I’m currently mixing (then mastering) Neon Tetra’s “Memorium” single. Neon Tetra describe themselves thusly: A “fusion of indie dance and alternate rock. Creating jubilant pieces of dance-worthy bliss, juxtaposed with darker epics fitting of an Eighties science fiction film noir, Neon Tetra craft a truly unique and uplifting sound.” I tend to agree.
I mixed and mastered their “Chance” EP which you can find at https://weareneontetra.bandcamp.com/
Recent interview from Radio Adelaide (thanks for the shout): https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/interview-neon-tetra/
Their single launch @ Jive Nightclub is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1681025058875904/
You can check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/neontetraband/
We are releasing this cover today by Doc Boom of the Clowns of Decadence. Written by the talented Sherman Brothers for the film Mary Poppins it has been expertly warped with twang guitar, Western saloon piano, rockabilly drums all resounding in a rockabilly cavern. This was originally recorded last year by Sean Needs and myself as a student project. We have dusted off this strange bird for your listening pleasure. Doc on vocals and all the instruments…maybe he has no friends?
We are pleased to present the first single by Doc Boom, better known as the bassist for the Clowns of Decadence.
If Luka Bloom punched Tom Waits in the face, on stage with the Pixies it wouldn’t quite sound like this.
It’s a classic slow grungy ballad. Doc and I wrote and recorded it yesterday and I mixed it last night and tweaked it this morning.
Ye’ll have to hold yeself in check for the track by them Clowns until they day of the Sun… I wanna go talk (and drink) like a Pirate, far’ than mixing like a Demon.
Talk Like A Pirate Asides
If you’re in Adelaide be sure and get down to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel and see Captain Hellfire and The Wretched Brethren for the International Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day show. It’s free entry and they are some catchy pirates.
There is also a surprise coming out of the dOgbOx tomorrow to celebrate…
Captain Hellfire and the Wretched Brethren
121 rear – turn to the Darkside!
I was having a discussion about 121s and how they have a slightly different pickup on each side, which not many people seem to know. Here’s Royer’s take on how:
Sunnyside – use this side for LOUD stuff and/or a little more brightness
“Our patented Offset Ribbon transducer design, found only on Royer R-series ribbon mics, creates the sonic difference on the two sides of the mic. This design positions the ribbon element slightly forward of the center of the microphone (closer to the logo side), giving more room for rearward excursions of the ribbon element during high SPL use. The sonic difference on the back side was actually a happy accident. Being offset, the ribbon element is in a different position relative to the chamber of the microphone. When the mic is flipped around, the difference in the ribbon position creates an acoustical difference that is quite useful.
The effect is only noticed at distances of three feet or closer to the mic. Distant sound sources (further than three feet from the mic) will record exactly the same on both sides of the microphone.”
It’s not really a secret you can find this stuff on their site at http://www.royerlabs.com
Because of this design and the different ribbon excursion, only use the front side for high SPL (Sound Pressure Levels) like drums and guitar amps.