Army Of Harkness
Originally posted by Voidmaster
Man, that is just sooooo good. If the original music is better, I may have to buy the series JUST for the music. YOU ROCK!!!
Thanks! That was a hairy “let's see if I can do this” sort of project.
I've applied what I learned from it to subsequent projects. Tomorrow, if Fedex is on time, I will be receiving a nice new preamp for my mic that
should help sweeten my vocals a bit.
Later, after it's thoroughly tested, I have a new DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) on the way -- a rack-mounted dual-Opteron system that will allow me
to go absolutely berserk
with my track count -- along with some primo synthesizer packages featuring massive banks of real instrument
Once I get used to the new gear, I expect some noticeable improvements in my mixes.
As it is, the pair of Mackie 824 studio monitor speakers I got a couple of weeks ago has really opened my ears to the subtleties of producing good
mixes. Mixing albums on computer speakers just won't do anymore.
If I actually manage to kick my next album Roxxor
out the door by the end of the month, I am hopeful it will showcase some of what I'm
Since I don't have any of its songs actually finished yet, that may be a dicey proposition, but then I did Wings of Gray
in nine days, so hey,
now I have ten.
Music To Preen By
I really think the original soundtrack for Haibane Renmei
is da bomb, although it's not exactly rock music.
For some examples of what it's like, I feature clips from it in my series of podcasts
Majic: Concerning Haibane
Although my background is in rock music (garage band, specifically), I have found that music like this really
opens creative doors and inspires
me to write more cross-genre.
Not to plug commercial products, but I know Amazon.com
which includes Ethereal Remains
. Amazon provides some sample clips to help get a further idea of what the album sounds like.
As for the series, anime in general is just too darn expensive in my opinion, but if you shop around, you can get some (relatively) decent deals.
Amazon carries the series, too (I recommend using their search feature to compare options).
In any case, I'm glad you like it, and if I ever get off my butt and start recording again, I hope to provide some nice new tracks soon.