Website now updated + guitar info

27 Feb 2008

As you hopefully see, I just updated the website layout for the upcoming album. As usual, if you see anything strange, try force refreshing with Ctrl + F5. There's a lot more stuff in the studio diary for the new album, so go check it out! I will add some pictures from the sessions later on.

As for the guitars, I decided the scrub the reamped tracks and just go with impulses and EQ spectrums for the final tone. The reamped tracks sounded nice on their own and all, but they didn't fit very well into the mix, so it was a nice test but better left for some more practice. Anyways, this weekend and during next week, we'll be recording Kraken's vocals for the album over at the Siwa Studios. I already recorded two vocal tracks of my own last friday, but we'll see if I'll use them on the album.


Reamping is done + more!

22 Feb 2008

Alright, the session went beautifully after some initial fiddling. I've now got roughly 24 guitar tracks per song, dual miced with SM57 and into the Fireface 400. I also did vocals for the first two tracks so I can begin to do some initial vocal mixes of the songs. Right now I need some sleep after sitting in one place for 3 hours pushing space and clicking record :)

I've got a whole bunch of pictures and videos from the session, which I will add to the "Making of" video for Deep Beneath. Also, as usual with the release of a new album, I've got a new website layout finished and I will post it as soon as finish writing out the last plain text tabulatures for the new songs. Maybe next week or so. It's also time to start recording Kraken's vocals soon, so hang tight!

And here's a quick video clip from the session: marsu-reamp.avi. Enjoy.

Today's the big day!

22 Feb 2008

I just packed most of the stuff and I'm preparing to setup the reamping session over at Relativity rehearsal space. I'll try all sorts of things for the guitars and see what turns out the best. Once I'm happy with the guitar sound, I'll reamp all of them in one go and I'm also going to record some vocals too. That leaves just the guest vocalists' parts left to record and then I can start mixing the CD!

Future Plans

15 Feb 2008

I've been going through some things and doing some research this week and the aim is to do a small pressing of all three full length Vortech albums: Conclusion (2006), Wasteland (2007) and Deep Beneath (2008). The print would 50 pcs of each album, and also 50 pcs of Vortech t-shirts. If all goes well, this will happen this summer, most likely in July or so, and you will be able to buy the CDs and the t-shirt (10xSmall, 20xMedium, 10xLarge, 10xExtra Large) through this website. From there on, if there is more demand for the CDs and t-shirts, I will order another pressing. But initially it will be a 50 pcs pressing of each.

There may be another distributor too, but it depends on other issues. I will be able to ship them all around the world, but most likely the only payment method would be a bank transfer. If the other distributing system works out, there will also be credit card and PayPal options, but just for CDs.

I haven't decided on the prices yet (it depends on how much the print will cost), but most likely they will be around 10 - 14 euros for a CD, and 15 - 20 euros for the t-shirts. But that is just an estimate.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Deep Beneath recording process, which resumes next weekend with guitar reamping and vocal recording!

Vocal recording

10 Feb 2008

The recording session has been postponed because Tero isn't in town next weekend, so I can't record them yet. So, February 22 - 24 is the new date. Meanwhile, I've finished a first instrumental test mix and it's sounding very nice. Very articulate and clear.