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Username: evt

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 8:30 pm:   Edit Post

Hi everyone,
I just finished mixing a new song called "planet" I used my alembic skylark on it. One track through a fulltone fulldrive 2 and the other through a timmy pedal. I also used some amplitude plugins on the guitar tracks.

The acoustic guitar is a JP Rushing parlor sized guitar.

I have it up on these 3 links:

Please let me now what you think.



(Message edited by evt on May 27, 2006)
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 3871
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 8:56 am:   Edit Post

Cool! Is that the Fulltone on the short chorus sections? What's a timmy pedal? And what does an amplitude plugin do?
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 821
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

Nice Cool & Funky Jams!!!
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Username: tom_z

Post Number: 401
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful EV! The Skylark sounds really full and powerful, and I really like the delicate sound of your JP Rushing too - it sounds great with your voice - very clear and clean. I really like Hopeless, which, according to your site, also features your Skylark. It sounds appropriately dark and acoustic on this number. This song has a very interesting mix of tight, clear, bright tone and dark, minor, layered stuff going on - very unexpected. How's the progress on your Fano? I'm interested to hear it.

Your songs sound unlike anything I'm hearing out there these days. Granted, I don't really tune into the pop scene or much of mainstream radio. I kind of get a vibe of The Roches and Ani DiFranco.

BTW - in addition to your musical pursuits, I see that you're a teacher and thought I'd add that your students are very lucky to have you. I spent many years as an elementary art educator and I know the kind of difference one can make in a child's life. Keep on . . .


(Message edited by tom_z on May 27, 2006)
Username: evt

Post Number: 22
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 2:51 pm:   Edit Post

oops.. double posted...

(Message edited by evt on May 27, 2006)
Username: evt

Post Number: 23
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 2:53 pm:   Edit Post


I used the Fulltone Fulldrive 2 and the Timmy pedal on the heavier chorus part "you are not the only person out of place on this planet...". I added amplitude plugins which were amp simulation plugins because i recorded direct, so it added ambience to the guitar tracks to help them sit better with the drums that were recorded in a rehearsal space.

The timmy is a cool pedal made by Paul Cochrane, he makes them by hand. I have a photo of it on my pedalboard on the EVT Productions site. It's setup cool... it has a bass and a treble that you have all the way left, and then by turning it clockwise, it takes away from the the frequency. I also love the Barber Tone Press it's a compressor pedal, and it works really nicely with the timmy pedal.
Here is a harmony central link to it:

And the fulltone fulldrive 2 is a really great pedal too.

I have a Studio Journal that explains some of what I'm doing as far as recording, and has some photos:

Also, the EVT Productions section on our website is about recording:
Well actually, "planet" is the first song mixed with my new pc, which I bought through "Front End Audio". And, it's the first song I have done with a live drummer.

We recorded the drum tracks for 10 songs to make an album. Now I'm working on adding everything else to the drum tracks, and mixing the songs.

thanks :o)

lol you remember about the Fano, yes I'm STILL waiting.... he moved into a new space and it's been taking a long time.

I really do love my JP Rushing, I would like to get an OM sized one someday. I really like the smaller sized acoustics. They record really well. Dreadnoughts have a boominess when mic'd that make them more difficult to sit well in a mix.

Yes, I do enjoy my job with the kids. I actually teach them literacy through music. I go to different classes with an acoustic guitar and I teach them different songs to help them with reading, phonics, rhyming... etc. And, I also prepare them for concerts. I work with a chorus teacher who plays keyboard, and another teacher who plays saxophone. It's pretty cool. I want to start recording what we do with the kids.

Thanks for the compliment :o)


(Message edited by evt on May 27, 2006)

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