What’s the last thing you should do to any song? Add some organ of course. Those keys sound great!
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In order to monitor and record our rehearsals, I recently decided to pick up a new Presonus 1818vsl. It has 8 built in pre-amps, with an onboard effects DSP, so we can add reverb, eq, compression, etc… while practicing (it is a big help with vocals). We also record our rehearsals and demo new songs with it, and it sounded like the perfect solution. Long story short, it didn’t live up to expectations. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve used Presonus gear for years, and the 1818vsl is my 4th firewire interface from them, but i’ve had enough.
To the rescue … Mark of the Unicorn:
That is a brand new Motu 896mk3. It does everything the Presonus unit does and more. Hardware, software, sound quality etc.., the Motu smokes the Presonus. So far it’s rock solid with no issues, and is a piece of cake to use. It is more expensive, but it’s well worth it, in fact, the time that I won’t have to spend with Presonus tech support will pay for itself. The best part is that it’s helping us work through our new songs. We’ve got some great things coming, and Motu is helping us get there even quicker!
I’m excited to say that we’ve started to record our first batch of songs. We’re planning on getting a little teaser out for everyone to enjoy in early February. We’re excited by how the songs are turning out and can’t wait for you to hear them.
In case anyone is wondering, that is a Cascade Fathead II, which I think I’m going to be using as a room mic – right by my (not-so-fat) head.
Born out of an unseasonably warm New England Winter, Velah is the culmination of four Boston-based musicians’ experience at a blank canvas, with every color and texture at the ready.
The new project of Jen Johnson, Mike Latulippe (ex-Static of the Gods), Daniel McNair and Nick Murphy (ex-The Acre), focuses on expansive landscapes and sonic layers as much as it does introspective and close-to-the-vest lyrics.
Right now the band is carving out songs to be released in batches throughout the year and is booking shows throughout the Boston area.