I just finished to record a new Me In The Bath song. It's named 'Help Me Trust Me'. The tracklisting of the forthcoming album 'Together We Stand' now includes :
- Not One Soul To Love Me
- Together We Stand
- Help Me Trust Me
Please note that the first 2 songs were available on Dogmazic.net, from October to December for the first one, and from November to December for the second.
But let's talk about 'Help Me Trust Me' recording process :
Gear used :
A cheap Athlon 64 3000+ box from a local shop with 512 Mb of RAM, received used by donation, with it's built-in motherboard ALi M5455 sound controler (Realtek ALC850 rev 0 chipset), a 320GB hdd, a Geforce II MX 400 video card.
A cheap Plantronics 13$ microphone aimed at webcam chat and so on.
Monitoring : A 19 years old Phillips stereo.
An Epiphone PR 200 NS folk guitar. String brand is unknown
A Transfer "Performer Series U.S.A" made in Korea cheap bass - no amp - String brand is unknown
A drum kick pedal of unknown brand
A cardboard box filled with old electronic devices and paper used as a bass drum
A plastic box lid used as a snare drum subsitute
An empty bottle of beer
A single drum stick
A big wooden spoon used as the second drum stick
Software used :
Audacity, Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.10, ALSA, Pulseaudio (built in amplification provided by the OS used)
Audacity filters used :
-Tube amp simulation
Now a few word about the recording process itself :
First, it took me about half an hour to figure out that the mute switch of the microphone was set to 'mute'. Pretty silly.
Guitar recorded in one take.
Drums recorded in a certain number of takes. Finally I recorded the plastic lid+empty bottle first, then the cardboard box on a second track.
Voice recorded in one take+one overdub
Bass recorded in one take+one overdub
I recorded in 44100hz, 16-bit sample depth.
That's all for this post. Hope you liked it.
See you later