Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q4/19)

Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q4/19)

We are in the fourth quarter of 2019 right now, and therefore, it was time for me again to browse my vinyl collection and randomly picked three old records and a more recent one to introduce those to you. If you missed the vinyl selection of the 2019’s Q1, Q2 and Q3, feel free to have a look at them first. Enjoy the following presentation of the next four records of my vinyl collection.

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Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q3/19)

Vinyl Selection of The Quarter (Q3/2019)

The third quarter of 2019 just began, and therefore, it was time for me again to browse my vinyl collection and randomly picked three old records and a more recent one to introduce those to you. If you missed the vinyl selection of the 2019’s Q1 or Q2, feel free to have a look at them first. Enjoy the following presentation of the next four records of my vinyl collection.

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“Come Back” Clean Vocal Recording

"Come Back" Clean Vocal Recording

The editing of the shouter vocals was done, and we already proceeded with the mixdown of the entire song. But the missing piece of the puzzle was the clean vocalist that sings the melodic, pop-ish chorus and a few other parts together with the shouter. When you missed the previous article that describes our shouter vocal recording with Kim Rese, feel free to check this out here before continue reading this article.

A long time passed until we could find a suitable collaborator that met our expectations sound- and skill-wise. We finally got a great singer/songwriter with a long-lasting recording and touring career involved in the modern rock project. Let me tell you more about who our collaborator is and how we recorded his clean vocals for “Come Back”.

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“Come Back” Shouter Vocal Recording

"Come Back" Shouter Vocal Recording

Almost three months ago, we reported about the bass recording for the modern rock track called “Come Back”. During that period, we wrote the song’s lyrics and finally could start tracking the vocals for the production, starting with the vocal shouts. The song consists of two vocalists, one shouter and one clean, melodic vocalist. Combining those two different styles and voices allows us to target a broader audience and achieve a more pop-ish result. Thus, people that usually do not listen to rock music that includes shouts may connect easier with the song. Let me tell you briefly how we recorded the shouts for “Come Back”.

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The Shifting Significance of Visuals of Music Releases

The Shifting Significance Of Visuals Of Music Releases

Info : This article is written in collaboration with Yannik Sturm (art director, photographer and Canon brand ambassador) who holds a bachelor degree in Media & Communication Design @ Macromedia Cologne, Germany. Also check out his latest work on his website! ×

As we might remember the times of vinyl releases with its large and often beautiful cover artworks and elaborated booklets, we nowadays miss the support of visuals that completes the product presentation of music releases. Even when the CD took over from the vinyl as the main medium of the music industry, the visual component mainly remained because the jewel cases also contained booklets or the album was released as visually appealing digipack. By another industry’s revolution that introduced digital music download portals such as Apple’s iTunes, the CD was more and more eclipsed until the now omnipresent streaming services like Spotify dominate the market and trends. Thereby, the mediums that encouraged a beautiful visual presentation almost disappeared and the visuals associated with the music release significantly decreased in its relevance.

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Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q2/19)

Vinyl Collection Of The Quarter (Q2/2019)

I spent a bit of my free time again to browse through my vinyl collection and randomly picked three old records and a more recent one to briefly talk about those. If you missed the vinyl selection of the 2019’s first quarter, feel free to read that article first. Enjoy the following presentation of the next four records of my vinyl collection.

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“Come Back” Guitar Recording

"Come Back" Guitar Recording

One day in November 2018, I spent some hours of my weekend in my project studio and wrote and recorded drums for an entire song of which its rhythm existed in my mind after taking a shower – ready to be recorded. Just Pro Tools’s metronome and the idea in my head provided the basis for my new song. Later, I sent the finished drum recording to Philipp Lykostratis, a brilliant guitar player, motion designer and former colleague at the media agency. Soon after, I received already recorded demo guitar tracks that made me decide to schedule a recording session to finalise the parts and to do the recording at my place in mid of January. The following article will explain to you how we did it and what equipment we used.

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Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q1/19)

Vinyl Selection of The Quarter (Q1/2019)

Being more and more active in collecting vinyl recently and buying new vinyl releases that are worth it from my point of view because of their songwriting and production qualities led me to the idea of a new blog article series. From now on, I want to present you four records per quarter that are more or less randomly selected from my record collection. My intention behind this new article series is to introduce my followers to a broader spectrum of music from different centuries, especially because many of my younger readers might not have listened to that music and centuries before. I am still young with 24 years, but you will see that I am quite “matured” regarding my music knowledge and taste, thanks to my parents. In each article of the series old records (from between the 70s to 90s) and at least one “new” vinyl (from 00s to date) will be presented as part of the quarter collection. Enjoy the journey through different genres and centuries 😉

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