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marknorthfield



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I'm all Soundclouded up. Woo-hoo.

http://soundcloud.com/mark-northfield

Hopefully that should solve any audio problems.


Cool
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maudibe



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody awesome Mark.... love it!

Friending you on soundcloud....

Very organic - and TOTALLY original... fab vocalist.

Edited to add - in a different league. WOW

Edited again to add - unbelievable talent. I am buying the album.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's much better. I'm only listening on my laptop speakers, but it's obvious the distortion is deliberate now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, listen to all the tracks on a descent system... fabulous.

Edited to add - where was it recorded Mark?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maudibe wrote:
John, listen to all the tracks on a descent system... fabulous.

I haven't got a human powered sound system Wink

I haven't got any speakers for my decent hi-fi either Laughing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmm...soundclouded too. Thanks Mark.

That really is some excellent music.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appreciation very much appreciated.

Smile

To answer your question Maudibe, both albums with a recording engineer mate of mine Andy in South London (though I pay him for his time as it's his job). He uses Logic Audio.

The arrangements are all mine; I play all the piano/keyboard things and hire string players and other musos to do the rest, tho Andy does any electric guitar stuff. The piano this time was recorded in a studio in Greenford owned by some sweet old chap who was really quite bonkers. Preferred the Bosendorfer at Dulwich College I used on Ascendant, to be honest, but it suited that album better, and in any case they'd put the price up sharply.

As I'm not that good a singer, I've gone down the producer route of getting others to do the honours for me. They're either friends of mine or friends of Andy. The vocalist on The USC Blues, Alexandra Howlett, is someone he's worked with a fair bit, and she's done quite a bit of professional jazz singing in her time. See http://www.anyswinggoes.org.uk/band/

She did contribute to my last album so I was very pleased to get her on board again. Seems I keep taking her out of her comfort zone tho: 'You want me to sing it like I'm some kind of Antichrist figure, with an American accent?' 'Yeah, something like that...' Oh, how we laughed!

Twisted Evil

Anyway, ramble ramble. Thanks again. Really. It's cool to get such positive feedback. If anyone knows anyone who's interested in doing video/animation work and wants some music to use, do point em my way. Very much open to things like that.

Am intending to do something myself with scrabble or bananagram tiles in the coming month, but it'll probably be quite basic!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gp881cxCOQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marknorthfield wrote:
OK, I'm all Soundclouded up. Woo-hoo.

http://soundcloud.com/mark-northfield

Hopefully that should solve any audio problems.


Cool


Amazing music Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
maudibe wrote:
John, listen to all the tracks on a descent system... fabulous.

I haven't got a human powered sound system Wink

I haven't got any speakers for my decent hi-fi either Laughing.


You could always get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gakken-DIY-Wind-Up-Premium-Gramophone-Otona-no-Kagaku-/400124232030?pt=UK_Collectables_RadioTelevision_Telephony_SM&hash=item5d2943415e

(Only good for old-fashioned records though...)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_lyniezian wrote:
You could always get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gakken-DIY-Wind-Up-Premium-Gramophone-Otona-no-Kagaku-/400124232030?pt=UK_Collectables_RadioTelevision_Telephony_SM&hash=item5d2943415e

(Only good for old-fashioned records though...)

I've got my classic Acoustic Research turntable for the old fashioned records end of the system Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goldring deck and Wharfedale amp and speakers for vinyl vamp here Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still using the same Wharfedale speakers a mate gave me in 1974.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is, how are you going to power it? (probably a stupid question, you lot probably all generate your own).

I just thought I'd mention the gramophone as it seems to be the only thing around that's reasonably new, and it doesn't just play 78s either! One wonders how you're going to get the bamboo for the needles if TSHTF- I know my mother grew ornamental bamboo but not sure if that's suitable!

As for me, I was using an old JVC system handed down from my aunts, and an old pair of Sony speakers off an old system we used to have. Until being a complete numpty I decided to change the stylus and couldn't manage to fit the new one on, and no-one else has managed either. As it is, it's sitting in the corner doing nothing and I can't play anything- annoying seeing as I've just bought a couple of records and not lstened to them yet! (Tapes and CDs not a problem though... there are other things for that.)

Had the daft idea of trying to tape everything so I could listen using batteries if the power went out- not done much though. Would probably be better to digitise as tapes wear out, but it's the bother of rigging something up to the computer...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lynesian, I noticed while in my local electric-bits-emporium they still have a poster of all the different types of record styli under the glass-top of their counter. I jalouse that they might, therefore, still sell them. It's worth asking around. We have about 3 spares that I bought in a fit of Doom one day.
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