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poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
edited June 9 in Events
Hi to all,

Starting on the mixing for you all... Will drip feed up to a play list as I get them done.

First up... Calling @lovestrat74 's @markblagdon @Tone71 with Come "Together"



Will update the playlist as I get the others finished.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15135
    So, a bunch of people, who hadn't even met before let alone rehearsed together, walked into a room in a studio, plugged in, and played.

    And that's the result.

    in-effing-credible.


    Thanks for the mixing @poopot - and thanks to everyone who attended Woking for making it happen. 

    People of all skills, abilities and experience levels (IIRC, there's a 13yo playing on Come Together), just using their instruments for what their instruments were intended to be used for.

    Making music and enjoying doing it.

     :+1: 


    IMHO, this is one of the main things that the forum should be about.  Helping people, encouraging people, supporting people, giving people a focus and target, TO PLAY THEIR GUITARS. , to make music, and to have a great time doing so with other like-minded people.

    All the other crap that happens here is - well - just the other crap.

    May there be many more jams in future.
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 838
    poopot said:
    Hi to all,

    Starting on the mixing for you all... Will drip feed up to a play list as I get them done.

    First up... Calling @lovestrat74 's @markblagdon @Tone71 with Come "Together"



    Will update the playlist as I get the others finished.
    Cheers @poopot Im very happy with that! Are the tracks downloadable? 
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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 261
    That was he most stressful part of the day for me, stuck in traffic, missing a rehearsal of sorts, straight into a recording situation etc etc a billion excuses for rushing the solo......but it was a great, highly enjoyable with @lovestrat74 's? son playing bass truly brilliant.

    Actually didn't sound as bad as I thought I had played on the day!!

    How far is Huddersfield?
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    Cheers @poopot Im very happy with that! Are the tracks downloadable? 
    Yep, Should be, although it will be MP3.

    What I was going to suggest is once everything is done if people DM me their email I will send the mixed WAV's out to every one... you can then create a CD etc.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    Tone71 said:
    That was he most stressful part of the day for me, stuck in traffic, missing a rehearsal of sorts, straight into a recording situation etc etc a billion excuses for rushing the solo......but it was a great, highly enjoyable with @lovestrat74 's? son playing bass truly brilliant.

    Actually didn't sound as bad as I thought I had played on the day!!

    How far is Huddersfield?
    Just to point out... That is the one and only recorded take of come together... First song of the day, no one had met anyone else, one take... Blinding job people!!!!!
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    edited June 9
    Calling @lovestrat74 's, @markblagdon and @darthed1981.

    Fire is now in the playlist:


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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    Calling @markblagdon, @darthed1981, @peteri and @McToot ;

    Champagne Supernova for you... Who was on bass? I have @differs on my sheet but he has a line through his name!


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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16152
    poopot said:
    Calling @markblagdon, @darthed1981, @peteri and @McToot ;

    Champagne Supernova for you... Who was on bass? I have @differs on my sheet but he has a line through his name!


    Bass was me.
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    poopot said:
    Calling @markblagdon, @darthed1981, @peteri and @McToot ;

    Champagne Supernova for you... Who was on bass? I have @differs on my sheet but he has a line through his name!


    Bass was me.
    In that case..

    calling @Bridgehouse as well... champagne supernova is up! 
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2359
    Wow - I really killed my voice on Fire, a bit ropey on Champagne from memory it got better later on!  A bit rough around the edges (aimed entirely at me, not the thoroughly excellent rhythm section) but certainly sounds like Oasis :)
    Warning: this post may contain overtly affectionate references to Mary Spender
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    Wow - I really killed my voice on Fire, a bit ropey on Champagne from memory it got better later on!  A bit rough around the edges (aimed entirely at me, not the thoroughly excellent rhythm section) but certainly sounds like Oasis :)
    Fire sound great dude!!!!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15135
    Wow - I really killed my voice on Fire, 
    Maybe - but it sounded bloody good!
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2359
    Thanks @poopot @ttony
    Warning: this post may contain overtly affectionate references to Mary Spender
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  • lovestrat74lovestrat74 Frets: 411
    poopot said:
    Wow - I really killed my voice on Fire, a bit ropey on Champagne from memory it got better later on!  A bit rough around the edges (aimed entirely at me, not the thoroughly excellent rhythm section) but certainly sounds like Oasis :)
    Fire sound great dude!!!!
    Just had a listen on the phone and it sounded great! Only thing missing was a Strat  :#
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 838
    poopot said:
    Wow - I really killed my voice on Fire, a bit ropey on Champagne from memory it got better later on!  A bit rough around the edges (aimed entirely at me, not the thoroughly excellent rhythm section) but certainly sounds like Oasis :)
    Fire sound great dude!!!!
    Just had a listen on the phone and it sounded great! Only thing missing was a Strat  :#
    Nah, Fire is played on a Tele by all the cool middle aged blokes nowadays!!
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    edited June 9
    Right then. Last one for now till I get sent some more...

