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Post by Woodsie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:36 am

Sounds awesome bro. I'm listening to it right now. Recording quality is good,yes but the tunes are killer too. I'm jealous. I play in a cover band but i'd love to do some originals.
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Post by baytamusic » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:56 am

Woodsie wrote:Sounds awesome bro. I'm listening to it right now. Recording quality is good,yes but the tunes are killer too. I'm jealous. I play in a cover band but i'd love to do some originals.
Thanks! We put a lot of thought and time into the songwriting so that's a really nice compliment.

Never too late to start writing some tunes with your band!

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Post by Randy Bass » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:50 am

I might be a little bit late to the party, but I'm downloading it from iTunes right now. My first impression is that the recording quality/mix and guitar tones are pretty much perfect (according to my tastes). I think the vocals will need to grow on me a little, but it's definitely very well done overall. Nice work.
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Post by indianDYsummer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:34 pm

I also haven't posted in this thread for whatever reason but I've listened to some of the songs several times and agree with everyone. Your band rocks, and the songs are very well arranged. You guys really nail that twee/power pop vibe and the guitars sound amazing!
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Post by Randy Bass » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:27 pm

"Escalator" stands out so far as my favorite after running through the whole album. I like how you have to wait three minutes for it to start getting loud. I usually can't hold out that long :D .
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Post by baytamusic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks buds!

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Post by Y0UNGBL00D » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:31 pm

so glad to see this finally done! will check it out.

details? location? cost? etc. i love hearing album stories.


hope to do my own soon, at least a decent sized EP
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Post by baytamusic » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:22 pm

Y0UNGBL00D wrote:so glad to see this finally done! will check it out.

details? location? cost? etc. i love hearing album stories.


hope to do my own soon, at least a decent sized EP
Hey man, how've you been?

Here's a copy of a post I put on TapeOp about the process:
So here's the geeky details:

My bandmate and I did all the tracking and mixing.

Drums were tracked to tape on an Otari MX5050-8. Pres were generally from a Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24 track mixer. I did use a Focusrite ISA One on the vocals and some guitars. The drum tracks were dumped to digital with an Echo Audiofire 8. All the guitars, bass, and vocals were recorded digital with the Echo.

I used Logic as my DAW. During mixing I ended up using a sample on the snare on most of the songs, pulled up next to the real snare track. I didn't get the snare sound I was wanting during tracking, so I had to do that, I'd have preferred not to, but it was making the drum sound really weak. I mixed it all in the box with stock plug-ins aside from using the free Bitter Sweet transient designer by Flux. I used that on drums to add some punch.

All songs were mastered by Mike Hagler in Chicago. I ended up remixing track 1 called "Forty Minute Hour" and having that remastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio in Nashville. The track was bugging the crap out of me. If we had more money for mastering, I'd have remixed the entire record to sound more like the first track and had it mastered again. Some time away from the mixes let me find the problems in them, but alas, time and money forced me to go with what we had.

On a side note, I'd really recommend Steve Corrao for mastering. He did really good work, and he really added a lot of energy to the track I had him master. He does 100% remote work and has a good system on his site for listening to and approving the mastered tracks. Very professional he has some high end gear, and most importantly did really good work.

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