Annual 4-Track Cassette Challenge!!

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  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    We have a growing number of brave souls who go OLD-school each FAWM and record a part onto cassette tape. The physical tape is then mailed through the post, to the next person on the list, who adds one part and sends it on to the next person. The last person mixes the four tracks and uploads the song. The results have been amazing.

    This one from 2016 was a straight up garage rocker:
    https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/track/hid...

    This one from 2015 sounded like a legit 80's college radio song:
    https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/track/emo...

    Here’s another from 2016 that had kind of an 80’s alternative vibe:
    https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/track/wat...

    And this 2015 one was every bit a 60's surf rave-up a-la Link Wray!
    https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/track/mis...

    If you have a functional 4-track cassette tape player speak up... Please understand that for this project to work, you must commit to make time to complete your parts as fast as possible and mail them using USPS Priority Mail (or something else that will arrive in several days. Nothing worse than putting effort in and then having the tape die in the mail, or on a desk somewhere.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Some additional info:
    We try to make it as universal as possible, so all tapes are recorded at standard speed (not 2X) and without noise-reduction, since not all players have these features. Of course, not all players play at the same speed either, so there are always some unexpected sounds and effects. ☺

    The first person will record their part on the first track and a click track on a separate track (unless the first part is a drum part that will keep the beat). Any notes that tell the collaborators the structure and chords are very much appreciated (V, V, Ch, V, Br, etc…). The last person records over the click track (if there is one), mixes and puts it up on FAWM. Be sure to write on the label what instrument you played, what track # it is on and your FAWM name.

    All those who have participated in previous years have found it to be a VERY fun experience re-living the glory days of analog!!! Each song has turned out to be such a sonic adventure. If you are interested let me know! We can get you added to the snail-mail address list.
    @pfoo @standup @cynthiawolff @marvsmooth @fourzeroes @songsville @alboe @nancyrost @eargoggle @guatecoop @burrsettles @bachelorb @brrrse @xna1321 @cts @shoehaze

  • @bachelorb  5 weeks

    I'm in!!!!!
    ......my glory days of analog ended in 1982 when I decided my album collection made great frisbees and threw most of them out the dorm window....... (......alcohol may or may not have been involved.......)

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    I am here and ready to go!!! Lets DO this! RAWR

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    I have to make sure my 4 track is good to go....bought a fostex and ALWAYS used tascams in the past. They just are not the same in layout, organization, or terminology....

  • @guatecoop  5 weeks

    I also LOVED my docorder reel to reel 4 track...maybe next year we will do a reel to reel 4 channel challenge! Well, prob not.

  • @nancyrost  5 weeks

    Count me in!

  • @vomvorton  5 weeks

    Don't think I've used my 4-track since last FAWM, definitely keen to get involved again!

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    @vomvorton - same here... But I sure hope you can do some of these! Your stuff is always ace. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Tape 1
    Track 1: @ZeCoop - 12 str
    Track 2: @cynthiawolff
    Track 3: @bachelorb - perc
    Track 4: @elesimo

    Tape 2
    Track 1: @Alboe
    Track 2: @vomvorton
    Track 3: @fourzeroes
    Track 4 @wobbiewobbit

    Tape 3
    Track 1 @bachelorb - wurlitzer
    Track 2 @nancyrost - vocal/lyrics
    Track 3 @guatecoop - guitar
    Track 4 @standup/@pfoo

    Tape 4
    Track 1: @guatecoop - drums
    Track 2: @cynthiawolff - shaker
    Track 3: @nancyrost - piano
    Track 4: @shoehaze

    Tape 5
    Track 1 @alboe
    Track 2 @marvsmooth
    Track 3 @alboe
    Track 4 @shoehaze

    Tape 6
    Track 1 @pfoo drum
    Track 2 @standup bass
    Track 3 @Cynthiawolff casio
    Track 4 @elesimo

    Tape 7
    Track 1: @pfoo - drums?
    Track 2: @standup - bass
    Track 3: @cts - ??
    Track 4: @burrsettles - ??

    **Tape 8**
    Track 1: @marvsmooth
    Track 2: @fourzeroes
    Track 3: @vomvorton
    Track 4:

    Tape 9
    Track 1: @Alboe - bass and drums (digitally)
    Track 2: @Marvsmooth
    Track 3:
    Track 4:

    Tape 10
    Track 1 @eargoggle - bass
    Track 2 @zecoop - funky organ (1st)
    Track 3 @standup
    Track 4 @pfoo

    **Tape 11** - "The 4-Track Overture"
    Track 1: @elesimo - synth
    Track 2: @standup - lead guitar
    Track 3: @nancyrost - toy synth
    Track 4: @zecoop - Electric 12

    Tape 12
    Track 1: @eargoggle - Ac St Bass
    Track 2: @zecoop - gtr
    Track 3: @guatecoop - Dr
    Track 4: @burrsettles -

    Tape 13
    Track 1: @cts
    Track 2: @elesimo
    Track 3: @cloudboy
    Track 4: @oblivionratula

    Tape 14
    Track 1: @guatecoop - drum mn
    Track 2: @standup - gtr
    Track 3: @pfoo - bass
    Track 4: @zecoop

    Tape 15
    Track 1 - @santadharma
    Track 2 - @lanasolyluna
    Track 3 - @marvsmooth
    Track 4 - @zecoop

    Tape 16
    Track 1 - @Zecoop
    Track 2 - @Marvsmooth
    Track 3 - @Wobbiewobbit
    Track 4 - @vomvorton

    Tape 17
    Track 1 - @nancyrost, perc
    Track 2 - @bachelorb, gtr
    Track 3 - @oblivionratula
    Track 4

  • @alboe 5 weeks

    @zecoop
    Ok I'm in.
    I can start a tape.
    Will probably be a basspart plus clicktrack/drums.
    Are there enough Europe mainland participators this time?
    Although I must say that last year the biggest kick was getting the tape from me (the Netherlands) to the UK and then to the US in time and with a marvellous song as an endresult.

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    @shoehaze -

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    @alboe - That. Was. Awesome. Do you have a link to that song online? πŸ˜€

    If I missed anyone in my tags, please tag them so I can figure out who we have from where. I know we had some Aussies too. πŸ˜€

  • @burrsettles  5 weeks

    @zecoop I will make a request to go LAST (track 4) for ONE of the tapes, as I'll probably only have the last week of February to work on this due to work travel. πŸ˜€ I can probably contribute whatever's left over (vocals, guitar, bass, drums, synth) and don't mind being surprised.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Sounds perfect @burrsettles ! It's ALWAYS a surprise, lol. πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    I have every hope of being part of this, this year. But we shall see what comes up... it relies (obviously) on my being able to use a 4-track machine... which I don't (yet) have... but I'd like to have....

  • @alboe 5 weeks

    @zecoop
    If we are talking about Hot Peppergirl I think you finished and posted it.
    I'm not even sure if I have downloaded it, it was here on the
    site but now obviously it's gone.
    Will check later if I have it somewhere.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    @alboe - YES!! I couldn't remember which one it was, but here it is. This song was so much fun. It was hard to record the drums because the song made me crack up so much. πŸ˜€

    The Legend of the Hot Chili Pepper Girl
    https://zecoop.bandcamp.com/track/the...