    Calling @TTony, @darthed1981, @McToot and @springhead....

    Fortunate Son, good work chaps!!!! I'm off into the garden to hunt Charlie!....



    ****EDIT **** Slight Error fixed in the above - As you were, Nowt to see here.....
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 2073
    Top stuff all sounds great, really pleased to hear the ones I didn't watch live, didn't see fire or fortunate son but they sound great.  Come Together for a one take first song sounds brilliant.  Did you play the custom @Tone71 ?

    "People of all skills, abilities and experience levels (IIRC, there's a 13yo playing on Come Together), just using their instruments for what their instruments were intended to be used for.

    Making music and enjoying doing it."

    I thoroughly loved it.  Next time theres a jam thats not a 9 hour round trip i'm there for it.

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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 144
    Thanks for the mix @poopot , nicely done.  That one was so quick - walk in, plug in, 4 clicks form your drummer, play and out.  Your mix confirms it did actually happen! 
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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 261
    edited June 10
    munckee said:
    Top stuff all sounds great, really pleased to hear the ones I didn't watch live, didn't see fire or fortunate son but they sound great.  Come Together for a one take first song sounds brilliant.  Did you play the custom @Tone71 ?

    "People of all skills, abilities and experience levels (IIRC, there's a 13yo playing on Come Together), just using their instruments for what their instruments were intended to be used for.

    Making music and enjoying doing it."

    I thoroughly loved it.  Next time theres a jam thats not a 9 hour round trip i'm there for it.

    Yep played it on all except Honky Tonk which was a MIM standard (in open G)

    Really enjoying listening to all these they all sound excellent, actually didn't hear them all at the time as was downstairs practicing.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15135
    poopot said:
    Right then. Last one for now till I get sent some more...

    Calling @TTony, @darthed1981, @McToot and @springhead....

    Fortunate Son, good work chaps!!!! I'm off into the garden to hunt Charlie!....



    ****EDIT **** Slight Error fixed in the above - As you were, Nowt to see here.....
    That one felt good at the time.

    Solid and tight - and Matt was really hitting the  drums!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15135
    Now everyone's got to be careful what they say about the drummings ... @drumswithpoopot  ;
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    TTony said:

    That one felt good at the time.

    Solid and tight - and Matt was really hitting the  drums!
    Matt does like to hit em that’s for sure. He’s the reason myself and Chaz the (current) bass player had to spend stupid amounts on fited ear plugs!!! After two hours of standing next to that at a gig you take a battering to the ears!... 


    these recording are showing that as long as everyone has learnt their bit, anyone can put on a gigable performance.
    I’ve deliberately not “polished” any of the tracks to the extent a studio would, I’ve applied basic panning and eq and a little reverb on some instruments.

    They are as raw and a live as you can get basically.

    Have to ask yourself, “would you be happy if on a night out you heard these performances”?

    I think the answer has to be yes!.. I’ve seen and I know bands that meet up week after week and gig non stop that put out performances not as good as the 4 above!... and you lot had never met each other!!!!

    get together, form a band and start gigging I reckon!...
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    TTony said:
    Now everyone's got to be careful what they say about the drummings ... @drumswithpoopot  ;
    Just don’t big him up in any way shape or form... just encourages him :)
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  • TTony said:
    Now everyone's got to be careful what they say about the drummings ... @drumswithpoopot  ;
    Took a while to choose the username - simply couldn't bring myself to go with "poopot's drummer".

