I am excited to finally get to work on a project that has started and got sidetracked by a computer virus. I had recorded 10 tracks for "The Old Man" CD and my Windows Based system got a virus called "Bagel". All 10 tracks were lost along with the entire Hard Drive contents of a Dell machine I had specially set up for recording. Thanks to the good folks at Mid-City in Omaha, I have switched to an Apple based setup on a Mac Book Pro. I am using PreSonus Studio 2 and, so far. it seems far more stable than any Windows platform I've tried! For an old Analog guy like me, digital recording is pretty intense and time-consuming. All of my recording experience to this point has been in a traditional "studio" environment. I sat in a soundproof booth with an instrument and the engineer told me when we were rolling, I played or sang my part, and somebody took care of mixing, tweaking, editing and whatever other magic sound engineers do.
In the brave new world of digital home recording, it's all down to me. I get to not only write and perform the material, I do all the mixing of multiple tracks, overdubs, and effects. As Norman Blake once said "I'm not used to all this paraphernalia, I'm just a Hillside Musician". I've studied, read books, and played around with digital enough now to feel reasonably competent in the digital world. My intention is to maintain an "old-timey" feel to my recordings since I truly despise the auto-tuned, fake sounding music that seems to get all the airplay. Please bear with me as I post updates here on the blog page of my new website. I'm sure it will be a ride!
Dan" steeler" Chambers
18 November 2015