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Roy Howell 03-26-2004 05:36 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
That's a very interesting (and rather strange) olio of music styles in one piece, but it's done well. Just curious...what type of cd compilation is this for, and how does it tie into a magazine?
thanks, Roy

picksail 03-26-2004 10:54 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Hi Ray,

I thought it was pretty crazy that anyone would be willing to risk ther publication for drivel such as this. I guess I got one over on them!! Thanks.

Copied from PTLE mac Forum:

The compilation CD is an accompaniment to a publication based here in New Orleans called City Life Magazine.

The issue on which I worked is considered a 'themed issue'. It will be exclusively dedicated to music and the people who make it; not just the musicians themselves. The concept with the CD anyway, was to uncover and expose another side of the local industry. There are so many misconceptions surrounding this city culturally and musically. I can, at least, assure you that none of the artists on this CD operate intruments such as: washboards, jugs or accordians. Albeit, there are some traditional elements included, but this is definately a vast departure from the norm. It was a real treat having as much involvement as I did. I am happy with the results.

The CD is currently being pressed, actually I think it was supposed to ship today. Another story unto itself- if you perform a Google search on 'cd duplication' the second name that pops up is eDoc Publishing. Stay as far away from them as possible. We consequently had to move the project elsewhere at the last minute. The editor has since learned not to take her assistance's word when she says that she has it covered.
Anyway, it's scheduled for an April 20th release along with the magazine. It was intended to conicide with Jazz Fest and The TapeOp Conference, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The magazine, like most, are primarily purchased by subscribers. A portion of the circulation in distributed locally. I may be able to procure a few copies of both the CD/magazine if anyone is interested. I would be happy to mail them out at my cost.

Thanks, for your interest. It means alot.

Paul Curtiz 03-27-2004 09:19 AM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Here's an internet collab I did with people over at Mixerman's forum. I sang lead for Team Europa, who was spread over Norway, Finland, France, Italy and Belgium. Mastering courtesy of Brad Blackwood.


Roy Howell 03-27-2004 04:01 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Killer song, Paul... so nice I had to listen twice...
Who's on guitar and drums? Great vocal, mix and great job by all.

Paul Curtiz 03-27-2004 05:22 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
thanks Roy !
Drums are done by a finnish guy called "Mikko Kaakkuriniemi" (gesundheit ! ) and guitars are done by a norwegian who goes by the name of "Trazan" at MM's forum.
Those interested should check out the other team's efforts at PSW (check E-shaun's forum who hosts this "competition"), there's some fab tracks being submitted.

Roy Howell 03-28-2004 01:15 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Did Brad Blackwood do all the mixing, or just the mastering? Great mix...

rogerhavoc 03-28-2004 06:17 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Trying to catch up with you guys:

Hey John

California is my favorite song. I just feel like in a pub by the beach when I listen to this song. I really like the live feel that you guys got… Keep up the good work.


What a GREAT tune… I just feel like I’m on a movie theater or something. Very well mixed. Great composition. Nice coin sound on the end. I’m really impressed. Was all this made using LE? Let us know.

Paul Curtiz

Roy said it all… Great song and great mixing. Vocals are great. Man, you guys are GOOD!!!!

Gene Backlin

You might be very proud of your kids … This is great.


All The Time is just a peaceful song. What a kind of mic are you using? It has a midrange that I like. Nice guitar sound as well. Good Job.


This songs has a great vibe. Even though its slow… That’s hard to achieve. I like the vocals a lot. Bass sound is good. Is that a fretless? Nice work.


Monkey is by far my favorite. Great vocals. Great melody. I like the snare sound a lot. 80’s sound. Maybe we could do something together. Dude, you are a great SINGER!!!! GOOD JOB!!!

Here is my new ROUGHMIX of my new song. I just finished the drums. Tomorrow I will start mixing it. Let’s see what you guys think of this one.

No Name Yet

You guys all are very talented. I’m so fortunate because of the fact that I can share my music with all of you. Thanks for all the support and collaboration (Especially Thanks to Roy and James). I know that isn’t easy to post songs here and let everybody criticize. I’ve learned a lot with all of you.

Thanks a lot,

picksail 03-28-2004 07:45 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Hi rogerhavoc,

Yes, this piece was recorded, edited and mixed exclusively in PTLE. The mastering was performed at my new studio on an HD Accell/G5 system using a Waves Ren Compressor for subtle compression. Electro/ 1.25:1 ratio/ max 3db of reduction. Waves Lin EQ - Hi Pass/40Hz, Low Pass/13.5 kHz both wtih 6db slope. Waves L2 added approx. 6 db-no reduction and fortunately no clipping. If time had permitted I would have compressed a bit more, but I don't think the dynamics are too offensive. It was BTD at 24 bit then imported into WaveBurner Pro and dithered with p-OWR 3 dither. Burned to Plextor drive @ 2x speed to TDK disc.

mp3 file was converted using BarbaBatch.

I would be happy to offer a complete overview of the entire process if you would like. Let me know. It's all very well documented.

Thank you for such kind words.

Stewart Cararas

P.S. I am available for work. If interested, I can be reached at [email protected]

Paul Curtiz 03-28-2004 10:25 PM

Re: Let\'s hear your latest stuff....right here
Roy, Brad "only" did the mastering. Skwaidu from Finland did a most excellent mix (and he's 25 years old at the most...damn kids ). Then Brad did his stuff, which was impressive.

aikon 03-29-2004 06:35 AM

Re: Mac Mixes!!!!!!!!
My studio website has alot of music by myself and some that I have recorded on my digi.
Check it out and let me know what you think!



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