ALERT! You may be susceptible to audio interference. Make sure you are grounding your audio signal! Otherwise, your music is gonna sound like crap! Make sure your noise floor is set at a reasonable level. Then, if you continue to hearing some weird interference, you gotta investigate. Trace the chord back to the wall checking every cable in your signal flow. You will find the culprit, I promise you.
Rice Krispies are a healthy part of your balanced diet. Just kidding, stick with vegetables… Rice Krispies are the pops and clicks you hear when you’re listening to your dad’s old vinyl records. *crackle crackle*.
Vinyl records are a big part of the Rollz and Dice sound. *pop pop*.
Who was the bigger band – Van Halen or Metallica? Who was more influential? How would rock and roll be different if Jimi didn’t die so young? We discuss in this episode. Also, I share a song from an awesome New Hampshire-based (non-metal) band called Edible Duet. They are currently in the studio working on the full album, but we’ve got a sneak peak of one of the mixes here in the episode.
Finally, for the audio geeks, we explain the concept of noise floor in recorded audio. Give a listen and please subscribe! Thanks!
The best way to podcast/live-stream over the internet is via a hardwire connection through an ethernet cable. If you want to get into live streaming on Google Hangouts with any kind of quality standard, you will want to make sure you have a hardwire connection on a computer. This way, you won’t experience as many dropouts. Also, you expand your ability to connect external devices like audio interfaces and microphones while using a computer.
In this episode, we go over the best practices for connecting over the internet and then we get into Akai MPC talk. Here is a picture of an MPC Sound Library Card (mentioned in the episode):
Finally, we talk about some hip hop wive’s tales when it comes to licensing and law suits at the highest level of the hip hop world.
Right now, we’re in a situation where we’re beefin’ up Dice’s home studio. Since we write and record music and communicate primarily over the internet, it’s important that our CPUs are robust and our internet connections are solid. In this episode, we talk about our latest technical enhancements and shortcomings. It’s funny because we actually experience some dropouts and technical difficulties during the recording of the episode as we address our internet connection and strive to better our show.
After that, we disclose our upcoming to-do list regarding The Rollz and Dice Guide To Beat Making and finally, we crack some jokes with our pal Greyface.
We’re back at it after a week off! We get into a conversation about a couple beats that Dice has made and what obstacles he has overcome with the Akai MPC 1000.
After we recorded episode 52, I sent a copy of the Rollz and Dice Guide To Beat Making to Dice. In this episode, Dice tells me how he feels about it and finally, Gilbert Gottfried tells us what he thinks of all of this!
The snow has finally granted Dice a night off! Dice is back at his house and not out plowing the snow from the streets of New Hampshire. As we catch up with each other, we develop some new tactics. We realize that the next time we will be able to get into the studio together will be later this year so we come up with the idea to just do a stress free session where we transfer ideas over an offline phone call. More on that to come. Then, Dice shares his feelings about conceptual ideas for lyrics on the next album. We question if the topic of Warehouse Funk has played it’s course. Are we beating a dead horse? I also share a cool interaction with a new person.