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I Record Music At Home

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    It's Fun

    I picked it up when I had just started college because I saw how fun it looked and I asked a couple friends if I could try doing it for a song or two.  I've been doing it since then. I have friends who record their own songs for their own demos, mixtapes or they do it...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    GarageBand

    I use GarageBand to record my music.  Usually I just buy an instrumental karaoke track for a song, import it into GarageBand, and then sing over it wearing headphones, using the internal mic.
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Atari 1080 Running Emagic

    I've dabbling in home recording since I was a kid - and that's a long time ago! - with my dad's Fergusson reel-reel tape recorder. (I bet you've never heard of Fergusson!) That was horrible - cheap & nasty mic, and very unreliable. But as a teenager, I played in a Gospel...
    taylorguitar taylorguitar 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    I Recently Started Taking My Poetry And Converting It To Tracks

    I've always written poetry since I was 11 or 12. But it wasn't til 2010 that I actually had the idea to break some of them down to bars and convert them to music. Every track I've done or have ready to record is something in my life I've experienced that truly affected me. I was...
    whitetino whitetino 22-25, M May 2, 2013

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    Differences But Still Great

    It's great to be able to record using a computer, multitrack and edit non-destructively.  What I would have given to have those abilities back in the mists of antiquity when I first laid my hands on magnetic tape.  Not even mentioning sampling and synthesizers.  A...
    speckles speckles 61-65, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Anyone Can Be A Rockstar At Home

    I remember in the mid 90s this very talented singer, keyboardist told me that one day, musicians would be able to record their own music easily at home and it would not be a full on recording studio, but a portable way to record. I didn't believe her because at the time we were...
    AlaskanHero AlaskanHero 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    Just For Myself

    The woman that I am dating gave me an analog synthesizer for my birthday a few years ago. When I bought the new sound card I made sure to get one with breakout cables, and Cubase and a few other OS programs, so all I needed were a set of midi cables.I had had a few "songs" going...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Dec 18, 2012

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    I Forgot How Fun This Could Be

    I was a touring musician for ten years with various 70's soul groups. But I have always wanted to record my own music and release it independently. My dream was long in coming, but now with all these computer based systems and online sites like ReverbNation, I have finally...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2011

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    I Record Music At Home...

        ...and it might not be brilliant, or the 'next big thing' but it's a great source of enjoyment for me and a couple of mates who sometimes join me.     I'm a bass player who can only sing in certain low keys and thinks he can play convincing...
    octoberrust octoberrust 18-21, M Jul 15, 2007

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    Singing With My Harp

    So the only thing I really have is that "Garage Band" thingy that comes with macs,but I enjoy it.I record lots of stuff that really surprises me.It is always so much better than I expect.My harp doesn't sound quite as good on there,but I think I am going to burn a CD of...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F Sep 16, 2009

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    What's up ya'll. Just seeing what everybody

    here uses to record. I'm using a Presonus Audiobox 2x2 as a recording interface. Mic is an SM57. Using Garageband for the moment, cuz I'm too lazy/stupid to figure out StudioOne.
    skinsfan69 skinsfan69 36-40, M Mar 28, 2014

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    A New Begining

    Recently i enrolled at FullSail University for music production.  As a requirement of the degree you must have the appropriate tools and equipment for high caliber recording.....well everything i needed was included in my tuition.  Today i am going to pick up my package with...
    hmelmore hmelmore 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    I Record Music

    I could never find anyone to play music with me and I was determined I wouldn't let that be an excuse to not making the music I wanted.   I already had a small collection of instruments I was learning to play.  I started out recording using a convoluted system of...
    trucktippingover trucktippingover 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My second day on here. Going kind of slow. Thought it would have been better. So bored here at home.
    Parklover Parklover 51-55, M 37 mins ago

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    For black music month,I celibrate not just music founded by black people,but instruments too.The piano(Kalimba), drums, flute(kaira), hormonica,banjo, guitar, harp(kora)violin...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Black music month just ended but just wanted to share; Negro Spirituals, Rhytm and blues, ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, doo wop, rock and roll, funk, disco,hip hop, techno, ska...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It has been a while since I have updated my journal so I thought I would let everyone know that I am working on a major music project right now. I am excited because I am getting...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Music for a summer's day
    DaCawfeeMonsta DaCawfeeMonsta 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

