Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Where have I been? There's a good reason why I haven't kept up on posts and I'll try to explain.

I've been playing allot of music lately, guitar mostly. I have a couple of friends whom are amazing musicians and through their influence I gained an obsession to record my own music. I have been using ubuntu, a version of linux for a while since my friend showed it to me. I replaced windows on my computer and loved it. It ran faster, it had a huge list of free software downloads and I became accustomed to it. With some birthday money I bought a 2-channel usb audio interface to find out after that it wasn't compatible with linux. I didn't really want to switch back but I was eager to start recording so I put windows 7 back on my computer. After about a week of using windows I got fed up and missed ubuntu, so I decided to take the mixer back and get one that would work. I got a line 6 two channel mixer built for guitar and I was able to download linux line 6 drivers for it. When I switched my computer back to ubuntu I almost lost all of my files (thank god I didn't), but it was a real scare. After running linux recording programs I decided that maybe I could use 20 or so gigs of my hard drive for windows xp. My reasoning was that xp is the smallest size, easiest running windows and I only wanted it so I could experiment with the software I got with the usb audio driver. When I switched it over it messed everything right up so I was unable to get back into ubuntu and only 10 gigs of my drive was usable. I did the fresh reinstall and everything for ubuntu (saved my files on external drive) and started over. It works great but I'm still working out some kinks. Thats my story, an odd newly formed obsession that has been taking over my time. I promise I will make more time for my blog and fulfill your needs for fiction but in the meantime I will still be experimenting with the sound recording linux packages and hopefully provide you with some recordings!