This session was different. Chad was checking all of the the songs from Payton and making sure each were done and ready for mixing... Read More >>
Darayl DeMarco — Fort Meyers Recording Connection
I have been interested in music my entire life. It wasn't until I got my hands on a Ensoniq ASR, to inspire me to purchase my first sampler and keyboard. I was really into vocal samples and random noise samples. Mixing these together with synths and percussion on a borrowed Makie 1604 mixer, then recording down to a Sony Mini Disc in the early 90's. This has developed into a full on recording studio in my home decades later. Now, I have a large collection of digital and analog synths, along with a collection of drum machines, drum modules and four samplers. One being an MPC which triggers everything. I'm running Protools 8.4 with a Digi 002 on a PC. I'm using a 32 track mixing board, have various effects units and everything is patched in, making configuration a lot easier. It is true about who you know, I was lucky to have a friend introduce and teach me things about gear and studios. Also, it takes my desire to make my own sounds and learn what I can when I have the time. At this point I have the ability to bring my hobby to the next level, and that is to become a professional audio engineer. Learning by trial and error can stiffle creativity. It is time to take the knowledge I already have and connect the dots with everything I still need to learn from a proffesional. I am determined to achieve this goal I have put in front of me. A record album is like a book or story, it stimulates us emotionally. Being the creative person I am, I have the desire to tell my own stories and help others make theirs.