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I Record Music At Home

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 21-25, 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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    soundcloud.com/thisisnotamy I record music as reminders, as expression, beauty, mantras, stories. I am so thankful for music
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    I like to record music clips of myself and put them on fb for my friends to see
    s266510 s266510 26-30, M Sep 23

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    I've been recording music live in a studio-just me and my guitar and putting it on You tube-check me out-Paul Barlow- 'Zeitgeist Dreamer' 'Love Prayer' 'She seeker Spiritual...
    alastorP alastorP 51-55, M Oct 10

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    Shinedown has to be my favorite hard-rock band of all time. They're down to earth, Brent Smith's voice is so raw and powerful, conveying genuine emotion that you just don't get...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    There's something about it. Don't get me wrong, CDs have their place (as did minidisc), digital too, but vinyl trumps the lot. Something about the tactile nature of it, you need...
    Bubbles108 Bubbles108 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like my diversity in music is second to merely a few. Just today I went from showering listening to blink 182, then driving to class listening to Kirk Franklin, then in...
    jamespeterson30 jamespeterson30 18-21, M 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've always known I was a composer, since I can remember and my music is now in more than 200 films and hundreds of TV shows and albums but I was just reminded you are never past...
    hypersex1111 hypersex1111 41-45, M Sep 26

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    I had a very good electric guitar teacher when I was at school. I was the only one learning that instrument (it was an English boarding school and very traditional). I'd be about...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    After jumping between soul-destroying, badly paid jobs and struggling to find a career/make a living, I now work from home. And I love it - no time and money wasted on commuting...
    ladysatine ladysatine 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    The Fall are the best. MES is a lyric genius. Overture From "I Am Curious, Orange gives me chills suddenly. The album: "I am Kurious Oranj" is starting my day. "It was the fault...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 29

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    Bought some records for my record player today!! These are the first ones I have ever bought and it is awesome! Vinyl is seriously the only way to listen to music!
    GreenDayIsBae GreenDayIsBae 13-15, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    By the end of the 2012, "free time" had become sort of a rare commodity. As the responsibilities piled up, I found I had less time to do what I loved: play the drums. The only time...
    lemmy2012 lemmy2012 18-21, M Sep 26

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    I have been the lead trumpet in my school jazz band for the past three years, and I've also been the guy who plays "The Last Post" at Remembrance Day ceremonies. I can also play...
    MrOutgoing MrOutgoing 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    When I was growing up, we always had music in our household. My own mum was a singer in her youth. She had her own band. Although she gave it up when she started working and got...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home
    VelvetPony VelvetPony 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    TALKING HEADS"Life During Wartime"Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,packed up and ready to goHeard of some gravesites, out by the highway,a place where nobody knowsThe...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love spending time making music. Writing, playing, recording. It's like oxygen to me. My music has been my therapy over the years and probably will be till the day I die
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I don't understand what people find so inviting in contemporary music. It sounds like a broken record or a pointless mantra. Where did the oldies go?
    nojokeintended nojokeintended 36-40, M Oct 6

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    Which modern recording artist will still be relevant in 30 years or beyond? Who, these days, is creating timeless music?
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 12

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    Hello Guys, This will just take a moment. I just wanted you guys to go to GoForward.com and search for "Homeless family of 2Adults and 3 Small children" it's literally a close...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    ” Tim, Golden Bay “I wish to sincerely thanks for supporting us to build a gorgeous top quality home that we are very proud of. We're seeking ahead to sharing our...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    For reasons unknown, Darren Hayes has always been able to create the music I needed to hear. Now, I know what you’re thinking: She’s just a huge fan! However, it goes deeper...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Wh I'm alone at home I'm naked. When my man s home I dress. he is so boring. But we are getting a divorce and maybe things change then. Wish I could in my next life live naked...
    anna4fun anna4fun 31-35, F 14 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    They say that a man's home is his castle. So it should come as no surprise that in my home, my choice of clothes is little to none at all. During the colder months, I dress for the...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    asked my crush to homecoming yesterday...he said YES. tickets have been bought & i'm getting my dress today. only problem is that he doesn't make conversation. he definitely seemed...
    aciddreams aciddreams 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Just like in fashion where fashion drapes me but doesn't define me and if you saw my wardrobe, you'd see a varied collection of homemade, storebought, famous brand, not known...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 29

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    Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster ((this was enjoyed from a record in my early youth))
    Nest37 Nest37 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    My friends and I recorded something last week, it would be cool if you guys could give me some feedback c: I'm vocalist, there's a drummer, guitarist and bassist. Going for a punk...
    CityOfCaterpillar CityOfCaterpillar 18-21, F Sep 26

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    Cosmic Slop Parliament Funkadelic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8i3g9DlDl0 Cosmic slop is about a member of the band who had a drug induced meltdown. When they were on tour...
    Utnapishtim Utnapishtim 18-21 1 Response Oct 2

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    The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations - Rare Studio Recording Film Footage
    FromTheWindow FromTheWindow 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Here is a short one take recording of a song idea I has last night. "Guitar and vocals" is my latest song, check it out! #MadeWithTake http://phead.mu/s/ugn2a38L
    brodieB78 brodieB78 36-40, M Oct 4

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    Aerosmith - Big Ten Inch Record
    Justwalkonby Justwalkonby 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    My record player and its insane setup!!!
    GreenDayIsBae GreenDayIsBae 13-15, M a week ago

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