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Your first Recording ever?
« on: February 03, 2008, 09:45:41 AM »
Hi Guys,

i thought it would be very funny and at the same time interesting
to hear your very first recordings you ever made as a musician.

Mine is not so long ago. Guess 3-4 Years before i started making
this Guitar Drone Music. I was 16 years old when i recorded that one.

I was into this Synth-based Ambient Music at this time.
So my first piece i ever recorded was "this" one.
I listened to it a few minutes before i posted this thread for the first time
in about 3 years, and i still think its kind of good.
Maybe i should get more into this synth-based music ;)

let me know if i should perhaps end my career as an guitar droner
and should start a "real" ambient musician career. Just kidding. ;D

Here is the link to the file.

http://rapidshare.com/files/88878271/euphoria.mp3.html

greetings
martin

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 09:55:14 AM »
That's an interesting topic, Martin.

The first thing I ever recorded (other than recording little sequence loops from my SH-101 on cassette, in college) actually appears on my first album Sudden Dark.  That's not to say everything I recorded from the very beginning was good, releasable music, but in this case, the first experiments in minimalism yielded something good.  The rest of that album is from recordings 1-2 years newer, but one track is from my very first DAT tape.
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 10:34:17 AM »
My first recordings are from I think 1984 - I don't have any of them transferred from tape handy to show you.   They're not great (ha!) - and sound a lot like Depeche Mode Speak & Spell era stuff.   Someday I'll transfer those and post one or two...     I also have a tape of one of the piano solos I wrote for high school "solo and ensemble" contest - which were always kind of fun since I was usually the only one who wrote their music instead of playing something classical (I either gained points due to the audacity of writing my music - or lost points - depending on the judge... :) )

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 03:22:57 PM »
My first recordings were in 1981 of some piano, bass and guitar instrumentals bouncing tracks between a couple of tape decks. I also took an electronic music class in high school the same year and my final project was an electronic solo piece called "Life In Subways" made with a Moog Rogue and a small Moog modular. Unfortunately all my early recordings are still on the original cassettes and haven't been transferred off.
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 03:53:47 PM »
My first recordings were in college and shortly thereafter (approx. 1972-1977). I have them on reel to reel somewhere. I have been looking for them for awhile. I then jumped to about 1984 and the recordings I made on 4-track cassette. I still have some of those. I'll see if I can find a decent copy and post some.   Harry
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 04:01:37 PM »
My 1st recording was in 1995, I think...

It was on a small Fostex cassette 4-track; distant Telecaster feedback sheets overlaid with "whale-sound" guitar swells.  Very primitive and spacey; I planned to jam for about 30 minutes, but my phone rang after about 6 minutes.  It was one of those old black phones, hard-wired into my basement, with no on/off for the ringer.  So there, in the midst of my stunning recording career debut, is this obnoxious "BRIIIIIIING!   BRIIIIIIING!   BRIIIIIIING!"  I cut the cord soon after.

I had the tape somewhere, but I doubt if I could find it now.  I'll try to track it down; might be fun to post it here, warts and all. :)
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 09:32:03 PM »
I received a little reel to reel recorder with 2" reels back in the 60s as a kid for Christmas I believe, lots of wow and flutter. I used to make little recordings of my voice, short interviews with my friends and family until the novelty wore off. Might've recorded my first guitars with it too. I've worn out quite a few tape machines since then.

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 07:16:30 AM »
1979, FSU, MUS 356 (electronic music), Moog 900 series synthesizer (a monster).  No telling what happened to all those tapes.  It was alot of fun.
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 07:18:47 AM »
70s, classical guitar on reel to reel. Yep, for many years all I played was classical guitar.
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008, 12:25:11 PM »
1979 - using the 144 portastudio, Roland system 100 (the little one), a reel to reel for loops (with added switch for turning of the erase head) and a variety of effects.....

mixture of ambience, noise and with others - a whole range of stuff. None in existence as far as I know.

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2008, 02:57:40 PM »
old school 4-track here:




I still have the tapes but not the actual machine, & the music is now "stuck" in the tapes, with no 4-track to play it on. (Er, that may be for the best, actually)...
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2008, 03:02:22 PM »
Short-haired Lena!  I remember her!
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2008, 04:12:17 PM »
70s, classical guitar on reel to reel. Yep, for many years all I played was classical guitar.

My first recordings were probably me learning to play trumpet in the 5th grade way back in the mid 1970s, no good reason to go there.  :P ;D
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008, 04:25:19 PM »
One of the first things I ever recorded was the first version of "Planets of Another Sun." If you listen, you will hear the plinky twinklies are way too loud. I always wished I had more sense about recording when I did that. It would have been great if the two parts were mixed better...or mixed at all. (Sigh)
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 01:47:26 AM »
My first recordings were slightly out-of-tune violin + percussion improvs, using ping-pong delays and loops on a two-track open reel recorder I had access to in high school.  A lot o' fun, but not terribly listenable.  I did recently stumble across an old 4-track piece I put together in college that I contributed to a cassette compilation series called "Winnie & Friends" in the early 80s.  Someone has started to upload the comps in mp3 format, and my "Downstream" piece (from 1981!) can be found here, via Last.fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/Forrest+Fang/_/Downstream+%28Forrest+Fang%29


Probably could tell that I was into Eno around then.

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 09:46:08 AM »
Wow, that was just really cool to listen to, Forrest!  :)
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2008, 09:49:43 AM »
If you listen, you will hear the plinky twinklies are way too loud.
It's here if you dare:
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Hi Michael~

I dared, & I liked your song (& your "plinky twinklies"), very much!   ;D
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2008, 06:57:38 PM »
If you listen, you will hear the plinky twinklies are way too loud.
It's here if you dare:
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Hi Michael~

I dared, & I liked your song (& your "plinky twinklies"), very much!   ;D

Thanks Lena. If you found that listenable, maybe I'll try something with some plonky wonkies.

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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2009, 03:28:33 PM »
I was searching for something else, and stumbled upon this fairly old topic, and thought it was interesting enough to bump back up.  Plus it has an old-fashioned picture of my wife with super-short hair!
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Re: Your first Recording ever?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2009, 04:03:47 PM »
First recording was made 1998.
The first Ambient recording was made 2007.
Now saving up for my own studio, which I will buy hopefully next year.