Hi Martin, your banjo sounds really nice! I’d imagine it would sound awesome tuned to DADGAD for some Celtic style stuff.
Regarding nylon strings, I’d say give them a try. I know a guy in my area who uses them, and his banjo has a really nice tone, and it is lovely to play too.
I too have a Deering Goodtime 5 string, which I have used on several tracks in my PF here.
Looking forward to hearing some of your banjo tunes!
I find that Computer Music Magazine is a very useful source of information, especially the producer masterclasses that are included on the magazine DVD (you can also find a lot of these on youtube)http://www.musicradar.com/computermusic
The magazine is also available in the itunes app store.
(disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the magazine )
Here is mine http://www.youtube.com/user/slatsguitar
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve started making promotional videos for my AJ tracks, using source footage from the Vimeo creative commons (with attribution) license section.
It’s an amazing resource, and I particularly like to use snippets of footage to make something new.
Sometimes, just spending some time really exploring lots of patches of synths, or really exploring lots of samples in your sample library can help make an idea leap out. Going back to an old unfinished project can help, if you can’t seem to finish as a full track, can you make it into a logo/ident?