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Bedbug
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Posted - 12/05/2018 :  08:34:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I guess he's polishing his racks of compressors right now. With an evil grin on his face.

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I would laugh at that if it weren't so unfunny.
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pixie punk
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  10:17:03  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrDvVvrh1O5/

PUERTO RICO PIXIE
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
776 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2018 :  18:16:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

quote:
Originally posted by picpic

I guess he's polishing his racks of compressors right now. With an evil grin on his face.

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I would laugh at that if it weren't so unfunny.



Polishing his compressors and celebrating his work with an evil grin. In New York no less. Sorry Picpic.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrGaNKSgmC8/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dxo1tf6z8a80

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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
884 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2018 :  06:05:41  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hereís the deal with the bricked new releases - itís not going away. The Masses are so used to the sound, that clean, well mastered recordings with a lot of dynamic range sound weird to them. And with folks mostly listening to playlists and the like on Spotify, apple, etc, something thatís well mastered is going to cause a big drop in volume and those folks will get pissed. And they outnumber us. For my money, I have a volume knob on my stereo and I know how to use it. Most people either donít or really donít give a shit. Which is unfortunate.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2018 :  09:53:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He's in NYC ? Dang.

Dang.

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trevgreg
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Posted - 12/09/2018 :  06:32:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by johnnyribcage

Hereís the deal with the bricked new releases - itís not going away. The Masses are so used to the sound, that clean, well mastered recordings with a lot of dynamic range sound weird to them. And with folks mostly listening to playlists and the like on Spotify, apple, etc, something thatís well mastered is going to cause a big drop in volume and those folks will get pissed. And they outnumber us. For my money, I have a volume knob on my stereo and I know how to use it. Most people either donít or really donít give a shit. Which is unfortunate.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.



If it were up to me, I'd make a rule that every release after January 1st of so-and-so year had to be mastered at a rate that didn't involve brickwalling. Then I'd have the companies work backwords to ensure their prior releases meet the similar standard so the volume differences aren't there anymore over time.

Yet again, I don't have millions of dollars and time to force that onto others, so yeah.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2018 :  23:56:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Meanwhile, Paz is playing piano in the studio. You can see the recording setup. Cool.

Good idea to bring new instruments. Is paz the new EDF ?

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Sprite
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818 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  01:15:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
(Almost) Enough to make me join Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/pazlenchantin/

"Thank you for all your bday wishes so thankful to be recording my second album with pixiesofficial. Canít think of anything Iíd rather be doing today "

Neither can I :0)

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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  06:07:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recording the new album in a church, keeping in touch with their neo-Pentecostal roots?

Whatever the case, great pic and great post by Paz.

And yes Sprite, nothing is really enough to make Instagram worth the time consumption.
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

818 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  06:18:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I actually meant the almost! If they post an audio clip of recording I may capitulate...
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1400 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  06:30:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You could always just find all their Instagram posts on the www.

But I get your bigger point. Always exciting to hear that new tunes are coming.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  07:49:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone checked the BMI catalog lately ? I confess I'm a bit too lazy to do this right now.

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Stevio10
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  08:03:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by picpic

Has anyone checked the BMI catalog lately ? I confess I'm a bit too lazy to do this right now.

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Had a look, still at 437 song titles, no new additions yet.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  08:37:16  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trevgreg
If it were up to me, I'd make a rule that every release after January 1st of so-and-so year had to be mastered at a rate that didn't involve brickwalling. .



They should have two mixes, one for audiophiles. We will pay.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  10:38:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammerhands

[quote]Originally posted by trevgreg
If it were up to me, I'd make a rule that every release after January 1st of so-and-so year had to be mastered at a rate that didn't involve brickwalling. .



Screw audiophiles. I'm not listening to my favourite band on 20k speakers and gold-plated cables. Even on my IPhone+earbuds, classic albums sounds 20x times better than brickwalled modern records.

Hey Dalgety, just mix it normally. I'm sure you're reading this forum.

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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  10:40:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by picpic

Has anyone checked the BMI catalog lately ? I confess I'm a bit too lazy to do this right now.

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Had a look, still at 437 song titles, no new additions yet.


