Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Volume



The Lehle volume pedal is probably one of the cooler volume pedals out there.

Thing is, they cost the better part of three hundred bucks.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Night Gods of the Sleeping Earth

So Greg Bartus and I are putting together a band to do some playing out. I asked what we should be named and he told me to give him some options. Night Gods of the Sleeping Earth was the first choice and that's what we're going with.
We're gonna need at least one fog machine.

We're also gonna want to do a version of Superstition by Stevie Wonder.
This dude, Jacek Korohoda (I think there's a diacritical mark missing in his YouTube name), has an excellent guitar arrangement of the tune.
And here's an article breaking down the original recording of the song with individual tracks on .mp3. Three tracks of live drums. That's right. 8 channels of clavinet. 3 of drums.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Various Variations

I do love the dynamics in this version of "Sultans of Swing" (H/T Vinnie Marano). The Moog Theremini looks awfully cool for three hundred bucks. A funny thing about a lot of the metal of the rather "heavy" variety is not just how much the guitarists tend to be into Bach, but also that many bands de-tune so they're playing a whole tone or more lower than standard tuning. And for some reason it hadn't occurred to me until recently how very Baroque that all is. Because many of these bands are emulating actual (albeit extreme) Baroque tuning standards.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Various Audio Related Things

VexTab music notation for Google Docs.

Even with the upgrade price from the fullest version of Samplitude, Sequoia is $2300 USD. Ugh.
The only real reason to move up to Sequoia is to have all the completely integrated LUFS metering. And I predict that the day is coming where I'll need that.
Future Weapons II is a sound library from SoundMorph. I expect we'll want it for our next couple movies. Heck, I got TimeFlux too. I have a LOT of work to do.