Eckh, so this week has mainly consisted of me trying to record my guitar to my computer. As most of you know, I'm pretty darn young, so most of my content is created with low-level equipment and software. For a few months, I was making music with the trial of fl studio 10 (where I couldn't save, so all my songs were rushed. My laptop was a tiny little netbook, so lag was inevitable. I recently upgraded to a better laptop, so I guess I can't complain now.
For playing rock/metal, I have a b.c. rich warlock, a small Drive amp, and an Uber metal distortion pedal. I have two options when recording: place my microphone (just the one that came with guitar hero: warriors of rock) next to the amp and play. This method is difficult because I'm not allowed to play very loud, and the mic quality is horrible. The second option is to route my guitar directly to the computer via a rocksmith cable. I replace the cord that would normally go from the pedal to the amp with the rs usb cable, then plug it into my computer. This one is also poor, because I can't hear myself playing the guitar because it's not plugged into an amp. To hear it, I have to change some audio card settings, and it's a pain in the butt. The final product is never pretty, either.
I vlog and make sketches with a ridiculously shitty Samsung camera. It claims to record in HD, but every video is terrible when I put it on the computer. I also have a webcam, but, as most webcams, it's terrible.
I used to animate with a small crappy wacom tablet, but it broke, so now I kinda can't animate.
Some other mentionable software:
- Vocaloid 3 (I'm terrible at it, though).
- AVS video editor (exports terribly)
- Construct 2 (html games)
- Stencyl (flash games. Have yet to release a finished flash game)
- Adobe flash cs5.5
- Fraps (for recording gameplay)
I think that's everything. Not sure the point of this post. Maybe someone could show me the "next upgrade" to any of these, so I can save up money accordingly.