Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

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http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=202 ... tretch.mp3

The editing gets sloppier and the episodes take longer...
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This was great, guys! Thanks for another entertaining episode.

Re: the Balance Lost song; you are absolutely right, I should have been in the final :D . But the guest singer is Melvin, who was a regular from about 2005-2008 and a member of the Worldy Self-Assurance. I also prefer his voice to mine which was why I recruited him. I have started doing singing exercises to try and improve my pitch, as my crappy vocals are a constant thorn in my side and the side of my listeners. But thanks for the kind comments and I'm happy you enjoyed our tune!
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furrypedro wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:43 am
This was great, guys! Thanks for another entertaining episode.

Re: the Balance Lost song; you are absolutely right, I should have been in the final :D . But the guest singer is Melvin, who was a regular from about 2005-2008 and a member of the Worldy Self-Assurance. I also prefer his voice to mine which was why I recruited him. I have started doing singing exercises to try and improve my pitch, as my crappy vocals are a constant thorn in my side and the side of my listeners. But thanks for the kind comments and I'm happy you enjoyed our tune!
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Thanks for the podcast Mike and Ben!

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Finally got around to listening to this episode, that was fun, thanks for sharing your hot takes as always, both of you!

If you have any suggestions for how exactly to fix the guitars that sound underwater or pointy depending on which headphones you're on, I'll gladly take them. As I mentioned, I didn't leave myself much time to work on this, but I also don't actually technically know how to approach fixing that particular problem, even if I spend more time on it.
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After a thousand years I have been cryogenically unfrozen to bring you my final set of liner notes:
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owl wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:36 pm
If you have any suggestions for how exactly to fix the guitars that sound underwater or pointy depending on which headphones you're on, I'll gladly take them.
In retrospect, my first listen was probably on my laptop. The headphones I use to mix are yet a different data point - guitar's less pointy, but it's still a little weird. (Your aux instruments are mixed pretty loud, btw)

Probably the flanger isn't doing you any favors. Put an EQ on that rolls off < 200hz. Then make a round lump at 2khz and see what that does (rolling downward on both sides). Probably. If you aren't comfortable with a parametric EQ, I recommend doing EQ sweeps to identify things. "this frequency makes this instrument sound more like how it should sound" Never do anything too drastic for actual music... stick to subtracting, don't add gain.

Another note- Maybe put a bit of verb or delay on the guitar to give it more sustain and stereo feel. Everyone has their own idea of how distorted guitar should sound, so, take that with a pinch of salt.
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Thanks for your input, Mike, I will play around with it further if I have time!
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Adam! wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 pm
After a thousand years I have been cryogenically unfrozen to bring you my final set of liner notes:
Thanks for doing all these, Adam! I know we're a small audience and I really appreciate the effort that goes into sharing with us. It's been hecka interesting seeing the wizard behind the curtain. I had many hearty laughs, too. I wonder... are you going to keep doing it regularly outside of Nur Ein?
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Thanks for your input, Mike, I will play around with it further if I have time!
It's not a problem. I'm happy to provide input to anyone if they want to send mixes my way. Right now I'm re-constructing Mandibles' song and documenting it. Maybe at a future date I'll reveal a shiny new rendering to Abigail during a podcast? Seems like people might be interested in that.
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grumpymike wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Right now I'm re-constructing Mandibles' song and documenting it. Maybe at a future date I'll reveal a shiny new rendering to Abigail during a podcast? Seems like people might be interested in that.
Im totally in!
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grumpymike wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Thanks for doing all these, Adam! I know we're a small audience and I really appreciate the effort that goes into sharing with us. It's been hecka interesting seeing the wizard behind the curtain. I had many hearty laughs, too. I wonder... are you going to keep doing it regularly outside of Nur Ein?
Apparently!
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