The Home Studio

My son told me I whistle off-key.

So I started making music.

What was to become my original studio started as a catch-all storage room in my basement.

One day I was standing in the doorway of the room daydreaming about what I could do with the space. Inspired by a sheet of glass which was leaning against the wall, I took some basic measurements and sketched out a rough blueprint for the counters and recording booth.

That piece of glass was to become the window of the recording booth. It was the replacement playfield glass from an old 1940’s or 1950s pinball machine.

I noticed a trend.

As I gained a little experience recording my musician friends, I noticed the vocalists weren’t using the booth but instead performing on my little stage in my open bar room.

It seems the booth was really best suited for spoken word as it was too small. I wanted a space where artists could record or “track” individually or together as a small group.

As part of the change, the “control room” has been moved to the bar room. The wall between the former control room and recording booth was taken down to create a room-sized recoding booth. The same playfield glass separates the new booth and “control room”.

I’m really a novice.

I don’t yet have much experience.

But I have a studio with some quality hardware and software.

I am excited to learn how to use that hardware and software to create.

I imagine I’ll enlist the help of musically inclined friends, family, and local musicians to bring it all together. It helps that two of my brothers play the drums and my son plays trumpet, saxophone, and piano. As I simply cannot sing, I may either have to look for (a) vocalist(s) to convey my words with meaning, or cross my fingers and hope for the best with pitch correction tools.

Since my start, I have found myself occasionally recording some local artist friends to get practice with the hardware and post processing. I have also put together some original tracks of questionable quality as

I’m a curious person with computer and mixer stuff to play with.


About that name…

When I was going through a rather difficult time as a teenager, my big brother made a mix tape of comforting music for me entitled “Good Sounding Sound Waves”.

I always liked the name, but it would have made for a pretty long web address! So, with a little trim, goodsoundwaves was created.

Thank you.

You might also like to check out my other website

for my photography, drawings, digital art, and short videos.

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