Since a few years I use Toontrack EZ Mix for Mixing and Mastering (sic!) and because meanwhile I am really familiar with the software it’s time to review it. I will look on it from the perspective of a home-recording artist doing everything myself, from the first idea to a finished album. Before I discovered … Continue reading Review: Toontrack EZ Mix 2
I plan to publish a new heartscore-album in 2018 and actually I am a bit torn between the available media, so I take the chance to discuss the Pros and Cons of CD, Vinyl and Audio Cassette. Or are there more options in 2018? The Audio-CD: The decline of the CD is obvious. On every … Continue reading Why I will publish my next album on audio cassette
Meanwhile I have practiced with my selfmade axe for a week or two and can present the first musical result. I have chosen an old violin-etude, which I had studied on the violin twenty years ago. The etude was composed by Rodolphe Kreutzer and it is the fourth of his etudes for violin solo. It’s … Continue reading Building a guitar: How does it sound?
It’s time to look back on the guitar-project. What have I learned so far? What would I do different the next time? What tools were most helpful, which were useless? How much money I have spend for the whole project? Is it worth to build a guitar, if you do it for yourself? I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Conclusion
Do you still remember on my guitar-project? Today I went on and executed the fretjob. Before I had studied some useful tutorials on Youtube, but as usual I experienced, that not everything works as expected. First I inspected the frets with a long ruler and recognised some gaps. Then I adjusted the trussrod to set … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty-two
Today I reinstalled the electronics. The channel for the jack plug is now wide enough. I also screwed in the two covers, which I had sprayed blue yesterday. In this way the backside looks much better than with the natural covers. I took the chance to check the sound, because the next time I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty-one
My guitar-adventure continues. Today I faced some of the problems, which had popped up last time. First I changed the angle of the neck to get free ringing strings. Because the bridge is so low I could not use a straight neck-angle and had to make it slightly upwards. Another solution had been to lower … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty