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February 4, 2010 | 12:55 pm

That's right, I have a new microphone! A shiny new MXL condenser mic. It seems the universe is pushing me back to recording. The studio has been put back together and now that I have a garage next to it, I'll be inviting my drummer friends over to record live tracks for me. Yeah, a new beginning...

My frustrations with drums loops and my fascination with photography pretty much stopped me from recording this past year. I have 4001 drum beats in my library and they all sound wrong. My camera on the other hand is a beautiful machine and has inspired me to get out and use it.

www.flickr.com/photos/mattgranz

The new mic was priced at $49 (usually sells for $120). I decided to purchase it without my lovely wife's consent (better to ask forgiveness than permission) and now have it all set up and waiting for my daughter's nap time today. My KRK monitors are once again hooked up and everything is set. 2010 will be a year of new recording adventures and should see some new music coming from yours truly.

Thankfully my chops are a bit better since my Wednesday night jam band got two ex pro players who demand excellence this past year. So between the longlines project with Jayman and Baboon and my own recordings, iCompositions will see a bit more new music this year.

Let's see what happens...

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This is a good thing. A very good thing!
Artist Page Send Message February 4, 2010 | 1:03 pm
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You see, the lord has answered yet more of my prayer. Welcome news. smiley
Artist Page Send Message February 4, 2010 | 5:18 pm
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70$ off ... Not bad ....
Latest Song: Evolving classical #1
Artist Page Send Message February 4, 2010 | 6:46 pm
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Yeah ... I've missed my regular dose of the Granz (the Doc said the cream would work, but it didn't!) .. welcome back Matt, look forward to hearing the Les Paul back in action.

"better to ask forgiveness than permission" ... you're clearly an experienced operator !

Dave

EDIT : Great photo's Matt .. I love the The Psychedelic Express ... thats a song title with art work ready to go !
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Latest Song: Seven Deadly Sins
Artist Page Send Message February 4, 2010 | 7:12 pm
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I plugged it in today and it's not functional. LOL.
Latest Song: The Munsterz
Artist Page Send Message February 4, 2010 | 9:53 pm
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shame wanted to hear that thang

matt choo choo
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Latest Song: While The Clouds Pass
Artist Page Send Message February 5, 2010 | 5:39 am
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Ha! I forgot that I needed an XLR cable and was using one with a 1/4" end… I changed cables and now it's working and I tracked yesterday. I then lost the tracks to a GarageBand freeze because I had forgotten that Apple hates the auto save feature that I wish they would incorporate into their apps… man, coming back to music is like going through bootcamp! I'm having to learn things all over again.

Anyone know why I'm hearing crackling in the cans when I set up to record? Maybe I should post that question in the forum.
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Latest Song: The Munsterz
Artist Page Send Message February 5, 2010 | 3:32 pm
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The story just keeps getting better and better. I had a tube preamp that stopped working for me around a year and a half ago, and a compressor that was suffering the same fate. I decided today to see if I could breathe some new life into them (bang them around etc…) and when I plugged them in, they both worked perfectly. I'm stoked.

The forum answered my crackling in the earphones problem (needed new interface driver was all).

So, today I recorded some tracks and am now waiting on a cool keyboard track from borris.
Latest Song: The Munsterz
Artist Page Send Message February 6, 2010 | 1:37 am
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There's nothin more frustrating than finding your gear is out of order ... keep at it Matt ... keep going back to the photo's .. those shots of he goldengate bridge are spectacular .. you have a talented eye for a shot (mind you, they said that to Oswald!)
Latest Song: Seven Deadly Sins
Artist Page Send Message February 9, 2010 | 8:36 pm
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My gear is all in great shape now! I'm stoked! The only problem is that my fingers are no longer used to long sessions of playing lead solos over and over and I'm now paying the price of a huge blood blister. Let it be a lesson to all iComp'rs who want to take a yearlong vacation from their recording devices.
Latest Song: The Munsterz
Artist Page Send Message February 9, 2010 | 11:56 pm
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"I got BLISTAHS on mah FINGAHS...>BAMPH
Artist Page Send Message February 10, 2010 | 11:27 am
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Babs… you and Jason will be benefitting from the torture I'm putting these fingers of mine through.
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Artist Page Send Message February 10, 2010 | 1:45 pm
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Well then...let's boogie.
Artist Page Send Message February 11, 2010 | 11:55 am
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I'm thinking we need to knock out a Black Crowes style rocker...quick and dirty.
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Heheh...is that the condenser you gave me?
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