Basement Recordings

The place:
A 10' x 14' basement room,
The mission:
Jam, write, record new songs.

Equipment used:
Using the Akai Linn Drum machine Sequencer (to the left of the keyboards)
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 pad set of electronic trigger pads,
it's own pads, or even an electronic keyboard.

It hooks up to additional keyboards and sound modules, to play back these tracks 
of  recorded MIDI
performances. It stores them all on a 3.5" floppy disk. 
I synced it up to the Tascam Studio 8, 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine, so "virtual" tracks 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 acronym for
Society of  Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Over the years I have found myself switching formats and machines which I would use to make my music.  This machine was my main writing workstation for several years,
and hundreds
of songs have been written with it, waiting to be finished as it had been
sitting in the basement 
in need of repair...

 I took it to Virtual Sound Technology in Pomona to do the job, and it is up and running again.

Here are some tunes recorded this way(1995);

A Little Bit Of Hope
Top of The World
Spell Of Gloom
Take The World