guatecoop 12


Lorain USA   Feb 2012  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Anything that sounds good to my ears or that I can't get out of my head.

Please feel free to critique! It helps me to learn.

I play what sounds good to me. FAWM is fun because I have complete control, for better or for worse. My goals this year are to improve on my mic choice and placement, mixing/eq-ing, and hopefully encourage as many of the people around me to be a part of FAWM to any degree, including my wife and son, if possible. I also would enjoy collaborating again with my brother, Zecoop (thank you for getting me into this), as well as others who are interested. Writing another children's song with my son is another goal; I didn't manage to reach that goal last year.

I truly admire the creativity in others and am energized when I am fortunate to have a spark myself, too. I also do appreciate collaborations and will do whatever I have time for.

Everything that I record is with a variety of microphones and mic preamps into Reaper, as I want to learn and practice these skills. I am planning to do the same this year, but hopefully better...let me know how I can improve. Advice and constructive criticism is encouraged.

I DO NOT have any preconceived notions of what the vocals should or could all. I don't write words. I try to focus on the music. So, if you have ideas for vocals on any of my songs, please feel free to do so. I don't write lyrics, but generally try to write songs that give singers a great opportunity to do what they do best.
Best wishes to you!

I did a preFAWM cover this year....
Check it out.


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  • @w1n  2 days

    Yes please, have a track I can send over tomorrow that needs some drums+guitars and sprinkling of spices if you're interested?

  • @w1n  3 days

    Does the track start at 0:00?

  • @eargoggle  3 days

    Awesome! Canโ€™t wait to hear it!

  • @w1n  4 days

    Hi Rob, congrats. The Warm Audio stuff seem really good, I have only tested the Pultec filter clone, but several friends of mine have the WA12 preamp, and are very satisfied with it. Looking forward to hearing your opinion and recordings. Since I've been considering either their new WA272 preamps or the WA412 for the studio.
    Been to busy to FAWM the last 9 day, been up to my neck in mixing, rehearsals every night apart from the 3 gigs I have played. Probably was a bit to overambitious on the first 5 tunes, set the bar a bit high.
    Must also admit that spending the few free hours I've had on music, has not been very tempting. Hope to get something done in next week, I have a couple of rough ideas on my Zoom recorder.

  • @airbagtester  5 days

    Hey! I sent you an email.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  6 days

    Nice! If I make any money on my upcoming album release; it's going straight into new gear (WA-47 here I come!!). I tell you what, that ToneBeast sounds amazing paired with my Shure Beta87C. That's what I've been using for vocals exclusively this year. Haven't even used the large condenser for anything but acoustic guitar. Which I'm still dialing in... I think it's more a mic issue though for the acoustic. Need something a little flatter and warmer. Been going direct into the TB with my Tele though and it's great.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  6 days

    Dude! That's awesome. I'm kinda jealous. I've been loving my TB12's so I imagine you'll have all kinds of fun with that 412.

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    Oh, marvsmooth just volunteered for Tape 17. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    Tape 17
    Track 1 - nancyrost, household percussion
    Track 2 - bachelorb, guitar
    Track 3 - oblivionratula - lead guitar and vocal

  • @burrsettles  1 week

    Awesome! I'm really excited. ๐Ÿ˜€ There's no *real* rush, since it will be Feb 25 before I can start working on it due to travel (I requested to be track 4). So as longs as I have it by then, we're good.

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    So in case this got lost in all the threads and tags, you can mail Tape 3 to pfoo and standup and they'll finish the tape!

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    Well, we could certainly go down the rabbit hole with this one, couldnโ€™t we? If I had I do one mic for drums Iโ€™d probably do a close room mic type thing, good condenser in front of the bass drum, maybe 3-4 feet away and maybe waist high or a little lower? Experiment with the placing...if you have a mixer you can put into one track of the 4 track though that would be better, then you could do 2 mics- snare and room, I would do, or better yet 4 mics-kick snare 2 overhead or rooms. Thatโ€™s what I would do. More later! Iโ€™ve had like no time this month...

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Yeah, spiritually too, I'd guess. We did chat about that stuff a little while working on the song!

  • @piney  1 week

    Thanks so much! They are all preset synths in garageband!

