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Yesterday, finished up the last day of guitar recording with a very nice client from england. Today, editing and enjoying the lovely gothenburg weather.
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Just finished proofing my closet for a small vocal booth. Now its time to hook up my new speakers!
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Well yesterday I tracked some vocals, keys and guitar.
Today I fixed all the boo-boo's.
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picking up another mpc. gona plug it up and finish some music with it
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Wrapping up a mix for a local metal band lol.

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Today, I shouted "Clear!!!" while I put the defibrillator on my chest after almost getting a heart attack from a channel that blew up on me on the Venice F32.

And then I started to check for an alternative to replace this POS. A good day.
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produced / engineered, played every instrument, and sang the rough vocals for this song. i need to track the artist this weekend then its gonna get mixed & mastered and sent to radio (pun intended). i'm by no means a mix / master engineer so my little rough mix needs to be taken with a grain (or 2) of salt. i'm a producer / singer / musician. anyway, here is my contribution to "what did you do in the studio today".
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Recorded a client's vocals for a Christmas record.

I never realized how difficult Sleigh Bells is to sing. It is a monster. Especially fast.
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.....Along with a link to one or three of their own mixes that demonstrate what the poster is claiming. Otherwise, they're just blowin' smoke out their @ss and asking me to breathe deep.
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Tried out a used pair of KRK V8 monitors that I picked up from the warehouse- both we're broken. Oh well.

Thought about how I wanted to connect my consoles mic inputs to the patch bay. Debating between direct out (8ch) or using the 8 bus outputs (be nice for summing mics before recording).

Ran down to local music shop and picked up a generic universal shock mount for a Rode Nt2 that I haven't used in forever and picked up a sustain pedal for my midi keyboard since the last once went missing a while back.

Probably will solder up a snake to wire up the above stuff after the kids crash out.
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Fiddled alot with my modular and Octatrack
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Tracking at Capitol with Keltner, Lee Sklar, Mike Lang and Waddy. Life is good!

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Converted a PT10 session into a PT6 compatible file for a friend! Seriously. Haha.
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Tracking at Capitol with Keltner, Lee Sklar, Mike Lang and Waddy. Life is good!

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Woo! Now that's a good day!
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Tracking at Capitol with Keltner, Lee Sklar, Mike Lang and Waddy. Life is good!

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That would be an excellent day!!
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I am afraid I did not do nearly enough. Well, at least not as much as I had intended.

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i'll start. i made some drum kits on native instruments maschine and cleaned up in there.
Thanks for reminding me that I really have to tidy-up my Drum Samples and Kits :-)
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My boss is having a big party tonight, so I went over to his house this afternoon to set up a PA system... Then I left. I don't really don't like partying with my current boss. He's 10 times more of an asshole than I am.
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Damn, that sucks. I pulled my studio out of my bag and noticed it needed charged ahaha. Interesting thread tho
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Did a quick mix revision for a great San Diego band called The Howls in the morning, then spent the rest of the day mixing tracks for a baltic gypsy fusion band called Hot Blood Orkestar. A great day filled with great music.
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I am now currently drinking fine craft beer at the bar cause the band I set the levels for sounds awesome lol.

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Did vocal chain shoot outs for the album I am about to start for a young female pop/singer-songwriter. Ended up going with an SE-X1 into and A Designs MP-1A.
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Adding percussion tracks to a stereo cassette mixdown (from Wally Heiders in 1976) and syncing up my sequencer to the tracks on my DAW .. . As usual > with my fingers on the keyboards.

In those days > we just had cassettes and usually the one in your VW van ~ that you had to pick one to record over. SO hissy and low-fi. A brown Sears cassette. Its a shame since the original was from 2in tape

At least by the early 80's I had better bias'd Maxell/TDK's along. CD's just had not arrived in the world . Will start the studio mixdown from them in a few weeks ..
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Installed a 256GB SSD, cloned the system disk onto it (which took about 45 minutes) and my Nebula program folder (which took another 45 minutes) > nice! Unbelievable performance increase overall.
Re-done a mix for a punk-jazz (whatever) band, which turned out better than I thought, then started to mix/master a TV spot according to EBU128.
In between all this tried to shoo the cat away from cables, the open computer casing and running fans
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Spent the better part of the day trying troubleshooting my new system, which has been progressively getting more and more bogged down and buggy. Not sure why, but it seems that my new Mac Pro has an internal issue with its firewire bus, and is barely communicating with my external drives at all... even just copying files from one drive to the other is taking forever. It's basically stalled my work all week, ugh...
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Finished up the tune I was working on when the storm shut me down......

...it's all good now.
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I raked leaves, chopped some firewood, and backed-up my main HD's.
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Did vocal chain shoot outs for the album I am about to start for a young female pop/singer-songwriter. Ended up going with an SE-X1 into and A Designs MP-1A.

Interesting RCM. I'm sorry to hijack but i've been intrigued by this mic for a couple of months now. Not even sure why. I even asked Joel earlier in this thread if he was using it for the choir recording. Serendipity?... Anyway, what's your thoughts on this mic? What are it's strengths in your opinions? Your opinions are highly regarded by the way. You can pm if you like.


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Tonight - My wife and kids are going to hang out (iron my clothes and watch Nemo) with me while I mix a live session from a few days ago and edit the video to go along with it. Maybe I can get that studio web cam hooked up too.
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I did the most grueling, mundane, boring , "so-not-slutty" thing any AE can ever do (besides editing drums): I made and hung some DIY Acoustic panels for the new location.
Dissagree; technically that is gear and therefore slutty (sure it may be a corner ho vs a high class escort though).

... also there are much more mundane things that AEs sometimes have to do (e.g. moving the drum kit to vaccum under it and then putting it back, which is one of the things I just had to do, place was becoming a bloody sty.... luckily there was nobody else here so I was able to crank some records on my new monitors while I was at it and enjoy a beverage).

I gotta cut/move a wall later and hang a cloud.
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Spent all afternoon trying out different gain scenarios on my pre73.
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