  • @vomvorton  5 weeks

    @zecoop @alboe I had so much fun playing guitar on that one! It definitely sounds even better for having traveled halfway around the world, too 😁

  • @alboe 4 weeks

    @zecoop and @vomvorton
    Yep that's the one, I downloaded it, thanks.
    This one just felt so great because of travelling it did.
    It's so easy to collaborate worldwide nowadays thanks to the internet.
    But the exitement of receiving a tape by mail and then turning on your fourtrack to listen and play your part (without endless opportunities to cut and paste) is irreplacable. And of course the waiting in anticipation to see if all the postal services will do as they promise πŸ˜€

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Mr. Party is down! Sign me up! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒ

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Mr. Party is down! Sign me up! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒ

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @cts - That's great news! Can't wait to get started! πŸ˜€

  • @brrrse  4 weeks

    Oh..this year - I actully have real monitor speakers - not just dollar tree headphones!!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @brrrse - Nice! That will make a big difference... πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  4 weeks

    I’ll start one Zee

  • @shoehaze 4 weeks

    I'd like to participate from Finland! I could finish (ha) the tape @alboe is on. Shipping here takes a bit longer than the rest of Europe.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Fantastic @shoehaze We'll figure out what we have and then set up the rest of some of the tapes. If you'd like to start one, just let me know. πŸ˜€

    p.s. I love your country! I spent a week in Helsinki for work in 2016... Wonderful!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    OK... checking to see who from my list is in:
    Still waiting to hear from a few...
    Anybody new, just let me know! I'll also need those who are participating to e-mail me your address to zecoop at yahoo

    @xna1321 -
    @songsville -
    @fourzeroes - IN (UK)
    @pfoo @standup - IN (US)
    @cynthiawolff - IN (US)
    @nancyrost - IN (US)
    @eargoggle - IN (US)
    @guatecoop - IN (US)
    @burrsettles - IN (US)
    @bachelorb - IN (US)
    @cts - IN (US)
    @elesimo - IN (US)
    @vomvorton - IN (UK)
    @shoehaze - IN (Finland)
    @alboe - IN (Netherlands)
    @marvsmooth - IN (UK)
    @santadharma - IN (Tokyo)

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Correct!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @standup - As one of the cornerstones... one of the pinnacles of this 4-track adventure, I'm glad to hear that! πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  4 weeks

    @zecoop my address is winging its way to you now.

    I've got a slightly interrupted start to FAWM (I'm away the first weekend) but if we've got a chain of people set up then I'll try to get something recorded on day one and sent off before my mini-break!

  • @nancyrost  4 weeks

    I have tapes and can start Number 6.

  • @pfoo  4 weeks

    Yep, I’m in for this year! We have tapes if there is a need to start an additional one. @zecoop, were you managing the @fourtracktape account last year? Are we using that again this year?

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Awesome @pfoo - if you'd like to start a tape just let me know! Maybe one with Eric and one with you starting to get two. Just let me know. Yes... I will post them all on the four track tape account so they are all in one place. You can feel free to put them on your page too.

  • @elesimo  4 weeks

    I'm in! Down for anything: I have tapes and I'm in the US (California).

    @zecoop, sending you my address.

  • @cts  4 weeks

    @zecoop - do you need my address?

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @cts - If it has not changed, then I still have it! Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • @alboe 4 weeks

    @zecoop ,
    You should have my address and e-mail too?
    If not let me know.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @alboe - All set with that - just found it! πŸ˜€

  • @cts  4 weeks

    @zecoop - still the same! If you need me to lead one I can. I have a blank tape.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @cts - You're on! We are almost to 14 again... πŸ˜€

  • @fourzeroes 4 weeks

    Hello! Yes I am here again and as far as I know I still have a working four-track.

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    @fourzeroes- that's great! I'll get you in... Let me know if you want to start a tape!

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    I am in for whatever track, but I just don't want to sing. I'm so nuts that I just got a 2nd 4 track. It works great an is a Tascam, which is what I was used to 20 years ago. The other one is a fostex x15 that I will resell, I guess. I just don't like it. Looking forward to this challenge!!

  • @eargoggle  3 weeks

    I'm good to start one...but I see you've already got me down for that, nice!

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    @santadharma said that they might be able to start a tape off! Tokyo represent πŸ˜€

  • @santadharma 2 weeks

    Word travels fast πŸ˜€ We'll try our best to get a start on one!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Here I am!!
    Please put me down for tape one..
    You know what I want! You know what I need!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @eargoggle - Yea... I just knew! πŸ˜€

    @santadharma - I am so psyched you are in! πŸ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    @zecoop
    Please sign me up for #1 6 and 7

  • @cloudboy  2 weeks

    I'd like a crack at lucky number tape 13. I inherited two four tracks this year. πŸ˜€ Let me know where to send my address.

  • @cloudboy  2 weeks

    Never mind just located the email address!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    @zecoop sure move my #7 to your bro's....
    I was thinking more of economy...Phoo and Standup could put 2 tapes in one box....but yeah i see your point...go for it...

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    To all 4-trackers...
    This is my home address

    2950 Eucalyptus Ave
    Long Beach, California
    90806

  • @standup  2 weeks

    Put me down for Tape 11, I haven't worked with @elesimo before.

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    Cassette is loaded........ watching the clock now..... 😁

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    So... if you haven't noticed others, speak up if you want a certain tape, or a certain track. I always try to make sure that we get as many people as possible, so signing up for every tape is not an option. I'm going to fill in all the #2 slots tonight, so that people can get them in the mail soon.

    *Remember, if you are the last track, you need to be able to transfer them to your computer and mix it down to post. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Everyone below... I've updated all the tapes (except @santadharma - need to know where they want to send theirs) with at least tracks 1 and 2. If you have not sent me your address to zecoop at yahoo dot com please do that. I have a master list. (or you can post them here, if that's your thing).

    **US people - USE USPS PRIORITY BOXES!!!!!! We have had *bad* luck with regular mail. Really bad luck.

    @fourzeroes
    @pfoo
    @standup
    @cynthiawolff
    @nancyrost
    @eargoggle
    @guatecoop
    @burrsettles
    @bachelorb
    @cts
    @elesimo
    @vomvorton
    @shoehaze
    @alboe
    @marvsmooth

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    Hey Zee...... sign me up for track 3 on one if it’s available..... thanks

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    I can take another track 2 or 3.

  • @alboe 2 weeks

    @zecoop
    Can you please mail me the addresses of @vomvorton and @marvsmooth ?
    So I can send them tape #2 and #9 asap.
    Maybe later today but definitely tomorrow.

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    @zecoop - any gaps available, then put me in there if needed.

    Cheeky I know, but I’d love to be part of the @santadharma tape! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Here's the list of addresses... If anyone does not want this posted, just let me know and I can give out addresses privately in e-mail. People outside FAWM would have to dig pretty deep to find this though. πŸ˜€

    If you address is not on here, please send it to me at
    zecoop at yahoo dot com
    http://bit.ly/2FxFYGm

    @fourzeroes
    @pfoo
    @standup
    @cynthiawolff
    @nancyrost
    @eargoggle
    @guatecoop
    @burrsettles
    @bachelorb
    @cts
    @elesimo
    @vomvorton
    @shoehaze
    @alboe
    @marvsmooth
    @oblivionratula
    @cloudboy

  • @alboe 2 weeks

    @vomvorton , @marvsmooth ,
    Tape #2 and #9 are ready to come your way.
    I'll drop them off at the post office tomorrow morning.

