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Musical Mayhem

Audio recording. It's an interesting world to delve into should you have the desire but like anything technical, it can be intimidating if you don't know where to start. This series will mostly be me rambling on about tips and tricks that I've learned over the years that will help you with getting started so you can produce your own material. The focus will be heavily geared towards music because that's how I got into this shitstorm in the first place however most of what I discuss can be used for any type of audio recording adventure.

Hosts: Andrew Fraser



Total Episodes: 33

33: A Lesson in Sample Rates

Released: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:00:07

In today's episode I learned a lesson about different sample rates in Audacity. If you have two clips that were recorded at different sample rates, Audacity will only be able to play back both recordings according to the lowest sample rate. Which is why today's episode sounds so low fi compared to what I normally sound like when recordings haha. This episode was recorded using the Android recording app I have been busy working on and where I didn't specify a sample rate it defaulted to 8000 Hz. Needless to say I know what I'm adding to the program next, a much higher sample rate. If you're still reading and wanted to know what I talked about it's my new iRig and the new Ubuntu Studio setup I have in my living room.

Download: MMAYHEM-033.mp3


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32: Me and Illmans

Released: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:50:43

I remembered how to podcast!! In today's episode I play 7 of the tracks that me and my friend Doug (AKA Illmans) have worked on. There are 5 older tracks and 2 newer ones that Doug put together using the samples from the alternative tunings section of the acoustic episode. Sorry for the delay in getting this one out but the new job has been keeping me busy among other things but I'll make sure to stick to my monthly release schedule. In the meantime I hope you enjoy these samples. Notice: Doug Yeomans AKA Illmans holds the copyrights to the track samples in this episode and they are being used with permission. If you want to check out more of his music go to http://www.reverbnation.com/illmans

Download: MMAYHEM-032.mp3


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31: Old Tunes Revisited

Released: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:52:06

In today's episode I play some tunes from a band I played in back in 2003 because we'll be getting back together to re-record them with the original line up. If anyone has any questions, comments or general shenanigans they'd like to harass me about here are the ways you can do so. Email: andrew@pantsnet.ca | Twitter: http://twitter.com/frasematron | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MusicalMayhemPodcast.

Download: MMAYHEM-031.mp3


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30: 432 Hz

Released: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:37:27

In today's episode I discuss the musical conspiracy theory revolving around the use of 440 Hz for A instead of Verdi's A value of 432 Hz. It's interesting due to the mathematical nature of the Pythagorean scale which is built around A being 432 Hz, the spiritual and universal undertones associated to that value along with the Nazi conspiracy theory revolving around why 440 Hz is the ISO standard for A. If anyone has any questions, comments or general shenanigans they'd like to harass me about you're welcome to reach out to me using any of the following. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MusicalMayhemPodcast | Twitter: http://twitter.com/frasematron | Email: andrew@pantsnet.ca

Download: MMAYHEM-030.mp3


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29: Living Room Mic Test

Released: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:46:26

In today's episode I finally got the chance to test out an idea I had about how to record a conversation in my living room where everyone is sitting on a couch. I also run you thru a list of 10 Tips for Novice Producers that I found because I learned a new trick from it. If anyone has any questions, comments or general shenanigans they'd like to harass me about here's the ways you can do so. Email: andrew@pantsnet.ca | Twitter: http://twitter.com/frasematron | Facebook: http://www,facebook.com/MusicalMayhemPodcast.

Download: MMAYHEM-029.mp3


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