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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Taking It Easy

So I finished college today for the christmas break. As most people have done or have already recently. I'm bored already though, maybe I'll take the time to get to know Cubase or something ...
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Thursday, November 03, 2011

A Quick Change...

Current mood: productive

Turns out my brothers vocal on the cover of Back in Black we did for the Acoustic covers album (2) wasn't very good at all. So I'm taking it into college tomorrow to chop it up a bit and make it instrumental. Should be good.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guitaring in the Name of Progress

Current mood: accomplished

I hammered the guitar parts for my contribution to the UG Video Games covers album (4) today, they're all pretty much done and sounding kinda sweet. All I really need to do now is mix it I think.

I also need to mix my contribution to the UG Acoustic covers album (2), which I finished tracking towards the end of last week.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekly Update (Late)

Current mood: happy

So I'm updating late. Write to my editor.

(I could just back-date the posted date, but I'm not that sad.)

Just another week really, I'm waiting for my vocalist to recover from a cold to do the vocals for our Acoustic cover of AC/DC's 'Back in Black' for the appropriate UG album, which is due at the end of the month so we need to crack on with that one.

Progress has all but halted on the other UG album I'm doing, video game covers 4...
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Weekly Update (Jingles)

Current mood: happy

That's jingles, not shingles.

I finished recording and mixing my jingles for my radio show on RadioActive Scotland; which is tomorrow at 1300 (BST). I'd planned on doing an advert as well, but the chap who did the vocal for it comepletely missed out the fact that it's only on Friday, although he did it so well that I didn't realise until it was much too late.

Looks like I might have signed up to do everyone else's jingles too...

No progress on the UG Album front, I'm still waiting for the vocals for the acoustic one, and I need to do all the guitars for the Video Game one.

Such is life.

Actually, if you're not busy (or busy but not far from a computer), you could listen for the full three hours from 1300 till 1600, cause I'm on with the charming Emma for the two hours beyond.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weekly Update

Current mood: bored

Went to the shops today. That's how exciting a day I've had.

But I'm back on the radio tomorrow, from 1pm - 4pm (BST) on RadioActive Scotland(the website's bad, really bad, but it's not my fault- honest!). You should listen to that.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blinded by...

Current mood: happy

...by Pro Tools not working. I booked some recording space in my college to record some images for my weekly radio show, that went pretty well once I got underway in a different room with kit that worked.

Also had a crack at recording some guitars for my contribution to UG Video Games covers 4, used an epiphone something-or-other through a Peavey amp, I used a Blue 100 just off the side of the cone - I'd planned on using a Shure SM57 as well, but it turns out it's got legs.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekly Update - Guitars!

Current mood: Awesome

So I've just finished recording the guitar for the UG Acoustic covers album, all that's left is the vocal, which hopefully I'll have done in the next week or so, I'm using my brothers voice for that.

Quick equipment checklist of this:
Freshman Acoustic Guitar (I'd be lying if I said I know any more about it).
Tascam DP-01FX recording desk.
Blue Bluebird condenser microphone.
A shitty mic stand.
An XLR cable.
A table.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

One of Those Days...Possibly

Current mood: pensive

So tomorrow my group at college are starting our recording projects (I think), trouble is, there's five in the group and we all need to record one song each. We've got around 15 weeks to do it so it works out at around 3 weeks each. That's the easy bit. Most of the rest of the group is pretty sound but I've got a horrible feeling there's going to be a clash of egos and possibly something else. I'll see when I get there, I guess.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weekly Update

Current mood: Chilled

Just chillin.

Lol JK I'm forever active. I had a look at the bass part for 'Blinded by Light' (for UGVG 4)today, it's pretty straight forward so I might record it myself instead of using the MIDI, as I'd originally planned. On the tracking side of things, I'm thinking of using a different program for generating my drum sounds, because I'm having bother getting a decent sound out of the plugin on Pro Tools. I realised this week that you can use MIDI to control drum machines on Reason, so I'll likely use that to see if it works better.

I've tentatively marked next Thursday (22/Sep/11) for starting recording of my cover of 'Back in Black' (for UGAC 2). I'd originally planned on using the studio space in my college to record it, but I'm now thinking of using my brothers small Tascam recording desk instead, because I'm only recording an acoustic guitar and vocals, it seems a waste to book the college studios for two (hopefully) simple tracks. Andit means there's no chucking-out time if we take ages. The only problem with this strategy is that we're limited to one mic at a time because we've only got one XLR cable.

That's all for now, don't forget to check out my radio show tomorrow if you fancy it, HERE at 1300 BST.
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