I’ve had a lot of musical instruments over the years. I’ve had two electric six string guitars one of which was a Gibson SG Special, a Baldwin Bass, a Yamaha 12 string, a Big Box Guild, Arita Classical nylon string, an Ovation steel string guitar, and a no name acoustic that I did experiments. I also had a banjo, an mandolin, a cornet and two Kalimbas (African thumb pianos aka Mbira). I restored an upright bass, but that was too big to make the move across the country with me so I gave it away. I also have a piano that I can hook up to a computer; at least I could back in the day when computers had more interfaces. The piano can be used without a computer as well, but I don’t know how to play any key board instruments.
I always enjoyed having instruments, even if I had no idea of what to do with them. With limited talent I did find it more enjoyable to record a track and manipulate it. Back when I had an eight track reel to reel and a mixing board I found it easy to produce hours worth of music with minimal instrumental effort. One would have thought that I’d have gotten myself a mini Moog when the price went below $200 and being sold in Radio Shack. Had I done that I could have ruled the world, but at that time I was passing out of my musical phase of life.
All my recording equipment and most of the instruments have found other homes. The tapes have been lost or disposed of. It was all a lot of fun and a fond memory. I bring this up because I’m tempted to get some multi-track recording computer soft ware. Can anyone out there using it suggest their favorites?