AE-240 Winter'08: Analog
Technology and Production Techniques
Before coming to class PLEASE listen to
the tracks below and submit an eval (email or paper) of how the tracks
sound on whatever constitutes a "real" system - it's ok to inclue your
laptop, but that and headphones can NOT be the only environments you listened
I'd also like to know that you all tried
the bass hole test and have a simple report. Were the results surprising?
Did the results inspire you to tweak the room or listen differently?
MONDAY 4 February
MJ came in last wednesday to overdub her
lead vocals with Tom Colvin, on his laptop. I believe they used the
Lawson microphone. We comp'd the vocals, bounced to mono and
then burned a version to CD that has vocals on one track and the music
on the other (so we can easily sync and fly the lead onto the analog tape).
Tom and Arlen enlisted the help of IPR Lucy and UofM Lucy to add some teenage
attitude. These were flown into the master reel so that now, the
four tracks consist of Music, Pam and Rebecca (bkg-1), the Lucies (bkg-2)
and MJ's lead. See the two links below (Monday 4 feb progress).
TUESDAY 5 February
We spent time exploring various tape effects.
Drew recorded his vocals bounced them to mono and then burned to CD a version
that has vocals on one track and the music on the other so we can fly the
lead onto the analog tape. I would still like to experiment with
the acoustic guitars. James and Dan got a shot at the submix.
The samples are below, including the slates, which i think are an interestign
component of the process (partly because you can hear the effects and the
artifacts). There's also a naked kick sample.