Doug_SchwandtLEVEL 77


Doug_Schwandt's real name is Doug Schwandt. Doug is 65 years old, is located in Iowa / USA and has been a SingSnap member since August 23, 2012. He has a total of 752 public recordings that have been viewed 48,892 times and 491 achievement points.

I have been to some other people's pages, and one in particular has a very comprehensive listing of his equipment. To me, it's not what you have, but how you use it, that makes the difference. My needs are simple, so my equipment is simple. I use an Acer ACX-603G-UW15 computer, as equipped, with a Staples 19" monitor. My mixer is a Behringer Xenyx 302 five input USB mixer. The mic socket accepts either 1/4" or XLR mic plugs. Sound is provided by an Audio Choice 4 channel, 100 watt PA system and Digital reference microphone, with connecting cables. My studio area is roughly 8 feet by nine feet. My equipment is portable. I can take it with me, if I need to, and recently I did. I donated my sound equipment to my church until they got theirs up and running. It worked great there, and still wasn't cranked up!

There are a couple of things I would like to have, but the more horses you hitch to the team, the more there is to go wrong. Still, you can do more with more. Maybe someday!

I love to sing, I'm glad I found this site! I'm married, with four adult children, and five grandchildren. I'm kinda funny in one way, because I try to capture the sound of the original artist. Not that I try to sound like them, though. I just try to reproduce the spirit in which they recorded their songs. Sometimes I think I've succeeded, and I do it without the electronic assistance upon which others rely so heavily.

Well, if you've made it this far, feel free to look around a bit. There isn't that much to see, but hopefully that will change in the future.

I was on this site for 10 months before I ever sang a note. I didn't quite understand the idea behind the site. Now, I'm glad I took a second look!

Thank you very much for dropping by, and I sincerely hope you enjoyed your visit!
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