There's already an interesting variety not to mention a few similarities. Cool!
It's interesting that some are still using Audacity. I didn't really understand digital recording all that much until I moved on to Reaper, but now I'm not sure I needed to. Good thing Reaper is cheap.
Well, here is my stuff. As you all can tell, I have too much time on my hands and a very short attention span. Oh yeah, and an adolescent's approach to GAS.
laptop running Windows 7, Reaper, Blue Yeti USB Mic, Guitar Rig LE, A guitar with a USB output that I pick up with Guitar Rig
- Eleven Rack(11R) for Guitar, a mic pre, line Ins for drum audio and bass audio and a M-Audio Axiom keyboard
- Several nice amps to use, but mostly use the Eleven Rack for guitar recording.
- Sans Amp DI box for bass -> 11R -> DAW.
- Pro Tools 10 DAW. (Came "free" with the 11R and I fell in love.)
- M-Audio Axiom 49 key MIDI controller / keyboard (I was using an old Casio until a couple of weeks ago)
- Shure Beta 87A condensor mic
- Studio One B1 condenser mic
- the afformentioned Blue Yeti USB mic
- Guitar Pro for drum and other instrument MIDI file generation to use with Pro Tools Virtual Instruments
- Band in a Box software for backing track generation as well as some generic MIDI file generation for similar use as the Guitar Pro software
- Mackie 8" monitors (the "cheap" ones)
- Audio-Technica ATHM50S headphones
- My mobile set-up is angering me due to the flakiness somewhere in my Epiphone ES339 -> ASIO -> Guitar-Rig -> Reaper set-up is creating some intermittent static problems. I have to click on the device in the ASIO control panel or unplug the guitar to get rid of it.
- All my eggs are in one basket on the digital front, and it seems to be a popular brand to bash. (Avid/Digidesign/M-Audio) I do worry that some of the short-cuts being suggested by others that may have taken place may come back to haunt me.
- My vocals and guitar playing skills. (Had to slide that one in there again)
- My son's old electronic drum kit (Simmons) does not play well with Pro Tools (or other DAWs from what I've read), which results in having to pick up his playing with an audio signal instead of using MIDI to control the cool drum kit in PT.
- The Eleven Rack is the bomb, even with it's limitations. (The Boss entry in the guitar processing market was oh-so-flexible)
- The Virtual Instruments in Pro Tools (and the VI expansion pack) are a blast.
- The amount of written material, You Tube videos and web sites that use my gear and software for tutorials is immense.
- tons and tons of material to learn and promptly forget. My guitar playing has improved a great deal as I become more and more immersed into the whole music making world. The downside is that I am not becoming an expert at any one particular thing.
- My office/studio room is too small.
- If I had the space, I could record drums, vocals, guitar, keys and bass at the same time with each instrument having a dedicated input. We have done three. (drums, bass and guitar)
That's about it.
(MUST LEARN CONTROL)