Thanks for checking Stevio10 ;-)

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oddball
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Germany
202 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  15:09:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From Joey's instagram page...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrWPIM2BtWP/

Exciting times!
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

818 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2018 :  23:00:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These Instagram updates are like a best ever advent calendar. Knowing the Pixies are recording gets me all hot.
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Jeepster
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USA
94 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2018 :  08:17:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paz seems to have changed that caption, now thereís no mention of a new album. Instead she linked to the photographer who took the picture (Iím not sure who it is but @pixiesofficial follows them). Sneaky!

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2018 :  08:32:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can still read "so thankful to be recording my second album with @pixiesofficial" on a previous post.

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johnnyribcage
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USA
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Posted - 12/21/2018 :  15:34:03  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammerhands

quote:
Originally posted by trevgreg
If it were up to me, I'd make a rule that every release after January 1st of so-and-so year had to be mastered at a rate that didn't involve brickwalling. .



They should have two mixes, one for audiophiles. We will pay.



I second that. I would absolutely shell out for a 192 kbps, "unmastered" mix of IC, HC, and whatever is coming. Give me whatever you sent to the mastering dude before he smoked it like a cheap cigar. I'm sure it sounded spectacular in playback at the studio.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
884 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2018 :  15:40:52  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by picpic

quote:
Originally posted by hammerhands

[quote]Originally posted by trevgreg
If it were up to me, I'd make a rule that every release after January 1st of so-and-so year had to be mastered at a rate that didn't involve brickwalling. .



Screw audiophiles. I'm not listening to my favourite band on 20k speakers and gold-plated cables. Even on my IPhone+earbuds, classic albums sounds 20x times better than brickwalled modern records.

Hey Dalgety, just mix it normally. I'm sure you're reading this forum.

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You don't have to be an audiophile to realize something sounds like garbage on a hot griddle, and you sure as hell don't have to spend 20K on gold plated cables.

The classic albums sound better because they were recorded on all analog by people who knew what they were doing, then mastered by people that weren't deaf, knew what they were doing, and were more interested in presenting what was recorded or maybe artfully pushing things into the red here and there, rather than just slamming the ever-loving digital fuck out of everything just so it doesn't sound different that the other horse-shit that was mastered the same way in Joe Sixpack's playlists.

Caveat to my "all analog" comment - analog doesn't necessarily have to mean better. But it's definitely harder from an engineering standpoint, and forced folks to pay more attention to what they were doing. And it's definitely more forgiving if you over-bake it.

I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.

Edited by - johnnyribcage on 12/21/2018 15:44:17
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stuczuba
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223 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2018 :  22:10:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does the vinyl sound any better for either? I've vaguely looked for rips but never seen anything..
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
884 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2018 :  01:26:56  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stuczuba

Does the vinyl sound any better for either? I've vaguely looked for rips but never seen anything..


To my ear, yes. I donít know what they pressed it from but itís probably a much higher quality source than what youíd get on the CD and certainly better than streaming services. Itís worth picking up.


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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2018 :  09:09:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hear you johnnyribcage, but digital don't brickwall records. Producers do.

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stuczuba
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Posted - 12/22/2018 :  12:41:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I hear you johnnyribcage, but digital don't brickwall records. Producers do.

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But mastering happens after production, a producer can make a beautifully nuanced mix and some numpty can completely flatten it during the mastering so it sounds good farting out of an iphone speaker. The work of the same producer can be mastered completely differently for different media prior to release.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2018 :  13:34:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
True. But what I meant was digital VS analog is not the problem here. Brickwalling wasn't invented the day digital technology came out. Those are not related at all.

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jake3
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United Kingdom
167 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2019 :  06:45:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 01/01/2019 :  07:57:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yeah! Sweet!
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natenate101
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USA
748 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2019 :  08:24:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Wonder if that's the home they stayed in while making the record? If I remember correctly Charles/Paz/Joey roomed together in Wales while making HC. So awesome to see them trying new things and not recording in the same places. I admire this band. Hope to hear some snippets soon.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 01/01/2019 :  10:59:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice photo. Dalgety is really trolling us.

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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1581 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2019 :  01:23:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh btw, Dalgety presence confirmed. Missed the post on his instagram back in December.

Dreamland Studio console: http://www.dreamlandrecording.com/console
Dalgety hint on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrhQSglApiR/

***sigh***


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pot
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  01:33:00  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Who's the guy with no head?
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Discoking
= Cult of Ray =

Belgium
805 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2019 :  02:33:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it's kim deal!


it's educational
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  02:52:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís the cephalophore
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