After the experience with a self-made guitar, which I have to admit was not that successful, I felt the desire to buy another factory made axe as a personal christmas-gift. Though I am very happy with my main guitar, the BC Rich Stealth, there is always space for another color in the arsenal of a … Continue reading Review: Fender Eric Johnson Thinline
A long time I felt tempted to buy an Elektron Digitakt (meanwhile I could not resist anymore and bought it) or a Teenage Engineering OP-Z, cool little machines, which promise to offer an autonome production-environment and contemporary sound-design. On Youtube everybody is telling, that it’s a must today, to free yourself from the DAW and … Continue reading Review: The Boss DR-5, a Digitakt killer?
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
Around 2014 I looked for a decent singer for my heartscore-project. I contacted many singers on Youtube and got not one reply though I had offered a good rate for the job. Then I fed Google with keywords like “Rock singer for hire” or “Vocals hire” and stepped through the results. Some looked complicated or … Continue reading Review: Studiopros.com
This is really an emotional post for me, because I loved to be on Soundcloud for a long time. I met many great friends and artist and made many valuable experiences. But now I have reached a point, where I have lost the good feeling about Soundcloud. Therefore I have decided to cancel my Pro-account … Continue reading Goodbye Soundcloud, Hello World!
Actually I am thinking over to sell my Fender Princeton Reverb, not because I am not happy with it, not at all, but because I have recently purchased a Kemper Profiling amp read my review here and why should I have two amplifiers, if I am just recording at home? And as an active musician … Continue reading Review: Fender 65 Princeton Reverb Reissue
Meanwhile I can look back on thirty years of home recording. Usually I record in a normal environment. That means I have never invested and I can not invest in a dedicated studio-room. That means in another room my children are playing, outside the traffic is rushing, while I try to capture an intimate recording … Continue reading Home-Recording: Condenser, Dynamic or Ribbon Microphones