Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

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ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Post Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:26 am

Space Rock Masterclass - from the DAW to tape
This video includes a FX VST plugin giveaway - just watch it!
This is a project for sharing ideas, sounds, techniques, plugins,… I tried to be simple but creative and informative, exploring crazy methods and techniques: no compressors, crazy effects chains, using analogue gear, mixing to tape, using tube preamps,…
It started as a small VST plugin test and it evolved to a full tutorial - from my brain to the Master in tape.
This project took more than two months to finish and stole all my spare time so give it a go!
:tu:
This is part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Au3wsH3-Y

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:33 pm

Here is the part 2/2 of the Masterclass (from DAW to Tape).
Get Modulation Delay 2 for free just by watching this video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhuq5O7mps0

EDIT: After deleting the original part 2 (due to a stupid copyright claim by Sony), here is the re-upload:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2SawroWbMk
Last edited by ourafilmes on Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Benedict
KVRAF
3009 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:41 pm

Nic overall sound. Shades of A Flock of Seagulls - which is good with me.

:-)

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

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Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 am

Hi. Thanks.
Yes, I refer that in video 1- intro is very similar to "I run" by AFOS (single version).
Cheers!

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Aloysius
KVRAF
24446 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

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Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:50 am

Haven't had a chance to see all the video(s) yet but thanks for the drum samples. So far I thought the vocal was very sibilant and I couldn't understand a word the vocalist was singing. Good sound otherwise and you seem to have put a lot of work into the video presentation etc.
Hi-de-Hi!

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:55 am

Cheers!
Thanks but... you don´t understand the lyrics? I thought they were super clear... :?
That is intriguing me... Is it her or the sound I put around her?

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Aloysius
KVRAF
24446 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:57 am

Vocal style and fx imho.
Hi-de-Hi!

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am

Cheers

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Benedict
KVRAF
3009 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

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Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:57 pm

I'll be honest and say I found diction a real problem too. I assume she has an accent (which isn't a problem as I love a lot of Euro acts with thick accents, like Front 242, aha and The Twins) but the issue is with her projection and diction. The reverb obfuscates more but isn't the cause.

BTQ I like your t-shirt

:-)

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:11 pm

Hi. Please be honest! Write what you feel! Thanks for that!

She isn´t a pro obviously. And yes, apart for being portuguese (with our own accent LOL), she lacks a bit of confidence and sometimes that reflects in the tone, timing and/or diction. Most of times, I have to push her and make lots of takes untilI get something "workable"...

But I also have to defend her a bit and say that, as stated in the video:
a) this is a real world video: no hidden pro stuff, no script, you see good and bad stuff,...
b) I put her on real pressure by taking her to the studio for 30 minutes (including tube preamps warmup LOL) and recording all takes on video and audio - she did no practise or did know the song previously. What you see/hear is what happened.
c) I wanted to simulate what is happening with most other people: they are recording people that doesn´t do that for a living. Remember that "in the old days" there were people living on a studio as a musician. They would do it at first take and say: that only that??? I recorded some singers before in conditions like this and it was a piece of cake! And in movies... recording ADR... man, old actors just do it 3 or 4 times live and boom... you don´t need plugins to fix that recording (timewise). They don´t believe in machines to do their work. They are amazing. But this was the opposite situation.

To finish, please note that we are old school, inspired in the 80s, hate auto-tune stuff (we firmly believe that that route makes you a better artist and less of a robot) and tried to work with lots of limitations. Of course, we are not working 100% 80s style but very inspired in that era.

That T-shirt... pfff... is absolutely killer my friend. Although a dinosaur, I am not from 1978 and I bought 2: 1 for my brother´s anniversary (he is from 78 and he loved it) and 1 for me because it is that cool. And it makes me younger at other peolples eyes... LOL!!!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:tu:
Cheers Australia (you are right on the the side of the world from me)!!!

dark_virus
KVRAF
1627 posts since 28 Jun, 2007 from Amazon rain forest

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Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:46 pm

ourafilmes wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Hi. Please be honest...
Cool approach. Makes everything a lot more interesting.

Thanks for sharing it.

Giova942
KVRist
89 posts since 2 Mar, 2016

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Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:15 pm

Logic Platinum? why?

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Space Rock Masterclass - from DAW to Tape + VST Giveaway

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:40 am

Logic is the best. I use it since 1998! It "speaks directly" with Logic 9 in the Mac! If it works fine, why change? To learn a new DAW? BTW, I also drive the same car since 1993... Unlike nowadays cars, it is a "fully analogue" machine where I am at 100% of control. And it sounds amazing! I am a strange guy, I know...

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Benedict
KVRAF
3009 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

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Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:21 pm

ourafilmes wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:11 pm
That T-shirt... pfff... is absolutely killer my friend. Although a dinosaur, I am not from 1978 and I bought 2: 1 for my brother´s anniversary (he is from 78 and he loved it) and 1 for me because it is that cool. And it makes me younger at other peolples eyes... LOL!!!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:tu:
Cheers Australia (you are right on the the side of the world from me)!!!
I understand about the singer (hence not making it a thing at first). Everything you said is obvious in her performance (and video). It doesn't kill the track at all so she did fine.

As for AutoTune and excessive processing, I am right with you. It leads to nothing of any lasting value. I'd rather hear someone with passion but questionable technique than someone with AutoTune to cover a lack of any passion or technique.

Thanks. We were talking the other evening about exactly what is on the opposite side of the globe from Oz. I said Spain (which is of course not Portugal, lest we have a war). Winner.

:-)

ourafilmes
KVRist
302 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

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Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:50 am

Well, depending on where you are placed in Australia, you could be in the opposite side of Portugal, Spain or even the Atlantic Ocean... You are a huge country!
Cheers!
:tu:

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