A 10' x 14' basement room,
Jam, write, record new songs.
Using the Akai Linn Drum
Sequencer (to the left of the keyboards) which
recorded keyboards by the then new computer language MIDI,
MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.
This is a drum sequencer and sampling computer, which
records up to 99 tracks,
programmed from a
electronic trigger pads, it's
own pads, or even
hooks up to additional keyboards and sound
play back these tracks of
stores them all on a 3.5" floppy disk.
it up to the Tascam Studio 8, 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine, so "virtual"
of keyboards will play back synced-up
to the tape tracks of guitar, bass and real drums and voices.
Syncing takes one tape track(#8) pre-recorded with SMPTE, which is an
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Over the years I
have found myself
switching formats and machines which
I would use to
music. This machine
took it to Virtual Sound Technology in Pomona to do the job, and it is
up and running
and hundreds of
songs have been written with it, waiting to be
finished as it had been
need of repair...
are some tunes recorded this way(1995);
Little Bit Of Hope
Top of The World
Spell Of Gloom
Take The World