The Music Pit
Hacking isn't just about computers. Its about curiosity, learning,
and moving borders. What, you don't like music? - cwm
It started with an Ibanez electric guitar (Alex's, as I recall). It
was brought in for repairs to the pickups, and proved quite popular.
It soon grew companions -- a junky 'Fame' bass, and a MIDI Casio
keyboard. When the Ibanez finally left, I managed to pry my old
Fender Telecaster (with the custom-fitted deluxe neck on a standard
telecaster body, thank you very much) away from another staff member,
and it just grew from there.
Add in some extra hardware and you can now record your own music.
This isn't particularly intended as a complete music studio, but it is
a good show-off of what's possible these days. And you can use it as
an incomplete music studio. Or bring your own stuff in and plug
it into our stuff.
- Telecaster Guitar
- Casio MIDI keyboard
- "Fame" bass
- Cabling to go from the output of the electric guitars to the USB
input on the mac (so you can use the mac as an amp, and a recording
device. Please be nice to the speakers.)
- Cabling to go from the MIDI output of the keyboard to a different
USB input on the mac
- Amp (a Yamaha bass practice amp), plus a decidedly barely-working
older, say-what-brand amp I don't recommend using.
- Cabling to
connect one or both stringed instruments to the amp
- Cabling to connect the headphone output of the amp to the USB input on the mac.
- A couple of industry-standard mikes, and a castoff auto-leveling
amplifier for them.
- Shure wireless mike kit.
- Cabling to
connect the above to the USB input on the mac.
- An (older) apple imac with 'audacity' and garageband to pull it all together.
- A burning desire for a synthetic drumkit, e.g. that in a "BandHero
PS3 Bundle". Got one you ain't usin'?
- Collections of loops (for GarageBand) and generic backing drum