I’m finally getting around to M.I.T. at Til-Two club. Here’s “Sorry Tom”, a short, tongue-in-cheek song about how much of an alcoholic asshole Tom (bass) is.
Here’s the final 4 songs of Roman Watchdogs’ set at their CD release party at The Pour House in Oceanside, CA on January 13, 2018. Camera is my Panasonic GH5, and audio is my new Shure MV88 stereo mic in the audience. Audio was mastered by Dan Bonn.
So far, I’ve made two kinds of live videos. Full productions, with 3 cameras, audio recorded in multi-track from the soundboard, then mixed and mastered. That is time consuming and runs about 20 man hours for a 30-minute show, but the quality is great. The other way is quick and dirty, one camera with audio on the camera. The quality of that is, well, not great.
I’m trying a third way. One camera, but audio is a stereo mic in the audience. I bought a Shure MV88 stereo mic. It records to an iPhone via the Lightning connector in 24/48. I used it this past Saturday to record Roman Watchdogs and M.I.T. at The Pour House in Oceanside, CA.
I’m very happy with the result. I’m not sure what the venue’s sound guy was thinking with all the reverb, but the MV88 did it’s job very well.
The full show of Roman Watchdogs at Til-Two Club on December 15, 2017 is up!
“Not Looking For Love” by Roman Watchdogs, live at Til-Two Club, is up on YouTube, for your New Years Eve viewing pleasure. This was challenging, as Til-Two Club is a small venue, and the audio recording from the board was only 6 tracks – 2 vocals, guitar, bass, kick drum and snare drum. Dan Bonn worked his magic, though, and it sounds awesome.
The full show will be up in a few days.
I got an early Christmas gift, a CAMVATE DSLR Camera Cage. It’s pretty nice. Very sturdy. The side handle should help me stay smooth when going handheld, and the top handle will let me get those cool down-low looking up shots. I’m excited to try it out for real on Friday, Dec 15, when I (hopefully) shoot a few bands at Till-Two Club.
The single for “Hari Kari”, from PunchCard’s Halloween show at Winstons, is up on YouTube.
It’s finally done! PunchCard Live at Winstons, the source of my top banner photo, is live on YouTube. Tomorrow I’ll post about how I made it, but for tonight, just enjoy:
There was a technical difficulty (it happens when you do live recording) and the tracks for Broken Record only had the first song. Bummer.
Anyway, Dan got me the final mix for Broken Record, so here’s the final video: