Blitzkrieg Bop/Old Home Place

April 8, 2011 8:40 PM

My bluegrass band's trying to learn how to use one mike!

This was our second shot at using a microphone -- one mike where we take turns jumping forward/backward to sing and solo. I think we'll mike the bass seperately when we play live.

Not sure why this plays out of one speaker?

posted by agog (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is great! I am always a fan of bluegrass covers. Can I recommend bring the tempo up just a teensy bit on Blitzkrieg Bop. I think it'll just make it totally pound. Still, awesome.
posted by jenniferteeter at 4:01 PM on April 10, 2011

Heck yea, not bad at all for one mic! This is actually a sweet recording aside from only being in the Left channel. (I'f sure you'll figure that out.)

Welcome aboard and thanks for posting!
posted by snsranch at 4:18 PM on April 11, 2011

Thanks! Glad you all liked it -- working with a mike has been a lot of fun.

Tried upping the tempo on Blitzkrieg Bop during practice tonight -- sounded great like that! But I'm struggling to spit the words out quickly enough without, you know, sounding like I'm struggling to spit the words out quickly enough (if that makes any sense). Nothing practice can't cure. This will be our opener, so wanna get it right. Thanks for the good suggestion, jenniferteeter! Every time we goof with tempos, I'm amazed how big a difference it can make.
posted by agog at 9:29 PM on April 11, 2011

Ha! Love this.

Not sure why this plays out of one speaker?

One likely possibility: whatever you're recording on is recording a stereo track, and your mic is being read as an input to only one half of that channel. I've done this a couple times in Garageband by accident, for example, where I was trying to recording a mono track from a single source but had the input for that track set to "stereo".

So double check your recording setup and try and figure out what's going on with mono vs stereo channel assignments. If you can't reproduce the problem or if that's rocket science, pipe up about it in a Music Talk post and maybe someone familiar with your specific gear can help you out as well.
posted by cortex at 9:13 AM on April 25, 2011

« Older Rock, Paper, Scissors (1979 Powerpop Mix)   |   Dog Explosion, Pt. 1 Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments