Francis Preve, Conributing Editor, Keyboard Magazine
Track: Digital Audio
Date: Monday, October 25
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Now that CPU speeds have reached escape velocity, musicians and producers alike can tote an entire recording studio in their backpack. With a dizzying array of software options and compositional approaches, the hardest part is figuring out where to begin. In this tutorial, Preve covers the essentials of setting up a PowerBook for music production.
Selecting and configuring an iBook or PowerBook for music production. CPU speed? RAM? Combo or SuperDrive? FireWire? Each of these features and their uses in music will be discussed.
Are you a keyboardist? Will you be recording audio? How will you listen to your music in the field? Your choice of USB or FireWire hardware peripherals makes a difference in your results.
Discussion on the features and benefits of today's most popular Mac OS X software applications: Logic, Reason, Ableton Live, GarageBand, and others will be compared and contrasted.
Now that you've got your portable studio configured, what can you do with it? The possibilities will be discussed, from mixing full productions on a cross-country flight to performing live with looping software to on-location recording.
Recording, mixing, and performing techniques, with an emphasis on the secrets that pros rely upon.
Question and Answer Session