Re: musical hopefuls ask for advice

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Posted by doug on February 01, 2000 at 16:22:08:

In Reply to: musical hopefuls ask for advice posted by hobbes and clarissa on January 30, 2000 at 16:48:41:

: hi! we are hoping to put together a band. so far it's just the two us, and the only gear we have is

: - a qs8 (which is why we came to this board)
: - a guitar and amp
: - a computer with cubasis
: - and our lovely voices

: we obviously need a lot more gear but there are so many options we don't quite know where to start. right now we're focusing on drums and recording equipment. here are the questions we have:

: (1) in terms of recording gear, we've been looking at ADATs versus four-tracks. ADATs seem like the way to go, though they're a lot more expensive... how much do they start at? are there any models that you'd suggest? we've also been told that four tracks are on their way out... what are the advantages of ADATs, and do they have to be hooked up to a computer to be used?

: (2) the drum sounds on the qs8 are difficult to work with. they don't sound quite like the real thing, and it's hard to create loops with a keyboard. would you suggest a drum machine of some sort? also, what kinds of tweaks would you suggest to make the drums from the qs8 sound more realistic?

: thanks for your advice!

: h and c
Hello, h and c,
You have got everything you need, friends! I am in a similar situation, we have no guitar or bass. But with the QS, your computer and a flash card, you can either make your own midi files for the songs you want, or download them from the net via commercial or midi sights. Then, just tweek them the way you want in cubase (I do the sam ewith cakewalk), and you are set to go.
Your drums will sound fine, there are a few different drum sets on the QS, so you can experiment. There are also tools like band in a box, that can help with accompianments, but I haven't done much with it.

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