  • @vomvorton  2 weeks

    I've recorded something on tape #5, will be on its way to @marvsmooth tomorrow.

  • @fourzeroes 2 weeks

    Willing and able to be on other (Europe-based?) tapes if wanted. πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  2 weeks

    Not sure I'm up to this task on my first FAWM, but following with interest. If you get desperate for a Track 3 or 4 participant, I'll dive in.

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @oblivionratula - Sounds good. If you are last, you need to be able to mix it down to your computer. I can add you if you want to one, but no pressure. πŸ˜€

    @fourzeroes - I added you to another. Can you go last and mix down? If so I'll make you last on the other one. πŸ˜€

  • @fourzeroes 2 weeks

    @zecoop theoretically! πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  2 weeks

    @zecoop Could mix down/upload for sure. Not the world's best engineer, but could get it done.

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Tapes going out tomorrow to @eargoggle and @cynthiawolff

    If you are starting a tape, get them recorded and out the door - time moves fast! (or sllloooowwww if you are the postman)

  • @elesimo  2 weeks

    @standup, I'm recording later night and mailing the tape tomorrow.

    @zecoop what do we do with tapes that have less than 4 people? Wait? Record multiple tracks?

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @elesimo - the rest of the tracks will get filled up as we go. just record one track. I just filled up the second tracks on all of them so that people could get them out the door. We'll take volunteers after that. They can go wherever. So once the second person records there's they generally post something here, unless someone has already spoken up. Make sense? πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    @zecoop My dad always said I was dumber than a sack a hammers...... I'm not seeing the addresses

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    @vomvorton and @alboe - okay πŸ˜€

  • @elesimo  2 weeks

    @zecoop got it, thanks!

  • @elesimo  2 weeks

    @standup, I just finished recording 1st track of tape 11. Will mail it to you tomorrow morning.

  • @alboe 2 weeks

    @vomvorton , @marvsmooth ,
    Tapes are underway, it's out of my hands now.

  • @wobbiewobbit  2 weeks

    I always thought this was such a cool game. I am borrowing a friend's 4-track from Monday and would love to have a turn please πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @wobbiewobbit - Awesome!! I'll get you onto some tapes! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    P.S. @wobbiewobbit send your address to me at zecoop at yahoo dot com πŸ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Rule one...don't hesitate with the tape!!
    Gotta get it mailed pronto..
    You can use USPS Priority mailboxes..the small size for around $7... Get the box first.... free at the PO...when your done with the tape, stick it in the box and out it goes..it gets priority at the PO, meaning the receipient gets it in about 2-3 days...more money to send but worth it especially if you are the last person

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    @nancyrost Tape is on the way........ Please don't hate me........much....... 😁

  • @santadharma 2 weeks

    We accidentally recorded at 2X and playing it back at normal speed and sounds like Sparklehorse LOL. Re-recording, but had to record that version for posterity.

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    @santadharma - I want to hear that πŸ˜€

    I’m really looking forward to the tape!

  • @marvsmooth  2 weeks

    In case anyone is interested, there is a Facebook group that’s supposed to be constant - https://m.facebook.com/groups/6724433...

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @santadharma - I want to hear that too, lol...

    @cts and @eargoggle - You guys getting your tapes started? Time is short. πŸ˜€

  • @santadharma 2 weeks

    @zecoop @marvsmooth We'll be sure to post it later in the month when we all need a good laugh!

  • @cts  2 weeks

    @zecoop - yep! Finished earlier today. I'm not going to make it to the post office today, but I'll have it in the mail Monday.

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @cts - Fantastic!!! Yay team! πŸ˜€

  • @cloudboy  2 weeks

    Woohoo! I should get the 4-track up and running.

  • @seb 2 weeks

    So cant participate if I have no 4 track?

  • @eargoggle  2 weeks

    @zecoop I'll do it and mail it Monday I promise....mine is going to you? I didn't see your address on the thing, email me?

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @seb - Yea, this challenge requires a working 4-track cassette player, since we send the tapes in the mail to each person that is adding a track. Check EBAY and Craigslist and check in next year! πŸ˜€

    @eargoggle - I just sent it (and added it to the list) Oops! Thanks for sending out the tape - Can't wait to hear it!

    @cloudboy - YES, you should!!! There is still time if you hurry! πŸ˜€

  • @standup  2 weeks

    We should be sending tapes 6 & 7 out tomorrow morning.

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    @standup !!
    Hey your work this year is absolutely brilliant..
    No kidding , I’m really impressed

  • @standup  2 weeks

    Last year sometime I ordered some brand new cassettes from deltamedia.com. They're cheap, under $1 each (well, over a dollar after shipping).

    I SHOULD HAVE posted this as soon as the forum opened. Didn't think about it til I got out the box of brand new cassettes today.

    https://www.deltamedia.com/collection...

  • @fourzeroes 2 weeks

    I like this one @marvsmooth, @alboe and I played on two years ago (I can't remember the username of the guy singing) https://soundcloud.com/alboe-2/youre-...

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    @fourzeroes - YES! That song was (and is) amazing. Such a cool vibe...

    @standup - Thanks for that link (again). I still have tapes, but was trying to remember it.

  • @fourzeroes 2 weeks

    Vocalist was @songsville, I now remember.

  • @pfoo  2 weeks

    We received two cassettes today. Tape 11 from @elesimo (for @standup). And Tape 14 from @guatecoop. We will listen to them tonight and get started!

  • @rainchaser  2 weeks

    Do I need a 4 track cassette tape recorder in order to participate in this challenge?

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    @rainchaser As mentioned earlier ... "Yea, this challenge requires a working 4-track cassette player, since we send the tapes in the mail to each person that is adding a track. Check EBAY and Craigslist and check in next year!"

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    I just got Tape 3 from @bachelorb . I should be able to do my track and send it off to the next person in the next day or two. Who wants it next?

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    @zecoop just received Tape #1 today in the mail
    Thanks for sending it priority Mail!!
    I will work on it tomorrow and try and get it done early in the day
    and bring it to PO later in the day on to the next person...

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Awesome... Thanks Cynthia and Nancy!!

    Who wants track three of these tapes? They will likely be ready Tuesday or Wednesday. πŸ˜€

    **Tape 1**
    Track 1: @ZeCoop - Acoustic 12 string guitar
    Track 2: @cynthiawolff
    Track 3:
    Track 4:

    **Tape 3**
    Track 1: @bachelorb - keyboard
    Track 2: @nancyrost - vocal/lyrics
    Track 3:
    Track 4:

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    I can do tape 1 if you need someone...... I’ll also have Tape 17 ready by Wednesday to go out.....

  • @eargoggle  2 weeks

    Hey @zecoop Tape 12 is on its way to you. I was in such rush to get it out I forgot to write anything on it! So it's track 1 upright bass and track 4 is the click.

  • @burrsettles  2 weeks

    @pfoo @standup @cts β€” I need to go last for this challenge due to some mid-feb work travel; I'll only have feb 26-28 to work on it. so i'm wondering if I can jump on to track 4 for tape 7 with you guys?

