Bruce: what's your deal? You're getting incredible guitar tones. You're playing all over the place... hitting jan hammer, buckethead, and tbone burnett in the same week.
Seth: You are cranking winners out at what, like 3 at at time? You'll have 2 years of material to refine by March at this pace.
Peter: You're in the week 2 doldrums but you can bust through!
Derek & I had a funny chat about engineering voodoo the other day:
Chriz Greacen: I'm borrowing a drum kit from tornatore.
Chriz Greacen: it sounds AMAZING.
Chriz Greacen: it's just a really nice sounding kit. something custom
Derek: how do you record vocals?
Derek: where is the mic aimed?
Chriz Greacen: http://www.drumsolo.cc/index.html
Chriz Greacen: vocals: mic aimed at my mouth
Chriz Greacen: it's about 2 feet away
Chriz Greacen: I'm standing under a surfboard
Chriz Greacen: which is right at my head level
Chriz Greacen: and right near the mic
Derek: what color surfboard?
Chriz Greacen: I wonder if that has any effect.
Chriz Greacen: it's white
Chriz Greacen: but it's in a big silver bag
Derek: is that the secret?
Chriz Greacen: and it has wax on it.
Chriz Greacen: could be!
Derek: I've tried everything, from aiming the mic at my nostrils, mouth, forhead, pointing up, down and straight on, distant, not so distant, up close, etc
Derek: I can't get any midrange. Just irritating fizzy highs and muddy lows
Chriz Greacen: I'll give you the mic to try if you want.
Chriz Greacen: I just need to get my 'real' studio truly dusted off.
Derek: it's likely my voice, but everything records that way through the mic. Maybe I don't llike my mic.
I'm uniquely unsuited for handling engineering responsibilities of any complexity because of my short attention span, lack of familiarity with the physics of sound, and penchant for shortcuts. I'm not recording engineer, but I played one on the web: