we're in the studio!!!

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    so our new band, varzovia is in the studio recording what will be our debut ep, it's turning out really nice and the studio guy is a great dude to work with

    here are some pics of the studio

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    Ernesto, our drummer laying down the law in the drums

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    this is me, I decided to go directly into the board

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    a view from the deck

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    how many mistakes are we making? the one with the most mistakes pays the beer

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    bored, sleepy, tired and PLAS does not look like he'll finish anytime soon
     
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    more pics later
     
  3. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Cool. You've got the Jeff "Skunk" Baxter look down.
     
  4. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Have you lost weight?
     
  5. DV8 Band Loser

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    You look a bit like Eric Clapton in that pic *braces for punch*
     
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    so . . . do you guys exclusively use electronic drums?
     
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    who is Jeff Baxter?

    and yes, I've lost weight in the last couple of months
     
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    it's much fatser and convenient, the drummer already has his kit nailed on the module, we just ran the drums through a tube preamp and they came out warm and nice
     
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    he probably f***ed the weight away.
    Jeff Baxter is a studio guy that played with all the FM stars of the 70's, like The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, etc.
     
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    this was our second live performance

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    at the beach in Tampico

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    on the way back home from Tampico

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    our promo pic
     
  11. DV8 Band Loser

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    that's awesome . . . much easier than hauling around an old-school kit; so; he has the 'sound' of his drums 'programmed' into the electronic drums? That's PHAT!
     
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    long, vigorous sessions of sex did help, so did a healthier diet, reduction of fat when cooking and no beer
     
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    your logo never looks like it's for a band. It always looks like it's for skateboards or sunglasses or a dating service, only with unorthodox looking models.
     
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    just like I dial the sounds, effects, amp models and rooms on my processor

    this way you don't have to struggle to get the right sound during the mixing stage, since you already cut with the sound that you want, then it's just a matter of level adjustments
     
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    these are the logos we're using for stickers and t-shirts

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  16. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Looking forward to hearing the finished results, PLAS.

    jag
     
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    a purist might think it's lame, but these days, I get a way more wicked and "real", roomy sound just going straight in through my Pod. And you don't have to spend $25,000 on good mics. :up:
     
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    gotcha . . . I always wanted to get an electronic kit . . . mostly to experiment, and practice when everyone's sleeping . . .

    your graphics are really cool, too . . . where is your band based out of? And will all of us be able to buy this disc somehow?
     
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    this is the first time in a long while that I feel totally satisfied with the results of the recording, the guitars are massive, the bass is very solid, the drums sound really pro (which tends to be a problem with most independent recording, poor drum quality) and the vocals are coming out very nice

    there's been some studio trickery, but is mostly for sound manipulation and the like, all performances were done over and over until we got the right takes

    maybe next week I'll have some premixes
     
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    I lost your last CD, plaz. :( Send me new copy?

    Also, have I ever told you you remind me of an uncle of mine? :(
     
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    to be honest, the drummer getting the v-drums was what actually made it possible for the band to develop so fast, we just plug drums, bass, vox and guitars into a six channel mixer, from there we outtput it to a headphone amp, then the mixer goes either to a tape deck or a laptop and that's how we reharsh and work on songs

    it makes the whole creative process flow faster, besides, we can practice until 1am and nobody will even notice

    like all tools, if you know what you want to use it for, it will help you a lot, and more importantly, it will give you more ideas than you thought you had
     
  22. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    The studio can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever or it can be beyond frustrating as hell and make you want to kill everyone in the same room as you. Heh! Glad to hear it's going well, man.

    jag
     
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    that was El Estado, an electronic rock/industrial band

    this is Varzovia, which is more rock based, we do use electronic drums but not for electronic sounds

    by the way, Varzovia is a project started by El Estado's drummer and me, we just invited a friend from a hard core band who also has a dance/house/psycho live act and my girlfriend who sings in a metal band
     
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    man, you tell me about it, we started recording last week, on monday, and we're almost through recording, by the end of the week we'll have it all done and have started on the final mix

    and since I've been acting as the makeshift producer, it's been really nice, supervising the whole recording aspect, helping the others nail the right sounds, the right performances, etc... that was until it was time for me to cut my guitars, then the tables turned and I cried like a little girl

    but that's the way it's supposed to be, right?
     
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    Ya, I know. Just saying. I spent money on it and lost it, you should replace it for me. : ) :O
     

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