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by Mostess
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Happy Fathers Day
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Happy Fathers Day

Seven years ago, my youngest wrote The Fathers Day Song.

Happy Fathers Day, all you crazy dads.
by Mostess
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I can't right now (I Am Very Busy prefight)
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: I can't right now (I Am Very Busy prefight)

Hostess Mostess is in the fight.

We proved that we are very busy by using only first takes for each track and spending no more than an hour on mixing.

After re-listening I think we proved how very busy we are. Enjoy!
by Mostess
Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Ooh, cryptozoological! (Mythical Creature prefight)
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: Ooh, cryptozoological! (Mythical Creature prefight)

sleepysilverdoor wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Sitting at 13 audio tracks and counting. I think there's room for more.
Always add more tracks.
by Mostess
Sat May 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Ooh, cryptozoological! (Mythical Creature prefight)
Replies: 25
Views: 1055

Re: Ooh, cryptozoological! (Mythical Creature prefight)

We are in! This is the most Mostess song in a while. Plodding tempo, off-kilter melody, unfinished bridge. But hey, we did it. New recording setup because I got a new laptop and finally decided to set up a DAW in linux. So I had to find a driver for my 15 year-old A/D USB interface, get JACK working...
by Mostess
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: We're really in (Uncharted Waters prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 1016

Re: We're really in (Uncharted Waters prefight)

Nope. Failed. Happy Easter all!
by Mostess
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: We're really in (Uncharted Waters prefight)
Replies: 23
Views: 1016

Re: We're really in (Uncharted Waters prefight)

We might do this one while stuck at home. We're working out of the basement, surrounded by the drums, keyboard, guitar, etc. and we had to get some of the audio equipment out for video conferencing. We're basically a recording studio down here anyway. The kids are bored, the weekend is looking chill...
by Mostess
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Fixing typos in the archive data
Replies: 32
Views: 1385

Re: Fixing typos in the archive data

jb wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:53 pm
it's not a Hostess Mostess/Reve Mosquito collab is it?
Challenge accepted.
by Mostess
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Bent Knee
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Bent Knee

Tell me this isn't an insanely well-constructed, well-performed piece of neo-prog rock:

Bent Knee's "Leak Water"

Oh and here they are doing it acoustic in the snow:

Bent Kness's "Leak Water" in the snow
by Mostess
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?

I don't know if it's still the case, but Beats headphones had a reputation for "sounding good" solely by virtue of the internally applying some EQ to boost "pleasing" frequencies. I can't find a good reference doc about it so maybe that was either never true or isn't true anymore. You might see if ...
by Mostess
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?

Okay I did some testing and it's not Spotify. You guys are right. It's Windows 10 and/or the Dell hardware of my office desktop. There's some sort of EQ and compression happening in the audio settings. I've turned off every setting I can find on the "Realtek Audio" device settings and it still does ...
by Mostess
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?

Yeah the loudness wars and all. It could just be that new masters of everything are bit-crushed to death. And here's naive old-man me who hasn't seriously upgraded his music collection since the great Napster Binge of 1998 just realizing that you can't get a digital file with any dynamic range anymo...
by Mostess
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Streaming service that doesn't use so much dynamic compression?

I've become quite addicted to Spotify recently, but it's killing me that all the tracks are so compressed. I don't mean file-size lossy compressed (my ears aren't sharp enough to care about that) but good old dynamic range compressed. I'm not sure why I've developed a distaste for compression. Maybe...
by Mostess
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)
Replies: 22
Views: 1757

Re: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)

Very excited to hear Hostess Mostess again! I was just re-listening to the Between The Rain fight. They had one of my favorite SF tracks ever in that fight. Hey, that's pretty vintage. It's always fun to remember what my life was like when I recorded the oldies. That classical guitar smashed shortl...
by Mostess
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)
Replies: 22
Views: 1757

Re: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)

So sorry! We had it ready to go and I just spaced and missed the deadline. I just remembered I had pimped it here so I came back to say something. I am beyond humbled that anyone noticed its absence.

I'll put it up somewhere and link to it here when I get to it...
by Mostess
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)
Replies: 22
Views: 1757

Re: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)

Hostess Mostess is in. Lryics by my daughter. Fathers Day songwriting and recording session.

It has been a while.
by Mostess
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Concerts and Events
Topic: Mostess does Lehrer in Ann Arbor this October
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Re: Mostess does Lehrer in Ann Arbor this October

HeuristicsInc wrote:Do you guys do "The Elements"? It's an awesome tune, I did a cover of it for one of the early GOMs.
Sorry, I'm not in Detroit...
-bill
Mostess sang the Elements.

Long time ago now. It was a fun show.
by Mostess
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

Re: How to metal?

Not that it matters really, but it's my daughter. She loves Joan Jett and she's been kind of fascinated by 80s rock. She doesn't really care about genre so she says things like "I want it to sound like Pink Floyd but more metal, like Poison." We've been listening to various stuff. She likes the big ...
by Mostess
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

How to metal?

So my 12yo wants to record an 80's punk/metal album with me this summer. I'm doing some listening to pick up some of the recording/production tricks. I grew up with this stuff but am listening to it with very different ears as an adult who knows things about recording. Here are things I've noticed. ...
by Mostess
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Enough With the Rhythmic Master Compression!
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Enough With the Rhythmic Master Compression!

Can someone with industry ties please pass this humble request along? If you are compressing the final mix so the kick drum triggers the volume to quickly drop and then ramp back up over 300 or 400ms: STOP IT! I hate it. It hurts my ears. I get that it kind of simulates being in a club or something ...
by Mostess
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: iZotope's 'The New Audio Podcast'
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Re: iZotope's 'The New Audio Podcast'

Downloading now.
by Mostess
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Drums advice for a newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 3859

Drums advice for a newbie

So my better half, the hostess to my mostess, got me drum lessons for Father's Day and I have been enjoying the whole thing greatly! I love that first, steep part of the learning curve! Every time I practice I get noticeably better and I'm getting hooked on having a teacher who points out the best t...