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  1. Thanks for the link Robert.

    Two people who might get a little scared looking at the size of the setup, keep in mind that the concepts explained apply to smaller setups as well. These particular video tries to simplify something everybody seems to be running into as soon as they get a bit of hardware and try using with their existing Software Instruments.

    Music is fun to make

  2. Thanks for the link Robert.

    Two people who might get a little scared looking at the size of the setup, keep in mind that the concepts explained apply to smaller setups as well. These particular video tries to simplify something everybody seems to be running into as soon as they get a bit of hardware and try using with their existing Software Instruments.

    Music is fun to make

  3. re jcposner comment.

    Future music (a Magazine) have a freeby sequencer that can HOST VSTI’s (software insruments) and has a few to dl.

    Steinberg Do studiocase which is an entry level bundle.

    A lot of the cheap control surfaces come with vsti hosts check out evolution and korg.

  4. re jcposner comment.

    Future music (a Magazine) have a freeby sequencer that can HOST VSTI’s (software insruments) and has a few to dl.

    Steinberg Do studiocase which is an entry level bundle.

    A lot of the cheap control surfaces come with vsti hosts check out evolution and korg.

  5. Actually, you can get a great MIDI controller for around $125-150. I was inspired to get an E-MU XBoard 25 after watching this. It works great and I can get a lot done just with the demo software. I didn’t even need a MIDI connector because the USB works great and is the preferred connection. This, with the versions of instrument software that come with the unit is a good start along with the suggestions from Maurice.

    Now, I just paid $500 for an E-MU 1802M for onboard digital processing and all the audio and MIDI input-output I can swallow to make my Media Center into a Media Producer. (There’s even a firewire port for digital video input.) When I install this I will also move over my Pevey StudioMix control surface and finally install Cakewalk Sonar 5 (which I got for a previous owner upgrade fee — Sonar LE comes with the 1802M but I won’t need it).

    You don’t have to go the 1802M route though. There are lower-cost versions, including a just-announced desktop PCI board and external MicroDock unit that you can share with a separately-purchasable laptop card.

  6. Actually, you can get a great MIDI controller for around $125-150. I was inspired to get an E-MU XBoard 25 after watching this. It works great and I can get a lot done just with the demo software. I didn’t even need a MIDI connector because the USB works great and is the preferred connection. This, with the versions of instrument software that come with the unit is a good start along with the suggestions from Maurice.

    Now, I just paid $500 for an E-MU 1802M for onboard digital processing and all the audio and MIDI input-output I can swallow to make my Media Center into a Media Producer. (There’s even a firewire port for digital video input.) When I install this I will also move over my Pevey StudioMix control surface and finally install Cakewalk Sonar 5 (which I got for a previous owner upgrade fee — Sonar LE comes with the 1802M but I won’t need it).

    You don’t have to go the 1802M route though. There are lower-cost versions, including a just-announced desktop PCI board and external MicroDock unit that you can share with a separately-purchasable laptop card.