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Juergen

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #180 on: July 05, 2006, 08:35:10 am »

Cool, thanks!
I'm working on my upload (dial-up is on pita).
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Juergen

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #181 on: July 05, 2006, 10:38:49 am »

Whattaya know, eternity has an end after all.
Here's what I got.

Allison
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #182 on: July 05, 2006, 11:20:28 am »

Well, I finished also (sort of)

Worked on the song a little (very little) and then procrastinated a lot.  Procrastinated some more. ..... and some more

Notice calendar, it's July 4th!  Shit! I'm not asking for another extension.  Time to do a studio quickie.

(Of course I decide to do this after a July 4 "incident" w/a boat trailer hitch that left me temporarily unable to use my left index finger.  (ever do the exact thing you were trying consciously to avoid?  I did it yesterday.  D'uohhhhh!  Luckily, the finger will recover, it's just not useful at the moment)

So,  it's 7 p.m. July 4.  I come up with a simple chord pattern and lay down some basic tracks.  Since I currently have only 4 good fingers on my left hand, the resulting guitar and bass tracks are played with less intonation and accuracy than I would have liked!

So the tracks are down, time for vocals.  Quickly, I realize I can't sing in the key I recorded the song in.  Just not my day.

I'm wondering what to do and go down stairs for a break and notice  my wife is practicing flute.  Hmmmm.....  I go in, and interrupt her and ask:  "Could you record some flute for me (translation: "Would you mind saving my ass again?")

With her help, 45 minutes later, I have something that is probably quite different than the other songs if for no other reason than instrument choice.

BTW, if you listen carefully, you can hear fireworks in the background of her tracks.  There was a huge fireworks display blasting away last night while we recorded her parts.

Here it is:

She's Coming Home
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #183 on: July 05, 2006, 11:40:54 pm »

Listening to all the tracks that are up so far this evening.

chris haines, you rock!  Like the song a lot.
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Juergen

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #184 on: July 06, 2006, 01:25:22 pm »

floodstage wrote on Wed, 05 July 2006 23:40

Listening to all the tracks that are up so far this evening.

chris haines, you rock!  Like the song a lot.



I think you meant Garret?
I like it a lot too!

And yours definitely rocks aswell.
Those flutes are very cool.
Sorry to hear about the accident.
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #185 on: July 06, 2006, 01:37:08 pm »

chris haines wrote on Fri, 05 May 2006 11:40

i'm gonna tweak it if I get time, but I'm slammed for the rest of the month:

http://www.anonymousbosch.com/Faith%20Vox4.mp3




This is the one I was talking about!
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floodstage

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #186 on: July 06, 2006, 01:42:45 pm »

Juergen wrote on Thu, 06 July 2006 12:25


Sorry to hear about the accident.


My finger is doing much better and will be fine.
If it had been 1/2" further to the left and I'd only have 4 fingers now.
Luckily, I just have a really ugly blood blister on the finger tip instead.
I wish I had a lame excuse like being drunk or high, but it was just pure stupidity in action.

(Must be dain bramaage from too much LDS in the 60's!)
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #187 on: July 06, 2006, 02:12:18 pm »

I'm listening to the tracks now too... dang my stuff sounds like ass. Smile Can't seem to get rid of boxy tones in the vocals... got a shiny rode k2 on order that hopefully will be an upgrade over the mxl 1006 I'm using now.

Well it's always good to keep yourself humble... there's a reason audio engineering isn't my full time work (yet).

Some notes on my track...
-- vocals and acoustic were tracked in my home "studio" -- not much acoustic treatment and cheap monitors (maudio bx5 + consumer subwoofer)
-- vocal mic is a mxl 1006 large cap condenser, acoustic is a mxl 603s at the 12th fret and the 1006 over the shoulder
-- using the echo gina 3g pres
-- mixed in the box, in cakewalk sonar home studio
-- control strip (eq/comp/gate) is wavearts trackplug
-- drums were cut up, looped, and made to follow a new tempo map
-- mellotron flutes are mtron
-- bass is a sampled rickenbacker from sonic synth
-- french horn toward the end is from garritan personal orchestra

Ok folks, who else has a tune they can submit?   30-something people signed up, and we have four entries?  Rough ideas are cool... let's see whatcha got.

I'll post reviews of the tunes when I've had a chance to listen to them a few more times.

