Hmmm... I am at work...so I have to move quick...
It seems I am having a hard time finding the right connections for my turntable to mac set-up...
I bought this thing called iMic from Griffin. Supposedly you can just hook the turntable right into it, but my turtable is older and needs a ground... So I tried hooking it through my receiver with the Tape Out line. It worked but now it is only recording on one channel. I messed with preferences, both system and program, but I cant seem to make it work. So I recorded the track anyway, then I brought it into GarageBand and layered the track and selected Mono instead of Stereo. That seems to work, but the volume is really low. So by fiddling with the settings in GarageBand and layering the track two to three or four times I am able to have the volume appear normal when playing in iTunes.
Then I save the file (Export to iTunes) and then I have to convert the file to mp3 so one 7" isnt 100MB. It works, but then its gets difficult cuz all the records are recorded at different levels, so I have to layer them differently from record to record. Considering they are not great recordings anyway, it works out pretty nicely.
So I recorded the Struggle 7", Guyver-One 7", and two Econochrist 7"s. Then I realized in my fiddling that I had not reconnected the turntable ground!!! So i checked all my tracks in iTunes and anytime the music quiets down there is an buzz in the monitors... Oh well, back to square one. I re-did the Guyver-One and Struggle 7"s, but I am also gonna try to mess with the equalization to see if I can boost some of the bass and mids... Later this week I will post the above mentioned 7"s and then I will get around to putting some other albums I have up..
For the meantime, I am fixing the Dischord post and I need to add a few links to the sidebars.
Now, I have had these albums for a few weeks now...maybe only one week actually, but it feels like a month, so, as it goes, here are all the records I was provided from a number of you. I am gonna refrain from naming those who contributed because I am short on time, and I cant remember everyone off the top of my head. You know who you are and chances are the others here know who you are too. Thank you very much, you have enriched my life with angsty, punk fury and dark, groovy dissonance. I havent had much time to absorb all of these so I dont have much to say right now, but they are all completely awesome, that much I am sure of....Abilene - s/t (2000)Abilene - Two Guns, Twin Arrows (2002)
Hoover related band. More Relectrolux / Electrodub than Electrolux. Super dark grooves and subtle dynamicsRegulator Watts - The Aesthetics of No-Drag (1997)Regulator Watts - The Mercury CD (1998)
Regulator Watts (or Regulatorwatts) are an earlier extension from the Hoover-pus. Way more Electrolux than Abilene. Still dark and moody, but far more explosive release.Sevens - 777 / 12 12 & s/t LP (1995/96/96)
A post-Soulside band featuring both of the Sullivan brothers, Chris Farral from Hoover, Josh Larue from Rain Like the Sound of Trains and later the Sorts, and a suprise appearance from Joe Lally on the first 7" (777). Funky groovy rock with a socially conscious vibe. Dare I say granola? ^_^Rain Like The Sound of Trains - s/t discography (1994)
An yet earlier post-Soulside band featuring Bobby Sullivan and Josh LaRue, Doug Birdzell from Beefeater and Pete Chamriec from Verbal Assault. Not what youd expect. Groovy and funky like the later Sevens, but still retaining a bit of the punk sound. Not much though. You get the feeling guys who like the dead might like this stuff.Born Against - 9 Patriotic Hymns for Children (1991)Born Against - Battle Hymns for the Race War (1993)Born Against - The Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure (1995)
Born Against were the most punk of the hardcore bands in the ealry 90's. Their aesthetic embodied the revolutionary ideal that punk stood for. It also adheres to the toungue in cheek sarcasm that punk has also idealised for so long. The music is fast and powerful. I'd say they rank up as one of the best bands to ever materialize out of the hardcore scene at the time.Antioch Arrow - In Love With Jetts / Lady Is a Cat (1993)
I didnt get this from anyone, but it is a great record featuring members of Heroin, Get Hustle and Evergreen. Born from the same San Diego scene as Heroin and using the same strengths as that band, they marked an early evolution in the San Diego hardcore scene.Hidden in Buildings - Draw Your Sword and I Am Not Alone (2004)
Now this has nothing to do with any of the above mentioned bands, in members, sound or style. I actually dont know anything about this band, or if they are even a band. But they are from Canada...i think....
Think Godspeed You Black Emperor mixed with equal parts Explosions in the Sky, DJ Shadow, Ninja Tune Records and Boards of Canada. I had to nix track 3 cuz it was messed up. If anyone knows anything about these guys, let me know...
That concludes my first part of catching up. I started this post at work, but it is midnight now. I have since fiddled with my turntable set up some more, and it is kind of working but I am still frustrated that it wont just record the L and R channels...
If anyone has any pointers, hook me up! I'll have some of the stuff up later this week....