Wednesday, December 22, 2021

New hobby update

Since late November, I've been hacking away at creating several demo tracks on my recently purchased Roland JD-Xi

I've been also getting familiar with a DAW, short for Digital Audio Workstation, software used to record and edit tracks from instruments like a synth. I am using Reaper for PC. 

Thanks to many handy online videos, I've been fumbling my way on learning how to record from my Roland. 

It's been baptism by fire, having lost partial or entire files by accident.

Reaper's interface is fairly intuitive, yet sometimes seemingly basic functions, like trimming the end of a track, are hidden deep down in a menu. Fun fact: the undo option is always your friend. 

But despite a whole lot of trial and error, I have experienced enough fun and progress to keep on experimenting. 

I recently signed up to SoundCloud to share a few demos. Below is my first playlist, which includes a few tracks made with my Casio 7600 during my PEI getaway in September. Give them a spin and let me know what you think.