A couple years ago I posted my first batch of original songs to Bandcamp. I always dug the music, but wasn’t really happy with how I mixed them.
So I revisited them all recently, threw all the faders to zero, dumped all the automation and started over.
Of course, in the years since their release, I’ve amassed a bunch of new synths and effects, so I ended up adding a bunch of sounds to the songs and tweaking them to new dimensions. One song I pretty much discarded and rebuilt from the ground up, and I added a song at the end.
Free / pay what you want.
So I went to Vienna a couple weeks ago for my birthday. When I was packing my stuff for the week, I thought ‘should I bring my recording stuff or not?’ I didn’t know of any shows in the week that I’d be there, and I’d asked my Viennese friends to keep an eye out for shows that week, but there was nothing on the radar.
But my audio recording setup is just a small audio recorder, my mic and mic cable, and some small adaptors. I had room in my carry-on for that, so I threw it all in there, just in case.
Good thing I did, because it turned out that a show materialized while I was there. Full-on noise show, and it was organized by a guy I knew, Wolfgang of Hirntrust Records in nearby Linz. In fact, he was playing that night, so I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble recording the show.
Unfortunately I had only one camera with me. But that was good enough to get what I needed.
Fall Into Dry Lungs