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(Bandcamp) Audio Farker's rock band has a record out. Written, performed, recorded and mixed in an 11x12 bedroom in my house. Name your price downloads   (thebovinefury.bandcamp.com) divider line 15
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2012-11-09 09:59:22 PM  
Not bad at all. Sweet guitar and drums, but the vocals are kinda meh. Maybe just have the girls sing.
 
2012-11-09 11:08:01 PM  
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2012-11-10 12:25:42 AM  
Can't comment on the music, but came to say that I'm amazed at what a musician can do in a living room these days. No, I'm not your grandfather. I'm 38 and used Tascam multi-track cassette recorders when I was in high school and college.

Now get the fark off my lawn. I'm not kidding, get the fark off my lawn.
 
2012-11-10 01:41:03 AM  

Mark Ratner: Not bad at all. Sweet guitar and drums, but the vocals are kinda meh. Maybe just have the girls sing.


Yes the girl(s) sing nicely and have an interesting vibe, the guy is good too but could use an effect or something. Some effects on the vocals would be good, harmonizers, doublers, doubling, occasional echoes. The guitar is excellent. A little bit of reverb and echo on the voices might be nice. The drums do not have the presence of the guitar. May be some exciter on the drums. They work wonderfully, but need to be brought up or something. Hmm, hearing a cool bass now, would like more of it.

A synth pad in some sections would rock.

Harmony, hearing a bit of monophony, i.e. both voices singing the same pitch including the same pitched instruments.

But overall, it is excellent. Thanks for sharing. I am really enjoying it. There is great creativity. I am going to want to come back and finish listening. May even buy it.
 
2012-11-10 09:38:13 AM  

dickfreckle: Can't comment on the music, but came to say that I'm amazed at what a musician can do in a living room these days. No, I'm not your grandfather. I'm 38 and used Tascam multi-track cassette recorders when I was in high school and college.

Now get the fark off my lawn. I'm not kidding, get the fark off my lawn.


Same here. I had a Tascam 4 track. I got out of home recording for about a decade in the early 2000's. I just started to get back into it since my twins are old enough now to be trusted not to touch anything and everything. I am amazed at what I can accomplish in literally 1/10th of the time it used to.

I can have 4 separate one man bands making 4 different kinds of demos within a month. farking amazing.
 
2012-11-10 10:26:19 AM  
---That drum sound is killing me. Please tell me about it. I'm not enjoying the snare. Sample replaced?
---I like the bass sounds. "Most" of the guitar sounds are fine but sometimes sounds like cheesy plugin garbage.
---Some vocal FX please? The singers don't quite move enough air. Might have a problem hearing themselves live.
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IronTom: A synth pad in some sections would rock.


All that being said, I'm enjoying it :) Creative. Interesting songs.

Here's my bedroom album from 2010 FAWM: manysounds.bandcamp.com (pops)

/for the get off my lawn crowd: First recording rig was Fostex X-15, Some oversized 70s Sunn console, Commodore64, Digitech GSP-5, an HR-16 and a CZ-1 in 1988. 

///Here's $5!
 
2012-11-10 10:38:29 AM  
I like it!

Promising band. 
/shop it to labels
 
2012-11-10 01:46:53 PM  
Name your price downloads

You owe me $50, subby.
 
2012-11-10 11:00:48 PM  
I'm not a music critic, but that sucked.
 
2012-11-11 08:37:24 AM  
shiat sandwich
 
2012-11-11 10:10:30 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: ---That drum sound is killing me. Please tell me about it. I'm not enjoying the snare. Sample replaced?
---I like the bass sounds. "Most" of the guitar sounds are fine but sometimes sounds like cheesy plugin garbage.
---Some vocal FX please? The singers don't quite move enough air. Might have a problem hearing themselves live.
---IronTom: A synth pad in some sections would rock.

All that being said, I'm enjoying it :) Creative. Interesting songs.

Here's my bedroom album from 2010 FAWM: manysounds.bandcamp.com (pops)

/for the get off my lawn crowd: First recording rig was Fostex X-15, Some oversized 70s Sunn console, Commodore64, Digitech GSP-5, an HR-16 and a CZ-1 in 1988. 

