So, just to prove me wrong, the multitrack recorder decided to work today. So, while I had a chance, I threw a bunch of tracks onto the laptop.
Of course, it didn't work all at once. After the discussion about "Megan" yesterday, I decided to take it out this morning and see if I could get it to work. As in the past, I got this horrible buzz/crackle in the left channel whenever I used the stereo out or monitor out. After messing with it for a half hour or so, the only outputs I could get to work were the tape outputs from the individual tracks. So then I opened up Adobe Audition and recorded each individual track into the laptop. (How the hell did "Megan" get to be 7 minutes long? Just recording the 6 tracks took me almost 45 minutes!) So, since I had the tracks separated in the laptop, I was able to go back and do a little remastering, add some effects, etc. So it sounds kinda nice. The music doesn't exactly synch up, but that's not my fault - it was like that in the original.
Then, just on a whim, I checked the stereo out again, and lo and behold, no crackle! It's trying to confuse me to death, clearly. Anyway, I was able to mix down a fair amount of vintage Wayward Sun. Enjoy!
Wayward Sun Rarities
Megan, music by Ben, lyrics by Weed!
Back to Reality, music by Matt
Crying In My Dreams, music and lyrics by Matt & Sam?
Just As I See You, music and lyrics by Sam
Nightmare, music by Ben, lyrics (and lead vocals) by Katy
Nikki, music by Sam, lyrics by Ken Lennox
Now or Never, music and lyrics by Sam and Ben, as well as the lamest instrumental break ever (my fault)
Sad Anger, music and lyrics by Sam
Shadows on the Wall, music and lyrics by Ben
Wayward Sun, in a recording we made after Together Again For The First Time, featuring a drum solo by Kevin
You and Me, music and lyrics by Matt, featuring Matt and some chick on lead vocals
You'll See The Sun Rise, music and lyrics by Matt(?), featuring Ben & Katy on vocals
Live at Chica's 18th Birthday Party, June 1991
As We Go (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince) - listen to a 17-year-old Sam rap
Compulsive Fire - probably the first time we played it live
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield) - I can still remember the looks of shock on Sam's and my faces when Matt first hit that wah-wah pedal
Silent Lucidity (Queensryche) - included purely for its comedic value
Madness - an excellent live version of this
On My Way - hey Matt, what's a headrun?
And, since I had the FTP site open, here are a few recent goodies:
Let It Go is my latest song, written in October, recorded in December and then revised a few weeks ago. And this is a totally new recording of an old Wayward Sun classic.