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I Record Music At Home

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Favorite artist, song, and type of music you like? Type of music- I like hip/hop and rap, that type of stuff. Favorite artist- Eminem Favorite song- Either rap god, cleaning...
    AlexPeanutW AlexPeanutW 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I never took on Beyoncé - not that i thought she was a bad musically, just never cared but I heard the beat to this track and I like damn....
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Shadows and Tall Trees http://youtu.be/MhfwPnnhegk Back to the cold restless streets at night I talk to myself about tomorrow night. Walls of white protest, a gravestone in name...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Who wasn't saved by music? Obviously everyone was... It's a big part of everybody's life
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I had some youth visiting me today and they were curious about my music taste and I showed them my record collection and played them some songs. They said I was stupid to listen to...
    1997Patrick 1997Patrick 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    Since being drawn in, as a teen, to the music of the 90's Seattle "grunge" scene and music coming out of there at that time, I've turned to music plenty of times to soothe my soul...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All kinds of music. I took Music Appreciation in college last fall. It was so nice. I never really gave a deep thought about history and types of music until then. I found out that...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Music is one of the things I like the best. It's not than I'm a professional musician but I like singing. I have attached the most important events in my life to a song. I...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just hooked up my grandpas old record player and threw on a Patsy Cline album (Sentimentally Yours). There is something so seductive about her voice... And the scratchy sound of...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I work at home, I just began to realize how pleasant to play instrumental music while I'm working. It makes me feel good. Will do it more often from now on.
    mohairp53 mohairp53 61-65 6 days ago

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    It's not particularly based on when I'm upset (although on most occasions it is) but usually music is my secret escape or my get away so to speak. Some songs even remind me of a...
    rachelcookie rachelcookie 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I've always loved music, as a young boy my Dad loved Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Tony Bennett, people like that, my Mom loved the Beatles, Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, then...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc I don't know why I like this so much... :3 For the record: It was on this AWESOME Netflix show, Sense8.
    Flotts Flotts 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Save Me - Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8h1Wj70kzk It started off so well They said we made a perfect pair I clothed myself in your glory and your love How I loved you...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F Jul 21

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    We Can Get Together - The Hold Steady : "Heaven is whenever we can get together, lock your bedroom door, and listen to your records." https://youtu.be/TRpFYw6uU7E
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Jul 21

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    I just want to escape my hell and be free for once in my life. I want to run away..... I want to go on a road trip.... I just want to get away from people that made my life a...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Jul 21

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    Meg Myers is getting me through this. (currently 'Poison') It's weird to be happy and upset at the same time. When you have an inner battle raging inside it's like having...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Well, as you may know, I am the First Mystical One Man Band who "makes sacred" and I do.There are some who do not get it. I am unrefined!It is not what you would expect from any...
    HallowOneBand HallowOneBand 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    The BibleWorlds Best Selling Book (Non fiction)World Record: 2.5 Billion copies sold since 1815Fascinating fact: It has been translated into 2,233 different languages and...
    Princessx2 Princessx2 31-35, F Jul 19

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    I absolutely love music, I always have... from the first 45 my mom gave me. You know, one of those square, briefcase looking record players that had horrible sound and a cheap...
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M Jul 18

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    "Save The Last Dance For Me"😍 You can dance-every dance with the guy 🐇Who gives you the eye,let him hold you tight You can smile-every smile for the man Who held your hand...
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Just got home from a rave. Amazing night. My appreciation for music continues to grow.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Bruddah IZ ~ Hawai'i AlohaE Hawai'i e ku'u one hanau eKu'u home kulaiwi nei'Oli no au i na pono lani ouE Hawai'i, aloha e(Hui)E hau'oli na 'opio o Hawai'i nei'Oli e! 'Oli e!Mai na...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M Jul 17

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    Break In - Halestorm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw5pLPfoC_w Put your lighter in the air and lead me back home When it's all said and done I'll follow the echoes I hear you...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F Jul 16

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    (link attached) Hey everyone! I'm 17 and I've been playing the piano for over 10 years now. I tried recording a piano cover of a very popular hindi song called tum hi ho https...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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    You ask me where to beginAm I so lost in my sinYou ask me where did I fallI'll say I can't tell you whenBut if my spirit is lostHow will I find what is nearDon't question I'm not...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Can't Find My Way Home - Blind FaithCome down off your throne and leave your body aloneSomebody must changeYou are the reason I've been waiting so longSomebody holds the keyWell...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    New music for me includes old music that I've yet to hear. I found collecting vinyl records a great way to broaden my knowledge and a great thrill discovering some old obscurity...
    000spinauctionsdotcom 000spinauctionsdotcom 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm selling all my electric guitars and basses including amps and effects. I'm only have on acoustic guitar and recording equipment. In the past I came up with different finger...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 13