Friday, January 30, 2009
I've been asked that in lots of interviews.
The first time it happened to me, I was in my home state (Louisiana)on Interstate 10 between Lake Charles and Lafayette. My littleToyota's radio was churning out tunes, when suddenly MY voicecame out of the speakers.
I felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck. My realitybent out of shape for a moment. This was long before the days of Myspace, so mentally, I just didn't have a place to put this event. MY SONG WAS BEING PLAYED ON THE RADIO!
When I realized that it was actually happening, I unconsciouslypulled over to wipe the tears out of my eyes so I wouldn't wreck. My only regret was that I was in the car alone at the time and had no one to high five with! I told my family later and we all jumped and danced around in the kitchen like a bunchof idiots.
IF YOU THINK THAT'S SOMETHING
That was certainly a significant mile-marker for me personally. And yet it paled fairly quickly. There were others that followed (like getting my first royalty check--that was prettyfun.)
But there are two things that have consistently outshone that "first time on the radio" moment: One is any time I'm playing live and the room grows quiet as I start to play a song I've written, and everyone in the room kind of "breathes in"...Priceless. I'd do it for free til I die.
The other one is when I get letters from people who have heard one of my songs and been "changed" somehow by it.
If you write songs, you know how unglamorous the writer's roomcan be. It's you, 4 walls, and a guitar or keyboard.
But think about it... from that little nothing place, I can fire a friendly missile that will cause someone miles away (and even years later) to pull their car off the road and weep.
I can sing a tale that will mend a thousand marriages, givingsomeone the hope to carry on even when it's hard.
My pen can pour out a simple song that makes me mysteriously "important" to people I've never even met.
I've been well-paid from my songs, and so can you... but that still doesn't hold a candle to getting a letter from someone who says my song "changed their life."
(I get that kind of feedback a lot from a song I co-wrote withmy friend Chuck White, called "About Goodbye"...you can hear iton my Myspace page: www.myspace.com/morgancryarmusic )
As songwriters, we also sometimes get to provide the "movie soundtrack" for people's special moments.
You know yourself that when you hear certain songs, you feel apang of emotion (happy or sad) only because that's what was playing when something important happened to you.
THE BEST AWARD
Yes, I've had the ego boost of accepting awards among my peers.There have been #1 single parties where I was the guest of honor. Getting all dressed up and getting on camera makes you feel important for a moment.
Going from Lousiana redneck to respected songwriter is a surrealexperience. But...
Having people express true-life gratitude and appreciation for one of my songs far outweighs all the glamorous stuff.
If you've never had this experience, I can help you make it cometrue. There are skills I can teach you that will let you writesongs that wrestle people to the ground and change them.
If you want to write great songs, just click here.
I wish you all the best.
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The sound we like from recorded drums is a hyped-up, ultra-clear version that could only be heard for real by a space alien with eight or more prehensile ears. No wonder it is so difficult to achieve.
To capture drums in ultra-clarity, each drum has to be close miked. This means that we need one mic for each drum, one for the hihat, and then two overheads to pick up the cymbals and the general sound of the set.
The problem is though that each mic (other than the overheads) doesn't pick up only its assigned drum - it picks up the rest of the set too, and pretty loud.
Solo a mic and you will hear this very clearly.
And all that spill from the other drums and cymbals is what is causing the 'mush' that you will struggle so hard to get rid of.
Of course, the first defense against mush is to take great care over the positioning of the mics. The next step that many engineers take is to use noise gates on all of the individual mics. This totally silences each mic other than when its assigned drum is played.
This works to an extent. But there are some problems...
Firstly, it is very difficult to set the threshold of the gate so that it reliably opens when a drum is hit, and is reliably closed when there is so much noise all around the mic it is gating.
Secondly, the 'on and offness' of a gate is extreme. Any problems can be clearly heard. Gates generally have a control to reduce the amount of attenuation provided when closed, but it is still an 'either/or' situation.
Expanders can be better. Expanders too have a threshold, but they gradually increase attenuation below the threshold, rather than switching suddenly.
But there is a unit that is even better than an expander. And you won't believe what it is...
A Dolby A noise reduction unit in playback mode.
Dolby A is a noise reduction system that was designed back in the 1960s to reduce the hiss from analog tape. It prospered right up to the point where digital multitrack was a viable alternative. From then on, the reason to use analog was because of its characteristic sound, so noise reduction was pointless. If you wanted freedom from noise, you used a digital multitrack recorder.
