Well after getting so much help in the newbie forum, I thought I should introduce myself.
(And thank all you guys for all your help so far!)
I'm a long time fan of computer based music production. My main interest in computers
pretty much has always been music and later video production. (music videos mostly)
I started out programming music on a c64, then moved to digital audio..my first crude 4 channel 8 bit songs on an amiga 500, next "upgrade?" to windows, where I got more tracks, more sound quality and alot more crashing... I learned digital audio and video editing on windows and have became obsessed with multimedia as an artform. I've created ALOT of broadcast quality cd and dvd projects on the windows platform. You can check out some of my past music and music video projects at www.haywire.tv
Here you can watch just some of my music video projects that I've created over the last few years.
Next, if you like mp3's... Here are some mp3's from my last few full length cd's...FREE for my new vectorlinux friends.
From my latest cd "Into the deep" :
Inside : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/insidex.mp3
What about tomorrow : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/tmmrwx.mp3
Devour : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/devmx1.mp3
Better off dead : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/deadx.mp3
Long way down : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/lngwayx.mp3
Dark places : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/deeptrmpx.mp3
Hell no : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/hellno.mp3
More free mp3's, These are songs from my first cd "Bleak" :
Wilted away :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/wilt.mp3
Heartless : http://members.aol.com/sltrautz/heartless.mp3
Drained : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/drain.mp3
Amends : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/amends.mp3
The bitter one : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/bitter.mp3
Human trash : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/trash.mp3
Tangled : http://members.aol.com/sltrautz/tangled.mp3
Linger on : http://members.aol.com/sltrautz/linger.mp3
Here is also some free mp3's from my remix cd (remixes of the first cd's songs) I produced shortly after the first cd... :
Drained (BAND SLAM MIX) :http://www.members.aol.com/cambian1/drainbnd.mp3
Drained (Slowdrain mix) :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/drrmix.mp3
Human Trash (Garbage mix) :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/trshrmx.mp3
Wilted away (wither mix) :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/wiltrmx.mp3
AMENDS AMARANTH REMIX : http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/amremix.mp3
People are strange (Doors cover) :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/strange.mp3
Never let me down (Depeche mode cover) :http://www.subcultureproductions.com/files/ndown.mp3
All of this music and the music videos at www.haywire.tv
were produced on my crappy and constantly crashing windows pcs. THIS of course is why I decided to try and switch to linux for my current and future audio and video projects.
I tried switching before, but never could get linux working well enough to be actually usable (with suse,red-hat, gentoo, ubuntoo and other attempts) that was awhile ago, but this time I was more determined than ever. Also Vector just installed so easily, and worked great with the older extra hardware I had laying around collecting dust.
Lately I've thought alot about the "ART" of computer based composing and recording.
I really wanted to try to switch to linux for my newest full length album recording project, which is in pre-production now. I chose vectorlinux specifically because of the multimedia bonus disk. Many thanks for that, it made installing most applications I need SIMPLE! I am REALLY ENJOYING vectorlinux so far and I feel it will be a very powerful tool for the further development of my music and video projects.
After installing and playing with vector for a few weeks and realizing its potential, I'm fairly confident my next cd will be produced/recorded/mixed and mastered on vectorlinux.
So far the new vector pc is running great, and when I say new, I mean new to me. Its an ancient 650mhz pentium 3, 320 megs ram, with about 200 gigs across a bunch of older hard drives. Even though its a doorstop in windows land, its turning out to be quite a powerful tool for me for audio so far. I can't stress enough how pleased I am with vectorlinux. Its running my music trackers (skaletracker and renoise mostly) just great.
I am so very pleased with vectorlinux, I am enjoying it immensely. I also have to take a moment to thank the user community here, which is very welcoming, helpful and encouraging, unlike alot of elitest linux snobs I've experienced from other distro install attempts. (If the bloated memory/resource hog distro didn't make you run away the snob supernerds in their forums would!)
So far my first steps to vector land are going better than I'd hoped for. I've been using skaletracker and renoise for windows for years, and they are nearly the same when
running on linux (except for one change, which I love...they never crash, YAY!)
I'm happy to be a part of vector linux, and I'm looking forward to contributing to this excellent community of users in any way I can.
My thanks to those of you who helped me with my setup and desktop customization...