Playing It Up
By Tim Freeland
Edina Realty and announcer for Defeat of Jesse James Days’ raid reenactments
I grew up taking piano lessons from Bob Swanson here in Northfield. While most find it to be an antiquated instrument, I’ve recently invested in a digital audio workshop (DAW for short) and a new full-size keyboard that interfaces with the computer through the DAW. It allows me to play, record, and edit a full orchestra with modern music production tools.
I got started by watching The Recording Revolution on YouTube, then got a complete studio set-up. I know the piano so now, on the DAW, I also know the violin, cello, bass, etc. I’ve been exploring writing music using a wide variety of digital instruments by just playing on my keyboard. It’s a great new hobby with so much to learn.
Recently, I purchased the electric guitar pack that allows me to shred without knowing how to play the guitar (just piano). These plug-in packs are what make it possible to play and include endless instruments. Music production is a whole new world. The golden age of the home musician has arrived.
You Might Also Like
Miniatures Are Big Fun! Tracy Giza Tracy Giza Design Creative Events and Service Since childhood, I have found entertainment through all kinds of arts and…
Must Binge Shows By Ronica Roberson The Mandalorian (obviously): I may be the last person on the planet to watch this Disney+ series, but I…
TV, Storytelling and Fiber Art By Julie Buchwald Haley It’s hard for me to stay connected to a single form of entertainment for too long,…