November 17, 2007

Let's Try This Again, Shall We?

by Chris Randall

Okay, since I was a bit taken off guard that several hundred people might be interested in seeing me test a workflow process, I felt obligated to make haste in putting something up with a bit of musical merit. I took something I had written in the normal method a month or so ago, and re-formatted it to the MM + MD combo. The above is a brief film (two cameras, natch) of me trying out different arrangement ideas and such with that particular song. It will, of course, be on the upcoming Callisto release, albeit in a much more "produced" form.

Anyways, I'm feeling better about things now, and we'll return to our regularly scheduled vitriol and diatribe for the time being. I probably won't do this again until next weekend, because it is a bit of a pain in the arse. Not so much the doing of it, but rather coming up with 3 minutes of film where I don't tragically fuck up.



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Nov.17.2007 @ 9:28 PM
I think it's in the Geneva Convention that you're not allowed to use more than one camera angle on a youtube video.

Nov.17.2007 @ 10:27 PM
Chris Randall
Heh. And I thought I was shorting it. I have four cameras, but I just didn't feel like setting them all up and dealing with the edit. I'll keep that in mind, though, and keep it to single angles from now on. I don't want to get thrown in Gitmo.



Nov.17.2007 @ 11:14 PM
Looks like you're settling into the Monomachine quite quickly. Such a fun box...let alone the pair!


Nov.18.2007 @ 12:05 AM
Bust out the Sup Jup!

Nov.18.2007 @ 2:28 AM
Cool video. I actually liked the first one better. :)


Nov.18.2007 @ 3:51 AM
More than one camera angle is perfectly OK as long as none of them shows a JD800...

Nov.18.2007 @ 7:08 AM
I think the way it works is that the Geneva convention violations happen AFTER you get thrown in Gitmo.

Nov.18.2007 @ 7:16 AM
The Kaoss Pad's "Micronaut" marquee is a great touch. Will you eventually use all of the MD's outputs when recording it?

Nov.18.2007 @ 7:17 AM
Also, multiple cam angles are good.

Nov.18.2007 @ 11:58 AM
Chris Randall

When I actually "record," (whatever that word means any more) I generally do things one track at a time. I'm in no hurry, unless I'm under a deadline, and the way I work, I rarely am. So, if I was going to record the MachineDrum, for instance, I would mute everything, then just unmute the particular sound I was going to record. So, long story short, no.

I'm using all the outputs on the MM in the above video (and the previous one) because with so much sound coming out of a stereo pair, it just sounded mushy and incoherent. Separating out to a mixer gave me a "wider soundstage and better depth" or whatever it is the audiophiles quantify as "better." Plus I don't have to page through menus to touch up the volume of one sound.

In any event, this particular song will bear no resemblance to what is above, once it meets my DAW. It will probably remain in Em, but otherwise...



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