August 20, 2005
I'm not as dumb as I sometimes think I am. My recorder works, just the way I set it all up!!!! But I see a couple of minor problems.
First, I did a KISS recording today (Not the band KISS, but just a Keep It Simple, Stupid test-drive). It came out okay. But this damn thing can do a lot more than I understand yet. The Owner's Manual is more than 100 pages long, and that's going to take me a while to digest.
Second, I AM going to need to buy a playback system for this thing. I don't want to drag my Bose stereo in here. I like it staying in my living room. I don't need anything really fancy, just something good enough to play the music back before I burn it onto a CD.
I can hear the song on my headphones, and I think I know how to dub extra tracks on it now. But I can't invite several people over to hear it all at once, or play along with it. I have only one set of headphones and only one headphone jack on the recorder.
If I want to do ensemble recording (which I DO) I'm going to need a little more.
I figure that I can get everything I want for about another $150.00. That STILL keeps the total price less than a trip to Costa Rica, and I'm gonna have some really neat shit set up around here after that.
BWHAHAHAHAAA!!! I can see this plan coming together!
(UPDATE: I think I already have everything that I need. I have more musical equipment in the house than I remembered having. Damn! Some of this stuff is still in the box it came in, never opened. Now... all I have to do is hook these little gizmos up to the recorder and I should be good to go!)
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