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Brian Marine By Brian Marine

2002, Brian Marine. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.

Please note: Unfortunately, Brian has had to bow out of writing this column in order to take care of other things. We all understand how life happens and thank him for all the time he has put into his participation here in the past.

My name is Brian Marine, and I am the owner of Digital Pro Audio, as well as a long-time home recording enthusiast & songwriter. In my columns, I plan to offer information and tips on recording at home using the amazingly low-cost digital audio and computer-based recording hardware & software currently available. I will also offer suggestions on how to maximize the use of the gear you already have (or plan to buy) in order to make the best quality recordings possible within the budget you have available. Feel free to email me any questions on this subject that you may have.

A short bio


  • Using a Computer for Home Recording: Pt.1 - Using a computer for home recording has become an inexpensive way to do good quality home demos or even create CDs and MP3s for sale or download. This article will examine the computer specifications & requirements and the digital audio hardware & software necessary to record your music into a PC.
  • The Evolution of Home Recording - My first article will attempt to give a brief overview of the amazing strides made in this industry which now allow us to get the same sort of recording quality from our bedroom studio that only a short time ago could only come from a multi-million dollar professional recording facility!

A short bio:
Brian Marine is the owner of Digital Pro Audio, an online retailer specializing in computer-based hardware & software and pro audio equipment for musicians and studios. A long-time songwriter and home recording enthusiast, he also has a varied career in the music industry. In the 80's, Brian was a recording engineer at two NYC recording studios, and worked with artists like Aretha Franklin, KISS and Stephen Bishop. In the late 80's he worked in the Music Department of the ad agency McCann-Erickson as a music producer. Then in 1995 he started VisionWorks, a web site development company focusing mainly on music-related sites for independent record labels and pro audio retailers. In 1998, seeing the lack of decent online pro audio/music instrument web sites that catered to the home recording studio market, he started Digital Pro Audio, which has grown to the point that it is now his main business.

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