Since I'm kicking PODcasts over the ATS/BTS feeds like a weasel on crack, it seems like a good idea to have a thread where listeners can comment on
what I'm doing in PODspace.
In particular, as I produce more World of Majic® opinion features, I'm sure folks will want to comment on those, too. Because those deal with
ATS-specific topics, however, I may just start some threads in the appropriate ATS forums for those.
Meanwhile, I'm also publishing some of my music over the BTS PODcast feed, and you may have heard some of it.
The “Majic musical style” is a rather eclectic mix of genre-challenging loop music featuring my mellifluous vocals.
Although I play guitar and focus on bass (I love bass), my recordings so far have been made using synthesized instruments. It's easier than recording
the real thing and, as Krusty the Clown so famously said, “I'm a lazy, lazy man.”
Most of what I've been uploading so far is older stuff (meaning from earlier this year) and material from my Wings of
concept album that I recorded for a “contest”. It's my first album, and I recorded it in nine days, and it shows, but now I can say I
have an album.
Oh yes, I'm cool.
I have already posted some of this work in my member thread, Majic After Dark
. I'm planning
to kick out more of my existing repertoire over the BTS feed, but I want to remix some of it first.
I also have several upcoming songs in the conceptual phase, some of which I've already laid down some MIDI work for, that are aimed less at the
market and more at the ATS/BTS/PTS market.
ATS PODcasts are very
inspiring to me, and the appeal of becoming an “iPod star” is hard to resist. I mean heck, I can already brag about
being available on iTunes now.
Oh yes, I'm cool.
My favorite band is Yes
, by the way, if anyone was wondering.
All that said, I welcome comments on any of my PODcasts here or wherever you see fit to offer them.
Tech Note: My Rig
I do all my recordings on a PC running WinXP with the following music-related features:
SONAR 4 Producer Edition
by Cakewalk for MIDI/Audio editing and sequencing.
SoundBlaster Audigy 2
wide-diaphragm condenser microphone.
M-Audio Firewire Solo
I used to record my vocals straight into the sound card via a 1/8” phone jack, which sucked (for what I wanted to do, anyway). Now that I use a
dedicated interface, it's like going from Kansas to Oz. I'm still just beginning to explore the potential of the AT3035/Firewire Solo combination. I
love them both passionately.