Friday, December 21, 2012
my inner musician is clawing to get out
I finally have had time to sit down and figure out how to use the Ableton Live 8 software that came with my amp. While I am still learning, it seems usable; while maybe not the best recording software, it will work for my purposes. I will probably mainly record live, although the MIDI drums sounds it came with sound pretty good. I am not sure I want to mess with the MIDI, though, since I can always use my drum machine, which I already know how to use fairly well. Now that I have a decent guitar and a decent bass, I can hook my mixer up to my computer and start recording. What am I going to record? I don't know. While I definitely do have a lot of songs I COULD record, I have no desire to record any of those songs. I think I am going to continue jamming and when I come up with something that sounds cool, I will work with it and build on it and lay down tracks. This is more or less how I recorded my last actual album (Daydream Death Rattle), but I am a much better musician now and am interested in seeing where I can go and what I can do (recording wise -- there probably won't be any Gabe Gott shows anytime in the near future. I am happy with recording and being creative and experimenting and seeing what I can do with the means I have available). Perhaps I will finally do what I have always wanted to do and find a movie I can jam to and build an album around, much like it is rumored that Pink Floyd did with Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. I have a few movies in mind, one in particular that I just watched that I am currently leaning towards. Hopefully, since I am on break right now and since I will have weekends off with my new job (starting in January), I will be able to find the time, every once and a while, at least, to work on a project of this nature. It is generally good for my sanity. Even more so than writing, perhaps, music has a therapeutic effect on me, and I just simply love it. I love music, I love being creative, and having projects to work on and people to collaborate with and people to share my creative expressions with. I would like to come up with some kind of musical alias/stage name to go by and put my music online, perhaps.