Allright! it is finally time to use this blog for something! (I guess)
Nah this is actually a useful place to keep Information on all of the data contained in the Skill or Gear challenge.
So, after making my last
I decided that I want to challenge myself to new things. I am really happy with how the cover turned out, so happy that I made my own orchestral mix template based on that cover in ableton. I will be using that template for future projects. There is a separate blogpost about that template, if you are interested, you can read more about it here.
Anyway, so I decided to challenge myself. I want to find out how much I actually know about music production, and how much my gear and plugins are saving my ass.
I collected my secondary gear and made a new setup consisting of old or broken gear that I still own, And I want to make a new, original orchestral metal song from scratch, using that gear.
What gear you ask? well I have a list for you right here!
|Schecter Damien Elite 7 FR Guitar||My first Guitar that I got at the end of 2012. low mid tier guitar, decent and affordable. (also looks cool!)||600 – 900 €|
|M-Audio Venom Keyboard||A “Virtual Synthesizer” meaning that it uses sampled waveforms and acts as a synthesizer… it’s also it’s own interface even. But I |
only use the MIDI notes from it. which suck. The Velocity on this keyboard is insanely bad. the Keys are really stiff and it’s difficult
to get high velocities. I have to hit the keys and even then… welp.
|Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface||This is a great audio interface that worked for me for many years and still works great! it has two inputs and a bunch of small, additional stuff. Unfortunately it fell down a couple times, and it’s headphone jack has connectivity issues. I have to wiggle it sometimes to get both headphones to work properly.||160 €|
|Shure SM58 Microphone||Decent, cheap microphone used all over the world. sounds good, solid choice.||109 €|
|Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 ohm Headphones||These Headphones are great. you can hear everything from 20 – 20000 Hz. Every Headphone model has it’s own unique Frequency response curve. this one has a dip at 200 Hz, 1500 Hz, and a boost above 3 kHz. I will have to keep that in mind when mixing…||160 €|
|REAPER (DAW)||Reaper is fairly cheap, but still great. might not be the most |
exciting or graphically pleasing to look at, but it’s a solid choice, especially for beginners.
|TOTAL||I assume that people have one good(decent, not shit) instrument, like a guitar. so the total budget here is estimated as 709 €, excluding the guitar, and also excluding a laptop or PC.||709 – 1559 €|