Almost there on sound issues. Overloaded the send, need to pull the bass down. A few things.
USB issues again but that was ok. Got the cameras remapped with enough time.
It's a lot to get right and it's.....AWESOME!!
While working in new songs we've had some mutations and it's just great. Nobody knows better is now a soul song, Walk into your heart is nice to play acoustic and we even managed to get Pirouette in there.
Well done to Fox, Mr Coggins & Theo that was crazy relaxing. Cheers to Steve(s) and the BLF.
Also big thanks to Marcus for help in arranging stuff today. I'd write more but it's been a long day of making things.
It's good to be moving. More after a recharge. Things are starting to pop pop pop :)
Downtime is back for Ep3 next Thursday (US)/ Friday AM (sydney) plus other things are happening.
Also I really really wanna get off facebook as a platform. Separate issue.
Also (pt 2) thanks to Ben. 3 hour vocal session? no problems.
Good show yesterday. Thanks to Fox for the extra sound stuff,we improved sound quality again.
Even with all the testing, there are still things to fix.
Musically it's goinggreat proceeding well and it's terrific to be able to hang out with some Cellar Dwellers.
Poor Steve, who's in the thick of the US circumstances, took a while to smile, but we got him there eventually. That's what we can do to help
That's what Stormcellar's always been, and continues to be. A place of safety.
Behold the high tech studio
There was still a gain staging problem and some mixing issues.
OH! And 'Patching' for random reasons. I mean why not patch LAST NIGHT when we were testing?? Nope. Time to patch?
5 mins before show time.
Then the Laptop decided that USB Suuuuucks and spat out the mixer and all the cameras.
6 minutes after live show time I was still remapping stuff. No es bueno.
It's just another gig mate. That stuff happens at gigs.
Breathe, deal, remap. Focus. Focus.
Don't listen to the rest of the band asking you why it's not working and then positing ideas about what's wrong with the sound mix, when in fact the entire issue is that the USB hub driver, sound driver and some other unknown element have had a complete fritz.
You know this stuff, and you got this, because you are thorough, detailed, a complete tech boffin and nerd and you wear...
yes, yesterday I channeled the power of the master, and the show went on.
And as part of the ocntinued settlement with the Canadians, I am required to post the text of the apology we read.
We committed to 13.
Let's see what happens next :)
Now a bit of Sad news. My Aunt Debra passed away suddenly this week, I'm posting this because she followed the band, as do the fam. My thoughts are with Jonathon, Robert, Shane & the kids, John, Jacqui and the kids too.
It's a truth to never take for granted what you have.
As the end of the world approached, a rip in the fabric of space-time has allowed us a glimpse of Stormcellar in other universes. I grabbed a few of their album covers and some promo info.
A Norwegian EDM band inspired by the poems of Tor Ulven. The transmission was a little garbled so I didnt get the band members names. The portal device is interfering with the file transmission so it might take me a few goes to download their music.
Quite close to us I found a Stormcellar that is a Metal band, I grabbed this from their website.
I managed to download some promo stuff, here's what passed through the portal:
'After 7 years establishing themselves as one of Bavarias most progressive schlagermusik acts and headlining the Grossenvomittenbucket fest in Aspenglau in Romania, Sturmkeller were enroute to the Viennese Schnitzleffracktenbluchenfrappenschwarzen festival where a rare opportunity was available for the bands heavy clog influenced face slapping sounds to be recorded live with Andre Rieu, a once in a lifetime event.
Three days after their van mysteriously disappeared from the road between Afterbruchlighstee and Verf, Sturmkeller were discovered in a field of sorghum in Belgium, unable to account for the past three days.
It's at this point where they deserted their knee slapping roots and re-emerged as a psychic metal band singing songs about alien abduction.
Fans of Sturmkellers award winning albums 'Favourite songs for sausages' and 'Favourite songs for sausages: 2 - the Mustard Boogaloo' were surprised and in some instances, infuriated by the radical change in musical direction with the release of 'we were adbucted by aliens on our way to meet Andre Rieu' album which quickly shot to the top of the self reporting charts in Moscow, Idaho.'
I grabbed a fragment of one of their songs but it was too powerful for my amp, which said a few phrases in low german and then committed suicide.
Most interestingly, in every alternate universe so far, we have encountered Andre Rieu. I don't know what this means but I suspect it's important.
I have to go close the portal, Michael Buble also exists in other universes and the version in universe #288383 heard I talked smack about him and has been trying to crawl through for the last hour. I'll post more after we recharge the reactor, I've been feeding it Gibsons all week.