full sets going up on my Mixcloud

I’ve made the decision to upload a bunch of the recordings I’ve made over the years to one centralized location, as opposed to them being scattered among various websites around the interwebs.

I’ll be uploading complete performances, not just a soundbite or two or a track or two. And originally my plan was to post recordings that had been made available at one time or another, and perhaps might still be available elsewhere. (Although all these recordings that I’m currently posting have been reworked/remixed/remastered, so these new ones will be the superior versions.) But now it’s my intent to post as many as I can, whether they’ve been previously released or not. Of course, that’s gonna require getting the OK from the artists themselves, and perhaps any recording labels that might be involved, but that’s the plan.

Also, I’ve decided to post them all at Mixcloud. I would really love to get them up at Soundcloud, but for the amount of time/space/memory this is gonna require, Soundcloud is prohibitively expensive. What do I have, like 50 or 60 or 70 of these recordings? Or more? I dunno. If you figure they average at about 45 minutes each, the only way Soundcloud can accommodate that much audio is with the full-on premium account which costs upwards of $1000US per year. Even if it was only a one-time fee of a thousand bucks, I still couldn’t afford that. A thousand bucks every 12 months is totally out of the question.

The advantages of Soundcloud are numerous (waaayyy more users than Mixcloud, ability to upload AIFF/WAV files, whereas Mixcloud is mp3 only (although I go 320 kbps, of course, which is virtually indistinguishable from lossless)), but at those prices, it really doesn’t matter how big or how many the advantages. I simply can’t afford it.

I’m just getting started, but I already have a few new ones up. Check it out, bookmark it, subscribe to it, embed them everywhere, tell the world.

http://www.mixcloud.com/humorlessproductions/

In the meantime, here’s a picture of me with my new headphones.

full sets going up on my Mixcloud

Edit: I don’t have those AKG Q-701s any more. They were crap. No low end at all. I’m very happy with my Sony MDR-1RNCs these days, which are bass-heavy, noise cancelling, prosumer, non-studio headphones, and quite frankly don’t sound too different than Monster Beats Studios, they just don’t have the social and audio stigma to them.

(short video and full audio) Bombardier live in Los Angeles, 1 Dec 2012

Thanks to all the hard-working people at So Simple Records (and associated freaks at Darkmatter Soundsystem) for organizing this show and for allowing me to record them.

Sorry I had to crank up the exposure in this video. If I hadn’t, the entire thing would pretty much be a black screen outside of the faint glow from the laptop monitor.

Update: Full set (audio only) here-

Low Res So Simple FB

Stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

Canon S100

Final Cut Pro X

Macbook Pro

(short video and full audio) WMX live at So Simple Soundsystem, LA, 1 Dec 2012

WMX live in LA, 1 Dec 2012.

This was early in the set when he was just getting warmed up. A little bit later he unleashed about an hours worth of apocalyptic industrial on us. It’s not the most spectacular video, but it’s worth a listen/watch. Plus, it has Whoman’s lasers.

Thanks to all the hard-working people at So Simple Records (and associated freaks at Darkmatter Soundsystem) for organizing this show and for allowing me to record them.

Sorry I had to crank up the exposure in this video. If I hadn’t, the entire thing would pretty much be a black screen outside of the faint glow from the laptop monitor.

Full set (audio only) here-

WMX Soundcloud WMX FB

Stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

Canon S100

Final Cut Pro X

Macbook Pro

(video) Xanopticon live at So Simple Soundsystem, LA, 1 Dec 2012

6 minutes Xanopticon’s face-melting beats, live in LA, 1 Dec 2012.

Thanks to all the hard-working people at So Simple Records (and associated freaks at Darkmatter Soundsystem) for organizing this show and for allowing me to record them.

Sorry I had to crank up the exposure in this video. If I hadn’t, the entire thing would pretty much be a black screen outside of the faint glow from the laptop monitor.

https://www.facebook.com/Xanopticon

https://www.facebook.com/SoSimpleSound?fref=ts

http://www.darkmattersoundsystem.com/Contacts.html

Stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

Canon S100

Final Cut Pro X

Macbook Pro

(short video and full audio) Monster X, live at So Simple Soundsystem, LA, 1 Dec 2012

5 minutes of Monster X’s monstrous industrial techno, live in LA, 1 Dec 2012.

Thanks to all the hard-working people at So Simple Records (and associated freaks at Darkmatter Soundsystem) for organizing this show and for allowing me to record them.

Sorry I had to crank up the exposure in this video. If I hadn’t, the entire thing would pretty much be a black screen outside of the faint glow from the laptop monitor.
Update- full audio
Stereo board mix
Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface
Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing
Soundtrack Pro for mastering
Canon S100
Final Cut Pro X
Macbook Pro

(video) Baseck live at Ceres, 1 Dec 2012

Here’s a bit of video of Baseck tearin’ it up at Ceres, LA, 1 Dec 2012.

http://baseck.net/

https://www.facebook.com/SoSimpleSound?fref=ts

http://www.darkmattersoundsystem.com/Contacts.html

(This event wasn’t officially called Ceres, but it was held at a nondescript loft/warehouse on Ceres Street in Los Angeles. But calling it ‘Live at Ceres’ sounds a whole lot better than ‘Live at a nondescript loft/warehouse south of downtown Los Angeles’, so I’m going with that.)

Stereo board mix

Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience

Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface

Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing

Soundtrack Pro for mastering

Canon S100

Final Cut Pro X

Macbook Pro