The home studio of the 21st and 1/2 century!
Well, I shot my card at Guitar Center today....
Got the laptop maxed out on Ram last week (still only 2 measly GB) and tonight filled the nearly blank hard drive with the Native Instruments Komplete Synths virtual synthesizer software box set containing their modulators: Absynth 4, FM-8, Pro 53 and Massive.
The keyboard itself is a M-Audio Axiom 61 key Midi controller which is basically a "shell" of a synthesizer, all the processing and actual "sounds" are created in the software on the laptop. Instead of having several synths like I had in the early 90s so I could have different sounds, this is basically all I'll ever need as recording, mixing and burning to master CD-R is also all done on the laptop. I mean, that's the idea, I still have to learn how to do all that. I'm use to hardware with lots of buttons with sliders and old timey transport buttons that I recognize.
I'm glad it all is working in tandem after I got it rigged up tonight since returning it isn't an option - they don't take software synths back but I could return the keyboard.
Now I can't wait to get my grubby fingers on some symphonic and ethnic virtual instrument software!
Is anyone else here doing music on the PC?
i must say......you must be a hell of a lot more talented than me........cool new toys.......