Sessions

I try to record a late-night improv session once a night, time permitting. These will generally have no lyrics and are probably pretty mellow, but watch for a rare volume spike since they're recorded live. This is recorded and entirely improvised from nothing with no planning, except the drum machine which is a machine so it's all planning.

Session 22 Nov-30-2011

I got a DCM8 from Vxxy a couple days ago and have been figuring out how to use it. It's pretty easy to work with and does all these great chiptune style drum effects. I've got it plugged into my looper and then I try to work with it. Here's me goofing off, and probably not that well. Listen to the OGG: 1322705024.000000.ogg.

Session 21 Nov-08-2011

Did better setup on the fretless bass tonight. I got it intonated correctly, which is a hell of a lot easier when there's no frets. Half the intonation comes from just putting your finger in the right place. The adjustment of the bridge then is just getting it close enough for consistent accuracy. Aftter that I got the height good, and on a fretless higher action helps the strings sustain more. I think I've got it balanced right between where it has good sustain and not too hard to play. Pickups are a adjusted well, and then I got to play it for about 15 minutes and recorded it. This is better recording and I had a metronome on so it should be a bit better rhythm. Also, I figured out you put your finger slightly behind the line, not directly on it, which is probably obvious if you think about it. Listen to the OGG: 1320742474.000000.ogg.

Session 20 Nov-07-2011

I managed to put together the last few pieces of a fretless medium scale bass I built. Here's a quick test I did of it to make sure it could play, and I even manage to do a facsimile of the "Groove Is In Your Heart" riff. Listen to the OGG: 1320717932.000000.ogg.

Session 19 Nov-05-2011

Using the BassVI I made, and running the drums through the bit mangling Geiger Counter, I did some droning psychadelic stuff. First one sucks, but second two are good. Listen to the OGG: 1320520081.000000.ogg.

Session 18 Nov-05-2011

I was playing around with various effects and figured out I can run my drum machine through this crazy noise/fuzz/bitfreak pedal I have. Listen to the OGG: 1320520042.000000.ogg.

Session 17 Nov-05-2011

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Session 16 Nov-05-2011

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Session 15 Nov-05-2011

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Session 14 Nov-05-2011

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Session 13 Nov-05-2011

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Session 12 Nov-05-2011

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Session 11 Nov-05-2011

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Session 10 Nov-05-2011

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Session 9 Nov-05-2011

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Session 8 Nov-05-2011

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Session 7 Nov-05-2011

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Session 6 Nov-05-2011

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Session 5 Nov-05-2011

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Session 4 Nov-05-2011

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Session 3 Nov-05-2011

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Session 2 Nov-05-2011

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Session 1 Nov-05-2011

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