About This Site [ Edit ]

In the spring of 2003 I finally bit the bullet and decided to get a home studio started. I had been putting it off for years, despite how fun it looked. Several good friends have been doing this for years, and every time I'd sit down with them, the possibilities would seem vast and inspiring. Still, I never thought I'd have the time to do it, and I decided it was more important to keep practicing my drums.

The breaking point was finally coming up with a compelling reason to do it: recording and programming drums for other people's music, at home. Collaboration, to me, was the killer reason, and what led me to drop about five hundred bucks on gear to get myself minimally able to record my drums and program MIDI.

The purpose of this site is to document the things I'm discovering, as I discover them. There is a fair bit of information out there on usenet and on the web, but it seems to be geared largely toward people who have spent a lot more time and money on their studios, and are therefore way above me in experience and ability. My needs are fairly specific, and my budget tight, but I know there is still a great deal I can do with this modest setup.

I hope this stuff will be useful to other people too. Let me know what you think. Obviously, my choice of material here is always going to be directly influenced by the gear I'm using, so you'll see lots of Logic, potentially lots of Audio Units and Mac OS X. If that's not your thing, you may still find some good stuff in areas not explicitly related to software. There should be plenty, eventually.