I had intended to buy an old Korg M1 and use it as a controller for my GigaStudio software. But for some inexplicable reason, people on eBay started asking exorbitant prices for what I considered to be obsolete equipment. I mean, I loved my old M1 and all, but geez, people. I didn’t love it… Continue reading M-Audio Axiom 61
Back in the early 1990’s, when I was assembling my recording rig for the second time, I decided that I needed something to help me get a more realistic drum sound. I figured these drum pads would do the trick. These were coupled with my Alesis D4 drum module (which has 12 trigger inputs for… Continue reading Dauz Drum Pads
I admit that while I’d heard of the Korg Wavestation, I never knew a thing about it. Well, beyond the fact that it was a synthesizer. When I bought the Korg Legacy Collection and found myself the owner of a software-based version of the Wavestation, I decided to read up on it and figure out… Continue reading Korg Wavestation Legacy Collection (Software)
I bought my first Korg M1 in the late 1980’s. Much chaos followed. Looking back, I’m not really sure what led me to buy a synthesizer. You know. What made me want to pay more for a keyboard than I’d ever paid for a guitar? Maybe it was just my desire to make music that… Continue reading Korg M1 Legacy Collection (Software)
I had thought about buying a 12-string for some time before finding this guitar. I’d thought mostly about buying an electric, though, because I had several songs that I’d used the 12-string neck of my old Aria double-neck guitar on. While I had found 12-string acoustics that I liked, none really suited me.
Prior to buying this guitar, I never really had any intention of buying an acoustic guitar. While I had toyed around with the idea, and thought it’d be nice to have one, I never really thought seriously about buying one. One fine day I wandered into the acoustic guitar section.
Different people call this instrument by various names. I’ve heard it called a Hawaiian guitar. Lap steel guitar. Country guitar. Call it what you will. Now, as for what you can play on them, well, that’s another story. They’re not exactly rock and roll instruments. You’ll hear higher-end versions on popular country songs.
Here’s a beat up old road whore for ya. This guitar originally belonged to my cousin, Chris Short, who was, I believe, the second owner. He played it for years back in the early 1980′s in a North Carolina band called Roller (I was their Light-man).
The gods intended for me to own this guitar. I’d never shown much interest in Stratocasters. At least not in regard to buying one. I liked their sound, but I didn’t like the way they played. The neck was too fat, or too rounded, or too something. I don’t really know.
I bought this bass out of the junk pile at Hames Music (a section where they displayed the junk that people had traded in). After selling my Alembic in the great Florida debacle of 1991, I was trying to find some way to re-capture that Alembic sound that I missed so much. This bass was… Continue reading Aria Pro II “Cat Bass”