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Unread 09-15-2015, 08:50 AM   #16
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Thanks! Now that I have my new PC I can resume working on some music projects.

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Unread 10-08-2015, 09:39 PM   #17
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Unread 01-02-2016, 09:21 AM   #18
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New piece. "Voices." Creepy modern-art-type piece.

https://soundcloud.com/thesomewhat/voices
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Unread 02-21-2016, 11:23 AM   #19
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A lot of the tracks no longer exist?
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Unread 02-21-2016, 11:56 PM   #20
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A lot of the tracks no longer exist?
Some of the links were revised over time or the tracks may have been removed and updated. Check the main channel to hear everything.
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Unread 03-21-2016, 10:22 PM   #21
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Wrote and recorded this within the same week. Okay.

Still Awake (Demo)
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Unread 04-29-2016, 11:59 PM   #22
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My friends in End of December wrote and originally released this song in 2012 on their album, "The Truth & The Dream." Recently, however, their bass payer came down with cancer. Read their statement here:

"Tyler was diagnosed with T cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (NHL) on January 29, 2016. He is currently at UW Madison hospital for treatment. His tumor cannot be removed surgically but can be treated with chemotherapy, which he just started. Currently the tumor is pressing on his trachea and surrounding organs and needs a breathing tube to breathe. Before he can come home for local care the tumor must shrink down. Unfortunately Tyler is in-between having insurance and could use all the financial help he can get."

As such, I decided to record an acoustic cover of my favorite song of theirs and put it out for sale to help raise funds for Tyler's treatment. If you enjoy this song, you can buy a download for $1, or pay more if you'd like to help with Tyler's treatment. ALL proceeds will go straight to him.

Also, for those wondering, I am currently trying to get this uploaded to Soundcloud (the internet connection where I moved to is slower than smell and sometimes drops out), and should be getting it to go public on Youtube fairly soon as well.

Enjoy!

https://lessliked.bandcamp.com/track...cannot-express
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Unread 11-27-2016, 10:16 PM   #23
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Frankly if I never ever play or sing this song again, I would be totally okay with that.
Was I ever wrong. I don't hate it. I love/hate it. Decided to flesh it out.

Recorded a demo over the holiday weekend. Expect to hear more like this in the coming months.

No, it's not about weed, despite the usual connotation of the title.

https://www.soundcloud.com/thesomewhat/420-demo
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Unread 11-29-2016, 10:53 AM   #24
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Was I ever wrong. I don't hate it. I love/hate it. Decided to flesh it out.

Recorded a demo over the holiday weekend. Expect to hear more like this in the coming months.

No, it's not about weed, despite the usual connotation of the title.

https://www.soundcloud.com/thesomewhat/420-demo
Very catchy.
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Unread 12-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #25
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Very catchy.
Thanks. Got a couple revisions to make so I'll re-demo with the new changes. Then I got a few more songs to construct into demos.
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Unread 12-15-2016, 06:43 PM   #26
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New "live" video for Anesthesia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR3nD79xkRc
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Unread 03-15-2017, 10:56 PM   #27
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Did a little re-mastering on 4/20 tonight instead of doing more important things.

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-Adjusted EQ on kick to find a more rounded tone.
-Adjusted EQ on the bass and added a dirty compressor.
-Adjusted snare balance.
-Adjusted EQ on vocals, added a de-esser.
-Widened stereo field on vocals.
-edited delay on vocals
-adjusted EQ on guitars, boosted the mids a bit for more substance.
-widened stereo field in guitars, added stereo delay to lead.
-added room reverb to guitars to glue them together better.
-adjusted my super secret mastering settings (boosted the dynamics a bit further with FerricTDS, actually softened things with the BaxterEQ, widened the stereo field, tweaked the master reverb to glue the mix together better, boosted my W1 limiter just a tad).


The whole purpose was to clean up the bottom end and try to make things a bit more cohesive.


https://m.soundcloud.com/thesomewhat/420-demo
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Unread 04-22-2017, 10:16 AM   #28
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I don't think I listened to this before you adjusted stuff, so I can't compare. But, it sounded good to me! Personally, I'm not quite sure I'm a fan of the effect on the vox, but it didn't ruin it for me.
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Unread 04-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #29
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I don't think I listened to this before you adjusted stuff, so I can't compare. But, it sounded good to me! Personally, I'm not quite sure I'm a fan of the effect on the vox, but it didn't ruin it for me.
If you speak of the auto-tuning, then yes, it detracts from it the experience. I'll re-demo the song sometime this year. Also I think I over phase-panned the guitars, because while it sounds good in headphones, through actual speakers that allow frequencies to muddle together before they hit your ears, it sounds a bit over-cooked. But eh. It's just a super cruddy demo so I'm not too picky.
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Unread 04-25-2017, 03:48 PM   #30
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Comin' at you from the kitchen today! Was jamming this with a band and wanted to snag a fresh concept.

Anesthesia - The Kitchen Sessions: Episode 1
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