Cyberspace Blues

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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:48 pm



From this past Sunday's Second Life Shoutcast. The sound from the cube is improving!
Let me know what you think.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby blueswrench » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 pm

Sounded great, Dan!! I liked that alot :D :D
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby La.Blue » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:41 pm

Great playing,singing and harmonicating! I'll look forward to more broadcasts.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:30 pm

LA,this is one song from a 2 hour broadcast - every Sunday at 4 pm.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby DaveG » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:37 pm

Sounds great, Dan. I suspect that the guy in the video isn't really playing , though, especially when his hand goes through the guitar :lol: .
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:45 am

What, you can't do that?
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby DaveG » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:24 am

allanlummox wrote:What, you can't do that?


That's probably what's limiting my development as a slide player.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby watertore » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:29 pm

Hi Dan: How are you? It sounds good on my mackie HR824 monitors. It has that old field recording sound to it for sure. The only suggestion I have would be to add a bit more treble to the voice and guitar Are you using just 1 mic still? If so, I might try the upper mids becausse the harp will get too shrill. I am just being nitpicky because I fight the same thing with singing/playing harp through the same mic. I found the solution. I had michael joly modify an oktava MK219. the mic cost $100 and the mod $265. It is the closest I have come to caputuring my voice and harp as they sound to my ears. It is very close to a nueman U87! You can hear the mic in action on my most recent stuff. Walter
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks for the tips, Walter. It's 2 mics, a Shure sm57 and an sm58, running into an Alesis Multimix board.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby watertore » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:43 pm

allanlummox wrote:Thanks for the tips, Walter. It's 2 mics, a Shure sm57 and an sm58, running into an Alesis Multimix board.


YOu are getting a great sound with that set up! I wish we lived closer, I would loan you my oktava to try out. Are you using one on the guitar and one on your voice/harp? If so, how far away are they from you? Isn't the recording journey a great one! It is keeping me inspired to keep playing. Cool animation on the you tube too! Walter
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm playing in a whisper room - a 5x3.5x7 isolation booth - with the mics about 10 inches away from the guitar and my mouth. Down the road, I'm planning to add a mic preamp and some compression - the digital distortion when I get loud is pretty ugly sounding, the compression will be to take care of that.

I also have my eye on a few mics - the Shures are doing the job, but there's always room for improvement . The recording part certainly is exciting, but the live broadcasts are what's really charging my battery. I've been selling CD's in Holland and a few other countries as a result of these shows!
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:14 pm

For a very limited time, I've posted part one of "The Black String" - and a rough edit of 'The Black String Two - Abrasion" on my Myspace Blog.
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=171902879&blogId=503062468
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=171902879&blogId=503067298
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:42 am

Hey - it finally occurs to me that you can listen to my regular online broadcasts without logging in to Second Life by going HERE http://orange.neostreams.info Sunday Mornings at 9 am West Coast time every Sunday, or HERE http://red.neostreams.info:8147 Sundays at 4 PM West Coast Time.
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:20 am

Thanks for the links. I'm tuning in on Sunday for sure.

I really need to get your CDs. I listen to your tunes on Myspace all the time, but I don't have your CDs. They would be a nice addition to my CD books for my car! :D

EDIT: I ordered Streetwise and Please & Thank You. I look forward to getting them!
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Re: Cyberspace Blues

Postby allanlummox » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:54 pm

Cool! Let me know if the links work - this is all pretty experimental.
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