Pro Tools

June 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

I have finally gotten on the mainstream digital music production bandwagon. I am in the process of converting my home recording studio to Digidesign’s market-leading Pro Tools.

I have been using various versions of Musicator since I started doing these recordings more than ten years ago. This is largely the work of one or two guys in Norway. I have been having more and more problems with it lately, and cannot get the latest version to work consistently and without glitches on my system. To their credit, the Musicator guys really made a effort to help, but to no avail.

The conversion is not going to be pain-free. Pro Tools is far more powerful and complex than Musicator in every aspect — except conventional score editing. I also am having issues getting my external Yamaha Motif ES Rack sound module to work properly with Pro Tools.

My first completed recording with Pro Tools is a version of the instrumental rock classic, Apache, written by Jerry Lordan and recorded in the early 60’s by the Shadows, Ventures, and Jurgen Ingemann, among others.

This arrangement is essentially the same as offered up on my post about Hank Marvin and the Shadows, but is totally re-done. I played the bass part rather than programming it, the drums are built from real loops & are done via EZDrummer rather than my Yamaha Motif, and the guitar part is also redone using my Guild Starfire. Here are the links to listen:

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Entry filed under: bass guitar, Guitar, Music, Oldies, Pro Tools, Shadows, Ventures, Vintage Instrumentals.

Rufous Just the Three of Me

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