Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Away for a few days, so I thought I’d show you the place where I make all ze beautiful muzeek.
It always amazes me that you can do so much these days with a pretty small investment. Back in the day, when I dreamed of putting a band together, the cost of guitars and amps and mics and all the other fun stuff made me wish my well-to-do uncle would step in and subsidize me. (No such luck.)
Now — just look — the most expensive thing in the pic is the iMac. The guitar wasn’t expensive, the interface to the computer wasn’t expensive (and replaces an amp for recording purposes), the mic was reasonable, the monitors perfectly affordable, and the MIDI keyboard positively cheap. The chair is a knockoff, the table was on sale, the effects pedal an all-in-one model that does the work of dozens of pedals, and the headphones a bargain.
GarageBand is free with the Apple.
So you see, if you have an avocation you don’t have to mortgage the house to indulge.
(PS — I also do quite a bit of writing in that room, when the mood strikes.)