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New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:43 pm
by Rythameen
This is my version of a Seasick Steve song. I posted the link in another part, but thought it would get more traffic here.

If anyone would like to know it was recorded with a Republic steal bodied duolian with 2 Cascade Fathead II ribbon mics into an ART preamp into my Korg D3200. Everything was recorded flat with no EQ or compression. I then took the raw wave files into Pro Tools for mixing and final output into mp3. Everything was recorded in my garage, (waiting for my son to finish college so I can move back into the house :lol: ) I set up facing a wall of cardboard boxes, and hung a blanket behind me over a couple of boom stands..............instant studio. :shock:

The other three songs up there are a lot older and were done before I got my new recording setup.

The link:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_mu ... dID=362211

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:20 pm
by zhyla
Nice job, sounds pretty faultless to me.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:41 am
by texas blues
Excellent! What did you use for the "mississippi drum machine"?

Cheers, TB.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:36 pm
by Rythameen
I layed a towel over an empty guitar case, it didn't have enough bite, so I ended up layering a kick drum sample with it in Pro Tools. I'm really going to have to make or find a decent stomp box.


texas blues wrote:Excellent! What did you use for the "mississippi drum machine"?

Cheers, TB.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:29 pm
by maxx england
Decent stomp box - find a dirt cheap but hopefully robust mic (or use a 50p/c speaker as one, far tougher than a mic) and put it inside any cheap and robust container. Sound quality doesn't come into it, it's a thump noise, that's all. Bolts screwed into it with captive washers can give you a rattle if you want. Lummo's got an electric tambourine I made, you just experiment until you get what you want. You can even fit a volume control if you want.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:54 pm
by Rythameen
Thanks, some good advice. What about a piezo pickup? At any rate, it looks like a little garage time this weekend. :mrgreen:


maxx england wrote:Decent stomp box - find a dirt cheap but hopefully robust mic (or use a 50p/c speaker as one, far tougher than a mic) and put it inside any cheap and robust container. Sound quality doesn't come into it, it's a thump noise, that's all. Bolts screwed into it with captive washers can give you a rattle if you want. Lummo's got an electric tambourine I made, you just experiment until you get what you want. You can even fit a volume control if you want.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:47 pm
by Bournio
Piezo's'd probablt work, but don't bother with a proper pick up. buy a 50p buzzer(i stole mine from school) Wire it to a jack. plug it into an amp. i used blue tack to stick it to owt.

I think i google'd "Contact microphone DIY Cheap" or something but i'm a bit drunk and sleepy, so I'll check in the morning and update this.

Re: New Song--Things Go Up

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:52 am
by zhyla
Yes, a piezo buzzer from Radio Crap will do the trick. You have to crack it open gently so as not to damage the piezo element (which is encased in brass).

I recently found a nice piezo element (link) that you can buy from Mouser for a couple bucks and is a bit smaller and I think does a better job at reproducing sound. It's also MUCH easier to solder up since it has proper leads. I have one on my cello right now and the results are disturbingly good.