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by Mostess
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 778

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 like...
by Mostess
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to metal?
Replies: 11
Views: 778

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: 558

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: 577

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: 1429

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...
by Mostess
Tue May 12, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: 432 Hz
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: 432 Hz

Isn't this just an elaborate joke that the Earth is flat?
by Mostess
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: The Weepies
Replies: 2
Views: 628

The Weepies

The Weepies. Massachusetts-based folk/pop duo. Boy/girl/guitar. She's like a less cynical Shawn Colvin and he's like a less wooden Captain to her Tennille. They write songs by the book and nail it each time. I'm running through their 2010 "By My Thrill" album right now. It gets a bit tires...
by Mostess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Mostess writes a song

We woke up early and had a final listen and hated the sound of it. We have learned over time to always sleep on it and hold off on the submitting until the last minute. Regret sucks. So we opened it back up in Logic and jiggered the lead vocals effects settings to make the delay less intrusive and t...
by Mostess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Mostess writes a song

My goodness the deadline is tomorrow morning? Alright. The kids are in bed, the wife is watching TV, I can sneak upstairs and record some vocals. One track: it took two takes. I wrote the lyrics quickly. They are nothing special but the capture the mood I was going for. It's actually a lot spookier ...
by Mostess
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Mostess writes a song

Yes our library is true awesomeness. Not just synth equipment and effects pedals, you can borrow metal detectors and lawn games and solar conversion kits and thermal leak detectors. Pretty great. We are doing no recording today but we've listened to the mix a few times on different speakers to come ...
by Mostess
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Mostess writes a song

Ah Saturday. You can always count on Saturday. I recorded some bass using the Korg bass sequencer box I borrowed from the library. That thing makes some funny noises but I kept it mostly normal bass tones. That was pretty cool. I added 2 acoustic guitar tracks to run through the whole song. The elec...
by Mostess
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Mostess writes a song

We have some melody! Not recorded yet, but we can sing along to the track in the car. Most of the words are mumble mumble, hunting for rhymes here and there and finding little word combinations that sound good in various places. We won't record vocals until we are ready. The middle parts, which we h...
by Mostess
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Slow or Fast, your choice (pre-fight)
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: Slow or Fast, your choice (pre-fight)

We are in. And we will be posting our progress in a Help and How To thread on this board.

Oh and anyone who writes a song about Superman will not get our vote.
by Mostess
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Mostess writes a song
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Mostess writes a song

Just in case anyone finds this useful, we will present our writing and recording of "Stay In Your Lane" as it happens until the deadline. After reading the title, we spent a day or so humming some lines. We sat at the piano and picked out some minor key riff and settled on a general mood. ...
by Mostess
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Annie 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Annie 2014

We took the family to see the new Annie yesterday and I was amazed at how sucky the songwriting and audio work was. The dialogue was cute, the actors did a pretty great job, there were some really fun and some really touching moments. But the mix was awful. Even with good movie theater speakers the ...
by Mostess
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: Jan 21, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Jan 21, 2015

Hi Hoblit! Child #3 knocked me off the SongFight! wagon. April 2008 that was. I've managed to get a couple songs written and submitted since then but it takes some effort. Luckily, kids tend to grow up and become more independent and give their parents some extra free time. I see more SongFighting i...
by Mostess
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Podcasts

"Stop Podcasting Yourself" is great.

The "Cracked" podcast is currently my favorite but sometimes I think they're spinning their wheels.
by Mostess
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Fixing a guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Fixing a guitar

Preface: I'm an incorrigible cheapskate, am in no way mechanical, and have never done anything this brave to an instrument before. But I finally fixed my electric guitar and I wish I'd done it 20 years ago. I've had a Peavey Falcon since 1986. It's basically a Strat clone for wankers: locking mechan...
by Mostess
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Songfight: The Rockening
Replies: 381
Views: 28743

Re: Songfight: The Rockening

If you ever play a game and can't, by game-rules alone, agree on the relative awesomeness of two Rockening bands one (or both) of which contain Hostess Mostess, we will happily participate in a Rockening SongFight to help resolve the matter for realsies. PM us here.
by Mostess
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What's my next Mac-based recording software
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: What's my next Mac-based recording software

Unless you refrigerate it, that is. Leave a slice of cheddar out on the counter and it will get all oil-sweaty and slippery and soft.
by Mostess
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What's my next Mac-based recording software
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: What's my next Mac-based recording software

If your laptop is so old and frail, why even upgrade to Mavericks? (BTW do not upgrade to Yosemite - I've had horrific performance issues on my 2011 Mac mini, which Mavericks ran great on. It runs great on my 2013 MacBook Pro though.) Old and frail is how we roll here in Middle-Aged, Middle-Western...
by Mostess
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What's my next Mac-based recording software
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: What's my next Mac-based recording software

Well looky here!

1) Rename "Logic Express 9.0.0" as "Logic Express" in the Applications folder

2) Download the updater

3) Unzip and run it

4) Bring the world to tears by channeling astral-plane love with your musical genius

We have accomplished 1-3. So far.

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