Austin Ash 14

@oddaustin

  Jan 2011

www.smashyclaw.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   They Might Be Giants, Neutral Milk Hotel, King Gizzard, Richard Dawson, Father John Misty, Foxygen, Alvvays

This is my eighth goddamn year doing this. This time I'll be working on grad school concurrently. Surely one will suffer because of the other. I wonder which!

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  • @nailcarelawncare Feb 27

    fawm not having a PM system is really inexcusable, so here is my response to your comment on Tangerine:

    thank you, first off! second, both the sax and synth solos were by two different friends but I think you're talking about the sax one. the sax solo is particularly hilarious, and you noticed correctly that it's choppy -- it's a frankensolo I made of by chopping 8 different small sections of useable recordings Sax Friend gave me. besides EQ and compression (and chopping), there's no other FX on it - no speeding up - he just plays that fast lol.

    here's a screenshot of what that looks like:

  • @roblyaimy Feb 20

    In reference to your question about the baritone - what I'm playing on "Exercise" is a Tacoma Thunderhawk and it's every bit as bad ass an instrument as it sounds. It's the same interval as a standard guitar, but tuned down to B ( as opposed to EADGBE it's BEADF#B - capo to the 5th fret, you've got a "normal" guitar) - and the lower notes are the low-end of my 5-string bass.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 17

    Thanks for listening to "Mother of Swords." Neil Young is high praise. I was working hard to not sound too 'country,' and Mr. Young is right on the right side of that line for me.

  • @defaultdave  Feb 16

    Thanks for listening and commenting on โ€œPolisherโ€™s Bluesโ€...ok I will go. Will just hear the sad wailing of my harmonica as I stumble sadly down the street...

    Nah I am staying <<jazz band starts up>>

  • @engebretsen  Feb 16

    Thx a lot for comment on "Simple Choice" It will come with lyrics very soonโ€ฆ

  • @metalfoot  Feb 16

    RE: Nope. Totally a preprogrammed beat. The disco was a bit of an inside joke but it turned out more fun than I expected so I went with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 16

    very cool comment...
    can i write a song about it?

  • @rops Feb 16

    I did actually! Used to actively do songfight back in the day, now I use it more for inspiration.

  • @rustyp  Feb 16

    Thanks Austin! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I'm using a Meinl studio shaker, I think it's called Luis Cante or something like that. It's a double shaker that's black. So it's a pretty good sized shaker, not just an egg. And I'm recording it with a wide diaphragm condenser. But nothing special as far as the mic. Cad I think. Probably was about 18 inches away or so. I just made sure I had a lot of signal going in. But I think part of the secret was that I recorded several measures, then just grabbed the best tightest two measures and looped it.

    Guitar, same mic, about 18-24 inches away. LIttle parlor guitar Larivee, then just put the Reaper stock eq on it with the close acoustic guitar preset. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I'm just learning, but I'm pretty pleased with the sound. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think the bass helped a lot too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @fuzzy  Feb 11

    Hey, than for the comment on :Reflections of a Murderer".
    Are you serious about getting us involved in a horror album?
    Cos @Mosley and I would be absolutely down for that .

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 7

    Fair point about TMBG. Perhaps 'more cynical-er' ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @electrocelte Feb 4

    I doubt it...

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 3

    Thanks! The rhythm section might sound tight considering it's programmed... technology's gotten pretty good in recent years at doing that! There's still a bit of skill involved in getting it to sound natural, but the days of having to tune a goddamn drumkit are over, at least in the studio...