Saturday, April 30, 2005

More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys

Marantz PMD660
Originally uploaded by mchgtr.
Who came up with that expression?

And where did the expression "The Biggest thing since sliced bread" come from? And what does it mean? Sliced bread is pretty okay, but when you come to think of it, was it really a 'BIG THING?' I kind of like the non-rectangular loaves you buy and slice up yourself...they make sandwiches so much more interesting....

But I digress...

I've been playing with the PMD 660, and I have to say, recording yourself is both a pain in the a$$ and a heck of a lot of fun. More fun than is legal in some states (particularly those that were excited about sliced bread.)

It's both intimidating ("Do I sound like that?!") and frustrating because it's difficult to get the mic in the right place and the levels right....

I actually managed to get a really good recording of Dave Letterman in the background while I was messing around last night.

My guitar playing is another story. I got a lot of rumble when I started, so I had to mess with the bass roll-off on the mics, and move them, and it would have been a lot easier with someone else helping.

But if you want to improve your playing (and singing) I think recording is a great tool, even if you always hit the erase button as soon as you've listend to the recording.

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