Frost*ies

Frost* => Gigs => Topic started by: Pedro on November 11, 2016, 07:48:44 PM

Title: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2016, 07:48:44 PM
Lovely teaser video for an Italian festival next year (Sept 1st, 2nd & 3rd).

Take a bow Crystal Spotlight for the visuals.
No prizes for guessing who did the loverly music.  :)

https://youtu.be/M_HpGXiizbs (https://youtu.be/M_HpGXiizbs)

Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: rogerg on November 11, 2016, 10:48:10 PM
sweet!
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Mikey on November 12, 2016, 09:27:54 AM
That would make a great track intro  8) 8)
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: owen on November 12, 2016, 10:55:44 AM
that would make a great film soundtrack teaser. I wonder if Jem has ever been asked to do one?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: BrendanGee on November 12, 2016, 01:40:29 PM
that would make a great film soundtrack teaser. I wonder if Jem has ever been asked to do one?

If I recall correctly, Jem did do work on songs that featured in the film about Eddie the Eagle that came out this year(?).

I was wondering if the music that featured in the teaser video was an excerpt taken from the extra track on the Falling Satellites vinyl, can any of the lovely Frosties* that owns the vinyl confirm?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on November 12, 2016, 07:04:49 PM
Sounds like the intro to a great song to me, Perhaps the first song on an album... F*4 anybody?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Pedro on November 13, 2016, 10:40:30 AM
I don't do the vinyl thing, but I heard that the extra track on FS was another "time-stretched" piece in the style of Hypoventilate. No proof, just what I read somewhere.
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on November 13, 2016, 11:37:42 AM
I don't do the vinyl thing, but I heard that the extra track on FS was another "time-stretched" piece in the style of Hypoventilate. No proof, just what I read somewhere.

I was thinking about this recently: would anyone be able / willing to make a digital version of that extra FS track available to the cognoscenti? Either digitised from the analogue or (cough) from the original digital?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Mikey on November 13, 2016, 01:25:52 PM
Either digitised from the analogue or (cough) from the original digital?
Nasty cold you've got there. Hope you're taking something for it  ;)
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: rogerg on November 13, 2016, 03:28:34 PM
Sounds like the intro to a great song to me, Perhaps the first song on an album... F*4 anybody?

****

;D
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: manoncharles on December 12, 2016, 03:44:43 AM
Damn, why are prog festivals always in tiny cities super hard to access for me?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Nellie on January 17, 2017, 03:08:38 PM
Can this go on the gig list, please Pedro? :-)
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Pedro on January 17, 2017, 11:50:54 PM
Can this go on the gig list, please Pedro? :-)
Done
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 18, 2017, 12:20:30 PM
Since this thread woke up again this morning, can I ask again:

Does anyone have a digital version of the extended track on the vinyl version of FS?
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Pedro on January 18, 2017, 08:16:09 PM
Not me. :(
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: owen on January 18, 2017, 10:36:58 PM
Sorry TA I don't do  vinyl I'm afraid
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 19, 2017, 12:45:57 PM
Thanks, chaps.

Anyone?

Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: DueyC on January 19, 2017, 05:51:43 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Mikey on January 19, 2017, 07:12:14 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...
If a copy accidentally made it my way.......................... 8)
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 20, 2017, 11:48:35 AM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.

There are also converter boxes: I'm sure we could chip in (or maybe someone has one to lend).

But y'know, the boss could also just whizz us a copy of the original digital file and stop all this faffing  ::)

If all else fails, take a nice hi-res picture of the LP: we'll be able to analyse it and extract the audio signal from the grooves  :P

Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: D S on January 20, 2017, 01:00:38 PM
I have the tech to do the transfer from vinyl to digital.  I just don't have the album in vinyl format!  :-[
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: DueyC on January 20, 2017, 04:33:34 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 20, 2017, 09:09:25 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: DueyC on January 21, 2017, 09:43:05 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.

Well that was frustrating. I found the requisite leads to get the signal from the amp (DIN) to mini jack, but neither of my laptops had an input, and the macbook, although it's old enough and had the appropriate settings, wasn't receiving it in Garageband. It works with the minidisc recorder, but for some bizarre reason, it's only recording the right channel, even though it was passing both channels through to the headphones as I was monitoring it.

Back to the drawing board... :-\
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 21, 2017, 11:02:48 PM
I've got the vinyl...just trying to work out the best way to get it onto a digital format...

What kind of output does your record player have? Some newer ones have digital out, in addition to phono line out.


It's a 1985 Linn Sondek, so not even remotely new. And the amp is also a good few years old, so I've only got phono outputs available.
I do have a macBook, a brand new Windows laptop and a minidisc recorder to hand - does anyone have any suggestions?

Yes, if the boss were to provide a copy of the original, that would be fab.  8)

Depends how old the Macbook is. I believe that those more than about 4 years old had a shared analogue headphone out _and_ analogue in, which could be used for microphones. If that fits your bill, then it's possible at least that you may be able to route the analogue sgnal from your amp to the Macbook and then record the music digitally with some app or other. Garageband should work, for example.

Doesn't work on newer MBP's though: needs a USB mike.

Well that was frustrating. I found the requisite leads to get the signal from the amp (DIN) to mini jack, but neither of my laptops had an input, and the macbook, although it's old enough and had the appropriate settings, wasn't receiving it in Garageband. It works with the minidisc recorder, but for some bizarre reason, it's only recording the right channel, even though it was passing both channels through to the headphones as I was monitoring it.

Back to the drawing board... :-\

Hmm. Valiant attempt. Sounds as thugh you're close with the Mac though; if you have the old audio in, it may be a matter of the sound part of the System Preferences. Garageband is one option, but Audacity and Soundflower are others.
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: rogerg on January 22, 2017, 01:10:06 AM
I've never been successful getting Garageband to route an incoming signal back to itself.  I think Soundflower is the best option, though usually I just give up and do a google search...
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: DueyC on January 22, 2017, 06:16:19 PM
Half way there. After leaving the Macbook to charge overnight Garageband is now behaving itself. However I'm still only getting one channel and I suspect it's the cable that's at fault. I have a new one on order and I'll try again when that arrives.
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: owen on January 22, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
Not to speak heresy, or anything, but...is it worth all this trouble? If Jem's passing through though, it would be appreciated if a hi-rez version appeared on Bandcamp
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 23, 2017, 09:20:24 AM
Not to speak heresy, or anything, but...is it worth all this trouble? If Jem's passing through though, it would be appreciated if a hi-rez version appeared on Bandcamp

Indeed, but in lieu of that (and he may have reasons for not wanting to do so), I thought a wee Frost*ie challenge would be nice.

Plus, by recording it from vinyl, you get the full scritchy-scratchy experience as intended. As the Amazing Wilf's son says on one of the audio clips on The European Perspective: "the goodness of analogue cheese".
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: rogerg on January 23, 2017, 11:40:44 AM
Half way there. After leaving the Macbook to charge overnight Garageband is now behaving itself. However I'm still only getting one channel and I suspect it's the cable that's at fault. I have a new one on order and I'll try again when that arrives.

It might be that the cable jack shouldn't be pushed in all the way.  I know that sounds strange, but some of those dual-purpose jacks function that way.
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: owen on January 23, 2017, 01:41:54 PM
I hate that Rice Crispies snap, crackle and pop. Everytime I listen to vinyl I'm waiting for it to stick or jump. Nothing magic about it
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: DueyC on January 23, 2017, 08:51:25 PM
Half way there. After leaving the Macbook to charge overnight Garageband is now behaving itself. However I'm still only getting one channel and I suspect it's the cable that's at fault. I have a new one on order and I'll try again when that arrives.

It might be that the cable jack shouldn't be pushed in all the way.  I know that sounds strange, but some of those dual-purpose jacks function that way.

<goes off to try it>

No luck - that just generated feedback and made Garageband sulk  :(
Title: Re: Heads up Italy!! Frost* are coming!!
Post by: rogerg on January 24, 2017, 03:30:15 AM
ah well. Sorry!  worth a shot!