You Don’t Have to Be Rich To Make A Record

We say it all the time at KGMC, you don’t have to put a ton of money into gear to get some ideas recorded. Money helps, but if you’ve got a bad song, or you’re doing it wrong, it doesn’t matter.

If you need some help picking out some essential pieces of gear to get it going, talk to us. We all write and record to differing degrees, on different computers, with different software, different instruments, different music, etc. You get the point.

The guy in the video is doing a recording challenge with a $300 budget, and his recording sounds great. Of course he knows what he is doing and he has a great song, but the gear isn’t getting in the way.

In this video he works on vocals and some auxiliary sounds. He’s using an old laptop, Garage Band, $30 headphones, a $79 microphone, a homemade egg shaker, a free Garage Band soft synth, and a tambourine. How do you think this sounds?

The key is to write good music and learn how to use the tools you have or can afford to purchase. Don’t let the pursuit of gear get in the way of you making and recording music. There’s no excuse.

Write. Record. Repeat.


“Tools for the Performing Songwriter” Clinic by Tim Moyer

About the clinic…

Utilizing Tim’s talent as a singer/songwriter, he will present the tools he uses that help make his performances memorable, dynamic, and melodically stimulating.

Tim will also be showing examples and speaking on the importance of:

  • The Song: Lyrics
  • The Delivery
  • The Venue

During this clinic Tim will be showing the use and explaining some of the following tools:

  • Strings
  • Tuners
  • Guitars
  • Cables
  • Pickups
  • Mics
  • Direct Boxes
  • PAs


Who should attend…

This is a must attend event for any musician or performer that is looking to get better and writing, composing, and performing. This is a free event and open to all ages and instruments.

Other information…

There will be some cool products by D’Addario & Planet Waves for you to check out, as well as some product giveaways.
The Stage Door is a performance/recital venue inside Keyboard Galleria Music Center and seating is limited.
Please go to to RSVP via Facebook or click this email link, to RSVP via email.

For more information, contact us at 661.259.5397 or email