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    @guatecoop I've done a vocal on Tape 3. Would you like to take track 3 on that one?

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    I've added @burrsettles to track 4 of Tape 7, @guatecoop to track 3 of Tape 3 and @bachelorb to Tape 1. πŸ˜€

  • @pfoo  2 weeks

    @burrsettles Sounds good. I started with a simple synth melody and @standup added a bass part.

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    I need a mailing address for @guatecoop - can mail this afternoon. @zecoop can you add it to the address doc?

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    Tape 17 track 3 is ready if someone is interested.....

  • @nancyrost  2 weeks

    @bachelorb what did you end up doing on Tape 17?
    @guatecoop Tape 3 is on its way to you.

  • @bachelorb  2 weeks

    @nancyrost well..... I think I was playing guitar and its a little hard to describe..... it's starts a little Pink Floydish and ends up sounding like Jackal without the chainsaw...... (if someone doesn't take it soon.... I might just add the chainsaw part.... 😁 )

  • @standup  1 week

    Tape 11 has semi-orchestral synth and weird guitar with lots of effects. Who wants it next? Could go out tomorrow!

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Tuesday Feb.6 4:30 pm....
    @bachelorb I have finished Tape #1 and have packaged it up
    and brought it to the Post Office SOO on it's way to you....It is track#3 and I played my tenor uke on it...

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    @standup I'll take Tape 11.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @cts @eargoggle - any interest in taking Tape 17 track 3?

  • @standup  1 week

    @nancyrost it's packaged and labelled, going out tomorrow!

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 week

    @zecoop - am i on your list?

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @wobbiewobbit Yep! I'm just waiting to get your address and hear which tapes you want to be on. It's all volunteer. Can I put you on track three for a couple, or did you want to go last and mix them down?

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 week

    ah i thought i sent you email but it was from my phone so maybe it didn't send right, track 3 would be great thanks, will send details again. thanks πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    @bachelorb @zecoop Tape 17 sounds, um, intriguing. I'll throw my hat in if it's still looking for a home.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @oblivionratula - You are officially on Tape 17!

    @wobbiewobbit - Yea, still haven't gotten your address (maybe FB PM?) but you are on two tapes for track 3. πŸ˜€

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    I’ve received tapes 5 and, erm, 16 I think (@zecoop?)

    I’ll get onto them as soon as I’ve got the strength to lift the bass or guitar.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @marvsmooth - Yes... Tape 16. I might have forgotten to label it? Any sign of Tape 15 from @santadharma and @lanasolyluna?

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    @zecoop - not yet John. I’ll let you know πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    Tape 17 is on its way to you @oblivionratula . Have fun 😁

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    @zecoop @marvsmooth it was sent Monday so hopefully will arrive soon!

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    @zecoop Sure, I can probably commit to one more. I got the one you sent me yesterday, I'll put something on there tonight or tomorrow and send it out um, somewhere.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @standup and @pfoo / you guys want to finish up tape 10?

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    Excellent, @bachelorb, I can't wait!

  • @standup  1 week

    Sure! Send Tape 10 our way.

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    @santadharma @zecoop @lanasolyluna - the tape came today.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @marvmooth @santadharma @lanasolyluna I am so pumped to hear this tape!

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    Wooo!!! Glad it arrived. I sent it the fastest method. I asked what was the 2nd fastest method just for a price comparison and it was more expensive. Not sure who chooses that method but lots of mysterious things in this world. @zecoop @marvsmooth

  • @vomvorton  1 week

    Tape #2 has arrived from @alboe!

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    Four tapes worked on. I hope they’re in key! Pitching has been nigh on impossible too. 😞

    I don’t think I’ll be doing anything else other than the tapes!

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    I got two tapes #4 and #6 in my lil hands..
    woo hoo...
    so will begin work on them and then send them on their way.

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    I've done track 3 of Tape 11. So far it has semi-orchestral synth, weird guitar with lots of effects, and atmospheric sound effects from another synth. Who wants to add the last track and post it? I'm going to be going by the post office tomorrow morning, so would love to have a taker by then.

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Ok...I am done with Tape #4 where I added some shakers...
    Who do I send it too??? In it's packaging ready to roll...

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @cts @oblivionratula - you up for any other tapes? We have some ready to go!

  • @vomvorton  1 week

    Tape 2 went off to @fourzeroes today!

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Ok...I am done with Tape #6
    Who's looking for one???
    I can ship it out Saturday to the next lucky person!!

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    @cynthiawolff I'll take Tape 4.

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Ok ...@nancyrost
    I will ship out tomorrow..

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    on it's way...

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @metalfoot - Here's you chance at an almost new 4-track. πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Wow...

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    I must confess my heart has greatly desired this one... four-track...

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Working on number 4

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @nancyrost - I'll take yours. πŸ˜€

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    Brilliant, @zecoop - I'll get it out to you tomorrow!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Tape 12 from @eargoggle has arrived!! I can't wait to get something on this one today... Who wants it next? @cts? @elesimo? @oblivionratula? It will go out Monday. πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    @zecoop Sure, I'll take another - haven't gotten the first yet, but I expect soon. Kind of hit a wall, so could use the inspiration and urgency.

    Question (I guess I'll find out when I get my first tape): do people stick to one instrument per track, or sometimes put down a couple things?

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @oblivionratula - The only rule is that you get one track. I've had people bounce things from multiple tracks they recorded down to one track before they sent it, I've had people split their track with different instruments in different sections. It really just depends on what the song is and what you feel it needs.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @cloudboy - Any interest in another tape, now that they are starting to fly around?

    @cts - Haven't heard from you - Are you still in?

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    I can do one more, but I don't mind sitting the bench either is others would like one.
    @oblivionratula Today should be the day.... if its not there, let me know

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    "if others would like one"

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Hello who wants Tape #6!!!
    nearly ready to roll
    I would love to bring it to the PO today
    and get it shipped before the weekend?
    AnyBody???
    your have till noon Pacific Time
    xxc

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    @nancyrost I am bringing tape #4 to the PO
    before noon today (Pacific time)

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    Thanks, @cynthiawolff ! Looking forward to that one.
    @zecoop Tape 11 went out to you this morning.

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    @standup and @pfoo Tape 10 is on its way to you, some funky organ from @zecoop on track 2 and bass from me on track 1. Woot.

  • @elesimo  1 week

    @cynthiawolff I'll take tape 6! πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  1 week

    You've got it @elesimo πŸ˜€

    Any updates on the tapes that are still on early tracks?

    **Tape 13**
    Track 1: @cts
    Track 2: @elesimo
    Track 3: @cloudboy
    Track 4:

    **Tape 8**
    Track 1: @marvsmooth
    Track 2: @fourzeroes
    Track 3:
    Track 4:

    **Tape 2**
    Track 1: @Alboe (Netherlands)
    Track 2: @vomvorton
    Track 3: @fourzeroes
    Track 4:

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Hi @nancyrost tape #4 has been taken to the PO..on it's way

    @elesimo I will send you tape #6 on Monday missed todays mail pick-up

  • @elesimo  1 week

    @cts any updates on tape 13? I haven't received anything yet.

