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cassette recording

Postby eikakot » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi, everybody :) I have few more compositions of this type in my head so hope to receive some feedback first to see where I could improve.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpH8yOS36I
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Re: casette recording

Postby milo » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:26 pm

I quite like this. I listened to it several times over the weekend. The VU meters as the only moving thing in the video are kind of hypnotic. I especially like the subtle synth that comes in briefly at about 1:30. Overall a very relaxing mood piece.

Was this recorded on a cassette machine? An old 4-track or something? If so then you did a good job of eliminating the tape hiss. What Linux software did you use?

EDIT: I also like the subtle delay effect. Adds a nice bit of texture and depth.

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Re: casette recording

Postby psyocean » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Good cassette's theme! Golden time for music :) Nice track!

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Re: casette recording

Postby eikakot » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:41 pm

It was recorded on a Marantz PMD-430 portable cassette recorder - the one with VU meters which is shown in the video and at the time it was being recorded. I've used Type II cassette tape with Dolby B noise reduction. I've played back the cassette and recorded it to Bitwig on Linux (could have done that in real time as Marantz is a 3 head recorder). Not much processing there in Bitwig only about couple db peak limiting on a master track.

Thanks everybody for your comments! I am very bad at expressing myself but I'm very grateful that two of you liked this song. Thanks!

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Re: casette recording

Postby Basslint » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 pm

It's one of the most relaxing things I've heard perhaps in years. Thank you for this moment of peace!

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Re: casette recording

Postby eikakot » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:58 am

Thanks so much! I truly appreciate that

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Re: casette recording

Postby ufug » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:29 pm

I really can't think of anything to improve here, it's lovely as-is. Thanks for sharing it.

The sound is really enjoyable as well, either from the tape quality or the lack of editing (or both). It's refreshing to hear a real performance from start to finish. Very soulful and sincere.

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Re: casette recording

Postby eikakot » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:24 am

Thank you!


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