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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: One of those nights!! UGGGHH Reply with quote

So,

I've had one of those nights... I set up the mic's, got the placement just right, got the levels set, routed the patch bay, armed the tracks, inserted the effects, set up the mic-pre's, sorted out the cables, tuned the guitar and got a great tone for recording, I was ready to go. After two 1/2 hours, I couldn't get through the first verse w/out "f-ing up"!

I took a break, I had some tea, I paced back and forth... I tuned my guitar a million times, I even visited the reading room and while there learned about caring for spring lawns in the new issue of "Handy Man magazine", but when I returned to the studio, I just couldn't play guitar tonight! UGGGHH!! Oh well, most of the hard work in getting levels and mic placement is done... there is always tomorrow night to play

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you leave it all up until inspiration strikes?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt,

You want to know the scary part? I'm laying down parts that are already written! All I have to do is "shut up and play"

Well, today is another day... we'll see how it goes... If I get tonight right, I have 7 more songs to go... not mentioning solo's...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're too tense. ...happens to me all the time - self-induced stress.

I'd do whatever you can to relax (except getting hammered). Changing the surroundings helps me a lot. Turn the lights off and light some candles. Stand in a different spot while playing.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had plenty of those "times". I just chalk it up to a bad day. Tuning can really bum me out, and being all acoustic makes it worse. Sometimes I just don't hear it. So I too will end up screwing around, and get nothing tracked. Then there's the next moment, and everything goes smooth as silk. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I am able to leave stuff ready to go. That's a big help. Just turn the crap on, and start tracking. I like that.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seanmorse

Yeah, you ara right! I flet my back starting to hurt, I could tell I was to tense... "wanting to just get it done" and not enjoying the process.


DTB, yeah, I bet if I have at it tonight I'll be just fine.


Thanks for the replies... you guy's are the best!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coffee... Lots of coffee. Maybe not for some, but it relaxes me nicely.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some days are just bad from the start. Sometimes I can't play guitar or even hear well. I just keep trying anyhow because the extra practice will make tomorrow better anyhow.
Usually by the time I have given up I will play something totally different and end up completing a new song...almost on accident.

Or the worst is when you turned everything off again it just flows out of you.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best of times like the worst of times all fade away,
maybe play guitar another day?
Rolling Eyes

warm up first, play some scales then sit back and take a deep breath. Think in your head, "we can always redo it". Then start recording about 30 seconds from where you should come in, so you get the feel of the song. Then Then Then! let er' rip. If you still can't get it, just wait a couple minutes, still can't, wait till the next day. And if you keep fucking it up, have one of your friends press record or something, but have them surprise you. Like, they tell you they pressed play but they really pressed record...you know how it goes. My drummer freezes when were recording him, so i tell him to just practice it in the headphones a couple times, well, while he thinks he's just practicing *muwahahaha* i press record. Works like a charm!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I have trouble recording something, I usually just stick with it till something good soundig comes out. However, if you are cramped for time, this is definatly not the way to go. 3 hours of trying to play some stupid riff over and over again can also get annoying, but when its done I am glad I stuck with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well rehearsed lines are usually synonymous with easily executed on-the-spot recordings

this also includes keeping a fresh head without going out and getting wasted the night before
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Candles, candles, candles!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other night inspiration hit so I got the mics and all out and began to record. I forgot to tell my wife what I was doing. She walks in and there I am with guitar in hand, headphones on, mic and pop filter in front of me and she asks "oh are you recording?". First impulse is to ask what part of this scene indicates I'm not recording. Thinking better of it I just say yes.
She leaves and I get a second take down and back she comes, sits down noisily at her computer and starts typing away. Noticing I was deadly silent, she asks if shes bothering me. I say no because I'm quitting for the night. To top it off, I had turned autosave off and forgot to save after each take. Cubase then proceeds to crash (big suprise) and I lost everything. Moral of the story- sometimes it takes more than inspiration
and rehearsal to lay a sucessful track down. It just wasn't meant to be that night. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac...your post cracked me up. Each stroke on the keyboard sounds like a jackhammer to your skull, lol. Sounds like you're very understanding. I've often considered trying to let my wife record a song (she can't sing, but that' wouldn't stop her), just so she can understand that FLUSHING A TOILET AND TURNING ON THE SHOWER in the middle of a take is...well; not polite, lol.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have slapped the bitch!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mosfet wrote:
I would have slapped the bitch!

Again, one more reason why you're not married, lol. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mosfet wrote:
I would have slapped the bitch!


Perhaps someday if your ever married and/or actually love someone that statement will come back and bite you in the ass. Even when recording, as intense and personal as it is, the universe does not revolve around you! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris_Harris wrote:
mac...your post cracked me up. Each stroke on the keyboard sounds like a jackhammer to your skull, lol. Sounds like you're very understanding. I've often considered trying to let my wife record a song (she can't sing, but that' wouldn't stop her), just so she can understand that FLUSHING A TOILET AND TURNING ON THE SHOWER in the middle of a take is...well; not polite, lol.


I like the idea of an acoustically isolated room to record in but I live in the real world. Besides if I let my wife record she might like it and there goes what little opportunity I have. Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmoondoggie wrote:
Mosfet wrote:
I would have slapped the bitch!


Perhaps someday if your ever married and/or actually love someone that statement will come back and bite you in the ass. Even when recording, as intense and personal as it is, the universe does not revolve around you! Rolling Eyes


Don't fucking preach to me! The universe DOES revolve around me anyway!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And when you get off the fucking soap box, go buy a sense of humor too!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mosfet wrote:
And when you get off the fucking soap box, go buy a sense of humor too!


OK. Sorry you took it so hard.
Peace!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: One of those nights!! UGGGHH Reply with quote

guitarboy_02451 wrote:
So,

I've had one of those nights... I set up the mic's, got the placement just right, got the levels set, routed the patch bay, armed the tracks, inserted the effects, set up the mic-pre's, sorted out the cables, tuned the guitar and got a great tone for recording, I was ready to go. After two 1/2 hours, I couldn't get through the first verse w/out "f-ing up"!

I took a break, I had some tea, I paced back and forth... I tuned my guitar a million times, I even visited the reading room and while there learned about caring for spring lawns in the new issue of "Handy Man magazine", but when I returned to the studio, I just couldn't play guitar tonight! UGGGHH!! Oh well, most of the hard work in getting levels and mic placement is done... there is always tomorrow night to play

Sad

gb


I did that once. Worked on a passage in a lead for 2 hours. Never did get it. Left all the gear on (sans amp), went to bed. Got up next morning, had a cup of coffee while the amp was warming up, and nailed it on the first take. Some days you got it, some days you dont.
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