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Does anyone make/record music or even podcasts?

I received a wonderful wee Christmas present - Focusrite Scarlet2i2. A wee home recording device to record music, interviews, speaking, anything really, and trying to work my way around it.

I've got about 15 songs or bits and bobs of songs, and it really was a fantastic gift and out of the blue. I've said for years now (my pal who unfortunately lives 950 odd miles away - but has his own wee studio) that I'd record some of my stuff with him, but I guess I have no excuses now with this beast.

Anyhoos, as a bit of a Master of None - I think it'll be a bit of a slog me getting to grips with the technology, and I am roaning on here, but the point of this thread was does anyone have this system? Or similar? Any advice for recording your own stuff at home?

Even after half a day of playing it with, it's fantastic and just what I need for accousticy/folk music.
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Sounds a lovely gift, Kevin. Hope you make the most of it.
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Even the Proclaimers started somewhere. If you can make your own music, get it recorded, It will outlive you, and a nice legacy
to leave your loved ones. I do suggest getting a real bass guitar, and learn to play it. Still got an 4 track tape in the loft, hours of fun.
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Start a talksport related podcast and stick it on YouTube, Kev.
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Hahaha to all, and all welcome suggestions.

I'm using (loosley) Ableton Live10 or trying to at least.
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Bump..

How are you getting on with Ableton, Kev?

Interested to know if you shopped around first and what made you go with Ableton, as its notoriously difficult to master, compared to FL studio, for example.
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yeah I hate ableton, fl studio for the win.

Or just plain audacity is you're just recording for a podcast/youtube video.
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kevin04 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:29 pm
Does anyone make/record music or even podcasts?

I received a wonderful wee Christmas present - Focusrite Scarlet2i2. A wee home recording device to record music, interviews, speaking, anything really, and trying to work my way around it.

I've got about 15 songs or bits and bobs of songs, and it really was a fantastic gift and out of the blue. I've said for years now (my pal who unfortunately lives 950 odd miles away - but has his own wee studio) that I'd record some of my stuff with him, but I guess I have no excuses now with this beast.

Anyhoos, as a bit of a Master of None - I think it'll be a bit of a slog me getting to grips with the technology, and I am roaning on here, but the point of this thread was does anyone have this system? Or similar? Any advice for recording your own stuff at home?

Even after half a day of playing it with, it's fantastic and just what I need for accousticy/folk music.
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Cheers lads,

Ableton 10 is going alright. I'm still not fully clued up on it, but I can get through it. There's a superb 3 hour tutorial online on YouTube which helps, but I've managed to record some stuff. Might try and do an ambient, electronica album as a project for the next few months.

Been a bit busy with extra shifts thanks to Covid, so not dedicated as much time as I'd like but I'm hoping to use a fair bit of the summer to keep working away with it. Agree with Sid, it's not the easiest or most user friendly for a novice like me, but it's a task and enjoying!

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