Bondi Beach - Andy Richards - Sweet song. I love that instrumentation. You added a little extra humph and it shows. Wonderful tone on vocals. Cool electric guitar during bridge. Wow, what a pretty end with all the strings and such. This is a great sounding recording.
That is the trick, Dave.
East coast of U. S. has great beaches. They do get rocky as you head further north (Cape Cod, etc.).
Thanks on the lyrics nod. Edge in my music!
Man, oh man. Wow! I'm getting some press here. Thanks Dave. A video is up (see open forum). Two guys talked through my performance and the video camera picked it all up. They ruined an otherwise pretty good sounding audio. My new guitar crapped out on me unfortunately. Why I didn't change batteries I'll never know.
The good news is that I kept playing through and didn't let it stop me. I got a good reception so I'm guessing the second mic picked the guitar up good enough. ABC News. We were lucky to have 50 people there at any one time.
"Dragged away...we can only hope" -
I'd have to Google POD Farm before I joined this conversation.
Yes, I never mess with volume while recording. It's all in the mix. Good tips, Dave. I'll try them some time.
Home sound treatment. I really want to use it but I never do. When it comes time to record I am usually to excited and rushed. Long after the recording is done I think next time I'll use some kind of treatment.
Me too Dave (see above). Me too, Tony. I sing into a cinder block wall.
Tony, that would be a cool experiment. Yes, the PS04. Can you still find your PS04?
Dang, another good idea regarding the laundry things. We have one of those right in the back room. I turn off all water (dishwasher, etc.) when recording, as the water pipes are right over my head. When my wife is taking a shower, all recording comes to a stop.
Hell and Back - Bryan Eddy - Dang, another song with cool instrumentation. This does sound like Foreigner. I saw Foreigner when they opened for the Stones in Philly 1978. Good rocker. Nice use of the keys. Good one, dude.
Listening environment - 99.9% of the songs I listen to are here at home in front of the PC or at work in front of the PC. I think I most enjoy songs played in the car, but I rarely listen in the car anymore. The reason is that I only drive a few miles a week in my car (to and from train station ususally), and when we take long drives in my wife's car (the one with the great stereo), we usually are talking or she is sleeping and I don't want to disturb her. I used to blast the car radio when I was a younger man. That's why I have patience with the younger kids who play their music loud in cars (think throbbing bass). I remember the joy well.
I've got to admit, despite all of Tony's good advice on branching out and listening to new stuff, 99% of the music I listen to are Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and whoever else I'm interested in at the time.
I must have played the live version of Bob Dylan's "Idiot Wind" a hundred times this year alone. What a song.
My reviews on this forum are to the point these days. I'm not going to nit pick any recording as the person obviously was ready to post it and that's good enough for me. Do I really care if the EQ is high enough? Hell, I wouldn't know it if it wasn't. And, if I did hear a problem, I couldn't tell the person how to fix it, unless the solution called for more reverb or maybe volume, fade at end, etc. Nothing too damaging. Once I got it down that it's all about the song, the recording battle was over. That's how I view other home recorders works too.
I completely missed the iTunes, downloading music train, as I've said before.
Youtube is the best music library for me. Maybe one day soon they will start selling downloads right from the Youtube videos.
Dave, this sounds just like a 70's punk garage band. I feel like it's a summer night and I'm walking up the driveway with a six pack of beer while you guys are playing in the garage with the door open.
I am liking my new guitar. I don't love it yet, especially after crapping out on me while I was on stage. But I played it tonight (with new batteries) until my fingers hurt. I haven't done that in a while.
I have my brother's hard case from the 70's. Some of the latches don't work. There are still some old picks inside.
Try the Strat in Open G. My cheap ones are great for that. (I don't have a Strat though. I think I have two Telecasters.)
I thought Wammy Bars came with all electric guitars. Neither of my electrics have one. I've got to say I was a bit disappointed.
Roker Beach - Dave Cooper and his mate Ralph - Yes, this does have that 60's Brit sound. Cool vocal hamony coming in through both headphones. Cool song. Nice whistle. Now that's a good strong Lennon whistle. This is a charming song. I like it a lot. Good one. I might fade that one out a bit slower though. (See, there is the extent of my nits these days.)