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Opium Winter: Making the First EP, Part 3

This entry is going to cover the editing/mixing portion of the recording process and my thoughts along each step of the way. This not going to be a step by step entry; I’m not going to cover every EQ setting and compression ratio on each track.    The...

Sellout

“I’ve done football commercials; I’ve done everything; commercial and noncommercial: My attitude has been that they’re both the same. Why is it better to get a check every week from a university than to get royalties? Of course I’m a sellout. What else would I be?”...

Opium Winter: Making the First EP, Part 2

With equipment rented and drum tracks completed, it was time to move on to guitars, bass, vocals, and synth. This was going to be a little easier as the basement in our house came with pretty excellent sound treatment. The previous owner had a home theatre setup down...

DL&D Addendum

In my last post about cutting back/giving up on Social Media and the Internet in order to get back to being creative, I mentioned that I’ve been learning music production on my own. My reasoning was “there are no audio engineering teachers that offer...

Drum Lessons & Disruption

Im not going to start this post by saying “I’m not knocking Social Media but…” because, as we all know everything you say before the “but” is bullshit. So I’m just going to say it: In this post I am knocking Social Media....

Favourite Gear: 12 Step.

While working on the forthcoming second part of the Opium Winter EP post, I decided to pause and do a quick entry on what is one of my favourite pieces of equipment. The Keith McMillen 12 Step. After White Lake Mountain broke up, Mesner, H and I continued jamming and...