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this needs to be played really loud to experience all of the overtones.

I recorded this on my 4 track, and then bounced into the world of digi-tal. this is 7 minutes of psychedelia (backwards guitars, e-bow, feedback,..), and it has a few parts; so be warned if you don't like that sort of thing(but it's still pretty pop). There is a little synth on this, but it's the flute-ish sound, everything else is guitar. I love loud noisy guitar, but it's hard with a kid and neighbors.

posted this for 2 reasons:
1) I was inspired by Bud's latest post, and thought i'd rock my own Spacemen 3 love-fest.
2) I always have a hard time with distorted guitars: recording them so that they sound good and full, and then when mixing them, how to get them to not just turn into a wash. not that a wash is bad, but it seems like I have a hard time (unless I pan really hard). any tips would be appreciated. i haven't tried any of the GB amp models for guitars yet as I really like to be in the room with a screaming amp, the sound is so physical and it's like you're fighting to see who wins.
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Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007 - 11:02:48 PM
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tascam 4 track, audacity. fender tele,epiphone valve amp, Boss digital delay, metal slide, e-bow, ibanez bass, dr. rhythm drum machine, roland JX3P synth, SM57 mic
Morning Light said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Thanks :)
I love hearing this now........oooooooo I love this inspiration pycedelica wonderfulness and hopefullness.......wonderful! :D)
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michael2 said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
thanks a bunch
so glad you listened to this and actually liked it. i love long droney things, but many find them boring. i'm glad you commented as that's how i find new people on macjams (i'm pretty new and have met some nice people and am always looking to meet more). i listened to the firsy 2 songs on your page, and really like what I hear so far. if you're into psych, check out "jamaica" on my page. nice to meet you.
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announcer said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
the "wash" works
Some good (or should I say "groovy") sounds on this and the "wash" sounds good. Others on this site may have better tips than I but one think you might try with the guitars is keeping them dryer with less reverb on them. Might give you the sound you want. You might also try to record them with a stereo pair of mics to get some of the room reflections to give some additional sonic interest. How have you been recording the distorted guitars?
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michael2 said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
basically I have just been plugging them into the amp, cranking it up and sticking a mic in front of it. it's usually fine with clean guitars, but the super fuzzy ones tend to get indistinct (from each other). I have also been recording "wet" as I like the sound of the effects boxes running through each other and the amp. i think the "less reverb" is a good idea. maybe if i add it after the fact so that i can control it while mixing.
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Vic Holman said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
a little mayham
never hurts no one. for distorted guitars try a high pass filter at around 270. may need to adjust to taste. it will take out alot of unwanted low end.
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michael2 said 4567 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
that's a good idea, which makes me think that i might actually try using the EQ once in awhile. I'm like a friggin' caveman; i tend to just plug everything in, turn it on and go. my only steadfast rule is to make sure that the delay is the last in the chain. thaks for the tips, thoughts, ideas, and most importantly your time.
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musichead said 4567 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Id bring the vocals up. I like the song and the feel.

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michael2 said 4567 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
hey there
thanks for coming by for a listen, and thanks for the input.
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pengui said 4565 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Sounds like Slowdive with a Beattle harmony. Pretty nice overall. I liked the drums a lot, and the overall use of noise and layers.
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michael2 said 4565 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
that's a really nice description. I have always loved shoegazer bands, and the Beatles is obviously one of those great touchstones for any musician. thanks so much for listening.
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bud said 4565 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
That's it - I'm a fan - a big fan
Not just for the name check either - this one helluva great track. I hear a little Olivia Tremor Control in here too - but really it's your own vocal style as much as anything else that makes this such a good song - that and the ebow/mellotron sound. I'm a sucker for this kind of thing - but I've got standards too and this exceeds expectations. I think you did a fine job with the separation/detail on the tracks and captured the guitars really well. Give some of the GB guitar fx a try one of these days - you might like them - I often combine them with my pedals - and if no ones home I monitor through a Roland Cube 60 keyboard amp for the body punch. Excellent post.
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rainfice said 4563 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
i had to take a moment to listen
...after I saw the stylophone (i have one too, but I can't find batteries for it anywhere, so i have yet to actually play with it). I noticed your reference to Sigir Ros ("anyone want to try and finish this one"), and your statement of not knowing where to take the song, and something just felt very comfortable and familliar, so I listened to quite a few of your songs, and I must say I am quite impressed. Your tendancy/ability to just let a song grow and build without being concerned with traditional rock/pop strong structure is great, though something I find myself doing too freely now. I'm pretty new to the world of recording with software, and it's so much easier to work with that i can just sit back and create without doing take after take, but at the same time, I'm finding hard to find the right paths for the songs to go down. I carry them out and let them flow almost because i can, rather than because it's integral to the songs structure. Make sense?
Anyway, I really enjoy stuff, and I will definately come back to check out more.
Oh, and I wouldn't stress too much; the guitar sound is quite a desirable one.
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rainfice said 4563 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
typos, typos everywhere

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cjdaley said 4557 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
Isn't your guitar sound banned by the DEA ?
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said 4550 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
One of my favorite songs on this site. Has a great feel to it. Enjoyed the lyrics too.
michael2 said 4550 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
i'm glad you like, it was one of those songs I never thought anyone would actually hear. thanks for listening, looking forward to hearing more of your stuff.
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Heightened said 4319 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Change Me
Brilliant song! Wonderful mix - wish this was on my profile.
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said 4305 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Change Me
Hello Michael2,
Thanks for your kind & generous comments on my songs. I decided to return the favor and was blown away by your music...awesome!!!! I've listened to most of the tracks so far & so far, I've dug every single one. Each with it's own flavor, great production and awesome vocals... I like your music very much!!!! I will return for more.... Thanks dude!!!!!!!!!!!

Best to ya,
rsorensen said 4200 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
oh yeah
i love when you rock the fuzzy ebow and slide. another fave. great track. mix isperfect imo. wouldnt change a thing.
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Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

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