SITTING PRETTY <-- yeah yeah, click there for a TM music sample.
c. Trish Monaco 1999
I'm telling ya, I caught a bug. After posting about that home studio (microphone) the other day, I've been researching about recording software and what's needed to get myself started with a home studio. Ebrains has given me much food for thought and his suggested links led me to some free software for download. Nuh-uh! Yah-huh!
Clearly I don't have what I need to record professional sounding quality. No, I mean, I have no equipment. Nothing. Not even a microphone. Thanks to my webcam, I have a pinhole mic. But this recording software is what I've needed to get ideas down. You know, from my head, to the computer and back to my head. Just to see if it's remotely close to what it sounds like in my head.
So, this recording is literally the first scratch recording. Just to see what it's all about. Not a full song. Just an effect or two. And bang. 30 minutes later, I was done. Nuh-uh! Yah-huh!
Most of the time was spent trying to figure how to convert a .wav file to an .mp3 file. I swear, sometimes I amaze even myself.
I recorded on KRISTAL Audio Engine (free download). It doesn't translate to .mp3. But it saves to .wav and a few others I didn't recognize. But a .wav is a large file! So, I opened the saved copy of the .wav in Musicmatch Jukebox (which I usually don't enjoy...but I like the benefits of easy file conversions) and converted it to .mp3.
Then I uploaded it to my AOL FTP space.
One thing KRISTAL couldn't do (or I just haven't figured it out yet) is an audio fade in/out. So I opened Audacity the other free software I had downloaded just to see if it would have that function easily available. Sure enough, it did. But that's for use in another post.Nuh-uh! Yah-huh!
This is like a raw cut of original material. Hey, it's a start. Click here for full song lyrics.