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Labor Day Track [Sep. 6th, 2004|09:58 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
http://www.psychiatry.uiowa.edu/~kent/chaircrusher/labor_day.mp3

When I read my e-mail in my studio at home I usually have a guitar in my lap that I'm randomly fooling around with. After doing that for about an hour today, I decided to record a few minutes of what I was fooling around with. I was running the guitar direct into my venerable Yamaha Promix, and using a delay and reverb from the mixer, then going digital from the mixer into the computer.

Then I did a second take, through my tube microphone preamp cranked all the way up. Added some effects, a bit of Wavestation pads, and this is what I came up with. I don't know how grand the resulting track is but it does represent 'automatic' playing, in that nothing was planned, or edited or quantized.

I don't have very good rhythm; when I record guitar I either have to play the parts over and over again until I can play them in time, or edit heavily after recording to line stuff up. But I do have a sort of internal 'free' rhythm, in that when I'm not playing to a metronome, I feel where I want to place notes in time.

Anyway, Enjoy.
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[User Picture]From: marmoset
2004-09-07 04:37 pm (UTC)
A little off-topic here, but what did you encode the MP3 with? Quicktime doesn't like it (plays silence), but MacAmp plays it OK.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2004-09-07 08:50 pm (UTC)
I used Sound Forge to encode it. Which is to say, the Frauenhofer encoder. Variable bit rate.

I should have just used lame, but it was easier to do it in sound forge.
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