Category Archives: Recording Music

Fixing Guitars

This week saw me catching up with a lit of guitar care and servicing. The square ones are easy to find, but those round to-its are a bit scarce. The red electric guitar is a 1970’s Vesta copy of a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Maintenance

The day to day running of a music-recording studio, as with any small start-up, is all about keeping the thing going without constantly blowing out a very tight budget. There is a whole different way of looking at it, if … Continue reading

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CD Album Progress

Rocking the Footpath by Mark and the Mp3s This is a collection of the songs I have been performing live over the past year or so busking on the streets of Wellington. I’ve been recording the backing band tracks on … Continue reading

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Back to Video Shoot

Creating 2 different Video Tutorials; After taking some time off for a few other small projects, I have now re-started recording and capture of the Video music lessons. I am also starting another video tutorial on how to record music … Continue reading

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Recording a Demo at the BTS

Media Production 6-track Mixing Desk Computers 1 & Com 2 with Zoom effects rack send & return. Compact but older reliable  Windows XP 16-bit stereo. Also in view a printer, a CD Label press and nice headphones. With a small … Continue reading

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the Magic of 12 String Guitars

 I managed to get a Yamaha 12 string guitar in 1981 and traveled the country busking with it for over a decade. You could pick up all sorts of work traveling in those days. fruit picking one day and guitar … Continue reading

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Recording a Covers Band Album

 The Great Cover Up, great cover songs done by pub bands. This CD Album is a virtual band, recorded one track at a time on my computer. I learn and practice every part of each song before recording. Many of … Continue reading

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Name Announced for New CD Album

 A busker with a mini recording studio on a home computer, is making his own backing tracks by learning, practicing, then recording each guitar, vocal, piano and bass tracks, one at a time. Mark and the Mp3’s is best known … Continue reading

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Dec 2015 Up-date

Technology, don’t you just love computers? Some kinds of machines know just when you need them the most, then they choose to stop. Every time I turn it on, it just keeps beeping. Change the button battery on the motherboard, … Continue reading

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