  • @alboe 1 week

    @zecoop
    Tape #2 is on its way to @fourzeroes (see a few posts above).
    Tape#9 was sent to @marvsmooth on friday the 2nd of february, I assume it has already arrived?
    I'm also curious about tape #5, that one has to find its way to me from the UK and then make it's way to Finland.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Thanks for the update @alboe - I know @marvmooth had been sick but is trying to get the tapes done

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    Tape 1 now has a percussion track on it.... Those E-drums I've been going to learn for the last year finally came through (....thanks Stupid Deal of the Day.........) anyway Tape 1 with guitar, uke, and drums is ready to go out if someone wants it

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @elesimo - @cts sent your tape earlier this week so you should have it soon. He also has his other tape and should get it out next week.

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    @bachelorb Apparently no one checked the mail today. Just popped out at midnight, and the poor thing was sitting out there freezing its butt off. Going to let it come to room temperature before I open it up, so I'll check it out in the morning. Taking a lot of self control, but I need sleep anyway.
    πŸ˜€

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    5, 8, 15 & 16 - too late on Saturday, so posting Monday at priority...

    No sign of the tape from @alboe yet!

  • @alboe 1 week

    Hey @marvsmooth
    I hope it'll arrive soon, I have send both tapes at the same time and @vomvorton received it only two days ago (took a whole week, and that is way longer then I thought it would take).
    Let's hope monday will be delivery day.

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    ^I recorded these while my ears have been affected by flu. Delete if it’s bad!^

  • @zecoop  1 week

    I just added tremolo/reverb guitar to Tape 12, which had some amazing stand up bass from @eargoggle. It's headed off to @guatecoop on Monday for some drums and then will be finished off with @burrsettles with vocals (maybe?) I'm really excited about this one. πŸ˜€

    **Tape 12**
    Track 1: @eargoggle - Acoustic Standup Bass
    Track 2: @zecoop - Electric Guitar
    Track 3: @guatecoop - Drums
    Track 4: @burrsettles -

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    haha!!
    Since I had an extra two days(no mail on Sat and Sun) i went back into cassette #6 which had drums from @pfoo and bass from @standup and took it in an entire different direction.. now featuring my nifty old Casio PT-1 from 1982...
    had a real blast adding a keyboard part...this thing doesn't play chords so it's pretty good for someone like me...

  • @cloudboy  1 week

    @cts @elesimo Any word on Tape 13? If it's not going to happen, @zecoop, I'll take on another one but I don't think I'll have enough time for additional tape. I definitely want a stab at one. Make sense? Lmk.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @cloudboy - @cts said he had sent it last week and @elesimo should be able to turn it around very soon. So, I think that tape it still a go for you.

  • @cloudboy  1 week

    Awesome and gracias!

  • @elesimo  1 week

    @cloudboy @zecoop I haven't received it yet, I'm hoping it will arrive tomorrow so I can ship it Tuesday.

  • @cloudboy  1 week

    @elesimo no worries! I just wanted to make sure we're still on. Looking forward to it.

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    This Tape #17, wow. Heh. Click is in 3/4 (130 BPM?). Percussion follows it pretty closely. Guitar is in 4/4. Mostly-ish. Not really as hairbrained as I was expecting given the chainsaw comment, but it's fairly . . . unique.

    I was thinking of slapping some phat analog Moog on it, but I'm actually working out a lyric for it now instead. I'll try my best to wrap it up tomorrow, but family life has been unaccommodating, so we'll see. πŸ˜‰ Who is after me?

    @bachelorb Curious what your guitar/amp setup was on that.

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    I was using a modeling amp went between a clean and a crunch with a pedal (missed once for a beat....I'm sure you didn't notice..... πŸ˜€. ........I know not of this 3/4-4/4 of which you speak 😁.......... (probably shouldn't have recorded on Bud Light night......)

  • @vomvorton  1 week

    Can I stick my name down for a track on tape 8 or (and?) 16? Having sent off my two early ones I fancy having some more to look forward to!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @vomvorton - I've got you on both... I believe @marvsmooth has them both out in the mail now. πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  1 week

    @zecoop sweet. Getting really excited about hearing the end product of all of these!

  • @bachelorb  1 week

    Tape 1 is ready to go out

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    I just got Tape 4. It has drums and percussion, and I'll add either bass or piano tonight and should be able to get to the post office tomorrow. Who would like to add the final track (voice? guitar?), mix and post?

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    Tape #6 has been brought to the Post Office, shipped in Priority Mail box to @elesimo ..your just up the road from me so you should get it very soon (i hope) Weds maybe?
    I put on my lil practically a toy Casio keys on it...not much of a player but I had fun!! xxc

  • @zecoop  1 week

    The 4-Tracks are officially on the board! Congratulations to Tape 11 for crossing the finish line first, and it's totally appropriate, since it is an orchestral (ish) song. I dubbed it "The 4-Track Overture"
    http://fawm.org/songs/82263/

    **Tape 11** - "The 4-Track Overture"
    Track 1: @elesimo - synthesizer
    Track 2: @standup - electric lead guitar
    Track 3: @nancyrost - toy synth
    Track 4: @zecoop - Electric 12 string guitar

  • @zecoop  1 week

    FourTrackTape
    http://fawm.org/fawmers/fourtracktape/

    So, for any newbies... This is the account where I'll put all the four track songs, so they are in one place and we can get the analog victory!! You are free to put them on your page too, especially if you need the song for your count. You can set it up to collab with others that are on the tape, just not me. I'm not planning on having myself marked as a collaborator on them, since I want to get to 14 of my own compositions first and am feeling a little under the gun with the health stuff this year.

    @fourzeroes
    @pfoo
    @standup
    @cynthiawolff
    @nancyrost
    @eargoggle
    @guatecoop
    @burrsettles
    @bachelorb
    @cts
    @elesimo
    @vomvorton
    @shoehaze
    @alboe
    @marvsmooth
    @oblivionratula
    @cloudboy

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    I have Tape 4 ready to go to whoever wants to do the fourth track. This one has kind of a jam-band feel. With more than two weeks left to go in February, I could even send it overseas if someone claims it fast. How about it @eargoggle @fourzeroes @shoehaze @vomvorton

    **Tape 4**
    Track 1: guatecoop - drums
    Track 2: cynthiawolff - shaker
    Track 3: nancyrost - piano
    Track 4:

  • @shoehaze 1 week

    @nancyrost sure I can take it!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    This tape also needs a fourth track...

    **Tape 1**
    Track 1: ZeCoop - 12 str
    Track 2: cynthiawolff
    Track 3: bachelorb - perc
    Track 4:

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    @alboe - I’ve still not got that tape 😞

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @elesimo - any interest in finishing up tape 1 since the other tape is being 'protected' by the post office?

  • @alboe 1 week

    @marvsmooth
    That doesn't sound promising, hope it didn't get lost.
    Backup plan is that I have saved the bass and drumpart on my pc.
    I could send you the mp3's and
    If you have a blank tape left you could record those files on your 4track and then continue?

  • @elesimo  1 week

    @zecoop yeah, would love to!

  • @pfoo  1 week

    Tape 14 went out priority mail today, on it's way to @zecoop. It's got drum machine (@guatecoop), guitar (@standup) and bass.

  • @fourzeroes 1 week

    I have now received tape 2 from @vomvorton and tape 8 from @marvsmooth.

    Who am I sending Tape 2 to, please?

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    @wobbiewobbit can you take Track 4 on Tape 2?