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    I've been listening to the group A Perfect Circle for a few months now, loving their music.
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    So I started playing the Drums when I was 19 and played in a number of bands thewout the years until my middle 20s then something major happend.. A hurricaine destroyed the house I...
    Langdon78 Langdon78 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I get so happy going on break or going home from work because I know I can listen to some music and just relax. LOVE DAT ****.
    Hitlersdoter Hitlersdoter 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Aaaaand one more off the new record, just cuz :D Matt Pond PA - "There Were Times" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0wRNnYgsV0
    LilMissNiteOwl LilMissNiteOwl 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm not typically a fan of country music, but this woman has an amazing voice. And it's as much about the memories... I heard a lot of her music at home when I was growing up. <...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays (1971) This track was the first vinyl record I purchased in '71.
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Music.. Music is so powerful The power of music is so influential that there is a song to every emotion we have, song to every situation anything we can think of. Music has...
    LeahLoveee LeahLoveee 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    A pet peeve of mine is when someone claims to like all music but eventually hates on something that isn't in their playlist. I like all music as long as it is creative and has a...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love all genres when it comes to music. I have music piped into my home and in my office. I listen to all kinds of music when I am driving a long distance, such as vacation, in...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Music is that one thing which helps you to pass your time, Music is that one thing which is heard when you are Happy or Sad. Music is that one thing that sometimes touches your...
    Gladtobehere55 Gladtobehere55 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It's more than love. I think music is more important than most people probably do. I am very emotionally moved by it- it's hard for me to be somewhere with music playing in the...
    Viperstriketh Viperstriketh 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I love music, I plan on majoring in music and probably teaching high school music. I play viola in orchestra, bassoon in concert band, clarinet in marching band, piano, guitar...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I love music so much! I play many instruments (viola in orchestra, bassoon in concert band, clarinet in marching band, and piano, guitar, and cello on my own time) and I am...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F Jun 22

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    Recently I discovered a small town wrestler who just so happens to also be a musician which is good for Me since I had been looking for a musician who could play some old school...
    MyOWF MyOWF 46-50, F Jun 21

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    I spend the whole day listening to music on my IPod. Music is my everything. It's my escape, it's my freedom. Music is everything to me, and without it I would be nothing. Music is...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Tonight I listened to the song "Lament for my son" or "Caoineadh cu Chulainn", played by Davey Spillane on the Uillean Pipes. While I am several generations removed from the fair...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Tonight I listened to the song "Lament for my son" or "Caoineadh cu Chulainn", played by Davey Spillane on the Uillean Pipes. While I am several generations removed from the fair...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M Jun 19

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    Support Your Rock/Metal Music It's a shame how the record industry can take bands that have what it takes and just use the hell out them and then when done throw them under the bus...
    speedster7 speedster7 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    If you're not familiar with NPR's music page & the First Listen feature, do yourself a favor & bookmark it. You can stream entire albums before they're released & find a lot of...
    LilMissNiteOwl LilMissNiteOwl 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    what happened to the days where a mixtape of songs you recorded off the radio could be considered as a "thoughtful gift"?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    A buddy of mine got me itching to listen to Metallica's Garage Inc. yesterday. I remember being so excited when this album came out. I listened to Disc 1's newly recorded covers...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    My two favorite genres of music are hardcore punk and metal. But I think it's very ignorant to say that any genre of music is this worthy of "hate," especially rap, which (based on...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I absolutely cannot stand most of today's music, as I heard some of the worst songs from 2014 in my first semester in 7th grade when I had gym class. (When school starts again in...
    TheGuyWithChocolatePie TheGuyWithChocolatePie 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Ever since my superiors at work gave us permission to listen to our own music before the store opens (those who work in the backroom, myself included, can continue to do so after...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I always have earbuds with me. The only time I'm not wearing them is if I'm with my friends or having a meal with my family. My mom would kill me if I ate at the table with earbuds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15