Thursday Jul 29, 2010

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We have 3 days off in Arizona and are staying at this place The Boulders....its fucking Amazing. Wild animals walking amongst the grounds, its so peaceful.
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kiljoy:

Looks posh...

niobe:

frown

Sunday Jul 18, 2010

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niobe:

Who are you touring with this time you lucky bastard? biggrin

And I am doing well. Glad to hear that you are too. smile

kiljoy:

OMFG @ that bus! WANTS!

As for nerdy engineering counter response:

I love that Euphonix man, for heavy metal drums at least. I wanted something really snappy with tons of headroom and not too much character, which I found it had a little of. It sounded like a softer SSL to me, the EQs are great too, but I hear what you're saying, it ain't no Neve or API. As for the menus and such, it took me all of 30 mins to come to terms with the workflow and then it was easy, then again we set the session of and left it static during the full 3 days. The dynamics modules are really fast and super snappy, at max we were metering no more than 3 or 4 dB of GR on them and instead of sounding like they were taking away they sounded like they were just adding punch and bite.

The mic under the ride bell was the assistants recommendation. he'd recently worked on a session with Greg Haver and Clint Murphy where they did that to add fullness to the sound of the ride, it worked great but if I were to do it again I'd use a 421 (explanation coming right up).

The MD421 proved itself more than worthy the past couple of days, keyword here being rejection. We tried the standard 57 on top and bottom snare and although good and familiar I wanted something with better rejection. Swapped both of them out for 421s and straight away: much better rejection of hats, cymbals and rack, lower (in freq) punch tone and fullness and a smother, flatter mid range and clearer tops. Alround win IMO. We have a 441 on our main hats and for one song Mark plays a 2nd set of hats which we used a 421 on and it blitzed the 441... Another lesson learned.

We went straight to 'tools HD3 via Apogee AD16x and a Rosetta 800. Hit that soft limit fairly had also.

As for Marks drumming, he's by far the best drummer I've ever tracked or played with. Very much an old school mindset aka Bonzo, Ian Paice, Nicko McBrain etc...

Here's him playing with us, albeit edited and such, you can see how good he is:

Friday Jul 09, 2010

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Is...
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roxiebeee:

enjoy your beers... tongue
im a little jealous.
ive been sticking to vodka and water... and only having 2. alcohol is one of my greatest weaknesses.

but i lost a pound, woo!

kiljoy:

Can I haz some LA weather and or ambient temperature please. It is rather Scottish down here at the mo.

Friday Jul 02, 2010

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One of my favorite bands at the moment.....

Sunday Jun 27, 2010

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Mr. Rooney, I was wondering if you knew about this little football game we are having tomorrow?
I for one, am working into the late hours of the night, and getting up very early, just so I can be there to support. Can you do me the same courtesy, and please SHOW UP?

And BTW, if I didn't comment on your set, its cos...
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kiljoy:

Elastic audio? Really? I tried it once and thought it was no better than most of the other time stretchy things. I'm in Cubase 5 anyways. TBH I've only been laying up the sessions and consolidating stereo tracks. We need a better cross platform standard IMO.

theaceface:

Why not? Everyone else is. Even Rooney blames me!

Friday Jun 25, 2010

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A whole weekend of footie...YES Please.....
2 weeks before I go back out on tour..... I love being back In L.A.
Wish I was at Glastonbury....
Had to post this...... as I love Roisin, and love this live mashup!
soundbasher:

Nice! Who you jumpin on tour with

Thursday Jun 17, 2010

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Its nice being back home for a couple of weeks!
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melladoree:

tomorrow, 8pm at 1739 Public House - drinks and food

theaceface:

I'll be around next week, we'll watch the games then!

Thursday Jun 10, 2010

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theaceface:

You're living the good rock and roll life these days aren't you? Lucky bastard. Have fun!

theaceface:

All good here. Just got a Lambretta, couldn't be happier with it. Footie tomorrow morning for sure, England v USA hm now there's a tough one. Will have to pull for Ol' Blighty!

Enjoy the touring life!

Friday May 28, 2010

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Just got into LONDON, 1st time in 10 years I am back working here...feels weird.
And.....
God I want to bone Trents missus!

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niobe:

Thanks! smile

How are things going?

jaune:

hi!!!

Tuesday May 11, 2010

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englandaway:

where are you ? send me a schedule mate ...lost your email

englandaway:

Manchester or sheffield ? let sdrink

Saturday May 08, 2010

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Some friends of mine did the music to this, Love the Art.

mizoo:

Very cool.

tayler:

ooooh, I likey!

Tuesday May 04, 2010

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I got coerced into buying an Ipad.
See that what happens if you shop with the wrong people.
Another life lesson.
drama:

I've come close a few times, and sat in Best Buy last week and played with one for like a half hour. It's gonna happen sooner or later LOL

englandaway:

Im in LA this weekend ..will be at Clints ..you out ?