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Kevin Doran

Member Since 20 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2012 04:49 AM
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In Topic: What software and hardware should I get on a tight budget?

29 January 2012 - 12:49 AM

It just seems many people suggest Mac for any creative stuff. Also, the place I want to study at uses Mac exclusively, so I thought it would be worth learning. And it is tight at the moment, but that is my intention for my next purchase in the long run. Also, I'm quite keen to learn Logic, and heard that it was proprietary software for Mac. I'm glad I'm getting this input, just want everybody's opinions. I know there is a long debate between Mac and PC, it just seems that Mac would be better at handling sound and the Adobe Creative Suite.

In Topic: What software and hardware should I get on a tight budget?

28 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

Okay, let me just list my specs then. It's really nothing fancy, so no judging. :P

PC: 2 year old ThinkPad - 64 bit Operating System, 2.20 Ghz Dual-Core, 4GB RAM
Headphones: Senheiser HD202
Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
MIDI: Korg Micro Key (Had the AKAI MPK 25, but the drums aren't great and the keys are too limiting. Rather get the Micro Key and Kontroller)
Guitar: Ibanez ART120
Guitar Modulator: Pandora Mini (I do all my recording line-in)

Its not the greatest, but I know talent and skill trumps gadgets, so I'm trying to just focus on what I have rather than what I don't at this point. My next purchase will be a Mac to do all my recording on. I also use the Guitar Pro MIDI method. Find it really helps for getting the general idea across.

Anybody have any recommendations for me? Or am I on track?

In Topic: What software and hardware should I get on a tight budget?

28 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Thanks for all the responses.

The biggest problem I'm having with acoustics and that sort of thing, is that I'm not going to be in one place for more than a few months in the coming year, so everything I have is quite travel ready and all uses line-in at this point. Not ideal, but I get by. Is this a huge set-back? I have a decent set of headphones that I'm using, so I'm hoping that will get my through the next year or so. I'm really just trying to build up skill at this point.

In Topic: How can I determine what sound is in demand?

20 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for the feedback, it means a gret deal to me. In response to your question "got degree? In college? Planning to get degree?" I am planning to and study in London later this year. I reside in South Africa where the game development scene is small, and very little attention is paid to the audio The thing is, I need a portfolio to apply, and that is partly why I have asked this question, as I'm not entirely sure where I should start and what I should include. I would also just like to start getting some of my stuff out there and start contributing to the game dev scene.

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