notes from the shore

Adventures in Home Recording

An Orchestra All My Own

My new software arrived the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, I had to wait until the following Monday to go to the post office to pick it up (out of state when they tried to deliver). As you can see from attached image, I bought the Garritan Personal Orchestra, which I have written about numerous times in this blog. Continue reading

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January 11, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Down ‘n Dirty Tutorial on Using Softsynths

Not that many years ago if you wanted to play a synthesizer, you either bought a keyboard synthesizer or a sound module, which is the synth without the keyboard. Today that’s all changed, however. Computer processors have become powerful enough, and memory cheap enough, that a standard desktop or laptop computer can do a satisfactory, if not outstanding, job. Continue reading

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Plugins | | Leave a comment

Free Reverb Roundup

Lately I’ve been experimenting with a variety of the free reverb VSTi’s available on the internet. There are a countless number of them, but some of them, I think, deserve mention. They may find a valuable place in your own virtual studio. Continue reading

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Plugins | , | 5 Comments