Greetings from Naples, Florida May 4, 2016 23:59:23 GMT
Post by synthlord18 on May 4, 2016 23:59:23 GMT
I do a solo act electrically and acoustically. For my electric act, I use midi files for backing tracks and delete tracks that make them too busy or are just wrong. I am a lead guitarist (Clapton, Santana, Gary Moore level), lead piano player (Dr John, Jerry lee Lewis, Fats Waller level), lead Hammond B3 player (Gregg Allman, Felix Cavilere, Billy Preston level), harmonica (Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells) and a lead singer, just shy of three octave range and perfect pitch. I do not read music, and do not resent those that do. I also write original tunes, many genres. My favorite genres are blues, classic rock and honky tonk, boogie and country.
My software lineup is pretty simple. I use Anvil Studio to edit midis and Audacity for recording. I have to use open source software, because my wife and I are on fixed incomes. I appreciate suggestions as to better software than I use, but have seen so many overpay and only use 20% of the softwares capabilites. My budget is split between keyboards and guitars (acoustic and electric) and amps. So those of you starting out, do not be ashamed of using opensource software. Furthermore, I don't have the time at this point in my life to learn any more than I need. I have been a computer liaison for two multi-million dollar companies (the go-between betwixt management and the propellerheads), so I am no stranger to computers, programming and dozens of softwares.
It's wonderful to be here and JohnG seems to be one magnanimous gentleman (a very cool bro) so I look forward to getting to know him and many of you. And, last but not least, I have many questions I have had a great deal of trouble finding the answers to. Hence, onward..........
Danny Jo (synthlord18)