Recording Filthy Savage part 2

Last night we just did instrumental parts because Rudy couldn’t make it. One less thing to worry about 🙂

I still am having so much trouble finding 1/8″ to 1/4″ adaptors! How come there’s like a million of them around when you don’t need them? They’re like guitar picks, or lighters. I bought a bunch of them online from Full Compass and they’ll be arriving soon. As god is my witness, I’ll never run short of adaptors again!!!

I made an entire Excel file of exactly where everything needs to be plugged in, and I feel confident now that I can hook up the mixer to the motu. I can’t believe I’m finally using all those ins in the back of the motu that I ignored for so long. That mixer is such a great addition to my gear.

Here’s what makes me crazy though about the motu, and what was so confusing to me for so long:

On the mixer, it’s channel one
On the motu, it’s channel one
In the software, it’s channel three.

Why? Because the motu has two mic ins, so one and two are for the built-in mic pre-amps. ARRRRGGGHHH!!! It’s just so hard to remember the minus-2 equation when I’m looking at the kick drum on the screen and then wanting to boost the gain, and I see the channel is 3 on ableton live and my hand goes over to the gain on the 3rd channel of the mixer. Maddening.

We did two songs last night, then Ron came over and put down some bass. This is my favorite pic of the evening, from ye olde celle phone of course.

It made me feel like my record label is real, bringing people together from two different bands I’m working with.

Oh, and we got the okay from 3 Egg Studios to do an entire Imaginary Friends album, not just an EP!!!!!!

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