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Arco
08-05-2010, 03:12 PM
New free track I recorded and mixed in SAW (mastered by Steve Berson):

http://www.skipstonerecords.com/sarah/art/as_150.jpg (http://www.skipstonerecords.com/sarah/aching_sarah.mp3)

"Aching Sarah" (http://www.skipstonerecords.com/sarah/aching_sarah.mp3)

RBIngraham
08-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Cool Stuff

Bob L
08-05-2010, 04:16 PM
Arco,

Thank you so much for that... what an excellent sense of balance and imaging, an overall beatifully done project.

Bob L

bcorkery
08-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Arco,

You captured Airy and Fluid at the same time. Genius!

ffarrell
08-05-2010, 05:17 PM
Very good work. liked it so much I linked others back to it.

fvf

Naturally Digital
08-05-2010, 05:17 PM
Very nice!

Grekim
08-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Really nice work all around! Always eager to hear more about the details if time permits.

John Ludlow
08-05-2010, 07:13 PM
Wow! I loved it! Thanks for sharing.

UpTilDawn
08-05-2010, 09:12 PM
That is simply beautiful music! Thanks!!

Sean McCoy
08-05-2010, 10:41 PM
Very nice! Yes, do add some geeky recording details if you can.

Arco
08-06-2010, 08:07 AM
Thanks everyone!

Wow, a chance to get geeky, I can barely contain myself (my wife and daughter almost never ask!)

Real Live Musicians (recorded one at a time):

-Acoustic bass
-Percussion
-Cello (lots)
-Trumpet
-Mellophone (x4)


Samples (Kontakt 3)

Piano
Trombone (hardly audible)
Something called "Opaque Sea Bed" electronic sound


Manipulations:

lots of retuned cello harmonics--pitched into chords using Melodyne, then reversed using native reverse function
reversed piano chords (near end)


Plugins:

SIR2 x3 : big hall, drum booth, med room
Delay: Anwida, also added reverb to this R using Spazio


Recorded using MIDI to hold down the fort while adding live musicians.

Substituted cello as main voice to give rhythm section people something to play off of, and used click track (with slow downs, speed ups)

Trumpet - 2 takes, used most of 1st take

Had two tracks of percussion I created using MIDI (tabla, bandir) but ended up getting rid of it -- too much work making it sound flexible and adjusting it to live musicians, and, clouded an already busy mix.

Piano was a MIDI pain -- lots of tweaking.

Mic - mostly used Neumann KM185 or Schoeps CMC6. Recorded trumpet at his place, his mics..didn't notice but I think big Neumann (see image)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_BwcH-6S9OQc/TFwiBGbsPjI/AAAAAAAABF0/VFjDsNEdOos/s512/2010-04-06%2016.00.52.jpg

Trevor Dunn (http://www.trevordunn.net/), bass
Michael Leonhar (http://www.michaelleonhart.com/bio.shtml)t, trumpet
Satoshi Takeishi (http://www.google.com/images?q=satoshi+takeishi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=HiVcTLj4GYj4swPEk9nbDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CC8QsAQwAw&biw=891&bih=1024), perc
me, cello, everything else

A big "thank you" for asking!

DavidandMary
08-06-2010, 08:19 AM
Excellent work! Sounds great!

Carl G.
08-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Very nicely mixed, Arco!

Sean McCoy
08-06-2010, 01:53 PM
Wow, I'm blown away that this was created track-by-track! Very cohesive, "believable" jazz. Looks like a U-87 in the photo. I use to own a mellophone a long time ago. Fun instrument to play. Your KM-185 and Scheops aren't shabby mics, either. Excellent bass sound. It sounds like it was miked, no? To complete the geek-fest, what mic preamps are you using?

Rabbit
08-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Erik, it sounds great. Excellent work by everyone.

Arco
08-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Wow, I'm blown away that this was created track-by-track! Very cohesive, "believable" jazz. Looks like a U-87 in the photo. I use to own a mellophone a long time ago. Fun instrument to play. Your KM-185 and Scheops aren't shabby mics, either. Excellent bass sound. It sounds like it was miked, no? To complete the geek-fest, what mic preamps are you using?

Bass was mic'd (no pickup) using the KM 185 and the preamp is Grace Design..Model 101.

Thanks...e

AcousticGlue
08-14-2010, 05:50 AM
Clean to the spleen! Let us know when a CD gets done!

TotalSonic
08-14-2010, 07:10 AM
Clean to the spleen! Let us know when a CD gets done!

Erik in fact just released a new one a few days ago -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Z0DDJW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003UU81N0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1YYB8129DB44YN0JGCQN

Great stuff - highly recommended!

Best regards,
Steve Berson

Ian Alexander
08-14-2010, 09:31 AM
Great stuff. Love the diffusion installed on the far wall in the photo.:)

Dave Labrecque
08-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Great stuff. Love the diffusion installed on the far wall in the photo.:)

Just now getting to this. One word: wow.

Who wrote it? You, Erik?

AcousticGlue
08-15-2010, 05:48 AM
Erik in fact just released a new one a few days ago -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Z0DDJW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003UU81N0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1YYB8129DB44YN0JGCQN

Great stuff - highly recommended!

Best regards,
Steve Berson

Which is cool but we like clips of songs to see what sounds like.