12 July, 2009

Yesterday's Sessions


Exactly like this.
I was in a fantastic mood yesterday; I don't know what came over me; I was volunteering to help people move couches, I felt no need to have more than the one glass of wine I had with lunch, I beat off twice; just in a fantastic mood. And then, while my chili was simmering, I got to thinking, "Why don't I record some wine glasses?"
So I raided the cupboard for the wine glasses and then went about collecting all the bottles in the house that could so I could do that jug band thing, and the next thing you know the time I spent eating a bowl of chili for lunch was the last time I was above ground yesterday. The compulsion to just work on stuff overtook me so I wound up with two new pieces tracked and half-mixed.
The cool thing about the musical wine glasses, though, is when you view the digital representation of the waveforms they generate, you can see a naturally sinusoidal amplitude modulation which occurs at what would appear to be double the frequency of the oscillation applied to them. This makes me think that there must be an inverse oscillation occurring 90o out of phase, which would kind of make sense when you consider I mic'd these from the side rather than from above. (What? I never did this before.) As my finger oscillates the glass, I'm creating compressions and rarefactions of air which give us the note, the LFO that's occurring is probably due to the spatial compression and rarefaction of my finger in relation to the microphone. Why the LFO frequency is occurring at double the rate at which I played the glass is beyond me, though.
Wrapped up working on things about midnight then watched two episodes of Heroes and went to bed. Got back up this morning at 0645 and I gotta tell ya, my mood today is OK. It's not on par with yesterday (I aint liftin' no fuckin' couch today.) but it's still pretty good, I guess.

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesday
TrackX



MixX*



*Rough Mix
Instrument:

Bass
Drum Kit/Program
Glass
Jaguar
Voice

LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
Kick+2.5dB
Midnight
HP ~ 50Hz ~ 50%Q
Bell ~ -1.5dB ~ 136Hz ~ 75%Q
HS ~ -6dB ~ 616Hz ~ 0%Q



Snare0dB
2330
Notch ~ 2218Hz ~ 90%Q



Rack-7.5dB
0100




Floor-7dB
0130




Hat-12.5dB
2200

Threshold: -30dB
Ratio: 3:1
Attack: 0ms
Release: 340ms
Gain: +6dB


Ride-12dB
0115




Crash-12dB
0145
Notch ~ 800Hz ~ 61%Q



Bass0dB
AT: 2330
WE: 0015

Threshold: -12dB
Ratio: 3.33:1
Attack: 12ms
Release: 417ms
Gain: +4dB


Jaguar (1, 2, and 3)-6dB
AT: 0030
WE: 2345





LevelPanEQ/FilterDynamicTime-BasedIssues / Notes
Kick+2.5dB
Midnight
HP ~ 50Hz ~ 50%Q
Bell ~ -1.5dB ~ 136Hz ~ 75%Q
HS ~ -6dB ~ 616Hz ~ 0%Q



Snare0dB
2330
Notch ~ 2218Hz ~ 90%Q



Rack-7.5dB
0100




Floor-7dB
0130




Hat-12.5dB
2200

Threshold: -30dB
Ratio: 3:1
Attack: 0ms
Release: 340ms
Gain: +6dB


Ride-16.5dB
0115




Crash-6dB
0145
Notch ~ 800Hz ~ 61%Q



BassAT: -4dB
WE: 0dB
AT: 2230
WE: 0100

Threshold: -14dB
Ratio: 2:1
Attack: 5ms
Release: 295ms
Gain: +6dB


Jaguar1: AT:-2dB, WE: 0dB
2: AT: -8dB, WE: -6dB
3: AT: -14dB, WE: -12dB
4: AT: -6dB, WE: -12dB
1, 2, 3: AT: 0130, WE: 2300
4: AT: 2230, WE: 0100




GlassWine glasses: -21dB
Bottles: -5dB



300ms
50% feedback

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