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Anyone fancy a lake front working vacation?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Makzimia, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    I'll supply a room & food and the water front gorgeous place. You record the 4 remaining songs of my EP with me. I am seriously having trouble getting into it at the moment...
     
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Where are you at ? composing, arrangements, tracking ?
    If you need a fresh pair of ears, I can listen and give my humble opinions ;)
    I've helped Donny a few times, sometime you just need to step back or opinions of somebody not yet involved in the project...
     
  3. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    @pcrecord Heya Marco, thank you for the offer. I am in Willis Texas, on beautiful Lake Conroe :). I really need someone to do the recording work and me just play... I am fine with the songs as far as composition goes. I have been playing them for about a year in some cases since they were written. It's just the mechanics of it all have me really down at the moment.
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Hope you find someone close by ! ;)
     
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  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I do that alone sometime and I understand very well that it's not a fun thing to do.. I get to press Rec and run to the drumset to play.. then do some arabesque to do some punch ins...
    Having someone to control the DAW avoids splitting our brain between 2 differents activities
     
  6. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member


    If I lived closer, I'd take you up on this. ;) Whats your deadline?
     
  7. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    @DonnyThompson Heya Donny :), thank you, I know it's too far to expect you guys.. I was hoping to get it done originally by June, then we moved.. I now would love ideally to get it done by the end of August now, but, I am flexible since I am brain farting over doing it.

    Tony
     
  8. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    If you take the setup and recording in two steps it's easier. Set everything up, leave it on, so when inspiration strikes it's all ready to go. Duplicating multiple guide tracks on the timeline allows multiple takes in a row, with no engineering in between. Mic technique, and gain staging, and DAW setup can kill it, if you don't look at it all as part of one process. Even if you do share that outlook, the physical time it takes can be enough for the inspirational fire to dissapear.

    I would be interested in going down for a week or even long weekend, gotta button some stuff up around here, the I'm opening up my shedule, if you still need some help when that happens, I've been wanting to get down that area for quite some time.

    A former moderater runs or used to run, crow mobile. Remy is a wild individual, but is down in tenn (last I heard anyway). if your up for it, you'll probably learn more in a weekend with her, than 5 years on your own. Myself included.
     
  9. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Make sure you have a sm57 in your studio before calling her :D
     
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  10. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    and noise gates ..... lol! :ROFLMAO:
     
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  11. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    @kmetal Sounds good Kyle. I am not having issue with inspiration, songs are written, have been performed many times. I just hate the process at the moment of sitting there, even with the iPad nearby to start and stop.. hard to explain... just kills my natural flow I guess. I would love any help I can get.

    @pcrecord
    LOL, I have an old SM58, that's going to be it :).

    @Kurt Foster LOL at noise gates.

    Cheers,

    Tony
     
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  12. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    What about small talk filters ?? ;)
     
  13. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Upward expanders anyone?

    @Makzimia have you just hit record, then let the daw run? That way it's just a bystander until you get 'the take'. I understand what your saying, and besides having an engineer like your asking, they're aren't too many workarounds.
     
  14. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    I got the impression Remy was moving to Austin.
     
  15. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Oh right, I thought it was Nashville. i think you right Hawk. I think it's downward expansion as well? My brain hurts lately.
     
  16. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    When I need to track alone, I got the habit of placing 15-20 empty bars at the begining of the song. I then take time to take place with the instrument and just relax a bit. When working on a song that tracks already exists, if I don't want to get up to do the song 2 or 3 times in a row, I just create a loop in the DAW.
    Like K said it's better doing the studio work first (mic placement, patching and monitoring) and then take a break or come the next day and just push record...;)
     
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  17. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I think Hawk's right - it was Austin - but I don't know if that ended up working out. From what I recall, she made it there, but since Rupert Neve and George Massenburg were in other cities, the work that she had hoped for ended up being sparse, if perhaps even non-existent. But what do I know? For all I know she could be VP and co-owner of EMI by now.

    One heads up... if you plan on working with .wav files, you might need to find another format for her to work with .... She hated (L)PCM's... but she loved her noise gates. ;)

    (I'm having a tough time remembering the last time I even looked at a noise gate ...)
     

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