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BY Kloppsta
#750372
hey guys,

so this has been a long time coming, about 3 months in the works! lol

we are a band of guys with competing demands. young families, long working / studying hours, shifts, spread out accross Auckland etc.

my band Lucky Last probably manages to get together and practice maybe once a month at best. such is the nature of things right now, hence the drawn out process in creating this song :)

anyway, i am quite stoked with how it turned out, considering i really have no clue what i am doing haha

Forum members Nik (Zaulkin) and yours truly feature on this track.

We recorded drums, bass and a scratch track guitar take at Stage Sound in Glenfield where we usually jam. I recorded and produced everything on my 9 year old Core 2 Quad based PC with 8GB of DDR2 memory! haha It actually performed surprisingly well although i did have to start rendering tracks down once i started adding a bunch of FX to things.

We used a Tascam US 16-08 audio interface and a bunch of mixed dynamic microphones on the drum kit. Bass and scratch track guitar where DI'd.

I used Reaper DAW. Once we had the drums and bass recorded it brought my PC home and started working (in my spare time! lol) on recording the acoustic guitars. I also added a synth drone and some embellishments using an M-audio Axiom 25 midi keyboard controlling Serum VST.

When that was all done, Nik came over and recorded the super tasty electric lead guitars. For this we went straight in using his Fractal AX8. It sounded really really nice imho!

Once all the instrumentation was finished I recorded vocals and started "mixing" and "mastering" it all down. As i said earlier, i have no real clue as to what i am doing in the mixing process, i flew by the seat of my pants so audio engineers out there, be gentle! but i do welcome your feedback and tips!!

Anyway, the result is the "first draft" mixdown of our song "Come What May".

In order to get it up on YouTube so i could embed it easily, i just added some psychedelic imagery to go along with the dreamy vibe of the song.

Would love to hear your thoughts! :) recommended listening method is through decent headphones or speakers. laptop or phone speakers just dont do music justice imo :)

Credits:

Written, produced and recorded by Lucky Last band.

Craig Klopper - Vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, synth (lyrics by Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor)
Nik Dobbin - Electric lead guitar
Matthew Jackson - Drums
James Henderson - Bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJdAGqZhbSw
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BY H671
#750374
Kloppsta wrote:cant figure out how to embed the YT video anymore, so here's the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJdAGqZhbSw

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BY H671
#750381
Hit reply to my post & you will see the link inserted between the 2 youtube tags.
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BY AiRdAd
#750382
Nice one!
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BY jeremyb
#750387
Great vocal man, some tasty playing in there too!
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BY Kloppsta
#750458
H671 wrote:Hit reply to my post & you will see the link inserted between the 2 youtube tags.


Weird, i did that and it still didnt work for me. it used to :crazy:
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BY Slowy
#750502
Shit Kloppsta, you can sing! :thumbup: And all round Thai Curry levels of tastiness. :D
What was the acoustic?

The video reminded me a bit too closely of certain aspects of my youth :crazy:
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BY Kloppsta
#750548
Slowy wrote:Shit Kloppsta, you can sing! :thumbup: And all round Thai Curry levels of tastiness. :D
What was the acoustic?

The video reminded me a bit too closely of certain aspects of my youth :crazy:


Thank you Slowy! Very kind of you to say :) :thumbup:

Haha, yes, thats why i liked the video too :twisted:
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BY Kloppsta
#750691
Oh ... the acoustic was my absolutely wonderful soulmate Yamaha LJ36. By some sheer miracle i came into possession of this guitar by trading my Larivee L-02 and some $$$. These are hand made instruments out of Yamaha Japan's custom shop and command a price tag of $6k+ new. Considering what i paid for my Larivee and the money i put in, i secured the Yammy for $1900. I dont think the guy knew what he actually had! Neither did I until I did some more digging after getting it and realizing it was the best sounding, feeling and playing acoustic guitar i had every experienced! I consider myself very lucky to own it :)

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BY Slowy
#750772
Kloppsta wrote:Oh ... the acoustic was my absolutely wonderful soulmate Yamaha LJ36. By some sheer miracle i came into possession of this guitar by trading my Larivee L-02 and some $$$. These are hand made instruments out of Yamaha Japan's custom shop and command a price tag of $6k+ new. Considering what i paid for my Larivee and the money i put in, i secured the Yammy for $1900. I dont think the guy knew what he actually had! Neither did I until I did some more digging after getting it and realizing it was the best sounding, feeling and playing acoustic guitar i had every experienced! I consider myself very lucky to own it :)

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Thought it might have been. Still hoping to meet her one day.
Those LJ Yamahas have several peers but they bow to nobody.