-Garret
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #188 on: July 06, 2006, 02:57:24 pm »

Gear notes:

Bass - Fender Heartfield -> Sansamp bass driver DI -> API 512c
1 track - 3 takes to get it

Guitars -> Fender Fat Tele (Squire Indonesia) -> Marshall JCM 800 2205 head -> Fender 2 x 12 cab w/Peavey Sheffields (Celestion wanna-be's) -> SM-57 -> API 512c
3 tracks - 1 main and 2 more panned L & R behind main gtr
quite a few takes - very hard to keep the low string in tune to C using a guitar strung with .009's!

Flutes -> Hanes flute -> Royer 121 ->API 512c
4 tracks - 6 takes

Super Kick Ass Drums - provided by 3rd party - made it totally fun!!!
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No compression going in

Used the Compressors, EQ's, and Reverb on my D8B -> Finalizer ->CD Burner
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Juergen

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #189 on: July 06, 2006, 09:07:55 pm »

Shit, gear notes...let's see, how do i post this without feeling embarrased...

Ok: "this is all i had at the time of doing it."

Everything was carbon copied at home through a Behringer SuperMoist MX2004 (Burrownger).

Drums: Yes, thank you once again, Viking! Other than pasting an 'exact' portion of the latter part of the song to fit the intro part of my song (the original 'intro' didn't have as much energy as the 'outro' but i wanted it to), and cutting the drum fill after the silence, nothing more was done in terms of editing...

Bass: generic 5-string fender squier/Boss SD-3
Acoustic Guit: Some SD ADK Mic a little below the 12th fret and off to the right of the  hole if you're looking at it about 5 inches away/MOTU896 pre (the only one escaping the Burrownger)
Dist Guit L/R: Les Paul Standard/Boss SD3/Marshall JTM30/Sennheiser 421

For what it's worth, after recording the guitars...way after...i realized they were too distorted and vowed to do them over again, and even though i sorta noticed it during tracking, I failed to mention this fact to myself at the time (gosh, what an idiot). Turns out they stayed that way until the end, and i never got a cleaner tone into the song.

Wah Guit: Les Paul Standard/Nigel
Vocals: Rode NTK/FMR RNLA and SM58

Keys:- MTron Choir buried towards the R
   - FM7 Synth in Logic (stereo, panned middleish)
   - Some choir sample off (Symphony of Voices) in fast part of the song
   - EVP88 Electric Piano Thing (Logic)
   - Piano (Logic Factory Sample)

'Twas mixed in the box - UAD1 pluggies mostly...

Chris Haines post: i hadn't noticed that one.
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #190 on: July 07, 2006, 11:35:33 am »

cool stuff guys.

funny how so many signed up and only three submitted.  

anyway.......

i'm really digging how each of you approached the drums very differently.

aside from the parts being the same, the drum sounds are totally different!!!!

cool ideas for something that kind of tied your hands.
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #191 on: July 07, 2006, 01:04:53 pm »

thanks floodstage for the kind words.  I thought everyone was going to rip on me for the AC/DC sample...

it was interesting to hear how everybody dealt with all the splash on that ride or that crash that was being played like a ride...try as I might, I couldn't get it out...but the drum sounds were really nice, especially kik & snare, thanks viking.

never got around to my tweak, too much travel between continents in the last month but it was fun and do I get a free J.Hall mix for submitting on time the first time 'round?

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #192 on: July 07, 2006, 01:19:22 pm »

chris haines wrote on Fri, 07 July 2006 13:04


it was interesting to hear how everybody dealt with all the splash on that ride or that crash that was being played like a ride...try as I might, I couldn't get it out...but the drum sounds were really nice, especially kik & snare, thanks viking.



Indeed, those were much better drums than I'm used to working with.  (Usually I have to deal with sampled drums or living room two-mic recordings).

All that wash from the ride was really something else... I kept trying to tame it with more and high shelf... probably went too far, but to my ears it was just overwhelming the mix.   I ended up mixing in almost no hihat mic, because there was so much cymbal stuff going on already.

I like really dry drums (evil I know), so it was a fun challenge to mix such a roomy set of tracks.

-G
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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #193 on: July 07, 2006, 01:21:45 pm »

floodstage wrote on Thu, 06 July 2006 13:37

chris haines wrote on Fri, 05 May 2006 11:40

i'm gonna tweak it if I get time, but I'm slammed for the rest of the month:

http://www.anonymousbosch.com/Faith%20Vox4.mp3




This is the one I was talking about!


wow chris, that is some serious rocking!

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Re: I.M.P 4 discusion.
« Reply #194 on: July 07, 2006, 04:24:30 pm »

I have failed. I humbly bow before the leader and participants in this audio quest to ask for your forgiveness.

My summer has been rather unconventional thus far, and I have only now come up for air.
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