Welcome to Homemade Music

Homemade Music is about home recording as art, fun and vocation. I’m Bryan Baker, publisher of GAJOOB, a magazine featuring independent musicians since the mid-1980’s. This website has taken a few different approaches since I started it in 1999, evolving into more of a personal exploration of whatever my current state of the art is in 2023. So I talk about my studio and gear, keeping an eye on the latest stuff, while reaching out to other artists and spotlighting creative activities. You’ll also find lots of projects in which to participate.

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  • Cuckoo’s Roland SH-4d Mega Tutorial

    Cuckoo’s Roland SH-4d Mega Tutorial

  • Roland SH-4d

    Roland SH-4d

    The Roland SH-4d is a powerful and versatile analog synthesizer with an extensive array of features. It’s capable of producing a wide variety of sounds, from delicate pianos to thunderous basses. With its intuitive interface, you can quickly edit parameters and access hundreds of preset sounds. You can also use the built-in effects to shape […]

  • Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    NOTE: Due to the storm of protests, Waves has now dialed back the subscription-only model and will continue offering package licenses as before (alongside a subscription for those who prefer that option). The following article was written prior to that decision. Waves suite of plugin effects has long been the defacto choice for professional engineers […]

  • Speldosa: Music Box Instrument From Klevgrand

    Speldosa: Music Box Instrument From Klevgrand

    Melody and technology collide in a beautiful symphony with Speldosa, a remarkable collaboration between Klevgrand and the innovative artist Wintergatan/Martin Molin. This partnership between the physical and digital worlds has created a musical journey that inspires creativity and imagination through the magic of a music box captured and realized with incredible warmth and expressiveness.

  • Other Record Labels

    Other Record Labels

    I stumbled on this website while searching for indie record labels and some kind of community of people running small, independent labels. This looks interesting and I’ll be checking it out further. https://www.otherrecordlabels.com/

  • PluginGuru.com


    PluginGuru.com is a website by John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl, a veteran sound designer with 30+ years of experience programming for Korg, Alesis, Yamaha, Native-Instruments and others. His youtube channel offers a wealth of information on lots of things with a lot of focus on his own plug called Unify which helps merge software synths from different […]

  • Conversations With AI, Part 1

    Conversations With AI, Part 1

    What do you think about experimental music? I think experimental music is an incredibly innovative and creative outlet for self-expression. It allows artists to push the boundaries of what’s possible in sound and explore uncharted sonic territories. Experimental music can be thought-provoking, inspiring, and emotionally resonant – making it a great choice for creating unique […]

  • OP1.fun


    OP1.fun is a website passion project by Jordan Sitkin which consists of a community of OP-1 users sharing patches and packs while also providing the functionality to store an unlimited number of your Tapes for easy retrieval.

  • Updating OP-1 Field Firmware

    Updating OP-1 Field Firmware

    Teenage Engineering recently released a new update for its OP-1 Field workstation which includes a couple significant improvements. Namely, touch sensitivity and a new vocoder. We must upgrade yesterday. How To Do It Access te-boot The bootloader in OP-1 is called te-boot. It loads and runs the OP-1 firmware, and is also used for firmware […]

  • I Ask AI, “Should Get an Op-1 Field?” and It Suggests Deception In the Art Of War

    I Ask AI, “Should Get an Op-1 Field?” and It Suggests Deception In the Art Of War

    should i get an op-1 field? The OP-1 field is a great choice for those who need a durable and versatile device. It’s lightweight and includes a high-quality sound card, effects processor, synthesizer, drum machine, and sampler – all in one. The OP-1’s unique design allows it to be used as both a standalone device […]


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