Thursday, November 7, 2013

Played Zarabanda a few different ways to see if it made more sense. It was fun and did make a difference, but I'd need to record it to hear it. And I'm so leery of recording right now.

Got another piece of equipment for field recording, namely latex foam to wrap around the mic holder to minimize the noise of my creaky finger joints. For a buck fifty, too.

Played with FL10 and followed a tutorial that went way too fast for me, but I was actually able to make the same sounds.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Today was the first session of field recording/writing/playing with Audacity that I set up for myself.  Here's how it went:
- Turned on recorder yesterday to find batteries dead.
- Tried to record around the house with power plug.
- Spent 1 hour of part of hour set aside for both field recording and writing going to store for batteries.
- Sat down to write and spent most of time organizing all the little bits of paper I've written stuff on into one space.
- Downloaded sounds off my microphone.

My hand was doing much better until I started knitting. :/

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I did practice, can't remember what I did. Oh, right. Tried to record Chaconne again.  Was disappointed again. Need to find someplace free and quiet.