    Great to meet and play with you all last weekend - definitely a bit seat-of-the-pants: recording songs you've never played before, in one take, with complete strangers - but was really good fun, even though I was so completely and utterly outnumbered.

    I thought the atmosphere on the day was excellent, and the comments I've read here just reinforce what a positive and supportive group this is.

    Special thanks to those of you who, at the end of the day, showed @poopot that guitarists really can help drummers load their gear.

    And, finally, sorry that I hit them so hard. I'm a lawyer in my day job, and it's the best way I've ever found of relieving stress. Plus @poopot always turns it up so painfully loud that it's the only way I ever get heard.

    Look forward to hearing more of the recordings!

    Matt
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 838
    Hi Matt,
    I didn’t get the chance to say thanks for letting me use your kit- I really appreciated it. I only have an electronic kit at home so it’s great to get a chance to play real drums!

    Cheers!

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  • lovestrat74lovestrat74 Frets: 411
    TTony said:
    Now everyone's got to be careful what they say about the drummings ... @drumswithpoopot  ;
    Took a while to choose the username - simply couldn't bring myself to go with "poopot's drummer".

    Great to meet and play with you all last weekend - definitely a bit seat-of-the-pants: recording songs you've never played before, in one take, with complete strangers - but was really good fun, even though I was so completely and utterly outnumbered.

    I thought the atmosphere on the day was excellent, and the comments I've read here just reinforce what a positive and supportive group this is.

    Special thanks to those of you who, at the end of the day, showed @poopot that guitarists really can help drummers load their gear.

    And, finally, sorry that I hit them so hard. I'm a lawyer in my day job, and it's the best way I've ever found of relieving stress. Plus @poopot always turns it up so painfully loud that it's the only way I ever get heard.

    Look forward to hearing more of the recordings!

    Matt
    Thanks for your Herculean effort last week - definitely hardest working musician of the day!

    On name front you could have been @mattbee or @beesticks or @chickendrumsticks anyway enough crap from me welcome aboard! 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461
    On name front you could have been @mattbee or @beesticks or @chickendrumsticks anyway enough crap from me welcome aboard! 
    “Chickendrumsticks”... genius!...
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 838

    @poopot - Ive downloaded them and they are saved as WAVs so that's great. They are a great way to check out how we all performed on the day and the way they are mixed means I can pickout my guitar parts on Fire vs @lovestrat74 - which is really useful. We had a good dynamic going on there - we both played different parts which worked well.

    Im interested in understanding why my vocals on Come Together have a slight volume pumping effect - is that due to my vocal technique (moving around the mic changing the distance?) or a limitation of everyone recording in the same room meaning individual volumes are tricky to establish?. Not a criticism of the mixing - Im just interested for my own education.

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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 838
    poopot said:
    Right then. Last one for now till I get sent some more...

    Calling @TTony, @darthed1981, @McToot and @springhead....

    Fortunate Son, good work chaps!!!! I'm off into the garden to hunt Charlie!....



    ****EDIT **** Slight Error fixed in the above - As you were, Nowt to see here.....

    Theres some great riffs/lead lines going on over the chords on this track - whos the player and what guitar/amp combo was used?
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1461

    @poopot - Ive downloaded them and they are saved as WAVs so that's great. They are a great way to check out how we all performed on the day and the way they are mixed means I can pickout my guitar parts on Fire vs @lovestrat74 - which is really useful. We had a good dynamic going on there - we both played different parts which worked well.

    Im interested in understanding why my vocals on Come Together have a slight volume pumping effect - is that due to my vocal technique (moving around the mic changing the distance?) or a limitation of everyone recording in the same room meaning individual volumes are tricky to establish?. Not a criticism of the mixing - Im just interested for my own education.

    I would say its due to the fact its a live performance rather than a polished vocal take... There is a certain amount of movement away from a towards the mic from yourself which is causing the volume change... no amount of compression will fix that tbh. The other thing is there is sooooooooo much bleed on each mic its nearly impossible to isolate any single instrument...

    I deliberately haven't done more than a basic mix for a couple of reasons 1) I think its better to show the raw performance from the day - and I think the recordings show that... 2) realistically more than a few days would be needed for each track to polish it to the point of near perfection...
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