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31  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Re: Just SOme more Music on: January 15, 2010, 04:52:47 AM

Heres my fast way of "mastering":

After I get the mix sounding good on itself ( without anything in the master channel, just make sure that the sound doesnīt clip ) I put a MULTIBAND compressor in the master channel followed by a softclip limiter. Then I just mess around with the multibandcomp to get the song sound more like a "package", you know get it to breath a little, get the vocals up and more upfront and the highs more sparkly and the bass more tight and controlled.

One thing I have found to mess up my sound often is REVERB.. I have lately been mixing without any reverb and do the beforementioned "mastering" and AFTER that go back to the individual tracks and add reverb for say, the vocals.

The thing with reverb is that when you have compression in the master channel, it starts to get too pronounced and makes everything muddyer and less defined.. I just try to have as little as I think is needed.

Oh, have you tired the new T.Rex  mastering plugin? Its a standalone also and it simply rocks!! It has awesome presets.. You can stick almost anything thru it and it feels more "finished"..
32  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Re: Just SOme more Music on: January 14, 2010, 05:49:34 PM
I donīt know for sure but I bet its just that the bitrate is way too low.. should be 196bps at least for this kind of acoustic stuff in my opinion.
Yeah H2 is good, a friend of mine uses it too, the mic is more than enough for most stuff. I would maybe suggest you get Cubase (the recording program) next if you want to do more mixing stuff. Its fairly easy to use and more fun than Pro Tools. ADVERTISEMENT Tongue
33  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Poems inspired by Dan on: January 14, 2010, 05:33:58 PM
Ok, I know this is not a very active forum for stuff that is "too personal", but I really need to put these toughts somewhere. Im really unsure of showing this stuff to people I know, I guess I donīt trust them enough.. Altough I have (sort of) talked about this stuff alot. The thing is that I have been manic/depressed most my life and been sort of a Horrible Loner, and itīs hard to explain blaa blaa blaa...

Im just going to put HERE some of the Daniel Johnston inspired stuff that has been shooting out of my fingers for the last few days Smiley

I am actually going thru these events RIGHT (edit: NOW) in my life, and guess putting these up [anonymously] would be somewhat as encouraging as listening to Dans songs.

millions of Ideas just fill your head
and everyone of them comes out well ment
when feeling takes the place of thought instead
and everything you say comes out well said

when everyone you meet is a friend
and life is like a space without an end
now everywhere you go you see a smile
and laughter fills the moments all the while

when people say that you are very nice
and laugh with you at all of our lies
as music fills your hands now you can play
and finally someones asking you to stay

but you sometimes feel itīs too much to contain
and a fear comes flashing thru your brain
that life is still that lie
you told yourself yesterday

..I necessarily donīt crave for any analysis of the artistic values of these poems. English
is not my native language anyway Smiley

-thanks for having me
34  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Re: Just SOme more Music on: January 13, 2010, 10:44:49 AM
This is good... kept my attention, but left me wanting something more tough. Smiley  Id use more compression and try and get more out of your sounds, they are good and you know how to write a song. maybe the bad mp3sound did something to my experience also.. acoustic guitar needs a little bit more bits.

hi from finland
35  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: HOW MUCH I LOVE DANIEL JOHNSTON AND WNAT TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS on: January 12, 2010, 07:25:38 PM
I wont explode, I promise...
36  General Discussion / Fan Forums / HOW MUCH I LOVE DANIEL JOHNSTON AND WNAT TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS on: January 12, 2010, 07:20:40 PM
I feel like Daniel is not enough, I wanna know it myself. Thanks for keeping me grounded Dan!
37  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: How I got into Daniel on: January 12, 2010, 11:50:48 AM
Exactly, now letīs do this ****! Cheesy
38  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: Daniel Poetry (Poems About Daniel) on: January 11, 2010, 03:16:47 PM
that was some heavy stuff, too much to read/think for me right now.. but enough to know I liked it Smiley

Heres just a quick one about Dan.. I have given away my music also to people and this is about something about that..

you wanted to feel special
so I handed you my tape
you tought I was crazy
wanna feel special too

alone we laugh
together we act like we want to
I feel special
listening to your tape

39  General Discussion / Album Chat / Re: Is and Always Was on: January 11, 2010, 02:57:18 PM
Just listening.. I think Mind Movies is one of the best albumopeners right now.. after a day out in the real world putting it on helps go to sleep in abetter mood. I have started listening to Dan just found him a few weeks ago and listening to Hi how Are You and Was and Ever Is on the same day is just great! The sound is very nicely done and I can hear the years in his voice, but after so many songs itīs understandable. But lyrically its the BOMB as always.
40  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: How I got into Daniel on: January 10, 2010, 10:41:36 PM
Hi, I discovered Daniel also by watching the documentary.. just accidentally(?) stumbled upon it on the net, and really saw so much of myself in his lives and music. It really is so honest and beautiful and its almost like every song I heard became a thought process..  And then you hear something like Itīs Spooky and more **** gets thrown out the window.. Cheesy, I discovered Half Japanese also, and really now have a deeper appreciation for the things I love.. but anywhoo a tattoo of Daniels art sounds great!! But for now  I think Iīll make a white Hi, How Are You? T-Shirt Smiley

Really good everytime to hear how Daniel has affected people, itīs doing so much for me right now also. Long live the independents!
41  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Re: Lea Haworth on: January 09, 2010, 04:30:05 AM
42  NOT Daniel Johnston / Outsider Art / Insider stuff on: January 07, 2010, 10:02:08 PM
Hi, How Are You?

43  General Discussion / Fan Forums / Re: scary on: December 31, 2009, 02:21:50 PM
Thank you!
44  General Discussion / Fan Forums / scary on: December 31, 2009, 02:06:56 PM
At last I have found someone who speaks about my truth.
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