Hello, I’m Jane …. And welcome to Music Repo! This is the home of my tips, tricks and how to guides on music making in general and home recording in particular. Whether you play a traditional instrument like violin, piano or guitar, or you sing, or you want to get into home studio production, I hope you will find lots of really useful information here.
I’m a big believer in musicians harnessing the power of your computer or mobile device to supercharge your playing and creating.
Software and apps can be your best friend if you want to:
- play along with backing tracks
- learn to read sheet music
- convert sheet music to a digital format
- extract parts from audio files – or sheet music
- record yourself – either as a learning tool or to share your
- interact with other musicians – as a player, a teacher, a choir leader, or a student
- compose, create, mix and share your music – whatever genre
- create voiceovers
- video yourself playing
- and more …
However … I know that it can be complicated if you are not technically minded.
How Do I Know?
For years I ran a store that sold home recording studio equipment, and became very familiar with some of the difficulties you musicians face as you try to navigate the world of technology. To help you out, I started creating tutorials and guides about how to connect stuff up, how to record, how to choose the right recording studio equipment.
The tutorials and guides have become so popular I now create this kind of content full time. Over the past couple of years my YouTube channel and website have grown massively because musicians love my no-nonsense, straightforward, non-techy approach to solving their problems.
Many musicians have already found a friendly place to ask their questions about home studio setup on my YouTube channel, and I love your questions and suggestions! It keeps feeding my ideas of how I can help people get set up to connect, record, create, learn or play.
I have a master’s degree in Digital Music Technology and for years I taught stuff like MIDI Programming and Computer Sound Design at a University. That’s where I realised that home recording technology is truly amazing but getting to grips with it can be a bit daunting, hence my desire to make recording accessible to everyone.
Music Technology should be your friend, not an enemy you do battle with. You don’t want any barriers to your creativity. So I want to help you get up and running with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment.
Here at Music Repo I’m aiming to build a complete repository of information about home recording and music technology for beginners, as well as musings on rhythm, scales, improvisation and composition.
To help you repossess your music making dreams.
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