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Official Video for “Wine…” (if the bottle would be empty)

A new video has been released for the song “Wine (if the bottle would be empty)” on Youtube yesterday. The video for the track, the opening track of the new EP “Morning Ritual” is the second video we made for a track from this new EP.

All tracks are available for free streaming at BandCamp.
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/morning-ritual

 

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Recording with Ardour Studio and Digitech Trio Band Creator

A video about how I record songs in the studio using Ardour Studio software and Digitech Band Creator. I do not always use Band Creator, but in this case I did.

► UPDATE – there’s a new section with video’s about recording available on this page.

Many have wondered how to record with Band Creator in the studio and it ain’t difficult. Just plug the headphone out into the “tape in” of your mixer or audio interface and you’re good to go. It gives you a full stereo drum (and bass) track. There’s also an output for the “mixer” on the Digitech Trio pedal but that’s mono. Might be fine for some also but I prefer a stereo drum track.

I split drum and bass in to two different tracks. It’s not difficult to do so. Just make sure you have the ”count in” on, turn down bass. Record the drums. After that, repeat with the bass (turn down drums). You should record the drums in stereo, bass in mono. After that, allign the tracks using the count in.

KXStudio is a professional but free operating system based on Debian Linux. It is easy to install and includes Ardour, a free, open source, studio program allowing you to operate a studio at home or even a professional studio on a shoestring budget! Ardour is also included in Ubuntu Studio. Click here to read more about KXStudio.

Equipment and instruments used:
– Celeron Quadcore Computer;
– SoundTech 16 channel mixer;
– Behringer UCA-222;
– Dgitecht Trio Band Creator;
– Washburn Acoustic Guitar;
– Fender “Starcaster” Stratocaster;
– BM-800 Condenser Microphone (vocals)
– McCrypt Condenser Microphone (acoustic guitar)

Video recorded with the Sony Cybershot dsc-hx350 and edited using Sony Movie Studio.

So, as I’ve stated yesterday I will no longer upload new (music) video’s to Youtube.  New video’s, and probably a few older ones, will now be posted on my channel at Vimeo.

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Sing me a Song (free download)

Today I’ve recorded “Sing Me A Song”, a free song available on SoundCloud (and Audiomack also soon) in my studio. It’s less than two minutes(!) and the full lyrics are included at soundcloud. I’ve posted a short demo of it before. Including a video.

The song was recorded using Ardour Studio (here’s a video about the small and low budget studio I operate) and for the acoustic guitar I’ve used my Washburn guitar. For recording this great acoustic guitar I’ve used a (very) cheap Chinese pickup I’ve bought some time ago (video/demo). I also added a condenser mic in front of it, so it’s got two sound sources in the recording giving it more depth and ‘space’.

For drums and bass I’ve used my Digitech Trio pedal and finaclly the electric guitar is my Fender “Starcaster” Stratocaster on rhythm and lead guitar. For this guitar I used the JoYo “American” pedal. A superb pedal that works very nice with Fender guitars but also with my Gretsch of course.

Finally I recorded the vocals using my BM-800 mic. One of the best condenser mic’s you can get for the money, paid less than $20 dollar for it!

 

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Sing Me A Song (acoustic demo)

Today I felt inspired to do a short acoustic song. Instead of recording a full version in the studio, I recorded a (demo) version on video. It’s available on Youtube.

I’ve recorded it using my Sony Cybershot camera and afterwards did some minor editing using Sony Movie Studio. Some compression added on the audio but other than that, it’s as it is. Just a live demorecording, recorded in one take in my living room.

Feel free to share if you like it or perhaps give it a ‘thumbs up’ on Youtube.

Lyrics

“Sing me a Song”.

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Hey Singer, Sing me a song
Hey Singer, don’t make it too long
I want a sweet song,
I want a short song,
I want a love song

Hey Poet, Write me some lines
Hey Poet, and make it divines
I want some sweet lines,
I want some short lines,
I want them to be mine

Hey Painter, paint me a cart
Hey Painter, make sure it’s art,
I want some sweet lines,
I want colorful lines,
It has to be refined

Hey Singer, Sing me a song
Hey Singer, don’t make too it long

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