My first time on the NorthernSounds forums. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a composer from the ChicagoLand area, I picked up my first instrument five years ago, an Ibenez electric. I never had lessons or any formal music training, I learned the basics from the drummer in my first band, a jazz/rock effort. He (the drummer) and I wrote seventy songs together and have now begun work on an opera.
I am trying to teach myself as much composition and arranging as I can but I have a full time day job (as an English teacher) and am currantly taking night courses in graphic design, so spare time is fleeting.
I look forward to your help and hopefully being able to help...
Pentium 4 2.4GHz w/ 533MHz FSB
768MB of RDRAM PC1066
60GB HDD for programs, 120GB HDD for audio
15\" LCD flat-panel monitor
Windows XP Home SP1
Cubase SX v1.0.6
The Grand v1.0.5
STAudio C-Port 8-in/8-out PCI sound card
M-Audio SP-B5 Studiophile Active near-field monitors.