Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by penrithmatt » Tue May 13, 2003 7:41 am

funny you should talk about water........i recorded myself singing under water.
got a big bowl of water and a towel.got a 57 and put it inside a condom.put mic under water,put head under water.sang....it sounds pretty cool,you can hear the words fairly well.
i have also used this to record guitars.take one of those little marshall/vox/twin/smokey amps and put them in a zip lock baggie,put the mic in a condom...off you go.you need someone else to hold the amp under and the mic.it can be cool if they move the mic around a little bit...

the record this is on will be out later in the year...it doesn't have a name yet,as it's something i do when i'm bored...
If it's not distorted,what's the point??

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by markpar » Tue May 13, 2003 10:27 am

Mic condoms! That's great!

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by AnalogElectric » Tue May 13, 2003 1:39 pm

Okay...

A U47 with a coffee can over it. Sounded like you'd expect, hollow. Had a pretty good effect for what we were after, hollow-ness.

There was a laundry chute at my old studio that went from one of the tracking rooms to the second floor and I put a mic at the top of the chute. We actually recorded EVERYTHING track by track just using that mic. We were trying to achieve and eerie Today Is The Day bonus track. The song was called 'Dead Baby Room' and when you heard it you'd understand why.

I've also put a boundary mic in my laundry dryer to see what it would sound like for drums... not very good. Sounded like the coffee can experiment but worse.

There was a band that came in and they had a song called 'In My Room' that related to being in your room while your roommates are keeping you up all night. I had the idea to have Kelley sing the chorus' through an extra 6 foot long exhaust vent to make it sound like she was screaming through the heating duct to a living room downstairs (like in a normal house). It turned out great. Had just the right sound we were after. Like hearing your sister through the heating duct upstairs.

I'm sure there is many more things I've done in the past but that's all I can recall at this moment.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by wayne kerr » Tue May 13, 2003 3:48 pm

pretty much anything involving nudity... and peanut butter... creamy, of course.
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue May 13, 2003 7:20 pm

It seems as though a lot of people in here like peanut butter??

Maybe this board should display a warning : may contain peanuts??

:blush:

um peanuts..i'm going to eat now..

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by markpar » Tue May 13, 2003 9:08 pm

SKY_AT_NO_NOON wrote:It seems as though a lot of people in here like peanut butter??
Don't get us started......

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by wayne kerr » Wed May 14, 2003 7:41 am

SKY_AT_NO_NOON wrote:It seems as though a lot of people in here like peanut butter??
well, for many of us, it's all we can afford to eat...

Thai noodles:

1 packet "oriental" ramen
2 Tbl. peanut butter (creamy!)
2 packets Taco Bell hot sauce.

mix well

enjoy.

next week...

"Winter Park Half-Pipe Tomato Soup"
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by wayne kerr » Wed May 14, 2003 7:45 am

penrithmatt wrote:got a 57 and put it inside a condom.put mic under water,put head under water.sang...
was that ribbed?
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed May 14, 2003 12:16 pm

that ghetto thai res. does not sound bad at all..

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by bedbug » Wed May 14, 2003 12:25 pm

chocolatechickenpotpie wrote:
SKY_AT_NO_NOON wrote:It seems as though a lot of people in here like peanut butter??
well, for many of us, it's all we can afford to eat...

Yup. When it's 13 days until payday, and you've already spent all your money on gear and weed, you gotta stick with the staples - peanut butter, mac and cheese, psgetti ...

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed May 14, 2003 12:41 pm

brown rice and black beans in bulk can be a cheap way of getting good nutrition..also working one day at a health food store to get a discount..

just some ideas..

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by wayne kerr » Fri May 16, 2003 8:11 am

you've already spent all your money on gear and weed
That must be a typo... I know you meant BEER and weed! LOL...
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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by bedbug » Fri May 16, 2003 9:23 am

chocolatechickenpotpie wrote:
must be a typo... I know you meant BEER and weed! LOL...
Ever since I started sneaking my own beer into bars, it's become a much smaller expense.

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed May 21, 2003 1:47 am

bump!

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Re: Strangest Studio Techniques U Ever Used?

Post by tiger vomitt » Wed May 21, 2003 11:16 am

whoa that's hardcore bumping this thread up like that

i see your bump and raise you one "that ghetto thai recipe sounds good and totally gross at the same time, kinda like many other thai foods"

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