Narrowing down the loops. (In the video I mention posting sample of the loops. I dunno if I’ll do that. It’s still pretty rough, and potentially lame.)
The music computer is fixed, back to songwriting. Also, be good to each other out there. Recorded Sunday at 4pm on November 20 2016.
This week I spent a LOT of time troubleshooting audio problems and trying to optimize my system. In the end I downloaded LatencyMon software, and it is helping me track down the source of these frustrations.
Dave talks about his potentially un-ethical way for developing the new song, and then plays what he’s got so far.
In this episode we talk about The Strand’s music studio. Here is a list of the hardware and software we mention in this video.
Primary Hardware and DAWS
Cubase 8.0 DAWS
Event 20/20 Monitor Speakers
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
Native Instruments KOMPLETE
BLUE Spark Mic
Rode NT4 and NTK Mic
Shure SM58 Mic
(and Sennheiser E85)
Access Virus KB and Indigo
Nord Lead 1 and 3
The topic of the new song we are working on, and our Hollywood gig.
Details leading up to the cancellation of our involvement in the Oscillation 2016 festival.
Dave starts the video series StrandUpdate. This video talks about the start of band’s 6 month creative phase, following the resignation of Matthew Elias Lewter (drummer).
First, how to shave balls. Then, let’s talk about vacations we’ve gone on, or places we would eventually like to visit. Scott tells his European dirt cart story, Dave talks about his honeymoon in Prague, Liverpool, and London. Laura talks about her time studying opera in Italy. Steve swims with the jellyfish, Lewter saves turtles in Costa Rica, Mike goes to Mexico on tour, and Scott visits Japan.. and more like fishing in Canada and tequila tasting in Puerto Vallarta!!