///Here's $5!


Gotta get in on the "off my lawn!" bandwagon - We had tons of fun back in the late 70's with a Tascam 80-8 and 8-channel mixing board, plus tons of old analog FX (including the original tape EchoPlex). Worked by day in one of the 6 music stores our keyboard players' grandparents owned in the SE KS/SW MO/NE AR area, and had one helluva studio in the back room...
 
2012-11-11 10:11:31 AM  

TXEric: Reverend Monkeypants: ---That drum sound is killing me. Please tell me about it. I'm not enjoying the snare. Sample replaced?
---I like the bass sounds. "Most" of the guitar sounds are fine but sometimes sounds like cheesy plugin garbage.
---Some vocal FX please? The singers don't quite move enough air. Might have a problem hearing themselves live.
---IronTom: A synth pad in some sections would rock.

All that being said, I'm enjoying it :) Creative. Interesting songs.

Here's my bedroom album from 2010 FAWM: manysounds.bandcamp.com (pops)

/for the get off my lawn crowd: First recording rig was Fostex X-15, Some oversized 70s Sunn console, Commodore64, Digitech GSP-5, an HR-16 and a CZ-1 in 1988. 

///Here's $5!

Gotta get in on the "off my lawn!" bandwagon - We had tons of fun back in the late 70's with a Tascam 80-8 and 8-channel mixing board, plus tons of old analog FX (including the original tape EchoPlex). Worked by day in one of the 6 music stores our keyboard players' grandparents owned in the SE KS/SW MO/NE AR area, and had one helluva studio in the back room...


Oh, and BTW Subby - I enjoyed it! Keep playin' that Rock and Roll!
 
2012-11-11 11:13:39 AM  
not really what I'm into these days, but I know the amount of work it takes to do the home studio thing. Best of luck subby
 
2012-11-11 12:33:28 PM  
You know it;s hard out here for a pimp!
 
2012-11-12 10:28:41 AM  
Thanks for the responses, everyone! Special thanks to Reverend Monkeypants for the purchase!!

We appreciate all the feedback. Really, we're a bunch of mid-thirties family/career types who have been playing music our whole lives, so we're also in the Get Off My Lawn club.

My 1st multitrack device was the lowest of the low Tascam cassette 4 track in 1992 or so, don't remember the model. Two 1/4" inputs, and each track had level and pan - no EQ, no inserts. The 1st full length I recorded and released was on a Tascam 424 and an old Yamaha live board from the '70s. Over time I ended up with a couple ADATs and a true recording board, but sold it all off about 8 years ago. I got tired of wearing all the hats and wanted to focus on being the best guitarist (and sometimes vocalist) I could be. My next several recording experiences were with recording professionals. The one you may have heard was The Brass album by the Minibosses during my 2 year stint with them.

Anyway, so this is my 1st foray back into recording, using Protools which I totally didn't know how to use. We had a lot of problems because of my complete lack of experience using a rig like this, What you're hearing isn't perfect (as Fugazi said, "The imprecisions are here to find if your position is so unkind") and we're aware of it. I can't wait to do our next one because I learned so much this time around.

Because of this, the snare is in fact a mix of the recorded tone and a sample. Take away the sample and you get a horrible sounding lump of shiat. The sample brings all kinds of definition and clarity, and a touch of fake-ness that we decided to live with.

Also, the vocals. I thought they were good when I tracked them, most late at night on weekdays after working all day and dealing with a hyperactive 4 year old in the evenings. When I went to mix, I was disappointed with the performance and did my best to correct everything. Still, NO AUTO-TUNE. I would rather have a sub par performance than put that god awful shiat into something. Maybe I could think of some other effects to use than the light ambient reverb I used. It's not what we do live so it's not something I think about doing on a recording usually.

Thanks again for checking it out. I wish I could say something like "We're going to tour the country and we'll be in your town soon!" but yeah, those days are over for us. If you're in Phoenix, we will hopefully play some shows soon.
 
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