Posts tagged ‘barrie rocks’

February 26, 2018

Mr. Jr. in Barrie!

sat foxx with frankie

♫ Saturday March 3rd! in Barrie on the bassy thingy with cowpunkers Mr. Jr. as part of a FANtastic night at The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery! FB event: Mr. JR / Frankie and Jimmy / A Couple Anancies / Group Therapy!

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February 6, 2018

2 fantastic shows this week!

mr jr trio

hope to see U! 2 great shows this week with Mr. Jr.!

♫ Tuesday Feb 6th in Toronto at the Bovine Sex Club!
FB event deats @ Crooked Hearts, Chuck Coles-United Snakes, Mr. Jr. No Cover

foxx feb 10

♫ Saturday Feb 10th in Barrie at The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery!
FB event deats @ Mr. Jr / Hangtime / Talk Show Host / TC Folkpunk

November 17, 2010

whirlwind ends, wait begins

well, the recording sessions with TOONICE are now officially completed.  we wrapped up recording all the necessary odds and ends just yesterday.  what a whirlwind time that had us riding the fine line between getting the best results in the cheapest (ie: fastest) way possible.

session #2 had us bring out our EB3 (since Amadeus was in need of a setup and some TLC- see this post) and our Oscar Schmidt Electric-Acoustic (for one track only).  all our tracks were recorded directly out of our Ampeg with some pretty cool results.  to sum up the sound we got … simply we’d call it “very beefy”.  again, guitar, bass and drums were recorded all at once live off the floor with much success and little time wasting. it was a great experience and exercise that had us concentrating on the finer points of bass playing that we don’t necessarily think about every day.  keeping constant in every little thing we do was indeed a challenge!   we look forward to keeping at improving this area of our playing with renewed vigour!  to see and hear how important of a component it is at this stage of the music making process was very eye opening to say the least.

now we wait for the mixes and hopefully some fresh new vibes to sell at shows and post on the net very shortly!  stay tuned!

the toasting materials 4 the end of some great sessions!

November 16, 2010

recordings partie deux

so 2 days after our first ever recording session avec les sweats, we were off to record basslines with TOONICEgreat studio up in barrie.  nice digs and top notch equipment.

"amadeus" takes a recording brk

we brought out our fave bass, the Musicman Ray34 which hasn’t been used much of late. not on purpose, just so happens its been sitting nice and cozy in its case for awhile as we rocked out on our other 2 basses.  the ray34 has a nice set of flatwounds on it for the warm reggae vibe we were looking for.  the setup was similar to the Sweats one, just on a slightly bigger budget (ie: there is a budget).  we recorded bass, drums and guitar together live off the floor and went back and punched in any mishaps.  we got 2 songs into the can quite nicely but then the bass started to go wonky.  it was then we realized it needed a setup and that slowed down the first nights recording speed.  without a backup bass to use, we just had to struggle thru it all.

lessons learnt: bring more than one bass, try out basses before entering studio so u know all is well with them (even though u remember all being well-one has to wonder what goes on in those cases once the lid shuts?), be prepared for anything.

the essentials: bass, amp, notes, headphones, timmy's!