Many thanks to everyone for their support. I'm almost halfway to my goal, and again I am thankful for you, my friends.
Getting the new mixer is now a priority, as I am going to be recording an audio production of Prometheus Unbound. As I posted in a previous update, I have lost one of the 4 mic/line in channels on my mixer, and I need to be able to record each mic to its own track for this.
With your help, I can move closer to going back into small project recording/mixing. Thanks.
I was recently informed that unless there are drivers, a USB 2.0 mixer will default to USB 1 on Linux, even if the laptop hardware is USB 2. This issue makes my raising the money for a macbook pro even more imperative than before. And, while the mixer shown below is LInux friendly, it is considered by it's maker, Alesis, as a "Legacy" device, which means there is no support for it.
Thank you, for your support
I have discovered that the mixer I was given is USB 1.1, which means I am unable to multitrack (record speakers on individual tracks) which makes it near impossible to maintain a quality recording.
This Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0 FX. The only difference between the mixer I was given and this is the ability to record 4 microphones to four separate tracks, which as I stated above makes recording programs with multiple speakers/instruments easier and better quality. I am also still in need of a macbook pro as this Linux-based netbook has too small a screen for me to use
Alesis MultiMIx 8 USB 2.0 FX
Many thanks! the gear order is in!
Again my thanks to my anonymous donors. This means so very much to me
My friends, I am now working, and am in desperate need of three (3) dynamic mics, cables and desktop stands. I can get a bundle of three mics for $40, cables for $20/each and the stands for around $15/each. Any amount you can donate to get the gear I need now, at this moment is gratefully appreciated
I Have beenworking with the loaner mixer for so long, that it has been gifted to me. To that end, I have reduced the amount needed to get up and running once again.
Thank you for all your support
So, the other day, I took my little linux laptop and my loaner mixer out to record a podcast, and it took me two days to get them talking to each other again. I can't continue to work this way, and I can't deal with the laptop dropping the wifi signal on a regular windows-like basis. I really need your support in acquiring the macbook pro.
Hey Friends, Fiends and Fans!! I haven't been giving updates, as I was taking time for myself - something I am not good at doing, but now, I am back and asking once again for you to help me get back to my work of recording, editing and broadcasting. Any amount as little as $10 will help me get back up and running. The laptop I am currently using requires it be connected to a mixer in order to playback sound, and this makes it completely unusable for portable recording.
Thank you, Riki, for your support.
This is my studio. It's ok for some sound work, but not meeting my needs. I still need the MacBook to sync and transfer files for fine tuning in the editing phase, and for my live streaming shows.
Thanks for all your support
The Linux laptop has been sent back to ASUS due to battery issues, so I'm back to where I began. Two iPads.
So, I'm using an Ubuntu Linux laptop, and, while it gets most of what I need functioning, I am still off-air due to the simple fact that Skype and the Linux version of SHOUTCast are refusing to play together. In fact, the application that would allow me to broadcast won't even run as it can't open a library it needs. I have spent weeks working in resolving this problem, that have included advice from Linux Musicians, and building the latest version of the application needed to broadcast. I am appealing to you, my friends, twitter peeps and everyone else, to donate what you can to help me get back on the air.
Thanks, and Happy ChrisHanaKwanzaaSolsticeYuleFestivus to you all.
I just spoke to my former landlord, and my gear (my mixer, mics, cables and reference monitors) is indeed gone. So, now, more than ever, I need your help in getting my home studio back up and running so I can support myself once again.
Thanks for your support.
The NADY mics are spoken for! Anything you can donate towards any of the remaining items will be appreciated, and there are PERKS! ORIGINAL ART FROM ME! such a deal!
The amount needed has been reduced to a price reduction for the MacBook pro! Woooooo
To sweeten things up, I am now offering rewards for your donations. Original art and collectible posters.
The mics have been spoken for! Many thanks to the anon donor. Any donation for any of the remaining items on my wish list will be appreciated. Who knows, I may even send you a gift.
Thank you, Kathryn, for the donation. It's truly appreciated.
Only $68 to go. For my mics!
Id like to thank my first donor. THANK YOU
My 7 year old Macbook has finally gone to that great upgrade center in the sky, where it can roam freely. Your asistance is now needed more than ever.
My macbook has finally died, so it is now imperative that my studio be upgraded.
What you see in the picture, taken at Netroots Nation 2013, is what I am currently using to host my podcasts/radio show and record my voice overs. The rig is made up of an iPad, iRig Mic and that's it. It's decent, but it's limited to what it is capable of doing and what I need to be doing. I cannot do audio-posting or be more interactive with guests on my show if they are not in the same room with me. .
The rest of the gear is required for me to continue developing my Voice Over career, live radio, audio post-production, and podcasting
I am now set up with 5 microphones, cables, and a loaner mixer that can only record to a single channel, which is fine if everyone is speaking, but if I am recording voice and instruments, then I have a problem with mixing it - I can't, as all the sound went to a single track.
I am still in need of a MacBook Pro, as I am finding this Linux netbook to be too difficult to do any mixing and editing on for a number of reasons. The primary being the screen is far to small. The second is the lack of professional grade audio software that doesn't require compilation (building it myself), and even then, I don't 'consider it "pro"
NOTE: The change in the needed amount reflects the change in pricing of the MacBook Pro, and a change in equipment needed.