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @wobbiewobbit @nancyrost - Just remember whoever gets the last track has to be able to get them off the tape into the computer and mix them down. πŸ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  1 week

    @zecoop @nancyrost yep i could get it onto pc and mixdown, how should i treat the technology side of that, like compression etc? i don't have real expertise but i try on the ones that have a bit more care production wise, i try out things and have a go to compressor etc.... should this be free of those things? ANYWAY! I got a cassette (#16) in the post this afternoon and should be able to get to it tomorrow afternoon thanks @marvsmooth

  • @zecoop  1 week

    @wobbiewobbit - Everyone does it differently, depending on skills and styles. I tend to do a little production with the tracks, although fairly minimal, just to make it sound as good as possible. If there is excessive hiss, I'll do a noise reduction on that frequency on the tracks. I'll do a little reverb sometimes or compression if the volumes are all over the place. I also pan the tracks to sound good - guitar a little to the left, synth a little to the right, etc. It was recorded onto a cassette and there's no way we can make them sound like they were NOT analog, so I like having things that will impress and make people realize it can end up with awesome songs! I say go for it. πŸ˜€

  • @marvsmooth  6 days

    @alboe I’ve always got tapes, as I take part in a four-track challenge all the year around. πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  6 days

    @elesimo I'll send it your way tomorrow.... (tonight, I'll protect it.... πŸ˜€ )

  • @nancyrost  6 days

    @guatecoop did you get Tape 3 okay?

  • @alboe 6 days

    @marvsmooth ,
    Ok shall we execute plan B then?
    I will put the bass and drumtrack (drums are to be deleted later on) on Soundcloud for you to download.
    I will let you know when they are uploaded.
    Then I'll also give you the chords.

  • @alboe 6 days

    @marvsmooth
    Here you will find the bass and the drums for tape #9 https://soundcloud.com/stream
    You can download them there.

    Song is a blues.
    Intro + 4bars drums
    Part 1: /G7 /G7 /G7 /G7 /
    /C7 /C7 / G7 /G7 /
    /D7 /D#7D7/G7 /G7/
    Repeat part 1

    Part 2: /C7 /G7 /C7 /G7 /
    /C7 /G7 /A7 /D7 /

    Then part 1 twice more (last one has the same chords but is played a bit different) plus the typical blues ending.

    Good luck with it and I hope the tape will still make it to the finish.

  • @guatecoop  6 days

    Alright, tape 3 is ready for someone. Who wants it?
    @bachelorb -Wurlitzer
    @nancyrost -vocals and lyrics
    @guatecoop -guitar
    And then....?

  • @nancyrost  6 days

    @Pfoo @standup one of you want to finish Tape 3? It has neither bass nor drums.

  • @zecoop  6 days

    Maybe a @pfoo / @standup single mic or split line for bass AND drums... if the basement if figured out. Ugh - water!!!

  • @standup  6 days

    Oh, sure, we can do it. The basement is dry, a carload of misc stuff went to the dump. We can move forward! I might do vocals, don't want these all to be instrumental tapes.

  • @nancyrost  6 days

    Tape 3 has a vocal - no reason you can't do another, though!

  • @standup  6 days

    Reading comprehension: Low

  • @marvsmooth  6 days

    @alboe - that just leads me to the initial page on soundcloud

  • @alboe 6 days

    @marvsmooth
    Does this one work?
    https://soundcloud.com/alboe-2

  • @bachelorb  6 days

    @elesimo .... tape 1 is at the post office and on the way.....

  • @marvsmooth  6 days

    @alboe - downloaded. I'll sort it tomorrow πŸ˜€

  • @spinhead  5 days

    Curiosity from a bystander: early recorders don't know what will come after, but of course whoever records last will have a pretty good idea what it will end up sounding like, barring extreme mixing, yes? (Yes, I'm sidling up toward sneaking around behind to infiltrate the vicinity of pondering the possibility I might think about this thing next year.)

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    Life got in the way the last week, and I WAY over-thought this but Tape 17 is ready for its next and final home (Track 4). Who gets it, @zecoop?

    I settled on very crummy vocals with pretty silly lyrics and a few guitar licks - either part can be freely mixed out by the next victim. πŸ˜‰

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @spinhead - very true, although it isn't always as easy as that. I give you The 4-Track Overture as an example. It took me a while to figure out a part! It is very fun, though. I've started, been in the middle and ended and each is fun it its own way. You should get in next year!! Or if you have a 4-track player there's still room this year to throw you on a tape. Let me know...

  • @spinhead  5 days

    I don't have one, but if folks have recs for a dirt cheap oldie I should pick up, hit me.

  • @zecoop  5 days

    OK everyone... I have no idea what happened to the master list. It just isn't there anymore!! ARGH!

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    o.O

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @nancyrost is working with @burrsettles and @ericdistad to hopefully get it back. The post where the master list was has a duplicate of my recent post to spinhead. No idea...

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    SQL go bump in the night? Hopefully there's a backup or something.

  • @burrsettles  5 days

    @zecoop @nancyrost

    uhmmm... no DB backups. well, technically there are weekly backups in a deep freeze that i've never had to dig into before, but it might be faster to crowdsource the reconstruction of tapes from peoples' memories.

    perhaps move the "master list" management to a google doc?

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @burrsettles - yep... I kept meaning to copy that. Lol... Do you remember which ones you were last on?

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    Okay all, I'm reconstructing this in a Google doc. Take a look and let us know if you can fill in gaps:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D...

  • @burrsettles  5 days

    i think these were the two tapes i'm on. i think @cts already dropped the first one in the mail....

    ~~~~ TAPE 7 ~~~~
    1: @pfoo - drums?
    2: @standup - bass
    3: @cts - ??
    4: @burrsettles - ??

    ~~~~ TAPE 12 ~~~~
    1: @eargoggle - Acoustic Standup Bass
    2: @zecoop - Electric Guitar
    3: @guatecoop - Drums
    4: @burrsettles - ??

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    Excellent, thanks.

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    I thought I was going to be on a second tape, but I guess not 12 was it?). I can take on Track 4 of any tape needing it.

    Also, need to know who Tape 17 is going on to.

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    @oblivionratula could it have been 13? I think it was mentioned the last two on that chain are in California.
    I don't think we had a taker yet for Tape 17.

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    I threw my hat in for 12, but it must have been assigned already. I'll take 13 if it needs a finisher, though.

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @oblivionratula - You have 13 now! πŸ˜€

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    That would be great. Thanks so much for helping reconstruct.

  • @zecoop  5 days

    Three cheers for 4-Track Hero @nancyrost πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    Hip-hip . . .

  • @zecoop  5 days

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    \m/

  • @vomvorton  5 days

    The first two tracks on Tape 5 are me (bass) and then @marvsmooth

  • @alboe 5 days

    @vomvorton and @marvsmooth Tape #5 just landed on my doorstep. Busy with live and other commitments at the moment but I'll try to get it done asap and then @shoehaze can finish it off.

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @alboe @marvsmooth @fourzeroes - Any updates on where Tapes 8 and 9 are and are going next?

  • @alboe 5 days

    @zecoop
    Haven't got a clue to be honest.
    Best will be to leave the tape in the UK?

