So... I'm kinda back. Sorta. Maybe. A little. Yeah, I'm actually still computerless at the moment (because I'm too cheap to buy a new one), so I'm still not really able to actively participate on here much at the moment... At least not until I end up getting a new computer. Anyways... My college auditions are coming up... and I decided to make my first CD thingy. BUT, rather than using my digital to do the recordings on, I decided to experiment and record on my neighbor's baby grand. Sadly, said baby grand isn't in terribly good condition... and it hasn't been tuned in over 3 years. Thus... it sounds like crap. And on top of that, I bought a microphone to use while recording... and I don't think it's particularly good quality. And on top of THAT... I was in a rush this morning to record it. I didn't have much time before I had to get back home to help my mom out with Thanksgiving preperations. Therefore I had to accept some recordings as useable that I would normally have rejected. It was just a bad session in general. :cry: Anyways... I did these recordings by borrowing a friend's laptop. So while I still have it, I figured I'd post some stuff. And here's Scriabin's C# Minor Etude. I just want to post one for now to see if it's audio quality is acceptable for submission onto the site. If this is okay, I may (depending on if I can get over the crappiness of it all) post some more recordings. But um... yeah, don't worry to much about leaving detailed comments and stuff, because I really won't be able to do that for others still, and I'd feel guilty getting critiqued when I can't do the same for others. Sorry... Ummm... I'll probably be posting some more "interesting" pieces in the near future. As I prepare more for the live auditions, I'll be finishing up with polishing some of my more advanced repertoire. Expect things such as Prokofiev's Suggestion Diabolique and Beethoven's 1st sonata in the months to come. So yeah... sorry I'm still not really active here much. I really feel bad not being around... but there's little I can do at the moment. Hopefully I can rectify all issues soon enough though. Here's hoping everyone on here is still doing well. (OH... and you'll probably hear a noise near the end of the recording that lasts a few seconds. That's my neighbor's dog. It decided that it wanted to come up to me RIGHT THEN to sniff me out. Yeah. But this was still the best take I got done, so there wasn't much I could do).