- The equipment for Hog Time Studio -
Hog Time Studio is used to record all the smash hits from Hog Time Music. It is located in the residence of the Head Hog, Ralph Goff.
a picture of a previous setup (with the AW16G). The current
one doesn't look as good. I'm in temporary quarters now and
not using the nice studio table shown here. Click on the picture for a larger
Current Equipment Used Most:
Prior Recording Units:
Other Equipment Available (but not used much):
I usually record all tracks on my AW1600 hard disk recorder and mix them down (using built-in reverb and EQ) to a stereo track. Then I transfer the stereo track to my PC (via USB) and use the Sony Sound Forge program to "master" them. The only mastering I usually do is use a compressor/limiter to boost the average volume some.
Lately I have been making extensive use of Band-in-a-Box (BIAB) software on my laptop PC to generate full or partial rhythm tracks for my songs. I started out using it mainly for bass guitar and percussion, since the MIDI sounds for them sounded "acceptable". However, BIAB has recently made an incredible leap forward and you can get real instruments played by real people on your own songs! I fill in a chord chart with the chord changes for my song. Then I select a tempo and music style I want (country, blues, etc). BIAB makes a rhythm track with appropriate instruments that follows the chord changes! I then transfer the individual instrument tracks to the AW1600 for mixing.
Basically, what happens is that the program "picks out pieces" of a prerecorded track for each instrument and assembles them into a full song. It's incredible! I can get pro level pickin' any time I want. When I use BIAB in this fashion, I call my band "The Hog Time Pickers".
Feel free to ask any questions or make any comment on the recording operation.