Member Profile - 05/14/2006

About MonarKc

A French Canadian from Montreal
I've been playing guitar for 20 years; starting with Heavy Metal in the mid-eighties then went into progressive rock and jazzier stuff.
My favorite bands are King Crimson, Anekdoten, Voivod, Boud Deun, Radiohead, Genesis (Gabriel era)...
I have almost no experience on the recording field except some sessions with a 4 tracks Tascam portastudio.
The PC can now be a powerful recording tool and I wish to attack the lurning curve and finally get some music recorded
I've already learned a lot here just reading the so many interesting posts and advices from the masters...
With my childhood friend Frank on the keys (EDIROL midi controller) we are doing some tracks mixing heavy stuff with classic 70's sound involving lots of Mellotron (M-tron) and Purple-esque B3 (NI B4).
Recently we decided to take the jump with Sonar 6.01 but have so much to learn merely scratching its surface...I guess some of my questions are gonna be answered here.

My Studio

PC AMD64 3700+, RAM:1G,HD:SATA 200Go
External 250Go HD for backup & storage
SB Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 PCI for Windows sounds
Audio Adapter : M-Audio Delta 44 for recording
Preamp/effects: Line 6 POD XT (full pack)
Mixer:Behringer Eurorack UB802
Guitars: Les Paul Standard 1992, Archtop Epiphone Emperor II
Bass: Peavey 5 Strings GRIND BXP
Drums loops CD from Beta Monkey and Drums on Demand
Midi interface: EDIROL PCR-M80
Headphones:AKG K240S
Amp: an old Harman/Kardon 40W hK385i
Speakers: 2 x Polti PS-566

Sonar 6.01 PE (only recently bought; only scratching its surface)
playing with some free plugins
VSampler 3
Native B4