recording

Dearest ______,

If you’re like me, you might also cringe at seeing yourself on video or hearing that foreign- sounding thing that’s actually your speaking voice when it’s recorded.

That’s how I really sound?” Shudder.

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These sentiments also apply to when you record my drum- playing.

It’s kind of excruciating when these drum tracks are replayed to me because I hear even the slightest nuisance of a faulty buzz roll or the hesitation of a weak bass kick.

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I spent four hours at a recording studio last Saturday evening with Narcloudia and the extremely patient guys of LiveAmp to lay drum and bass tracks for one of the songs off our first EP.

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It’s pretty exciting coming out with a passion project such as this little “indie” record. More so if you’ve heard the amazing genius that is Bea’s beautiful song- writing.

At this early stage of the process though, the metronome is just a pain in the boombooms for a haphazard I’m-all-about-the-feels drummer like myself.

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If you’re used to doing things organically, a ticking robot (saying “now, now, now…”) in your ear can literally bring you nightmares.
Literally, I tell you.

Since that first recording session though, I’ve had greater respect for all the other musicians that I listen to.

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Playing Anti- Flag the other day, I kept thinking:

“How does this punk- ass drummer do all those attacks with a bloody metronome?”

Knowing how difficult recording is for me… awesome records are really quite awesome now that I think about it.

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Love,

Karlita

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