But if you could get your hands on a few Dolby A units now - models 360 and 361 are good - you will find that they are excellent for cleaning up drums.
Dolby A works by splitting the frequency range into four bands and processing each band independently. On playback, signals above -40 dB or so are left unaltered, signals below -40 dB are progressively lowered in level up to around 10 dB maximum.
In normal use, the reverse of that process would be used during recording. But engineers in the 1970s would commonly record the drums without Dolby A encoding but use Dolby on playback to get the multiband expansion it provides.
And because it splits the signal into four bands, it is better than a simple expander can ever be.
There is one drawback - Dolby A provides a double layer of processing at high frequencies, so the output in playback mode won't just be expanded, it will be over-expanded at high frequencies. But this is a small problem that can be dealt with using a little EQ.
Dolby A units can be bought secondhand for a tiny fraction of their original cost, and for drum recording they are worth their (significant) weight in gold.
Or perhaps someone right this minute is developing a Dolby A plug-in...
Album 2009 saya ini....
Saya cuba2 lah yang lain sikit kali ini...
tapi binggung pula ada banyak lagu lebih kah kurang kah...!!!
Apapun aku pasti Album ini LAIN.
Tu lah saja yang dapat dia terangkan pada masa ini...
Eya pula katanya pada sesiapa yang mempunyai bakat
kerana antara Mega P yang di maksudkan dlm post yang lalu
Nah kalu sesiapa juga mengetahui Alamat ataupun Talipon Sdra
Langkawit di alu alukan ya kerna Kita sudah bermula dalam ANIMASI
KDM pula katanya.
Bah peluang ini...
Friday, January 2, 2009
kemunculan Album SOLO terbaru penyanyi ini.
Ya BERITA terbaru ini di nyatakannya pada blogger ini
pada Majlis Tahun baru 2009 di Taman Bukit Gemuk Tawau
Kita di fahamkan Lagu2 yang di muat dlm Albumnya kali ini adalah
Semua Lagu Baru yang di ciptanya sendiri dan beberapa pencipta
di Daerah Tawau, Lahad Datu dan Sandakan.
Konsep album nya tak berubah katanya..... saya masih percaya
konsep Lagu2 Dusun Original masih BOLEH BAH......
Sementara itu dia juga mengesahkan bahawa Syarikat yang di terajuinya (SVS) di Tawau akan secara langsung berganding bahu dengan (BSS)Tambunan untuk menjayakan apa saja projek yang di jalankan bermula January 2009 ini.... dia menyatakan sebenarnya kedua Syarikat ini dah pun dari awal memang berkerjasama tapi tuan2 saja yang tak tahu katanya bergurau.
Sementara itu semasa Album Solonya ini di terbitkan Artis yang tidak asing lagi di persada seni di negeri ini memaklumkan, dia juga akan membawa 3 buah Lagu (Duet dan Solo) dalam Album Anaknya Frescy F. Landong yang akan di terbitkan (BSS) selewat lewatnya May ini.
Di tanya tentang Pemusik dalam Albumnya kali ini dia menyatakan 75% akan di buat oleh pemusiknya di (BSS) Tambunan.... Alaaaa kita rindu ba pula dengan Touching si Victor tu.... guraunya lagi......... sambil menerangkan musik yang selebihnya akan di buat oleh pemusiknya di Tawau - Alex Clement n D Geng.
Seloka kami terhenti setelah dia di jemput untuk menyampaikan beberapa buah lagu pada Malam gilang gemilang2008 itu..... last2 blogger ini tak dapat kejar dia pada malam itu dan sampai sini dulu beritanya. Apa pun aku akan dapatkannya lagi ...dont worry just Trackme Here!!!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
kepada semua Rakan rakan niaga, Peminat dan pencinta seni KDM di
Seluruh Sabah Malaysia....
Symphony Victory S/B (Tawau)
Bamboo Sound Studio S/B (Tambunan)
Untuk menjayakan beberapa Projek MEGA P 2009
- Promosi/Pembikinan/Penerbitan/Pemasaran dan banyak P'S lagi.
Projek MEGA P pertama akan di umun pada bila2 masa.
Senentiasa meLayari http://www.edag-sundu.blogspot.com/
untuk perkembangan projek2 MEGA Ps ini.
Hehehe...U got 10?
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