This was my latest song I made in pro tools. This almost like a tribal rock song as some of the rhythms sound pretty much like someone’s about to die and be sacrificed to his gods that may or may not love him. I used any EQ to bring out the low end of the drums. I also used an organ and a guitar as my other two instruments, with the guitars playing a bunch of cool sounding, and held out chords, and the organs playing some weird but still kinda catchy offhand parts to mix things up a bit.
This is a song called “Alternate Univese” that I recorded today at Matt Midas’ house in one take. I completed it earlier than I thought because I needed some more clean/acoustic songs that I could do on the solo stage at RHHStival assuming I get in. The song is pretty mellow but a lot of different things happening. You will most definetly hear some Pink floyd influence here. I also drew some influence from the calmer side of Buckethead and wanted to make a song like this after hearing “Dawn Appears” by Buckethead. I encourage everyone to check out that song and to enjoy this one.
Spelling won’t matter after you’re done with this little seminar. If you’re tired of being an idiot and having people constantly remind you of it, then you’ve come to the right tumblr account. Now lets get started! The first thing you need to know about microphones is that there are three main kinds and they all have different frequency responses, and different polar patterns. Frequency responses deal with how high or low of a sound the microphone can hear, so some microphones won’t be able to handle the high sound level pressure caused by loud singers or some types of drums. Polar patterns deal with where the the microphone picks up sound the best. Some microphones like cardioid and super cardioids can only hear what’s right in front of it, but others like omnidirectional and figure 8’s can hear sound all around. Another major thing you need to know about is what microphones work best with certain kinds of instruments. Condenser microphones are better for acoustic instruments piano, wind and string instruments, drum overheads and vocals. This is because condensers have a wide frequency range and re create the sound it hears very well and won’t cut high or low frequencies out. Dynamic microphones only hear what’s right in front of them, so they are better for amps, louder singing, and drums that need a microphone close to it. You now know the basics, but can you do anything about it? Get out there and give it a shot!
This is my third project of the year, which happens to be another horror movie soundtrack. For the music I really went for a dark, slow and heavy Black Sabbath type feel. We could only use two instruments so the song is mainly guitar dominated. The lyrics are based around the Edgar Allen Poe poem the Raven, but in this video, they are about the frightened woman thinking her angry ex-boyfriend is at her door. She then discovers its actually Barney which is indeed more frightening.
This is my second project of the year. My only job here was to mix the song they gave me to make it better. The song is has a nice groove to it and was already really catchy but I used a lot of EQ’s and compressors as well as a chorus and delay effects tracks to spice things up. So…enjoy my spicyness
For a second year in a row I actually have something to look forward to when I come to school. Last year I made a lot of progress especially with the technology part because computers use to piss me off to no extent and I didn’t like using them. After I’d spent a year in here I actually knew some stuff about them I felt like I fit in much more with the generation of video game and computer nerds. I wasn’t able to do much over the summer because I don’t have access to a mac. This year has been pretty fun so far. Pro tools has become easier for me to use, were doing interesting stuff in here and if I don’t understand something Professor Spike Head is always more than happy to help, and so is his lab dog Matt Midas.
Just in case anyone needed a reminder Van Halen is indeed the coolest rock band to ever walk the earth. When David Lee Roth is with them…
This is a movie soundtrack I made for a pretty cheesy 50’s horror movie commercial. The commercial is cheesy but I used a lot of slow creepy doom metal influenced melodies and ambient noises as well as evil sounding voices to make it way cooler.