I figured I'd show off some of my current work that I've played on and helped mix. I know it's not completely relevant to game music production, but I think it's the best representation of my skill set at the moment.
Over the past several months I've been working closely with a good friend and band mate of mine who has taught me most of what he knows regarding recording and mixing.
I've been absolutely fascinated with the new techniques I've learned as well as the entire process as a whole. While I am no industry certified audio-engineer, I believe I now finally have a strong enough grasp of it all to successfully pursue my own projects. The only thing I need is the equipment. Therefore to keep myself active on ModDB and to possibly spark some interest about my work with mod/indie teams I figured I would compile a list of the gear I aim to purchase prior to 2nd quarter 2011.
My current gear includes...
Fender Blues DeVille Reissue 4x10 all-tube amp
-I've been really impressed with this amp so far, threw in some Sovtek 6L6 tubes and it can go toe-to-toe with a Fender 65' Super Reverb which is currently the industry standard amp for recording guitar.
Gibson SG Special Faded
-Incredible for smooth tones, outfitted with 490R/490T Humbuckers, I may or may not change these out.
Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster
-Sometimes you can't beat single-coil tone, this would be my primary guitar for recording any sort of rock/blues.
various boutique/high quality effects pedals
Now obviously it's clear while I may have a decent gear set-up as a musician I don't currently have any of the tools necessary to actually work on and produce audio content as one would hear it in a game, mod, or other media content.
The gear I aim to acquire includes...
Lexicon I-ONIX U42s audio recording/MIDI interface
-This is will allow me to record professional quality audio and also has built-in 4 channel microphone preamps eliminating the need to spend more on external preamps and allowing me to more accurately define the levels of each incoming signal producing a higher quality end-result.
(2) Shure SM57 microphone
-Legendary mic exceptional at recording instruments. I want two so I can close mic my amp with one (for obvious reasons) and the other would be used as a room mic to allow a more ambient but richer tone in the final mix.
M-Audio Studiophile AV40 monitors
-Great entry level monitors for getting the mix just right best of all these won't break the bank.
Propellorhead Reason + Record 5
-Pretty industry standard VST plus the additional Record software so I would be capable of analog recording.
Akai MPK25 Keyboard/Midi controller
-Just another instrument for that extra dynamic along with the MIDI controller which I will need to work in conjunction with Reason.
KORG MicroKorg Synthesizer/Vocoder
-Incredible instrument very versatile and able to create some absolutely brilliant sounds.
Of course, this will set me back a few bucks. However, I feel that when I have all the gear listed I will be able to produce professional quality tracks for the community. If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments please feel free to speak your mind I would love the feedback.
Also, I would be interested in collaborating or lending a hand wherever I could with any current endeavors you may have just get in touch with me if you think I can help!
Just started up a new project with a friend of mine for Titan Quest. After learning most of the basics I've been spending most of my time mapping and altering/replacing the images for menus and ui. However, last night I got to mess around in Sony Acid Pro 7 which is always fun. Now I'm just trying to compose some music which may or may not make it into the mod. Unfortunately I can't beam what I have in my head directly into my computer and while Acid is a great program, if you don't have the right loops or adequate means to record your own instruments it gets frustrating quick. We'll see how it goes hopefully I'll have something worth showing.
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