Here’s a little post on some tech gadgets you might find handy.
Belkin has developed a nice iPod add-on, the goStudio, that will transforms your player into a portable recorder for $120. There is always at least one band member with an iPod, have him bring it to your rehearsal space and record your sessions. Recording jams is probably my number one source for inspiration. Turning on the PC, sound-cards and launching Cubase takes up to 10 minutes. Ideas can fade away by that time, mostly if you’ve just found a cool catchy rhythm that you know will go away the minute you let go of your instrument.
Still on iPod products from Belkin, the TuneStudio is also a neat little gadget that converts your iPod into a multi-track recorder. Though it’s $250 price tag is bit expensive seeing how most of you already have a home-studio, it still is a quick and easy solution to get stuff recorded.
There is a distinction to make between these products and your studio anyways, hence the term gadget. Event though I still don’t have one myself, portable stereo recorders are so helpful they just wanna make go buy one right away. But today I won’t for a series of reasons that are of no interest here (but soon i will !). Songs are like opportunites, if you don’t grab a hold of them a the right time they might be gone for good.