Hey Ott, You have to be in the top 3 of my favorite artists of all time.
My question is you mention further down that when you have "percussion is all sitting together really nicely so I might bounce down to two stereo stems: Percussion Hi and Percussion Lo. From then on, I treat each stem as one instrument, even though it may be six takes of six different drums"
Could you please go into detail on what you mean by bounce down to two stereo stems. Do you mean you convert them to audio and the audio has all percussion sounds in the stem?
Also by Perc Hi and Lo do you mean freq Hi and Lo?
And last one sorry :P
Can you elaborate on the six takes of six different drums? I do not fully understand what you mean by six takes and I assume six different drums you mean different kind of drums.
Thanks for even looking at these questions. I wish more artists would do this and sorry for the long question.
1. Yes - I export to audio [bounce down] the full percussion mix as two stereo audio files - one [Perc Hi] containing the tambourines, shakers, etc, and [Perc Lo] containing bongos, congas, djembe, etc.
2. Yes, I overdub loads of hand percussion - bongos, darbuka, guiro, vibraslap, claves, maracas, etc, and each gets its own track. I usually record whole arrangement takes [6 - 7 minutes] as a performance, while imagining I'm a session musician. Then I arrange the multiple percussion tracks using the channel mute buttons, switching the various elements in and out in a musically interesting way, while recording the result as a stereo audio file. It keeps things alive and evolving, instead of just looping and repeating.
3. Stop being sorry.
Hey Ott. I'm an american but really like UK spelling and punctuation, a lot of literature is printed in it. I use it occasionally and accidentally, it makes people here very uncomfortable sometimes. You spend a fair amount of time in the US so I was wondering what your opinion is on the different ways of writing things? (Ultimately the american spelling is closer to Latin so some might say it is more correct than UK English, which is closer to French, but to me the UK way is more aesthetically pleasing??)Ott responded on 03/03/2017 Next question
i definitely agree about the tea..i was born in scotland and moved to the usa when i was 5 and i drink nambarrie's tea every morning, seldom do i find any tea here in the usa that has that texture, also are you going to come to the midwest USA anytime? like chicago? if you did i would definitely go see you :) you play the music of heaven, or at least it seems to me that the music that you make must originate from some extra-dimensional realm because it definitely cant be compared with any natural occurence