New Haircut & Material for The Ramone

Since I am recording a completely new set of background videos for The Ramone, I figured I needed a haircut


Thanks to Alan and Meatpie, I have a fully functioning multi-track recording setup
They helped me with both routing issues and applying compression to each drum track
I have bought a new Pre-Sonus 1818 interface that I will hook up to my laptop
This is going to allow me to record a large bulk of green screen videos at my own pace

I was able to do that before but I was limited by having to mix the drum mics onto a mono track
The bass and background vocals had to go on the other channel and you had to use EQ to get them to separate in the mix
I was using the Roland/Edirol P-10 Visual Sampler as both video and audio but it only had a stereo output
There are 8 outputs on the Presonus and I can send the tracks in a more broken down configuration so that the board can mix on their own terms, according to their own situation
Not only will I be able to record drums multi-track but I will be able to manufacture tracks that are mixes of each part of the drum set
The single tracks will be the Bass Drum, Snare and Hi Hat
The Toms will be grouped together on one track as well the overhead condensers catching the Ride/Crash Ride/Crash Cymbals


I have been really busting my ass learning this material and being the drummer for Sedated has certainly given me a lot of repetition
There are a good 2 hours of songs that both Sedated and The Ramone cover and I have a ton of confidence in my ability to play any song in the Ramones library
I have a primary and secondary list of songs that I will record
The first set will be the most recognizable aforementioned “Hits” and the second list will be the songs I want to play that I believe will get requests
These sessions will serve a dual purpose because I will also be using these videos to build a large amount of songs for live Ramones Karaoke in the future as well as the regular “Rock Venue” show

The thing I have not been working on much is my lighting rig
I pieced it together out of clip lights but I need to start building actual setups with light diffuser screens
I have been doing some preliminary tests and it is obvious that my lighting sucks when I try to key the green screen
My images still come out, how shall we say……crispy
I know there’s some kind of “how to” out there on the interwebs

Once I get all of the little crap out of the way, I am confident that I will be able start cranking out drum and bass videos for The Ramone and take the concept to the next level

My vehicle situation is very close to being capable of interstate travel and that means booking out of town gigs

The arrows are pointing upward for The Ramone right now


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