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Thank you, big homie. :huzzah:

Regarding GBV-ish band most of the gear stays the same besides the auxillary stuff. I brought some pedals in too to get some different tones from song to song but its pretty much the same amps and guitars for the two geetar players. I also brought in my 12-string Dano that pops up all over the place. Drums are the same drums but get mixed a little different for some songs. This one was really weird for me to mix because my instinct is kind of always punchy and loud drums and it sounded really wrong in this application (duh). Def still working on context and stuff like that and hearing without so much stylistic bias.

And thank you about the Big Pop Rock compliments. :huzzah: The goal on that one was basically to ape the mix of Celebrity Skin as best as I could. I mean that shit smokes my mix but it was cool to get something that sounded legitimately polished. A lot of that stuff I'm realizing is just cleaning up your midrange and purging the gunk and mud. It is kind of funny that I've believed in the recent past that my ears were getting pretty keen about frequencies and all that but that area is still something I'm pretty wonky on.

Screamer for screamy band is extremely screamy. He has a very excellent voice for the style, IMO. I've actually recorded this band before:
https://valtielscreamo.bandcamp.com/album/human-error

Still feel weird about the way this one came out and intend to improve greatly on this next mix. I kind of really hate how obvious the snare sample shit is and just sort of how I mucked up the tracking and had to compensate on the back end. Really not the most ideal situation. :red:



Thank you though, dawg. :huzzah: I too am pumped on it. It is good for my mental health I think to just be sort of constantly buried in shit like this. Does not really give my brain any time to do as much bad stuff as usual. To have a constant goal in mind, and to be able to quantify my improvement and shit too is a good and purposeful pursuit I guess.


I gotta post some pics of the studio soon. It's been looking shabby as shit for the months we've had it but we've been working on some aesthetic improvements the last week. Live room is a really fucking obnoxious hi gloss creamsicle theme now, I love it.

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Hands down the most fun I've had recording a hardcore band:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/czwjllhra780w ... 1.mp3?dl=0

No shit, these guitars are both Big Muff into HM-2. Very excited about this one. Gotta trim some low mid shit and brighten the top but these tones came in pretty hot out the gate which was pleasant surprise considering the circumstances.

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my love of Thin Lizzy has finally made its way into the realm of recorded music:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k5wk0m8p8h3k7 ... 9.mp3?dl=0

Local punk turned hotshot session drummer guy ive befriended came in the studio and played the drums. Gotta figure out vocal b.s. still.

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Broseidon wrote:
Hands down the most fun I've had recording a hardcore band:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/czwjllhra780w ... 1.mp3?dl=0

No shit, these guitars are both Big Muff into HM-2. Very excited about this one. Gotta trim some low mid shit and brighten the top but these tones came in pretty hot out the gate which was pleasant surprise considering the circumstances.


Don't remember this one for some reason, but i dig its scuzziness. So many scuzzes layered on top of each other. :huzzah:

Broseidon wrote:
my love of Thin Lizzy has finally made its way into the realm of recorded music:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k5wk0m8p8h3k7 ... 9.mp3?dl=0

Local punk turned hotshot session drummer guy ive befriended came in the studio and played the drums. Gotta figure out vocal b.s. still.


SLICK. Whats the geetar jibs? Especially on the harmony bits. Though the rhythms are swell too. Some kinda fuzz?

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Here is what became of that release for that band, who amusingly maybe to you are called Video Prick: https://videoprick.bandcamp.com/releases


Guities on the Lizzy song are my "modded" semi-hollow Tele. Left guitar is the "The Creamery" Wide Range bridge pickup, the right guitar is the Fralin strat pickup of unkown model in the neck. Both are running into OCD with the gain at 0 and hitting the front of the amp pretty hard, tone is all the way to the left for the bridge sound, and bumped up a bit for the neck sound. Also getting some clipping at the old Fostex mixer preamps. Mics were a Beyer M69 and Cascade Ribbon mic, both quite far off the grille. Maybe like 9 inches? Been trying to move back quite a bit lately on cab things. I think the combination of things slightly shitting themselves in multiple stages is where the soft velcro fuzz kind tone is coming from.

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Broseidon wrote:
Here is what became of that release for that band, who amusingly maybe to you are called Video Prick: https://videoprick.bandcamp.com/releases


Voice is pretty fucking Rad.

Broseidon wrote:
I think the combination of things slightly shitting themselves in multiple stages is where the soft velcro fuzz kind tone is coming from.


It is a good flavor.

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Some shit I've been working or have completed the past couple months that I'm stoked on (which all are funnily some kind of post-hardcore):

Band called Cut Out: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3gcgvszx8khgx ... 2.mp3?dl=0

This one actually we tracked just this past weekend but has come together real quick:

Band called Lawyers:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v2mvn66ddcf9f ... 2.mp3?dl=0

Homie who I run the studio with plays drums in this band.

Band called Proofs: https://proofsseattle.bandcamp.com/albu ... particular

Big homies who I've been wanting to record for quite awhile.

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Starting backwards, Proofs is fucking GREAT.

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Yeah, Proofs is my bag, all the way.

Now on to Cut Out. It reminds me a wicked ton of earlier converge, caring and killing style, but recorded much better, more like the later records. Part of that(the caring and killing vibe) is maybe the reverb-heavy snare, but there are obviously other bits of theirs in there.

Are the weirder sounds guitars mostly? They sound like it? What sort of pedals?

Elements of Botch in here too, always a fan of that. Getting a real heavy late nineties vibe here, and i am into it.

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Dude from lawyers sounds sooo much (to me) like Tim Singer from Deadguy/Kiss It Goodbye.

All three of these projects are fucking awesome, Cam.

You know a lot of folks who are making cool noises, that is massively rad. Even radder to get to work with them and make records!

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I am glad you dig them, man. :huzzah: :huzzah: :huzzah: Know you like all the flavors in there so I figured you would.

Converge vibes on Cut Out are 100% where I'm coming from on my end but their influences are a little more modern/a generation beyond them. Definitely bands that Kurt has recorded (Code Orange and the like) and another boston band Vein are their big ones. Other 90's metalcore/metallic hardcore bands like Disembodied too but it seems like Converge is less so on guitarist/vocalists list of influences.

Weird guitar sounds there are actually just digitech whammy on panic chord action. Don't know if folks used to call them that but that's what kids call those dissonant flat second chords now. That band Vein has sorta made that sound relevant again but Daughters was also doing that however many years ago. You should check out Vein's record Errorzone btw, you'd likely quite enjoy them.

This one has been a lot of fun to me in particular because I think I'm most happy with the production on this out of the three already. Also provided a good opportunity to see how hard I could ape the Godcity thing, which while I'm definitely not there I'm finally getting sort of in the ballpark.



Honestly feel spoiled working with these fools because it's been such a pleasant experience from front to back. They're not always gonna be like that but I'm hoping these projects might bring in similar folks to the studio in the future. I am kinda tired of working with the couple dozen of folks I started with by accident who have been cycling through the "what's hot" retro hxc trends and starting and breaking up a band every 6 months for the past 6 years. :red:

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Big homie Jack who I run the studio with drums in this two piece looper and a billion guitar pedals band. Been jamming this shit all morning since mixing it last night.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8m0ymupaa50ud ... 1.mp3?dl=0

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