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    If you're talking about Gabe at Daptone, yeah, I do know him although I think he lives in LA now. I used to live around the corner from them in Bushwick though. Their studio is just a converted apartment, the drums are in the living room I think! They're all about those retro sounds, it helps that they use all vintage analog gear, but yeah, all their stuff sounds great.

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    So long story short, I went over to my friend Todd's the other night with my 4 track, ready to record 3 of my ideas with drums and bass, so we set everything up to record 4 drum mics (kick, snare, 2 overheads) but mixed down to 2 tracks. then i couldn't get my 4 track to work without this annoying static, so we ditched it and recorded onto computer but kept the mic setup. then when I mixed it I bussed the drum tracks and put a tape plug in on that, and turned up the 'saturation' really high so it got that overloaded tape sound (just using the latest technology to make it sound like it was recorded on cassette, ha!!). It sounds pretty close to the cassette sound I think. When I record onto 4 track though I always do 2 mics- I do a 57 on the snare, through my UA 610 preamp, and then a nice condenser in front of the bass drum, but back a few feet. I totally think you can get great drum sounds with 2 mics. Definitely don't need more than 4 mics, ever, I don't think.
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  • @eargoggle  1 week

    Hey thanks for your comments on my song. That's my friend Todd playing drums, if I were playing drums on that song, it would suck. I did everything else though. Can't wait to hear what you do with that 4 track tape! Especially because I can't even remember what I played on it now....ha!

  • @toms  1 week

    8 songs already?! Got me some listening to do... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tageule 1 week

    Thank you so much for your nice comment on "zauberworte". (And sorry for the late reply. I'm late with everything at the moment...) My first idea was to write some uplifting and slightly ironic political song, something like "tell me something sweet, like of course we're gonna beat the fascists" - well, not my strongest suit...

  • @w1n  1 week

    My personal favourite YLT record is one of their most mellow albums " And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out "

  • @pinky  1 week

    It's funny I didn't here it as a country song at first either. But I just got stuck on that phrase "coming back home to you" and it just kind of took shape. Thanks for making such inspiring music!

  • @coolparadiso  1 week

    thx for your comments. im having to be very lofi at the moment. And this was one of my first non dark songs. so glad you noticed !

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    HI there. Thanks for checking out my song Gold. I probably got more out of that song that anyone else will, but it really did make me happy to write it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    A twiddling challenge sounds like it could be a lot of fun though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @unkept 1 week

    I'm very glad that you enjoyed my addition to your subtraction song. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was a little worried about the reception of it. I guess I needn't have been. Thanks for letting me take a shot at it! You made it easy with your instrumentation.

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Hereโ€™s your badge. Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    Thanks loads for spending your time with my twiddlings! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @dutch1967 1 week

    Thanks for your kind comment on Tiger.

  • @riverbear14 1 week

    Umm, iTunes, but apparently not very well. I write science fiction and detective novels. I write and listen to music. I will be doing it differently from now on. Sorry about that. lol!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  1 week

    RE Jumpers: What's the tempo on it, and key? Did you have a specific structure in mind? (for some reason it's hard for me to visualize these things. I'm weird.) But yeah it's super melodic and I already have a couple line ideas.

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    How ya doing???
    I received the cassette...
    Will Listen tonight and start getting some ideas started..
    Will attempt to finish it and send it out tomorrow...

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    I am working on the song. It's just taking me longer than I expected, because I keep getting distracted...

  • @phoenixash 2 weeks

    Thanks for the warm welcome, still figuring out what's what!

  • @mrcorbs79 2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome message! I'm a big fan of instrumental music, half of my entries will probably fall into that category like my first song just did. Good luck juggling this with all the great craziness you're posting about. Kudos for still getting it done! Great tunes!

  • @tamsnumber4 2 weeks

    At my age, I can't believe I remember that you wrote it in the bathroom!! LOL!

  • @gjcoolone 2 weeks

    ask and receive ๐Ÿ˜€ directly before recording winterfell my computer crashed. i recorded my crappy old piano through apple earbud microphones into garageband on my phone. I then reversed the audio, looped it, and set it for half the original speed. I recorded vox next. finally, i took the flute synth in garageband and put a pretty extreme bitcrusher and wide tremolo, playing random notes withing the key of the song. this supplies the sporadic bursts you here, while the piano is the long swell ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for asking

  • @oblivionratula  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Just Let It Happen. No worries, I've been 'replying' on people's Soundboards first, but also 'replying' to common comments in-thread as well. I appreciate the guidance, though. Still learning the ropes, but everyone is so welcoming.