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @alboe @marvsmooth - They might make it to the US or Tokyo in time. It would certainly be cutting close. It's up to you all. πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  5 days

    I think I was up next for tape 8!

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    Still looking for a taker on Tape 17/Track 4. If it stays here too long, I'm going to second-guess what I put down and over-think it some more . . . .

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    @oblivionratula what instrument did you put down on Tape 17? That might help us find a taker?

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    Tape 17:
    Track 1: @nancyrost Household Percussion
    Track 2: @bachelorb Guitar (chords)
    Track 3: @oblivionratula Vocals + Lead guitar fills
    Track 4: ??????? (feel free to mix out or play against my fills, but I tried to leave space) Could use bass/synth, IMHO, but that's up to . . . .

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    cts guatecoop either of you want to finish Tape 17?

  • @pfoo  5 days

    We got tape 10 from @eargoggle yesterday. We should be able to finish and post the song this weekend.

    @nancyrost I checked the tapes in the spreadsheet that I worked on:
    Tape 6 looks good
    Tape 7 - track 1 pfoo synth, track 2 standup bass
    Tape 10 looks good
    Tape 14 - track 3 pfoo bass

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    Thanks, @pfoo, I changed them in the doc. Will edit the forum post later!

  • @zecoop  5 days

    @nancyrost - There isn't always room for all the instruments in the forum post due to character limits, so I've been abbreviating and cutting text where I can. Instruments will definitely get posted on each song as they are posted, though. πŸ˜€

  • @nancyrost  5 days

    Thanks @zecoop !

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    Get it to me in time, and I’ll sort out tape 17
    @oblivionratula

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    Posted to @fourzeroes at the same time as the other three tapes.

    The one from @alboe I’m restarting a tape using his parts that he provided for me to download, adding my part, and then posting it off to the next person!

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    @marvsmooth I'll send it off tomorrow - didn't think to grab it when I left the house. Care to send your street address to mark @ ratula dot net ?

  • @oblivionratula  5 days

    ^ Message received. Thanks, @nancyrost

    Oof, that some spendy postage on first glance - but can you put a price on art?

  • @marvsmooth  5 days

    Tape 18 being worked on!

    @metalfoot on track one
    me on track two

    who wants three and four?

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @cynthiawolff, I just got tape 6! Will work on it tonight or tomorrow!

    @cts, I think at this point we can declare tape 13 lost, especially without a tracking number. 😞 Do you want to try recording it again?

  • @zecoop  4 days

    I received this today... Should finish and be up by the weekend! πŸ˜€
    Tape 14
    Track 1: @guatecoop - drum machine
    Track 2: @standup - gtr
    Track 3: @pfoo - bass
    Track 4: @zecoop ?? πŸ˜€

  • @cts  4 days

    (Sigh)...this is kinda discouraging. @elesimo, I can see if I can try and do it over the weekend, but I don't like how this is turning out. The USPS is really making me feel some kind of way about this!

    I'll post back here shortly.

  • @cts  4 days

    @burrsettles - did you receive the tape from me?

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @cts, sorry about that, I didn't mean to discourage you! I just think we still might have time to start from scratch if you want to. Let me know! πŸ˜€

  • @cts  4 days

    @elesimo - it's not you, man. It's the USPS that's irking me. I make it a priority to get the tapes out as quickly as possible. And when there are delays like this, it just leaves a bad feeling on my part even though it's not my fault. Just so you know, it was a pretty killer Linn Drum beat. I'll see if I can reproduce it and send out a tape today.

  • @burrsettles  4 days

    tape 7 arrived from @cts yesterday! can't wait to get to work on it. i will post my two 4-track contributions the last week of FAWM...

    since the tascam mf-p01 i borrowed is way too hissy/noisy/scratchy, i broke down and got a yamaha mt3x online yesterday, so that should arrive sometime next week and will hopefully make these sound great!

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @bachelorb, I just received tape 1. This weekend I'll work on it and tape 6 -- will be fun! πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  4 days

    @elesimo Awesome..... can't wait ti hear it!!!

  • @marvsmooth  4 days

    @bachelorb - I very nearly sent you a surprise tape, Brad.

  • @bachelorb  4 days

    @marvsmooth - I’m glad you didn’t..... as much as I try to protect February, My wife has claimed its last week this year.... πŸ˜€ ( I am so afraid of sending a tape to the wrong place.....or worse..... mailing the cassette case only to find the cassette on the table.....)

  • @cloudboy  4 days

    Hey @cts and @elesimo. Is 13 a go? Reading through the thread it seems like it may have died. Unlucky 13?

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @cloudboy: @cts mailed it to me more than a week ago, and it never arrived. To make things worse, the tracking number faded out β€” unlucky indeed. 😞

    There might be some chance still. If @cts mail it today I can get it on the 20th, send it on the 21st, you receive on the 23rd, send on the 24th to @oblivionratula who would then have 2 days to finish it. Tight, but possible. :-O

  • @cloudboy  4 days

    @cts @elesimo @oblivionratula I'll turn it around as quickly as possible! Please keep me posted. Thanks, y'all!

  • @zecoop  4 days

    @cloudboy @elesimo @cts - Not the first time, so no one to blame... except the post office! They have lost them before. Last time it was regular mail, so that's why we always say priority box, but they can screw that up too, apparently. 😞

  • @cts  4 days

    Its going to the Post first thing in the AM!!

  • @cts  4 days

    ...and I’m writing down the TN as soon as I get the receipt.

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @cts yeaaah, let's do this! πŸ˜€

  • @elesimo  4 days

    @cts, since Monday is a holiday it might be better to send to my home address, it's in the document @zecoop organized.

  • @zecoop  3 days

    ...that Nancy reorganized. Hallelujah!!! πŸ˜€

  • @cloudboy  3 days

    Yay @cts! @oblivionratula I'll need your address. Feel free to email me it at maquino.mail (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • @oblivionratula  3 days

    E-mail sent @cloudboy Just give me a heads up when I should expect it.

  • @cloudboy  3 days

    Got it and will do @oblivionratula.

  • @vomvorton  3 days

    I received tape 9 this morning. Should have time to add something this weekend - who wants to finish it off?

  • @cts  3 days

    @zecoop - hey bud, where might I find the document with everyone's email address? I'm fittin' ta drop this cassette by the post.

  • @cts  3 days

    Sending it to @elesimo.

  • @zecoop  3 days

    @cts - That would be here...
    http://bit.ly/2FxFYGm

    Actually doesn't have e-mail addresses, but if you need that too, just let me know.
    πŸ˜€

  • @eargoggle  3 days

    @bachelorb Ha, yeah, my wife has staked her claim to more of Feb than I would like this year...I'd like to claim more of these 4 tracks but I don't even have time for my own stuff this time. whatareyougonnado.....

  • @elesimo  3 days

    @zecoop, @cynthiawolff, @bachelorb do any of you have the chord progression for tape 1? Or do I need to wing it? πŸ˜€

  • @bachelorb  3 days

    @elesimo .... I don't... sorry

  • @elesimo  3 days

    No worries!

  • @cynthiawolff  3 days

    I played a shaker on that one SO don't remember the progression...

  • @nancyrost  3 days

    @wobbiewobbit do you want Tape 9 from @vomvorton ? You'd be doing Track 4.

