On 12/03/2013 10:25 PM, Rusty Perez wrote:
> Very nice, :-)
> I particularly like the processing on her voice, the vast echo, but
> back in the background, and the harmonies. Were those artificially
> created? They sound GREAT! :-)
The harmonies were sung in 3 parts (the lower support harmony in the
second line, only one part), 4 layers each, a little boost above 5k, a
little dip around 500hz to make it more airy. That's all.
> GREAT vocals.
Thanks, I'll pass that on :-)
Hi all! It was suggested that I post this to the list. Having created it for my good LAU friend, Julien, it is here because of his hosting it, for your enjoyment. Click the link below, and choose the Bruhns Prelude and Fugue. There is information there about the production. Thanks all. Comments or suggestions are welcome.
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Hey, just a heads up on this controller I found, I know some guys here
might be interested:
it surely looks way more interesting to me than the various Monome-like
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M'colleague and I are proud to announce the first releases from Julius
Quintus, LAU's least-productive prog supergroup (for which I am entirely
to blame -- the productivity thing, that is, I'm only partially to blame
for the music).
These were recorded at JQ's first recording session (and second ever
meeting) in August 2010, in the UK.
Rough mixes were done three years ago, but they've languished ever
since, basically waiting for me to get my arse into gear. An injury
earlier in the year that rendered me unable to play, together with other
personal circumstances, made it a good opportunity to revisit these two
pieces and finally do them justice.
I'd like to take this opportunity to dedicate these two pieces to
m'colleague, Julien, as a thank you for all the friendship and music
we've shared, and as an apology for being so damn slow with everything.
Those that can, make music: those that can't, make excuses. We have a
good partnership: m'colleague makes the music and I have a batch of
freshly made excuses specially prepared...
Details and other links further below. We hope you enjoy and, as always,
comments are welcomed.
No capes, Persian rugs, curries, knives or ice rinks were harmed during
the making of this music.
AS A CLOUD PASSES THE SUN, SO MY LIFE TURNS GREY
This main bulk of this short piece was written in the studio in August 2010.
The flute was added later in August, following the main session. The
take was only supposed to be a placeholder until a better one could be
recorded, but so far that hasn't happened. So the flute playing is even
crappier than is usual.
The guitar overdubs were the last to be done, being added in September
2010 following an inspirational break in Orkney.
J: Black Grand piano, Virtual String Machine, M-Tron Pro (three violins,
eight choir), drums
Q: guitars (SA503TVL, Les Paul), fretless bass, flute, percussion
Engineering, mixing & mastering: Q
TIME TO GO [6:01]
This was a studio marmalade -- you can't really jam a full prog piece
with two people -- recorded in August 2010.
Piano and guitar were laid down together with the string machine overdub
quickly following (sadly not the real deal, since the studio wasn't
equipped with real string machines until later). The next day, the drums
were improvised/overdubbed, followed by the bass (improvising on a
fretless was not the best of ideas and protestations were made!).
The improvised lead guitar part was overdubbed on the last full day in
the studio, as it was beginning to dawn that it would soon be time to go
and something needed to be laid down. It's the first take.
The other details were added during pre-production, which commenced this
J: Black Grand piano, Virtual String Machine, drums
Q: guitars (SA503TVL), fretless bass, ChamberTron (female voice, male
voice), M-Tron Pro (boys' choir, female choir, male choir), Little
Phatty SII, Dark Energy, percussion
Engineering, mixing & mastering: Q
Our special thanks go to, but are not limited to, all those behind:
Ardour, Linuxsampler, Hydrogen, linuxDSP, Calf, Invada, zita, IR, SWH,
Guitarix, ZamAudio, GForce Software, Sampletekk, NI, plus Ian Shepherd.