  • @kovbleu  2 weeks

    @anthill did the music for that one...including the synth drums. Haha, but thanks!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    I uploaded it, I hope you like my strangled vocals! ๐Ÿ˜ O_O

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    Cool. I think I've worked out the chorus. Need to write verses then record when neighbours aren't home ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Got it! I'll get to adding some vocals as soon as I'm free... hopefully today!

  • @unkept 2 weeks

    Thanks, I'd love to try singing to it, but it's not marked as downloaded in SC. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @helenseviltwin  2 weeks

    Cool. I'm on it (my neighbours may hate me)

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    Sweet! Thanks!

  • @pinky  2 weeks

    Mind if I download "The Next Chapter" and sing some ideas over top? It's got some ideas percolating with the moving guitar and thoughts of loss and hope. Then I can send you the track to see if it works.

  • @riverbear14 2 weeks

    Thank you so much! Those were written freeform, the last two. I don't know...

  • @williamhaight 2 weeks

    Thanks for the nice words on Mike Pence.

  • @haim  2 weeks

    Yeah you said it in one of my songs I forgot to comment on it on your soundboard, I just wrote comments on your own songs.
    Thank you very much for these lovely words... I am really happy to know you think this way. Anyway, for me - fawm is a legendary thing, just thinking about missing it in the last moment made me feel a bit weak.

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    Welcome back, @guatecoop ! I see your first song has the tag "dissonant". This is an excellent start. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I go there now...

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    I've written them down!!! They are chords up the neck, so I'd never remember them, lol. Thanks for the reminder. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @theresaj  2 weeks

    Thank you for the nice comment. As far as what comes first? It's different every time. Sometimes a title comes to mind and I go with that. Sometimes it's a melodic riff then i write to match that. Other times just a general idea of what I want to write about.

  • @rachelmcclean 2 weeks

    Hey man, thanks so much for your kind review! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sumi 2 weeks

    Thanks for your warm welcome! Yeah.. still learning the ropes about navigating this place.
    That's a solid guitar track, hope you can find killer vocals soon to go with it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @riverbear14 2 weeks

    Well, that particular song is a midi keyboard, a PreSonus one to be exact. I use Prologic with my Apples. This one is done on an Air. I have lots of machines and tons of instruments around. I play like a dozen anyway. This is just five or six tracks layered and mixed. I appreciate your time. Thank you

  • @axl  2 weeks

    Thanks, man! It kind of is about getting ready for FAWM. But I tried to inject a little ambiguity here and there. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @bossanovabetty 2 weeks

    Thank you for your message! I'm a first-timer FAWMer, so it was so nice to be welcomed. Have a great month!

  • @alyxanderjames  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comment on Coyotes in the Trees! I appreciate the feedback and the encouragement so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jacobeverettwallace  2 weeks

    Thanks for the kind comment on Wanderer. The background is a just a single note pad sample in Logic that I tweaked and added some spring verb too. Been using a Shure Beta 87C for vox lately. It usually captures me well and being in a new space, it doesn't pick up much ambient noise.

  • @sapient  2 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words!
    The secret is that I don't know of any other way to play... I have so much respect for people who can use acoustic instruments, or a piano, or who can actually sing... ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @jacobeverettwallace  2 weeks

    I'm digging them man. The differences aren't as pronounced as I would have thought during recording this first track, but I really saw the differences when I went to edit and mix. I used way less plugins than usual (an admitted problem haha). I'm still dialing in the room so I imagine I'll be able to dial in the pre's as well to get em super sweet.

  • @bri4n 2 weeks

    Thank you for the welcome! So far, Reason still works. We'll see how the rest of the month goes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @pfoo  2 weeks

    Hey - we can record at either speed on the 4-track. I sent you an email with the address.

  • @sw1n3flu  2 weeks

    Yes yes back once again. Letโ€™s do this!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Looking forward to the cassette..
    Woo rawk rock star!!!

  • @dragondreams  3 weeks

    Looking forward to more of your goodness this year. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @degausser  3 weeks

    Hey dude, Happy FAWM. Look forward to hearing your music too.

