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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:09:00 +0000Dave returns !!!!
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:59:00 +0000I'm all alone this week so it's time for an old-school songwriting and home recording show.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:10:00 +0000Balance the budget by listening to this excellent songwriting and home recording podcast with your power broking hosts Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:33:00 +0000This week Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle narcissistically play their own songs. 7 tunes out of last months 20 created for the RPM Challenge www.rpmchallenge.com. Even more confusingly this is one without them being in the same "studio" since they can no longer bare to be in each others presence. Give it a list and you'll understand.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:41:00 +0000Dave & Tony return to discuss many interesting home songwriting and recording subjects.This weeks topics include"Borrow" a chord progression from an existing songRecording with a click track drum then replacing with hand percussionPlaying drums is really hard http://zoomforum.us/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16278Laptops or Desktops for recordingRon SexsmithWalk The Moon http://walkthemoon.bandcamp.com/Why do pro recordings sound betterRychie Floyd's songwriting philosophy.Chordbot http://chordbot.com/Lots of Lyrics discussionThis weeks songsIan Holtaway - Colour WhiteMike Anderson - I'm Still Taller Than YouRychie Floyd - Everybody Wants To Drink Your WaterAndrew Richardson - Mary Cries (words by Alan Gentle)Edward Wainwright - If You Don't Want MeThere are a bunch of videos below related to the show this weekWalk The Moonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7f54tVRmQ allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eW7f54tVRmQ?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="560">Ron Sexsmith - See It To Believe Ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFww3fLhjl8 allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MFww3fLhjl8?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="560">Justin Currie - No So Sentimental Nowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDEYxkaTZo0 allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RDEYxkaTZo0?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="425">Justin Currie - I Guess I Didn't Love You makes Chris Difford from Squeeze Cryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xS1WkJdKk&feature=related allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y9xS1WkJdKk?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="560">A search for the BBC Songwriters Circle stuff on youtube.http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Songwriter+Circle+BBC&aq=fFran Healy Buttercups (not Daffodils as I said on the show)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSRpATc0lz0 allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gSRpATc0lz0?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="560">[...]
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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:57:00 +0000Back for more home made songwriting and recording goodness it's your fantastic hosts Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle.This week we discussPro Sounding Home RecordingsOur RPM Challenge ExperiencesDave stole my song :)Dave at ChurchDave Murdered His AmpSimplifying Your EquipmentWhy no Pop Songs in home recordingMario's Site at http://lets-go-digital.blogspot.com/Visit Zoetrope's new Backstage area of the forums for songs in progress, ideas, lyrics and anything else that's musical but not a full song http://zoomforum.us/viewforum.php?f=40The video for Bruno Mars doing a Nirvana/Michael Jackson mashup is at the end.Songs this weekMake Me Crawl - Mario Gozum aka PillThe New Risk of the Foot Soldier - The LionsRelative - Yesterday's AddictionRelatives song info is here:Lyrically, the song is about love- well, more to the point, breaking up. A relationship has to be collaboration between two willing people, and some women don’t seem to be capable of seeing how good they really have it- “you find sorrow in your treasure”. But, in the end you realize that you are better off moving on- “In the dark, I find the sun”. It was inspired by a close friend of mine who was going through a divorce, in spite of the fact that he completely built his whole life around his wife. So, the song was built around those ideas, and written on an acoustic guitar. After the rough song was “sketched out”, Mike Mitchell, our lead guitarist, recorded some rough guitar takes which were uploaded to the “SendSpace” file sharing site. Jim Tamburini (his real name, by the way) downloaded the .wav files and imported them into his DAW, and put together the drum tracks. He sent back separate .wav files of the kick, snare/hi-hat, toms, and cymbals, which Mike and I re-imported, and then set about the task of recording all of the finished guitar and vocal tracks.Bruno Mars allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zvYxZAwc1F8?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="640">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvYxZAwc1F8&feature=player_embedded allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSNSg2ogpx0?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" width="480">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNSg2ogpx0&feature=player_embedded[...]
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:56:00 +0000We're back for more of those hi quality distant vocal recordings from Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle, your self appointed ringmasters of the home songwriting circus.
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:06:00 +0000Yes we're back. Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle here to spin your tunes and harm your ears. Apologies for my sound quality as I have forgotten how to use my PS-04.
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Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:26:00 +0000Here's a list of my top 10 albums released in 2010 (in the US).
