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.

1. Mixers & Effects2. DAW Control Surfaces3. Wavetable Synthesis
4. Boutique Gear5. Vocal Synthesis6. Workstations
7. Expansions, Looping, Sampling8. Software Instruments9. DAW-less Workflows
10. Audio Interfaces11. Studio Furniture12. Podcasting
13. Headphones & Monitors14. Video and Photography15. Graphic Arts
16. Computers17. Reviews & Discussions18. Industry
19. Guitars, Bass, etc.20. Vocals, Mics, etc.21. Performing


  • Hands On The Casio CT-S1000V Vocal Synthesizer

    Hands On The Casio CT-S1000V Vocal Synthesizer

    Ordering I’ve ordered the new Casiotone CT-S1000V which is currently making a bit of a splash around the blogs of late. I think I may feature it on my FAWM 2022 album this year. It’s supposed to arrive just before that so I should be able to play around with it and get some use-cases […]

  • This Week’s Related Links

    This Week’s Related Links

    5 Starter Studio Mics for Under $1000 Total – Premier GuitarSource: Home Studio Published on 2022-12-21 Sanford resident records symphonic metal music directly from his office – Midland Daily NewsSource: Home Studio Published on 2022-12-21 Best Royalty Free Beats for Projects – EDM SauceSource: Logic Pro Published on 2022-12-21 Best Soundproof Panels for 2022 – EDM SauceSource: Home […]

  • Lunacy Audio’s Cube Synth

    Lunacy Audio’s Cube Synth


  • Klevgrand Tomofon Synthesizer Plugin

    Klevgrand Tomofon Synthesizer Plugin


  • Z Tapes Records

    Z Tapes Records

    Z Tapes Records is a slovak/french lo-fi bedroom indie pop label by angie and filip. The music is right up my alley, of course, and my favorite thing about everything here is the Start-Track music blog where you’ll find a ton of recommended releases and interviews. Very cool!

  • Kanji School – self-titled album

    Kanji School – self-titled album

    Review Kanji School is primarily London-based 28-year-old Dan Auty, who has spent the last few years in various bands while writing and recording his own songs at home. This self-titled release was recorded over four months in the summer of 2002, and has all of the charm that makes home recordings so cool, if you […]

  • What Is a Producer Tag? How-to Tips and Ideas

    What Is a Producer Tag? How-to Tips and Ideas

    If you’re a producer looking for ways to make your mark on a song, one of the best things you can do is create a producer tag. Producer tags are short, recognizable audio clips that help listeners identify the producer of a track. They can be used to “sign” a beat or instrumental, providing protection […]

  • My Studio In 2022

    My Studio In 2022

    Since my daughter moved out I’ve been arranging my recording studio in my little duplex apartment. I rented out a storage unit to house and organize all the cassettes, CD’s, zines and other things sent to me for review in GAJOOB. It’s a lot, and freeing up that space allows me to work toward an […]

  • Martin Goldmann’s Ambient Moods

    Martin Goldmann’s Ambient Moods

    Martin Goldmann is a German electronic artist with a blog and youtube channel where he writes and talks about synthesizers and creating beautiful ambient music. I like Martin’s easy-going personality and his videos are often laced with dollops of humor (see the recent spit-take that prefaces his opinion on the OP-1 Field’s pricing). i recommend […]

  • Youtube Channel Review: Blezz Beats

    Youtube Channel Review: Blezz Beats

    Blezz Beats is a swedish electronic/beats producer who features his Maschine in videos and course such as his Maschine Noobs Mastering School. He also offers a bunch of cool plugins and such on his website, along with activities artists can participate in. Recent video topics in April 2022 were: Live Soundation Collaboration (Soundation is Blezz’s […]


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