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Ch.I.M.P.4 Part 1: Constructive Platitudes

By george bowles on April 1, 2016 12:20 am

The Chicago Improvising Musicians' Pool back in its 4th installments, a nearly monthly series of Chicago musicians i have met over the years. the pool is at 23 members, so i am able to sit out the previous month's lineup and then reinstall them into the pool after a one month hiatus (this does not apply to myself as the 24th member, I serve as the fill in on whatever instrument makes sense at the time).

each month's lineup (I do take some month's off, i didn't do it in Feb and barely squeezed in March's) is determined by 4d20 and a spreadsheet. whatever lineup happens, happens. so far, 3 out of the 4 month's one musician would have something come up, so I have played on most of them (the one I didn't I created graphic scores for).

you can hear the previous month's ChIMP's at https://chicagoimp.bandcamp.com

Consider this weekly beats entry a sneak preview of the next album which is the most expansive one! a really great drum teacher and Chicago/Memphis drummer Michael Tooles was rolled this time, who made the lineup gel quickly. a chicago DJ and percussion players Erick Hampton was also rolled, and he played Korg Wavedrum on this. Painter, pianist, and guitarist/noise maker Larry Roberts was the last roll, while the other performer had to cancel and I sat in on acoustic electric rhythm guitar (and later bass as well).

recorded only using a stereo room mic, a dynamic mic, and a condenser mic in painter Larry Roberts studio

here is the full session: https://chicagoimp.bandcamp.com/album/ch-i-m-p-4-33016-roberts-tooles-bowles-hampton (this track is remastered on this release)

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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April 4, 2016 1:16 am

Kind of overwhelming; would like to hear something similar recorded through a good mixing board.

April 4, 2016 3:05 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Kind of overwhelming; would like to hear something similar recorded through a good mixing board.

how so, overwhelming? yeah i just recorded this through a portable zoom device with a couple mics plugged into it. are you saying the production is too overwhelmingly lofi? that's my wheelhouse, i don't have the capital to record well given my prolificness.

April 4, 2016 3:49 am
george bowles wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Kind of overwhelming; would like to hear something similar recorded through a good mixing board.

how so, overwhelming? yeah i just recorded this through a portable zoom device with a couple mics plugged into it. are you saying the production is too overwhelmingly lofi? that's my wheelhouse, i don't have the capital to record well given my prolificness.

No, I meant overwhelming in the sense of so much going on; I wanted to hear more delineated elements.

April 4, 2016 4:29 pm

For my ears, I am satisfied with the soundquality. I can isolate every
instrument and do enjoy every moment. Great stuff.

April 4, 2016 4:36 pm

Fascinating to hear how the various members compliment each other. Very engaging, the drummer and lead guitarist are killing it. If you get a chance, let them know a guy from Florida enjoyed the set

April 4, 2016 6:01 pm
Jim Wood wrote:
george bowles wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Kind of overwhelming; would like to hear something similar recorded through a good mixing board.

how so, overwhelming? yeah i just recorded this through a portable zoom device with a couple mics plugged into it. are you saying the production is too overwhelmingly lofi? that's my wheelhouse, i don't have the capital to record well given my prolificness.

No, I meant overwhelming in the sense of so much going on; I wanted to hear more delineated elements.

ah, ha! my band psychic attack has even more going on it is meant to overwhelm the listener. this is a room recording style that i had to work on quite a bit to get it to sound even this clear.



Q-Rosh wrote:

For my ears, I am satisfied with the soundquality. I can isolate every
instrument and do enjoy every moment. Great stuff.


April 4, 2016 6:02 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

For my ears, I am satisfied with the soundquality. I can isolate every
instrument and do enjoy every moment. Great stuff.

Brackleforth wrote:

Fascinating to hear how the various members compliment each other. Very engaging, the drummer and lead guitarist are killing it. If you get a chance, let them know a guy from Florida enjoyed the set


I will post this as a sneak preview to the album and let them know to look at the comments, thanks guys!!!!

April 7, 2016 6:32 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Kind of overwhelming; would like to hear something similar recorded through a good mixing board.

i actually ended up using your critique, thanks for the impetus! i ran it through one more round of mastering and made it more clear sounding using something called a tilt equalizer in reaper (anyone have any idea what that is?), the generic master limiter in reaper, a dc offset filter, and lastly the generic exciter plugin in reaper. reaper!

April 7, 2016 10:54 am

Nice Livejam. Sounds very good to my ears!

April 7, 2016 7:09 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Nice Livejam. Sounds very good to my ears!

thanks!

April 8, 2016 12:21 am

April 8, 2016 7:37 am
Ipaghost wrote:

wait, there's more!

April 8, 2016 7:37 am

https://chicagoimp.bandcamp.com/album/ch-i-m-p-4-33016-roberts-tooles-bowles-hampton

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