  • @mleverette  3 weeks

    Happy FAWM! Thanks for the warm welcome. Yell if you want lyrics or vocals. I teach full time but I'll use my evenings wisely. Have a great month!

  • @cynthiawolff  3 weeks

    Howdy! Looking forward to doing a 4 track with you...
    You Coops kick Ass!

  • @owl  3 weeks

    I definitely don't feel ready for FAWM this year but hopefully I will by tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€ Or 2 am tonight, as is my usual February MO.

  • @hazeyjohnii 3 weeks

    Hello! Sorry to say I'm not going to be FAWMing this year - see note on my bio. But good luck!

  • @owl  3 weeks

    Hi friend! Happy FAWMing! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!

  • @yarimurray  3 weeks

    Thanks for the congrats! I am looking forward to a whole new way of working. I am also very much looking forward to hearing your stuff.

  • @haim  3 weeks

    Thanks... Good luck to you! Enjoyyy

  • @haim  3 weeks

    Hi, thanks, but I'm not sure about this year, I don't even have time to think about it, I'm working on my first album.

  • @nicetrip 3 weeks

    Hey, yes I'm back! Only few hours left ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kovbleu  3 weeks

    I *think* I got the crackling issue fixed by moving my usb plug to the back usb inputs on my computer instead of the front. Testing tonight went better. Fingers crossed. I don't know what the deal is. I haven't changed anything up since last year. Stupid technology.

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @kovbleu  3 weeks

    Hey!!!! Are you pumped? I can't wait to hear what awesome stuff you come up with this year!!! I'm still having crackling issues w/ my pre-amp again. Super frustrating, but trying to get it figured out before Feb. 1!

  • @toms  3 weeks

    Awesome. I had no idea Crate made such a thing.

  • @slu22 3 weeks

    Thanks for the message! Wishing you a very happy FAWM!! Almost here!

  • @slawbleu  3 weeks

    I'm in! Excited to hear what you come up with...and maybe play on some of it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey! Just another few days to go... I wish you a wonderful FAWM! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @thatsideproject 3 weeks

    Yep.. fancy doesn't move me much. That plus the fact that i ought to be saving a bit this time of the year ๐Ÿ˜ You'll enjoy the mic, i can vouch that much at-least.
    Let me see how my first week or so goes and i'll try and figure out a way to set about on the collab route. Sounds like fun but i'll probably need a more experienced mentor to go about it once i've figured out my bearings!

  • @elesimo  4 weeks

    Hey! Can you register at the Melda site and send me your email so I can transfer the plug-in? You can email me at elesimomusic at gmail If you want. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @captainillegible  4 weeks

    HI @guatecoop thanks for your welcome.

  • @thatsideproject 4 weeks

    Hi, thank you for the welcome! The Mic I use is a Neewerยฎ NW-700... Probably not the fanciest. It is entry level but honestly i have no complaints with it. Zilch! The sound is nice and crisp. Hope you conquer your quest on mic placement.. i'm battling with it atm ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great month!

  • @markg  4 weeks

    Nice to be welcomed on my first year here. I'm looking forward to hearing from so many creative people.

  • @tseaver  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm really looking forward to my first FAWM.

  • @helenseviltwin  4 weeks

    *Raises hat*

    How goes?

  • @alonetogether  4 weeks

    Hey! Thanks for the nice words on my soundboard ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    It's actually the other St John's in Atlantic Canada that I'm from it's very confusing

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    There are so many! Doing my best!

  • @dugganensis  4 weeks

    Hello and thanks! Indeed Poster Children are from my town. Rick's latest stuff is called Thoughts Detecting Machines (the website is pretty fun). Looking forward to the inspiration and encouragement. I have NO idea how it'll turn out. I'm going into this pretty rusty. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mkd  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for the welcome! I replied on my own soundboard to you, but think perhaps I should have written it here?! (Still learning the FAWM etiquette!)

  • @dani312 4 weeks

    Looking forward to hearing your music!

  • @tan482  4 weeks

    Hi again! Good luck this year ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hello!! Looking forward to the gifts of your 2018 muse. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Right back at you, my friend! Looking very forward. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    I generally write lyrics and always open to any collaborations and critical input!

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    Have a great FAWM! Let's have fun!

  • @jmadison  4 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome, guatecoop. You've already met part of your goal... to encourage people (like me) to be a part of it all. ๐Ÿ˜€