My life in music: Egypt, Manchester, the Portastudio and Cupid

Continuing my long and winding road through music. How I found moved from Egypt to Manchester and found multi-track heaven in the Teac Tascam Portastudio 144. Cairo At the age of 28 I was living in Heliopolis, a suburb of Cairo, and teaching English to working people in an evening school. This was my second … Read moreMy life in music: Egypt, Manchester, the Portastudio and Cupid

Recording vocals – no messing about!

For the first time since well before Christmas I suddenly had the house to myself, as Madame and Pestilence had gone to the shops and Plague was nowhere to be seen. Quick! Out with the microphone and mixer and I had the lead vocal – probably the final vocal – for no less than four … Read moreRecording vocals – no messing about!