notes from the shore

Adventures in Home Recording

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded is a traditional German hymn written by Hans Leo Hassler. I’ve always loved the melody and chord structure of this song. It’s also stuck in my head for decades since I heard Paul Simon’s American Tune which borrows the melody for the beginning of it’s verse. Continue reading

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Hymn CD Project | , , , | 2 Comments

Production Update 10-01-09

Head 0930From the screenshot, you can see that all the instruments are present and fully accounted for. Compare to the last entry and you can see the progress. The rest of Horn 2, Trombones 1 and 2, Bass Trombone and Tuba have all been tracked. Continue reading

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Production Diary, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Production Update Sept-23

Head 0923I’ve stolen a couple of evenings to work a bit more on tracking Oh Sacred Head. I wish I had taken more screen shots of my progress. That way we could track together all the way to the end.

Anyway, I can play my WX5 despite my broken finger (left ring). Last night and tonight I tracked the rest of Horn 1 (grey track) and  the beginning of Horn 2 (top gold track).

I’ve also discovered a new free convolution reverb that may become my go-to reverb. It’s called Reverberate. Unlike SIR and Cakewalk’s Perfect Space, which sum the inputs to mono before applying the IR, Reverberate takes the left and right inputs, applies the left and right channels of the IR, and sends them out the left and right outputs. They call this “Parallel Stereo“, as opposed to their pay version which is “True Stereo.”

So far I really like the sound and the stereo separation.

Oh, and the new music computer still isn’t working. I can’t get the SATA drive working. A friend will come over (soon, I hope) to help me out with that.

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Plugins, Production Diary | , , , , | 1 Comment

Trumpets In!

I found some spare time tonight and finished tracking the trumpets in Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded. Continue reading

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Back to Work

Brass Choir 2005So, I’ve spent most of the summer out working on a highway for 10+ hours a day. I basically didn’t do any music from the end of April to, well, yesterday. Continue reading

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Production Diary | , , , | 2 Comments

Production Update – 05/29/09

I’ve moved forward on a number of fronts, without completing anything. Thus, a production update post. Continue reading

May 30, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Production Diary | , , , , | Leave a comment

Production Update – March 11, 2009

I haven’t completed anything of note, but I thought now might be a good time to list off the status of my various projects, since I managed to get a lot of progress made this past weekend. Continue reading

March 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments