Well, I bought some basic home recording gear. I picked up a Presonus 22VSL pre-amp to run into my computer. I also bought an MXL R144 ribbon mic. It was under a hundred bucks, and the thing is incredible! I am very new to home recording, but I could see right away that this mic is a great starter.
Anyway, I took one of my new rock band's songs, dropped an mp3 into GarageBand, and started creating some tracks with my trumpet. Of course, this was a completed, mixed, and mastered song BEFORE I dragged it into my little "project," so please understand if the mix sounds a little not-so-blended. I tried to balance the horns and mix it with the original track as best I could. (Also excuse some of that pitchy trumpet playing from this guy.)
I recorded three trumpet tracks, with one additional track to add some extra flair in some spots. I recorded this with my Cannonball 789RL, playing on a Schilke 14 mouthpiece. I played the "lead" trumpet part (if you want to call it that) using my Shew lead mouthpiece to give it a little bite.
What do you guys think? I have a long way to go, but I am proud of the progress I've made since returning to the trumpet world not so long ago!
Here's the link:
"The Night," by Wagner 3000 w/ trumpet by Steve Carbone
Is it wrong that I am horribly nervous about posting this here for this community to hear? Be gentle!