toastedgoat

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musician, singer, songwriter, live performer. etc.
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i was down for a bit

September 12th, 2017 + 10:09 PM  ·  toastedgoat

I am still recovering form surgery on my stomach muscles. I haven't been able to sing much. I finally was able to pull off a live gig last week. I'll start back on the recording stuff this week. See how it goes. I'm on a 10lb lift limit and no pushing to much. That effects my vocals a lot. I may have to put it off a bit longer if so.
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Originals

April 6th, 2017 + 11:04 PM  ·  toastedgoat

I've got some great musicians I'm working with. We're doing covers and originals now. Ill post some stuff up after we get to laying down tracks.  in the meantime I'll do the cheezy stuff I do at home. lol
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Simple Recording Hacks That Will Save You

October 14th, 2017 + 4:10 AM  ·  toastedgoat

Post up your simple recording hacks, that could save a recording session, or writing project,   I will start off with two.

Redundancy, back up , everything in multiple locations.  Stuff happens, be careful when moving projects around though because sometimes the VSTI information will not transfer with the project, in that case save the settings within the VSTI, and copy that file over to your project file backups.

Second one.... write everything down on paper.  What mics were used where, what settings on the mics, what preamp,  and the gain levels, compressors and all their settings. I was able to pick up this hack from working on a couple of pro projects. We wrote down everything, including what plugins where used on what tracks, all their settings, the automation info, and any other pertinent information that might be needed. This hack just saved me on the song   I Stood By You.  I had everything written down, and was able to rebuild the song fairly close to what I had before I had the issues with the first version.

Anyways please post up any cool hacks you might have come across or learned that could save a project
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I Stood By You some vox2

October 14th, 2017 + 3:10 AM  ·  toastedgoat

I have been rebuilding the song, man it took awhile to redo it.  I am now able to sing hopefully it is  ok. I still do not feel like I can really belt it out yet.  It will  take a year to heal up according to the Dr. 
anyway I have a bit more to do,  AC guitars, the rest of the vocals, I still have to rebuild all the back ground vocals for the middle and last chorus, plus the middle 8 break down.  I just wanted to post this , and see if you guys thought my vocals were doing ok in the verses.


Edit: Sorry for reposting just a short clip and not the finished product but, I would like some feedback on the vocals, and to see if you think I've got the music back close to what I had before I f'd it up.
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I Stood By You some vox

June 11th, 2017 + 10:06 PM  ·  toastedgoat

This is all I could get done. I have guitar tracks but didn't have time to mix them in. I am just getting started on the vox stuff. Still have a bit of work to do . I'll finish when I get back. vocals start around 43 seconds, fall out and harmonies kick back in at 1:42
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FX sidechaining into compressor

June 3rd, 2017 + 7:06 PM  ·  toastedgoat

I always wondered how studio guys got such cool delays and reverbs, that sound huge but, didn't ring on, and overrun the vocals. Sidechain the delay into a compressor, tweak the compressor to kick in the adjust the attack to kill the delay fairly quick the when the vocal line is finished adjust he release to open up the delay after the vocal line is done.  This keeps the delay from muddying up the dry vocals as the delays will only come on after the compressor releases.  You can also use an expander to do the opposite, sidechain the reverb or delay into the expander and set it so the reverb and delay are on when the vocals are going but, clamp down as soon as the vocal line is done. That way the reverb tail and delays don't ring on after the vocal line/word. Just while the voice is producing sound.
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