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About Hayeser

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    Octorok (+25)

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  • Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Interests
    Movies/TV/Games, Mulling, Stargazin', Playing MtG, Podcasts, hanging with good karma friends, Good Books, making music/collaborating, Travel, Cooking, Comedy/Sketch

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  • Biography
    I've lived in NYC for over a decade working in the entertainment industry in various capacities, primarily as an electric bassist for the last few years.

    I do studio work for singer/songwriters, off broadway shows and tour, (mostly playing bass), sang in some Operas and other odd adventures. I have a 9 piece funk band, The Uptown Party Down that hosted monthly midnight dance parties on the lower east side; the drummer and I write and arrange all of the music.

    I was a RPG and adventure game junkie growing up. ReMixing is pretty fresh to me, but I've been steeped in this music for almost 30 years as a consumer and a fan.
  • Real Name
    Alex Hayes
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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Studio One
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Bass
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Vocals: Male

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  1. Oh yeaaaaaah Branding/Artwork is dope, tracks are retro groovy as hell but with slick production...digging that second track the most, such a deep dirty groove. I'm also a sucker for disco/all things funk and soul. I'd love to hear you and Solitaire collaborate on something. I'm not a big fan of the gated pumping effect in general, but I know that's the EDM staple, so I totally get why it's in there. I think this stuff would still groove just as hard without it though
  2. I wouldn't mind hearing it a tad more wet/live sounding with a bit more distance (personal taste), but the arrangement is stinkin' beautiful. I'm loving everything I hear of yours, I gotta say!
  3. I think maybe just a low velocity on a passing note? I'm not sure if I'm picking up on the same thing. This is gorgeous. Masterfully executed, great control over dynamics, has damn near all the expressiveness of the real thing; you know how to use what you've got! Makes me nostalgic for home- growing up a few minutes away from Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. John Williams would bring the Boston Pops up every summer and play this and countless other classics while we sat out on the lawn and watched on the big screen. Thanks for sharing.
  4. I think you're looking for an Audio Interface. OR, you can use 2 USB hubs on your computer, and just run a free DAW like Garage Band for all of your mixing/editing, keeping track of your sessions, etc. Even though a podcast is straightforward audio-wise, you'll want some editing flexibility. You could also keep an eye out for PreSonus' Studio One Prime, which is supposed to be a free, feature-limited version of S1. Assuming it gives you the option to export your audio how you'd like, it might be worth looking in to. I'm sure there are other free, limited-feature DAWs out there, just do a l
  5. I'm into this idea. I say you stick with your gut and keep it to NG2. I think there is definitely enough music to choose from (and people can get mighty creative with interludes, etc. You never know). Keeping tabs on this!
  6. Thanks for the feedback, guys! Very helpful. Hadn't really felt the lack of midrange presence until you both mentioned it, now it's glaring at me. Doubling most of the melody lines an octave down and adding a gentle overall boost in the 750-2Hz area to lessen the disparity between the lows and sharp highs.
  7. This is vibe-tastic. Really great attention to detail. The subtle variations and persistently percolating, glitchy arpeggios are tasteful. Really enjoying those chord subs/extensions as well, they add some great flavor.
  8. Do you find that you're a 'rewards-based' learner or incremental? I've been the former until recently, and we tend to be encouraged by demonstrable results and discouraged by not seeing immediate progress; it was a tough mental habit for me to break, and one that I still have to work on regularly. Easily caught up in 'broad strokes' learning, where you're getting a little bit of everything instead of perfecting the rudiments in each skill set. Not a seemingly direct answer to your question, but check out Josh Waitzkin's "The Art of Learning"; it definitely took away much of the anxiety/overwhe
  9. Whoa. All I've got to say. Masterfully arranged and executed.
  10. down to the hand-string noise in between chords, fret noise, the hammer on around @2:00, etc....sounds like a nylon piano, but still authentic. Beautiful!
  11. I bought S1 Artist as an 'entry' DAW about 4 years ago in order to better backseat drive on sessions with my band, and to be more informed while communicating with producers/engineers. I had all intentions of moving up to Pro Tools/Logic, since there aren't many (if any) studios here in NYC that use Presonus. I have long since upgraded to S1 Pro, and had such a positive experience that I've been able to take up producing on my own. The crew at Presonus seem bent on learning from other DAWs' shortcomings, and creating an environment conducive to fast, intuitive workflow. I enjoy it for all
  12. Man that sounds so much better! Now that opening is really kickin'! I love the way is gets you anticipating the "all in"; Great ebb and flow. The panning is a little much for me in headphones, I'd be interested to hear that kick more center, and I'd tighten that cymbal crash transient up with the downbeat, but dude....sounds really good. I'd say you're pretty much set on this one.
  13. What would a Squarepusher ReMix sound like? I wonder...

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