  • @oblivionratula  3 days

    Sorry folks, but I'm letting you down with tape 17. it would cost over 60 bucks to get it to the UK And it's not even guaranteed to be on time. There was a $35 option that was at least 10 business days, again cutting it pretty close. I get the novelty of taping, but I can't justify that. I can priority mail it to somebody stateside, Or I can send digital files across the pond. Please advise @marvsmooth @zecoop ?

    Also, the tape might be cursed. Or blessed. Walking out of the post office, wrangling my two whippersnappers, I dropped the tape and it was nearly run over. O.o

  • @vomvorton  3 days

    @wobbiewobbit I'm working on some lyrics to sing on #9 so I guess it will need some kind of "lead instrument"? Due to the complex genesis of this tape (see above) it already has bass, drums and guitar. Or, since we have advance planning on our side, we could sing a duet!

  • @zecoop  3 days

    @elesimo - that was the only one I didn't record onto the computer after I did the tape so i could remember it. i honestly can't remember what i played on the guitar, although I remember liking it, lol. If you transfer the guitar part onto the computer and send me an MP3 I can figure it out pretty easily. πŸ˜€

  • @elesimo  3 days

    @zecoop no worries, I was just being lazy. Thanks! πŸ˜€

    I bought a new 4-track, BTW. I got a Tascam 424 MKII so that I can play and record in normal speed. The Tascam 414 I had only records in 2X.

  • @bachelorb  3 days

    @eargoggle to be fair....we did originally schedule our trip in January... but they closed the park down for repairs.... probably a good thing too since we'd a been hangin out at the beach in 35 degree weather...... It would have been like summer in Michigan..... πŸ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  3 days

    haha LOL @"but it might be faster to crowdsource the reconstruction of tapes from peoples' memories." - Now this thread has really gone old school! @vomvorton yeah sure i could do track 4. if you can see a duet go for it! i can try a lead thing otherwise, but i'm not a leady type generally, but i don't mind trying! tape 16 is still with me, not had chance to record it yet but plan to tomorrow (sunday) then it is due to go to @vomvorton . tape #16 is 1 @marvsmooth - guitar, 2 @zecoop - organ 3 me (double bass) and 4 @vomvorton

  • @cynthiawolff  3 days

    zecoop what is the tag/name of the spot where the cassettes are going too here in Fawm

  • @zecoop  3 days

    Yes please... Anyone who finishes a tape, feel free to post it wherever, but also e-mail me an MP3 or make it downloadable so that i can put it on the @fourtracktape page. πŸ˜€

    @fourzeroes
    @pfoo
    @standup
    @cynthiawolff
    @nancyrost
    @eargoggle
    @guatecoop
    @burrsettles
    @bachelorb
    @cts
    @elesimo
    @vomvorton
    @shoehaze
    @alboe
    @marvsmooth
    @oblivionratula
    @cloudboy

  • @zecoop  2 days

    This arrived in the mail this weekend, so I'm thinking of ideas for it. Since it travelled pretty far around the world, and I think the drum track is pretty great for the song (not just a click), I decided to bounce everyting out to another tape, so that I can add additional parts and keep everything on the original tape! Still all analog recording, though... You composed a wonderful song Holly and Tomo, so thank you for sharing with this challenge!!! πŸ˜€

    Tape 15
    Track 1 - @santadharma
    Track 2 - @lanasolyluna
    Track 3 - @marvsmooth
    Track 4 - @zecoop

  • @zecoop  2 days

    9661 miles traveled and here it is... Japan to England to the USA.
    Big thanks to @santadharma @lanasolyluna and @marvsmooth for making this one happen. I'm proud to be a part of this song. This challenge makes me smile every year. πŸ˜€

    Protective Spines
    http://fawm.org/songs/84131/

  • @wobbiewobbit  2 days

    wonderful thing to exist. i did some double bass on #16 and am wondering how the drums that were the "click track" will fare. i reckon my part was key to this and unless tightening it up etc it would be shame form my pov to lose it? what happens to the drums?

  • @wobbiewobbit  2 days

    also @vomvorton i will be getting it in the post tomorrow

  • @vomvorton  2 days

    Thanks @wobbiewobbit, will be sending #9 in the opposite direction in the next couple of days!

  • @zecoop  1 day

    @wobbiewobbit - Most times the clicks go away, but the track I just posted on @fourtracktape had a great drum part and I ended up keeping it and moving the whole song to a second tape to add my parts. πŸ˜€

  • @marvsmooth  1 day

    @zecoop - I’ve been thinking of a second four-track recorder for the last few years for exactly that reason!

  • @zecoop  1 day

    @marvsmooth - Luckily I got this one back when noone wanted them and they were cheap. My original just didn't turn on one day, so I got the second one. I got my original fixed a few weeks ago with the new electronics guy I found this year. Turns out it was an easy fix. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  1 day

    "Undercover Shutdown" is now up...
    http://fawm.org/songs/84221/

    Tape 14
    @guatecoop: Hammond AutoVari 64 Drum Machine
    @standup: Electric Guitar
    @pfoo: Bass Guitar
    @zecoop: Electric guitar and synth

  • @fourtracktape 1 day

    And Tape 10 is posted!!

    Hold Her
    http://fawm.org/songs/84295/

    @zecoop Hammond organ
    @Eargoggle electric bass guitar
    @pfoo drums
    @standup vocals and leads on the same mic, live in the room

  • @alboe 1 day

    Tape # 5 is on its way to @shoehaze

  • @vomvorton  14 hours

    Tape #9 is headed to @wobbiewobbit

  • @marvsmooth  7 hours

    @alboe - funnily enough, your original tape 9 arrived today!

  • @alboe 6 hours

    @marvsmooth
    Wow, that's a new olympic record then. Nineteen days.

  • @marvsmooth  6 hours

    @wobbiewobbit - tape 9 is tricky because I had to download @alboeβ€˜s instrument and click from the internet and then put them onto tape, but I couldn’t do it very easily on separate tracks.

    I usually put the whole thing onto the computer, and then the separate tracks, which I line up to the original whole, then I delete the original, clean up the different tracks, and post up the mix.

    Therefore it’s possible to do the same (or similar) by downloading @alboeβ€˜s part and doing this. Sorry for the trouble.

    Alternatively, his original tape nine just arrived today!

  • @vomvorton  6 hours

    @marvsmooth Tape 9 version 2 is going strong, no need to worry!

    (I did take a digital recording of the three tracks so far before sending it on, just in case lightning strikes twice)

  • @marvsmooth  6 hours

    @vomvorton - I have thought of recording something different on this tape mine and then posting to two other people to see what happens?

  • @alboe 6 hours

    @marvsmooth
    You mean my original tape #9?
    You have my blessing, would love to hear two different versions.

  • @vomvorton  6 hours

    @marvsmooth @alboe good idea! It's always fun to hear different songs spring from the same source material!

  • @nancyrost  4 hours

    @oblivionratula did you figure out what to do with Tape 17? If you haven't made arrangements with @marvsmooth , sending to @guatecoop in the US is also an option.

  • @guatecoop  42 mins

    @oblivionratula , I can do it if you need to have someone to do tape 17.

  • @elesimo  36 mins

    @cts, tape 13 was delivered to my house today! I'm going to work on it tonight and send it first thing in the morning to @cloudboy, get ready! πŸ˜€

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