A few of my associates (Jeremy and
Dave) and I have agreed to a weekly challenge of capturing a performlance by
means of recording to the computer or other media. Here are the results of the
Will try to make any notes of what was used to record or the rationale behind
said recording. Might be a lost cause as some of these happened long ago…
Unless otherwise noted all audio tracks here were written and recorded by me.
Resuming recording. Sam’s baseball season complete which means I should have nights free again. Hand mostly healed up from whatever injury I caused it. Almost 60% capacity which is about 40% better than it was, but still 110% less than the old days.
Recorded using the Charvel and the BC Audio No. 8 into a 10” Eminence RF10C. Some delay from a BOSS DM-2w I believe. Captured with Sennheiser e609 into Scarlet Focusrite 2i2.
Trying to get back into the swing of things. The point of this one was to try and solve a major point of frustration I have with modern DAW setups. There is no really good way to alternate time signatures, or do anything crazy like have a bunch of different time signatures, or do anything creative at all. It quickly becomes a nightmare to manage in the software. A quick internet search yields the typical “Why would you want to do that?
This started out as an experiment with microphone placement, but after a few sweeps through I liked what was there and turned it into my weekly recording. Used both the Sennheiser e609 and my new Golden Age Project R1 (MkIII) Ribbon mic.
Also new is the amp used for recording. Traded a bunch of pedals for a Marshall DSL20HR. One of the best values in amps I have to admit.
Spring Time! back at it.
Been super busy with, waddya call it? OUTSIDE Amazing, I know.
This was just a little jam with myself. Trying to get back in the habit of recording something more frequently. Strat through bad cat for guitar with a little help from the Brother’s pedal for a faux tube screamer type sound. Same ol’ bass plugin for bass. Drums courtesy of Cubase in 6⁄8 time.
First collaboration effort! Dave played the bass, I played guitar and GarageBand played the drums. What could be better? Not bad for being a few hundred miles apart. Thanks to modern technology like DropBox it wasn’t too hard. Not sure what will happen in the future should we try to get tricky with things. Overall I give us an A for effort on the first one.
On my side this was recorded on the new PRS Vela with a Chase Bliss Brother’s pedal into the Bad Cat plugged into the Two Notes Torpedo Captor.
Quick little experiment with Drop C tuning. Still need some work on the monitoring situation. This was recorded with the Charvel on the Bad Cat with some pedals for dirt.
Sound sample of the new Bad Cat which is the same as the old Bad Cat, except it’s different. Follow me?
I’d still like to get better at recording the cleaner guitar sounds. To my ear it’s much better in person. Maybe that’s just the nature of things, but I’d like to try and get closer to that. This was all recorded with the Sennheiser e609. No fx used at all.
Back from spring break and behind on the weekly goal of recording something. Little jazzier type ditty. Some moments that might be worth expanding upon. Recorded half with captor and half with e509. All on the Frankenstrat through the Bad Cat.
Quick practice playing in time. Nothing fancy. Double tracked guitars with the Charvel. Added some bass. Tried a little to tweak the EQ a little. Everything played directly into the Two Notes Torpedo. Used the Bad Cat as the guitar amp, bass was DI using an Ampeg model in software.
Don’t let Dana record while sick. Fighting a cold and it seemed like a good idea to keep the fun train rolling. Maybe a bit too long.
Recorded entirely with Frankenstrat again on a combination of amps, but all going through the Torpedo Captor for silent recording since it was getting late. Mix always ends up bass heavy. Not mixing with headphones would probably help.
Converted the cab Jeremy built into a closed back cab. Then had to go about testing it out. Performed on the Frakenstrat and 50% Frankencab. Other 50% was direct into the Two Notes Torpedo.
Pretty little piece. Still need to get my fingers working a little better on this one. Hard for a no-wrist guy. First recording after getting my favorite amp (BC Audio No. 8) back.
Final mix is loud for some reason. The drums at about 1 minute it still crack me up. This was the first recording using a Two Notes Torpedo Captor. Could account for the odd mix level.
Not a fully formed idea. Possibly for later use.
Fun spatial track. Never a bad time when making noise. Used the Karma Suture Silicon fuzz pedal fairly cranked up to generate the feedback. Used a regular old strat for the guitar on this one even though it sounds thicker to my ears.
Testing out mic placement and some different distortion pedals. Again nothing noted, so no idea what was used to make any of these sounds a month later typing this. Thanks former me.
Buried a beautiful arpeggiated backing line with a heavy helping of loud lead guitar.
We’ll just call it loose instead of sloppy?
Fun with double tracking guitars again.
Ran out of time. One shot to record everything. A big blob of single take.
Apparently I put new tubes in something. Probably an amp. Was just messing about trying to hear a difference from??
Little bass only rip off of a Primus lick. Not even sure if I’m in the right key.
I think this had something to do with speaker testing. There was an Eminence copperhead in my 2x10. I took it out and put in an Eminence RF10C which is a ceramil Red Fang in a 10” version. This was supposed to be some test in the different sounds, but I didn’t do anything to designate what was what, so who knows?
A ton of stuff going on at the same time. Most of it not that impressive. Kind of a mess of a recording. Very crowded
Having fun with some different sounds in Cubase. Synth and filters on the recorded guitar and bass parts. This might mark the initial appearance of the bass guitar.
Simple finger style type etude.
First recording using reaper if I remember correctly. The strat was pretty new to me at the time.
Some double tracking with guitars it sounds like. Lots of work with drums. Not sure what I was on about?
Initial tone test for some new pickups I had just installed. First real time trying to record anything. Used the ditto looper for “backing” noise.