Updated Art - Music : Uploaded version 20198853+1 of “Blango”

Until I have monitors this is basically it…

My journey from absolute shit to what we in Dutch call aardig liedje has come to a temporary end by reaching that exact same point.

[Edits : Blah. Removed the piano. Don’t add any effects. Only use reverb for dramatic effect. Simple. Edit : added second voice. Edit : introduced alternate guitar without loops.]

To mix it better I need monitors. Headphones don’t really cut it, because the experience of sound integration and separation is just different. My laptop speakers don’t show the proper transgression of frequencies cutting into the low-end too much, also eliminating some of the low end for instance in my voice, making it shrill and shallow.

Anyway, for now this is the best I can do, but the singing is more dynamic, I’ve added color in the higher ranges with my mouth harp adding a bit more texture, and made sure that the mix was a bit more atmospheric with stereo enhancement filters, which turn out to be pretty neat.

Or maybe I just need to get shit like a vocal booth. I could make one myself using plywood. Mmm…

Published in Music on 20/01/2020 12:26 am.

Updated Politics - Murphy : Fascism requires a sufficiently large domesticated minority

Conform to the pack or be your own man or woman?

Think for yourself and make sure you do have an integrated view of reality, please.

Published in Murphy on 10/01/2020 04:09 pm.

Updated Art - Music : Removed “Blango”

So I didn’t know how to mix…

I started to correct things in ways you shouldn’t like shifting the drums out of sync a little when I overloaded the mains, which I shouldn’t do. I keep fixing and turning it back.

I was now better able to hear how much my guitar was out of tune and sometimes late while recording my solo. Other than that, I don’t like the repetitive nature of the backing track, so I’m going to do for this experiment also what I had thought up of doing for regular tracks : first with the loops in place record one track that’s a bit more liberal, than free up all of the other tracks.

That’s correct, I wrote “than” which can also mean “without delay,” which in no way is archaic as in is in full use, but I prefer swing… Ring-a-dinge-ding-ding.

Published in Music on 09/01/2020 11:34 am.

Updated Politics - Murphy : Everything is okay when you just bark and do as they say?

No, I’m not going to forget about the democratically elected rule of law…

I’m not allowed to do the job I’m good at, but I’m supposed to do as my high school dropout mom and uncertified or self-certified (such was the 60s and 70s Dutch culture) father tell me to. I’m also not allowed to report rape, attempts at manslaughter, and more… Why?

Because the people that were supposed to run our system themselves have largely been domesticated, follow orders strictly even though they are in direct opposition of the democratically elected laws, and don’t have the kind of education you really need.

I say, long live freedom and long live democratically elected laws! Democratically elected laws don’t tell you what to do, they allow people in general to be. If you don’t want me to call you a fucking dog, stop acting like one and live a human and humane life.

Published in Murphy on 08/01/2020 01:10 pm.

Updated Art - Music : Pressed the rhythm section forward and EQ’d master “Blango”

I had no choice! I’m sorry! I had to fight digital with digital!

The virtual guitar amp just introduced so much low end that I had to take it out of the mix with the EQ and introduce a bit more emphasis on the high end. I didn’t have a choice. You have to make sure the sound sounds good going in and with my limited options I couldn’t do that. I’ll be running for myself for the rest of my life now. Bye…

Published in Music on 07/01/2020 04:21 pm.

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