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Two Track Music is a somewhat 'laid back' community.  Just some good musicians and song writers hanging out, and having a good time.  We're not a high pressure or fast paced site, we just enjoy kicking back and making some music, and having fun while we're doing it.

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Smurf

Yesterday at 04:11:56 AM
Outstanding Red! And HEY DJ!
 

agradeleous

November 17, 2018, 10:52:31 PM
Good deal Red ! Congrats :)
 

whitestrat73

November 17, 2018, 10:00:09 PM
Hey DJ, what's happening.....?
 :)
 

DJKTRox

November 17, 2018, 06:19:16 PM
 :) hey everyone :) long time no see!
 

combobob

November 16, 2018, 07:17:42 PM
well done red, I hope you caught the performing fever.
I am preparing for a 25yr reunion gig atm. :o
 

whitestrat73

November 16, 2018, 12:39:07 PM
Congrats, for your first gig! Hopefully, the first of many....  ;)
And, more congrats for the fund raising! That was a fine thing to do and a brilliant way to use your launch!  8)

RedJoker

November 16, 2018, 10:59:35 AM
I had my first gig last night! Instead of collecting tips for me, I decided to make it a fundraiser.  We collected $383.25 for the local food bank!   :D
 

agradeleous

November 12, 2018, 11:19:42 AM
Oh and my recent post says yesterday when it was posted Friday ? Hmmm lol
 

agradeleous

November 12, 2018, 11:17:58 AM
Morning , a big thanks for your service on this Veterans Day ;)

Spock you know why my clock/world clock is show 1pm’ish when it’s 8:17 am ?
 

Smurf

November 12, 2018, 05:05:15 AM
Thanks White, I emailed / PM'd  some but never got a response.....I was starting to get a little worried!  8)
 

whitestrat73

November 11, 2018, 11:21:36 PM
Yeah, he's been busy with family commitments.....
Assures me all is fine.
 

Smurf

November 11, 2018, 02:54:38 PM
Hey Folks, has anyone heard from Mr. Joom?
 

way2lon

November 01, 2018, 06:02:22 AM
 

way2lon

November 01, 2018, 05:45:39 AM
 

Smurf

October 31, 2018, 12:22:44 PM
I think that is a good move CB... 8)

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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on Today at 11:57:16 AM »
I’ve found this to be a rewarding, educating yet frustrating task.

I’ve learnt the obvious. If the initial recording isn’t that great then no matter how much efforts are made to the digital copy, it won’t sound much better.

My method of approach is:
1) transfer song from cassette to audacity
2) apply some noise reduction (based on an. Segment of pure cassette hiss)
3) open clean file in Kristal
4) apply some eq and master compressor and (if deemed needed) some glacverb reverb

I’ve found I’m not a huge fan of the master limitor compressor. It really seems to push the drums up in the mix and make them sound very pouring. Also the classic eq doesn’t seem to do what I’d ideally like it too (as it sounds too harsh). Maybe I’m aiming for something out of reach, as I’m trying to get louder vocals, less hiss and more clarity to the instruments.

Any suggestions for VST’s which may assist my mission would be wary welcomed 👍
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General Discussion / awesome clip
« Last post by buster on Yesterday at 07:48:20 AM »



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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on November 17, 2018, 07:08:06 AM »
Oops :o

 ::) Maybe this one works instead
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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by Dino on November 17, 2018, 02:28:01 AM »
I see "0kB" in the file size Onetrack.



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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on November 16, 2018, 10:58:32 AM »

Gazebo has confirmed he was in no such band I before amentioned.

I’ve attached the file anyway. Maybe everyone has a someone somewhere with a similar voice. I guess the chances are high with a world population of over 6 billion😆
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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on November 14, 2018, 10:21:18 PM »
I’m finding it a revelation and fascinating hearing my old songs from 20 plus years ago.

So much material. But some tapes are warped and I’ve tried to get rid of the hiss on some but made them worse.

But the strangest thing just occurred. Between two of my songs was some music that was on the tape recorded previously. And it was a local band from Kent but the singer sounded just like Gazebo. No, kidding. I’ll upload it tomorrow for you to hear for yourself. Now if Gazebo turns round and says “yeah I was in a kent band 20 years ago and the guitarist was named Paul (with glasses) and we played indie rock” then I’m gonna be mightedly freaked out!😳😳😳
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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on November 14, 2018, 01:39:06 PM »
Thanks whitestrat.
I will try that for reversing and slowing down reverse cassette side if need be.

It’s a real labour of love but I managed to convert 3 songs ina bout 2 hours last night.

Here’s probably the best of the bunch. It really helps if he original tape recording is clean and loud to begin with.


https://soundcloud.com/user-210021613/ooger-booger-2018-remaster
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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by whitestrat73 on November 14, 2018, 01:07:13 PM »
I tried doing that, some years ago. Was wanting to get stuff I had recorded on my dead Yamaha MT-2x. I was reasonably successful, but, a lot relies on the speed consistency of the cassette recorder and the re-player. I used an old Teac machine, to play back. It was good in the 80s, not so good in the 2000s... LOL.

The recording of the 3rd and 4th tracks, reversing and slowing down bit, seemed to work pretty good, for me. It wouldn't be fair to expect the mechanical drive system to be as solid as todays digital system as far as wow and flutter is concerned.....  ::)
Any attempts to line up with a digital 'time line' were futile, in my case. Too much random speed issues ( alright, it is possible that the playing was at fault, too....a little bit).  :(
I did manage to use a couple of tunes, though. I even persuaded 'Tommy Duffy' to add his fretless bass to one of them, which I'm very proud of. It did take quite a bit of work tidying the original tracks, but it was worth it!

It'll be interesting to hear how you get on....  8)
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Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / Re: November 2018 ODC - No More War
« Last post by whitestrat73 on November 14, 2018, 12:49:26 PM »
Was an excellent program, OT. Yes, very revealing. War is such a waste of lives, in many ways......  :-[

Jackson's team's work was absolutely amazing.  8)
UK TV can be so good! If you can avoid the dross.... LOL
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General Recording Dicussions / Re: 4 track cassette recorder issues
« Last post by onetrack on November 14, 2018, 10:36:09 AM »
It’s been a fun project. Listening to songs for the first time in 25 years. Some gems and some right turds.

4 tracks are expensive on eBay.

I wonder if I record the side b of a 4 track recording and then play it backwards at a slower tempo, I can then record the a side 2 tracks and get a complete song?

I’ve attached a pic of the cassette I purchased off amazon for about £15.
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