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tips for mixing in the shower
 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-25 17:24 [#02629379]
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so an acoustic recording, in a shower booth

sound bounces around and goes up until, eventually, it
escapes. so i'm figuring we want the tape recorder on the
uppermost... soap holder thing.

if the bell had functioned, i would have put it on the floor
-- lower in the mix. the casio i would have held, so it
would have been closer to the tape recorder and not drowned
out by the bell -- higher in the mix.

this is about when i lost it in giggles, i had never even
considered mixing via the physical arrangement of objects.
it actually feels quite natural to me

then i got it together and thought: if i wear clothes in the
shower will it sound different? probably

how would you put such a mix together?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-25 17:42 [#02629380]
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this seems like the sort of thing an orchestra conductor
would know something about, come to think of it.

that the orchestra has sections, the concert hall has
acoustics, and these are for specific reasons [that i don't
know at all]. mozart's organ music was partly inspired by
the acoustics of the space [npr told me so].

conductors strike as narrow and difficult people, though,
and it's a challenge to phrase this question to one in a way
i'd get useful output. so i think i would go with:

if you had to arrange a very small orchestra in a shower
stall, where would you put all the sections?

...like in "honey i shrunk the kids"


after two beers, i think an orchestra conductor would answer
at that point. and i would get 1) something about why
orchestra sections are where they are 2) something about my
shower mix


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-25 18:53 [#02629381]
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i texted lewis, and asked him how he'd arrange the orchestra
in the shower. he said to put the orchestra on top of the
toilet. i have ascertained that lewis is not an orchestra
conductor.

then, right, that biomechanics physics class i took -- if
you scaled an ant up to b-movie size, it would collapse
under its own weight. similarly, if you shrunk an orchestra
down, well, the physical wavelengths of the noises will
follow and that completely changes the acoustics...

...but that's down the hall in physics, so the orchestra
conductor wouldn't think of it.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-25 19:34 [#02629384]
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"on the wires of our nerves" that was the first add n to (x)
album, and also a book. on... something in the neighborhood.
then next time i was at the library they freaking had
it
and i checked it out. along with twelve other things,
three of which i read, and, by a slim margin, none of which
i got a late fee on.

and in one of those: "brain, you are tough" moments, it's
like: NO. i mean YES. i mean maybe -- go check out the book
i didn't read last time, again? but it is related


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-25 19:38 [#02629385]
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2002ish, add n to (x) introduced me to electroacoustic
music, musique concrète. john cage, my dad told a good
story, i got the gist of the man late 90s. pierre henry
sounds like fatboy slim and he's the one i am truly
mystified by


 


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