- THE WALL - In sealing off the corner of the room, the tightness of every single drum mic has noticeably increased. The reduction in room reflection is extreme. In particular the snare: I was all, “Wow, that’s dry as fuck. Where my reverbs?”
Next Up: I’m going to cover the duct directly above the kit in egg cartons to see if that softens some of the 2k-10k harshness in the overheads.
- CUBASE 5 - (for win7) - Holy Hell. Loving it. This machine (Thinkpad w510) is so much faster than the last (Thinkpad t60) it’s loco. The bundled plugins are fucking great. Just using presets on their Eq and Compressor (full AND multiband) on the various drum channels, I was able to dial up a stupidly tight sounding mix. (probably a little too “pop musicky” for what I usually want, but it’s a great damn start.)
Next Up: Assembling plugins. I’m not going to worry too much about getting all the Waves plugins I’m accustomed to using and focus more on seeing what kind of new stuff is available. This is also when I make sure I’ve got all the new fun amp and cabinet simulators loaded. The guitar processing is where this new machine should start really shining compared to the last one.
- PLUG-INS and SIMULATORS - Whew. Still trying to wrangle a pile of shit to fuck with. Downloading and hunting. —- *time passes* —– Fuck me with a cactus. So many new toys. Relative to the point in time when I started using computers for music, this is the future. The future, in this case, is pretty fucking kickass.
- HOOKING EVERYTHING THE FUCK UP -
Still need to get the speakers and receiver handled. Need to build more makeshift shelves and get the big TV outta my bedroom down here.