Painters paint pictures on canvis, but musicians paint pictures on silence
August 11, 2019
Hurst Audio Productions is live again!
After switching hosting providers, the domain hurstaudioproductions.com was locked for a year or so. I saw it was available again and we are now back online!
Many great things are happening in the world of music for me right now. I've built what I believe to be the best electronic drum set money can buy. I'll be documenting this further soon but essentially my interface is now a 2box Drum It 3 drum module which allows for flexibility in the areas of universal trigger inputs as well as custom drum samples. This, I'll be going into depth as well as there is a lot of information to discuss.
You may recall from my last update last year that I was using a Megadrum 56 trigger box. Well, that was a nightmare and I would never wish that kind of frustration and experience on anyone, so I was able to recoop my money from my Reverb.com store. I post things there from time to time so why not bookmark it.
In the world of interfaces and guitars I'm rocking 4 sweet guitars including a 1979 The Paul, a 2014 Ibanez RG3550MZ, a 1985 Ibanez Roadstar II, a 2014 new old stock ESP LTD V401FM flying V and I recently got rid of my janky Ibanez Geo bass in favor of a really nice SR600. In addition, I now am using a Soundcraft Signature 12MTK mixer with Reaper for a wide range of recording options.
More on my workflow, configurations and howtos very soon!
Hurst Audio home recording
Hurst Audio Productions was started in 2008 as a place for me to share my ideas that I had recorded for cool song ideas I had at the time. To record these ideas, I had used a Mackie Pro FX 12 analog board, a Digitech GNX300 guitar effects console and 3.5MM inputs on old pentium 3 machines as well as my Compaq laptop. At the time, Adobe Audition 1.5 was great for multitracking, but had also tinkered with Cakewalk 9 using some accessibility plugins.
In 2008 I had a limited set of gear including an Epiphone rasta Bob Marley Les Paul and an Ibanez RG of some sort. Although I didn't have access to it most of the time, my forest green Mapex Pro M 5 piece drum kit with Zildjian cymbals was at my grandparents home on their back patio and a recording of this can be heard on my audio page.
Between 2009 and 2017, my musical focus wasn't my main focus. I attended community college in southern Maine for two years from 2010 to 2012 and during that time, I did manage to buy a relatively cheap Simmon's drum set from Guitar Center which was a floor model. After moving I had my guitars sent to me from Mississippi where we had moved to in 2009 shortly after I graduated high school. I originally sold those guitars on Ebay and my drums to someone on a blind email list. After moving to Oregon in 2012 I had nothing until 2016 when I decided to purchase an Alesis DM10 Studio mesh electronic drum kit on credit from Amazon. I had to sell that drum set shortly after since the roommate I had at the time was giving me a hard time and was forced to move out.
Christmas 2017 I found a used Yamaha DTX550K. One I received it I decided to replace the original drum module with a universal DIY drum trigger interface. Unfortunately once I received and started using it, I found it to be a huge hastle to use with the very unclean java based configuration tool and calibrating the high hat, so on and so forth. Soon after this, I decided to sell the Megadrum and Yamaha drum kit and build my own acoustic to electronic conversion kit from scratch. I then paired it with a 2box Drum It 3 module. I feel it was the best investment I've made in my music toolkit.