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Mids are IN! Dirty demo with pumpin drums.
Old 5th August 2005
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Mids are IN! Dirty demo with pumpin drums.

So, I had this song idea kickin around in my head, and I got around to recording it this afternoon.

As you'll see, the playing is pretty bad. I started out too fast, but I guess its not that noticeable. But the recording turned out really great! Drums are totally rockin with some serious suck in the room mics.
(192kbps mp3, about 5 megs)

I tracked drums first:
1. shure sm91 inside kick
2. at 4047 out kick
3. beyer 201 hihat
4. revox 3500 snare - boosted the high mids
5. beyer m88 rack
6. beyer m99 floor
7. apex 420 overhead
8. apex 420 overhead
9. nady rsm2 room
10. nady rsm2 room

Then guitar
11. beyer m88 front, edge of voice coil - low cut
12. nady rsm2 back of open back cab - low cut

Then bass
13. di, through amplitube - mid boost

Then keys
14. di - mid boost

Then vocals, double tracked
15. nady rsm2 - mid boost, low cut
16. nady rsm2 - mid boost, low cut

Mixed as I went along and it turned out pretty nice I think. Although I only had a few lines of lyrics written, they need a bunch of work. But in terms of the recording... its a good success, for me.

Old 5th August 2005
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Cool song!

The bass sounds boring and think you can play with the early reflection/room mics a lill more - to make the drums even more banging. Think you can bring up the guitars and compress the vocals a little more. Good work!

Sounds like JJ Mascis
Old 5th August 2005
Gear Nut

I've heard that one before (Mascis i mean..) but I never actually listen to Dinosaur Jr.! Well I'll have to check it out eventually, since we're obviously on the same page.

Your criticisms are bang on. I'll rerecord it eventually when I finish the lyrics to resolve the slowing-down problem. The bass is boring. Friggin amp sims. And friggin behringer DI. Yeah, I'm blaming the gear here. Is that legitimate? I'll try mic'ing an amp next time around. Guitar should go up too in the chorus, certainly.

Thanks for the comments.

Old 5th August 2005
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Cool man, I saved your song to my HD - share more music soon brother!
Old 5th August 2005
loving the drums in this. the vox are bugging me for some reason, too "not in the room as everything else" maybe?
Maybe the loose doubles are buggin me

good song as usual

hey wheres my damn CD? frakin canadian post takes forever
Old 5th August 2005
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Mike - cool site! I will listen to your stuff and read about the recording. thumbsup
Old 6th August 2005
Gear Nut

Originally Posted by Marbarbaar
That keyboard is a Kurzweil k1000 is it not.
I recognize that bell sound!

Ensoniq ESQ-1. Go stock patches.

Dave, yeah hopefully you'll get the cd soon! And don't worry, I'll redo this song addressing your every concern So nows the time to get the comments in.

Dim light, thanks! I put that recording information stuff on my site up there just for geeks like us, so I'm glad you like it.

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