Yeah I hear ya man. I was bandless for a while, just doing guest spot tracks for other bands and doing live fill-in jobs. I'm in the process of hooking up with my former band, Cryptkicker. It's cool because they were always my idols growing up. I actually learned how to play metal style drums by jamming along with their cds everyday after school way back in the day. Then I got a call one day out of the blue from a guy claiming to be the singer from Cryptkicker. At first I called him an asshole and told the jokester to quit calling my phone lol. Luckily, he didn't give up so easily. I had to leave the band because of some time issues back in December, but we're talking about me re-joining. The new drummer is good, but he's young and still has a lot to learn. He's one of those typical metal drummers who tries to do too much all the time, and it ends up causing him to sound sloppy and have horrible time-keeping. Anyways, enough rambling about my band lol.
I do take in other bands - not playing in one these days. Most of my playing now is misc. tracks on other people's stuff if they need a spare guitar or bass track. I've been known to provide a couple of MIDI keyboard tracks, but that is slow work for me since I suck at keys. I had a small tape studio in Portland years ago, didn't record for over 20 years, got the bug back about 2 years ago and built what you see in my "basement" (actually the bottom of a split level house, not many basements in Texas).
Thanks for the suppor! Not sure what #1 on the board's gonna get me when all the judging starts but it has felt pretty good!. I'd sure be interested to hear some of the stuff you guys are recording. Are you mixing your band? If you are and you'd ever like another set of ears, let me know! What's the name of the studio you're working in? Got a web site?
Hey, I just had a crazy idea. I'm working on a long-term project with a local songwriter who, for some reason, doesn't like working with drummers. At this point, I'm either programming drum tracks or piecing together loops. I have been successful at getting him to work with a click track, so tempos are defined. Would you be interested (time permitting, of course) in playing some drums and providing me the tracks to import into my sessions? I could set up a dropbox account for just that purpose if you'd be interested. I've done it before with guitar tracks and it worked out pretty cool. Let me know if you'd be interested - none of it's all that complex, mostly kind of country rock/bluesy type stuff. I'd just really like to get some real drums on the tracks and experiment with internet collaboration at the same time.
No problem on the delay. I know what it's like - sometimes life gets in the way of living. You working on June's mix yet? It's interesting, I'll say that!
With regard to the RMS thing, I really hate the loudness wars and iTunes with their leveling algorithm (sp?), along with over-compressed FM radio has made it pretty much a waste of time, but it is what it is, and if the "rules" say do it, whatta ya gonna do? I try to keep finalize with levels good and hot, but sometimes -6 is just too much for a given song. I'm recording a client now, two brothers with acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums, who seem loud at -8, so that's where I aim with them. I really enjoy the thought and care you put into your mixes which is why I was happy to accept the friend request. Now that I know you're a drummer (didn't I read that in one of your posts? I'm a guitar player like almost everyone else on this forum), I may ask you for some opinions from time to time on drum tracks that I record, if that would be cool with you.
Hey, I wasn't ignoring you, just been swamped the last couple of days. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. Been here since '97 when I moved from Oregon. I started mid 80's back when I was playing music full time, all tape at that point, then through a series of moves, career changes, family obligations etc. had to give it up for about 20 years. About 3 years ago, I was dating a woman whose high school son was a killer bass player and I began to realize how much I missed my passion for music. I really didn't want to go back to playing and I had space in my house that was never used so a bit of reading and a couple of trips to Home Depot later and I was framing in walls for my home studio. That's where I am today - I still have tape machines that I fire up now and then (mostly just to keep the pinch rollers round), but 99% of everything I do now is in Pro Tools. I wish I'd had this back in the 80's and 90's - I'd be much further along than I am .
Hey, dymrip! Thanks for the invite - glad to accept. I'm glad you got the RMS monkey off your back. Now you can really start trusting your ears again. I know that has to be a relief! It made a positive difference in this month's entry.
Anyway, where you from? One of the coolest things about this forum is that you're interacting with people from all over the place.
Hey bro. Just go here, make sure you're signed in, play the song, and click "like" over on the right hand side. Thanks bro! http://forum.recordingreview.com/f14...k-clown-44604/
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