ross faison’s seven hundred and forty-eight comments

  • Re: Recording your music

    Hi Gobby. The Yeti is not so scary! It's just one of several brands of microphones for recording directly to computer. Ketil got it when he said "nice USB microphone". Better than the one built into my Mac, but not as good as hi end studio mics...it's... more…

  • Re: Recording your music

    Yes Pamela, you'll need headphones, they don't need to be pricey ones. I plug mine into the Yeti. Sorry Garage Band was frustrating for you Gobby. There is other software. My recording guy has a much better system but he charges $85 bucks an hour! G.... more…

  • Re: Budget Irish Flute for semi-beginning

    I'd be curious to learn what you chose. Many have asked your question but we never seem to find out what happened. No matter the way you choose to go, enjoy the trip! more…

  • Re: Recording your music

    I suggest you spend time and get used to the mic ( I use the Yeti) and Garage Band. I'm writing this as I take a break from recording some tunes on just that set-up. It's remarkably easy to use, you can easily delete what you don't like, "repair" your m... more…

  • Re: You’re playing in a session and a tune you don’t know is called?

    Yeah, happens to me from time to time too. Less now that I know more tunes. Listening and learning was my solution anyway. I looked at your tune book C.E. and if we played together in your session I wouldn't know about 83 of them. I'd listen and learn... more…

  • Re: Budget Irish Flute for semi-beginning

    Just to be clear only the aluminum body/delrin head flute from Somers is cylindrical ( the body anyway) as is the previous model of his practice flutes. Two more things: first I'd say that the cheapest Dixon flutes are worth what you pay for them. I s... more…

  • Re: Budget Irish Flute for semi-beginning

    Ben, I've never played, or ever seen up close, the Hammy practice flute. Judging from the way many praise it, I'd be confident in saying it's a good choice. From the photos it looks to me to have smaller, more widely spaced holes, consistent with the wa... more…

  • Re: Budget Irish Flute for semi-beginning

    I have a Gary Somers in delrin ($400) that I liked so well that I had it fully keyed (all 8) by Maurice Reviol. If anybody's interested PM me and I'll tell you about it. Even without the keys it was a stellar player and I'm not the least bit apologetic ... more…

  • Re: You’re playing in a session and a tune you don’t know is called?

    I truly get what Ebor is trying to say. My own perspective on playing tunes and the nature of friendship is my own. Others may disagree, but that's the beauty of friendship. There are many reason's for us to gather. Playing music is one. There are man... more…

  • Re: Whistling in A major

    My good whistle friend complains all the time about my own propensity to play A tunes on my flute. Still he manages to do a fine job by half holing or cross fingering without missing a beat. (sorry for the slight pun). Guess the problem is more in his ... more…