 09:05 pm
Guitar upgrade  
No calls today so it was nice to have Chris around the house. I'm very proud of myself because I got all the seeds planted in the main pumpkin patch. All that's left now is to till a few more areas that are walkways. I got such a sense of accomplishment doing that. I'm thrilled and lots of pumpkins have come up.

After 5 pm we went out to guitar center because Chris has been wanting to record his playing but our computers don't have the means. We wanted to ask questions because we really don't know too much about it. They said the luther would be there so we grabbed my bass Bad Boy and took him with us. I still have those color knobs I wanted installed. The guys there were nice and installed them. Everyone was impressed with my case and my guitar. Then we went into the recording area and asked one of the employees some question. He told us that for laying down tracks and recording electric instruments we should get a hardware and software called Pro Tools. I asked him if this could work with accustics like a classical guitar and a violin. He showed us the mic we need for that. I was shocked the mic cost more than the Pro tools. The Pro Tools I think was $150 while the mic was $200. That's doable but I still think it's crazy a mic would cost that much.

I'm very impressed with how creative Chris has been lately. I'm really amazed how he can just write music both in classical and in metal. I also know the frustration of not being able to get ideas out of your head properly for not having the right stuff on the computer. I admire anyone that can write music. That takes more talent than just playing. I can't write. I can't make up new stuff from nothing. I play other people's music. That's as far as my gift goes. So yes making your own is impressive to me. I know he feels the same way about my art.

It's dark now so I'll take pic of my guitar tomorrow in the day light so you guys can see the new pretty colored knobs.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Chris jammin'
sophia~maefaunhaert on August 28th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
i've seen folks put a pickup on their violin to capture the sound
it might be a different way than the expensive microfone

in minneapolis library you can check out equipment like that
or record in thier studio...
maybe there's a vo-tech that would love to have musicians
to record? that have all the equipment too?
Des: Hummmthagirion on August 28th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I'll look into that as well. This is all so new to me. Yeah, a recording studio would be best but we didn't want to pay a lot so we wanted to do it ourselves. But there is so much neat stuff out there.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak Guitarsilvolf on August 28th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Wow, I wonder why the mic is more?
I agree, I'd love to be able to write my own music.
Des: Bassthagirion on August 28th, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know. And that was a cheap version of the one we need. It looks like an old singing mic. I found out mics are very expensive.
Yeah that would be neat.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 28th, 2011 09:44 am (UTC)
Wow, Pro Tools have gone down a lot in price! Yeah, mics do cost that much. It does sound doable. Exciting!

That's awesome the Chris can write his own classical and metal. He's a very creative person! I do hope he can record his stuff one day.

And yeah, I'd like to see the pretty coloured knobs :)
Des: Bassthagirion on August 28th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this one was a good price. I was surprised by the cost of the mics. I'd love to get some of this for us.

Yeah it's a great talent. I'm always impressed.

If I can get some good light in the room I'll definitely take pics. It's raining and dark this morning.