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:09:00 +0000A slightly different show here. This is a conversational and music show featuring Les Cotton, Ralph Tonge, Pete Rand and David Claridge. They discuss writing and recording music.
Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:49:00 +0000A spur of the moment one man home songwriting and recording podcast from your host Captain Tony Butterworth.
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:18:00 +0000Welcome to one last summer show for David Criddle and Tony Butterworth your fraudulent home songwriting guru's.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 21:50:00 +0000Welcome to your source of home recording and songwriting entertainment. Host by the songwriting fraud's Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:41:00 +0000Tony Butterworth and Dave "Jazzmaster" Criddle return for more home songwriting and recording goodness. We need your songs so get them sent in to email@example.com.
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 21:43:00 +0000Back again after my intensive training for the World Cup.
Fri, 28 May 2010 21:22:00 +0000Home songwriting and recording talking heads Dave Criddle and Tony Butterworth return for more waffle.
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Fri, 07 May 2010 20:49:00 +0000Yes you can win a Korg Nano Pad simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. with CONTEST in the title line. If you're in the US shipping will be covered, outside of the US we will review once I know the cost. Read about the Nanopad here watch the video below.This week Dave Criddle and Tony Butterworth discussTony's inactivityBeing in a band is not always that greatBalanced CablesToneport presetsTony's EZMix review Read Kevin Selby's R16 site here Tony has been listening to - Marina and the Diamonds, Genesis, Kate NashDave has been listening to - Quasi Songs:Joe Holtaway - We Go Sailing Kevin Selby - Wonderin' (R16 Demo Project) - Leigh Wright - For An Hour or TwoDavid Partrick - (I Unfriended You on) FacebookSonic State Nanopad Reviewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktCKcPWwHPwMarina and the Diamondshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5YGenesis - Dancing with the Moonlight Knighthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKIkzGGAG9sQuasi - Peace and Lovehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dj_Nao5LuA[...]
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:36:00 +0000The week got away from us this week so there is no normal show. Instead how about a show of videos I've been sent.
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:29:00 +0000EZMix Review What follows is a text based review of the new EZMix product released by Toontrack. I would like to thank them for them sending me a copy for review.EZMix is a liberating and at the same time frustrating product. It's a product that will be perfect for some and will drive others crazy with it's limitations.First I need to set the stage by describing my own personal background and use case. I am a home hobby musician, who records music purely for the fun of it. My operating mode is to find something that works (a sound, a product, FX Chain or technique) and stick with it, I really don't like to tinker that much so in principle EZMix should be perfect for me. I do use Line6 products for modeling and hence a number of my tracks, most commonly guitar, are recorded with effects already applied. I usually record bass, vocals and keyboards relatively clean. I use mostly clean drum loops or VSTs for drums.So this is where the first issue arises. I think the product name and the marketing are a little misleading. Even though I now realize it was impossible, I imagined this as some kind of product that I could apply to my project and it would give me a great mix. A magical mastering tool. In reality it really isn't a mastering tool at all, though there are a few presets and it could be used that way. Most of the time the intention is to apply the effects to clean, or in the case of guitars, post amp tracks and to control them by applying EQ, Compression and other relatively simple effects. The result is that in a project like mine, with 40 different tracks I have to apply EZMix separately to every track and choose how to process it.Lets take a step back to summarize the product. You can find lots of details at the Toontrack site. http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=69 including the video shown below. It costs $69 and is purchased via a download. You buy the product, then download it and activate it on first use. You can have it active on two computers at any time, and you can add and remove computers from your account up to five times. The product installs easily and automatically is added to the folders necessary to make it work on your PC (providing you haven't gone all non standard on your VST folders). I use Reaper and it showed up first time with no issues. EZMix uses sixteen different effect types (listed towards the end of this article) that are combined in various combinations to create the presets provided by the product. These effects are not really modeling based, there are no guitar amps etc, but are more post processing based. Your ability to customize these presets is very limited. There are three controls two of which behave differently depending on the preset you are working with, the third one sets the volume level. The UI is presented very nicely and is easy to understand and follow, once you have selected a preset a window shows you what is included and what the control sliders are set to. You can modify the sliders to get a sound you like then save the preset with your own name. You can also click any preset and flag it as a favorite for easy access.EZMix seems very low CPU intensive. I ran a project where it was running around fifteen times on different tracks, including two copies on a single track and Reaper reported minimal incr[...]
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