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My first EP (entitled: my imaginary friend thinks you have issues) will be out in a couple of months or so. I've only recorded 3 or 4 of them and they will just be the first 5 finished straight onto cd. Once I get a more versatile recording setup I should have some down.
I have just finished buying some Macs to create my beast - a converted 7500 to 500mhz (or 800mhz if it is stable enough) with at least 512m ram. I've just bought a 7220 as well, with dual 1.2g harddrives and 64m ram which I might cram into the 7500 because it is still factory standard.
I used to use a 6100/60 for my MicroLogic sequencing back in school, and I bought it from them for $25. Moving it to my room this morning I discovered what great condition it is in. The cables and keyboard are as new!
You can check out a list of most of my fav bands (I keep adding to it!) here and i started a page bout my zine but its not really finished and stuff but its at this addy.
I also have decided to turn my zine KoRu into a registered company. Once I have completed the necessary management courses and have paid the registration fees. I'm starting with an indie type studio (DIY studio but I have good understanding of acoustics and QUALITY) and hopefully pick up a grant from creative NZ or someone, then the zine will follow on and go over environmental issues plus all material from MinusOne Records (zines only cost $50 to run a batch) and of MNE.
Left To The Wolves, my first acoustic track with a heavily saturated guitar solo. I'd like any feedback you have on this song, I love my stuff like this but I want to see what other people think.
MNE is my newest idea. Pretty idealistic currently, but the main idea is improvised music and special effects to a silent film at the directors discretion. This could mean the director is part of the improv, or that the director gives the musicians and foley artists something to index to (plot maybe?) and they jam from there. Either way, a tracking sheet would be handy. I'm not sure how organised it should be, but I will talk to my band (both of them are film students) and see what they think.
I need to remind myself to write a page about my gear. And lyrics. And current news. But for the meantime, heres what I HAVE uploaded. My newest is this mp3 of
For piece of mind: The quality of the recording equipment was balanced and analogue, but the instruments I recorded with were pretty bung. The acoustic guitar solo is actually slightly flat. It pisses me off. I really should have pitchshifted it up a couple of cents, and the bass needed some pretty major EQ round 200hz, but I didnt get any of the instruments distorting. The bass drum is actually missing a lug but more importantly is sometimes out of time. But using a 24ch harddrive thing isnt like using Pro Tools. I reckon I could have done a better take if Lenise hadnt been asleep next to me. I was so scared I'd wake her, and then I'd forget what I was doing. Its always the way at 5am after recording all the guitars and vocals.
These midis are pretty rough in some bits, Sibelius doesn't know how to do that to realtime speed - but then again I'm cheap so if it sounds pretty done, it is. Midi will never be professional sounding if you have a factory WaveTable soundcard like the rest of the world.
- A Solemn Excuse is a classical piece, loosely influenced by minimalist composer Philip Glass' most wellknown composition, GlassWorks. I like the harp and how the piano and flute talk to each other like sparrows.
- The Clowns Will Come And Kill You In Your Sleep is yet another classical piece, a little more active and perky than the first, definitely with clowns in mind. I always hate the synth sound of the timpanis, especially in what was at first the "5th movement" (strong heavy strings with percussion). Its probably my only full length piece that I can think of that has an actual beginning and an actual end.
- Corpus Vile is a "rock" kinda song, that gets a little 'carried away' shall we say, in the middle. definitely a fun one. and you can sing along with the lyrics here
- Spaghetti Toasties was written originally for a rock band with strings (orig score has string quartet) but my band decided they wouldn't play with strings. So the violin line became nonexistant until I wrote this copy into Sibelius and didn't have my band bitching about taking it out. The chorus is also meant to be screamo! I won $150 from RockQuest from singing and playing this song! Woohoo for being a girl!
- The Song With No Current Title... and its a totally different band here. This band uses synthesizers with really bad sounds. I think they'd be pretty happy knowing all of our shitty inbuilt WaveTables are playing the midi! Big ups to those who have the cash to upgrade their soundcards. I should probably get round to that sometime.