(Note before main topic: I wasn't sure if this belonged in the recording section or not because 99% of this thread will contain pictures or video of the process of recording, not actual recordings.)
HELLO! This is Flood The Empire and welcome to this.. thread.
I can't remember seeing one of these, so I thought it would be fun!
Like the title says my friend and I have a two man metal band going and we are starting the process of recording an EP the DIY way. There will be little to no professional help involved. We will engineer, produce and record it with our own gear or gear we have the fortunate opportunity to borrow from our friends. I will be mixing the EP, but the mastering process might end up at a studio if we feel like our end product is worthy of such an investment. The end result will be a free and buy-if-you-like type deal. At least in the digital domain.
Our goal will be to convey the music as it will be heard live. Therefore it will be quite stripped down. For instance no guitar harmonies or solos. This is the difficult part about being in a two man band because it's challenging to create something interesting both rhythmically and melodically while trying to sing at the same time. Guitars will be dual or quad tracked though. Don't worry!
This thread will be used to post pictures and maybe some video of our progress, gear, anything we find interesting that we hope you might as well. We all love gear, right?
Here are a couple of links if you're interested in following some of the progress!
A few random video takes from the practice space (so you can actually hear what we sound like):
Live video from open mic. Not the best sound quality, but it won't break your ears. Guy on the lights had a lot of fun. And yes, our open mic nights are pretty big.
Our facebook page if you're really hardcore (and don't mind the norwegian (for now)):
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
That's a lot of people at the venue for an open mic night! Most open mic nights I've been to around here the band outnumbers the patrons. Love the baritone guitar!