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pg1067

Quote from: Cyclopssss on July 17, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
Are they back in Bear Track?

BearTracks Studios has been closed for at least a decade (whether it's been "torn down" I have no idea).  They're recording the same place where they wrote it (as JP said in the video).

RMGadelha

Quote from: TheLordOfTheStrings on July 18, 2018, 01:26:44 AM
Quote from: TheCountOfNYC on July 18, 2018, 12:10:32 AM
Quote from: Bertielee on July 17, 2018, 03:34:20 PM
And also :

https://twitter.com/i/status/1019339256412758016

I know he's just warming up in the video, but if it's any indication of what the drum parts will sound like on the record, this might be Mike's most groove oriented album performance since he joined the band.

On top of that, listening to the video on my studio monitors, the snare sounds like it could be promising!

But doesn't that just mean that it sounds good in the studio and that's it? Can't it be later "ruined" during the mixing stage? I'm legitimately asking this, I actually have no idea how all of this drum sound stuff works  :lol

mikeyd23

Quote from: RMGadelha on July 18, 2018, 10:03:03 AM
But doesn't that just mean that it sounds good in the studio and that's it? Can't it be later "ruined" during the mixing stage? I'm legitimately asking this, I actually have no idea how all of this drum sound stuff works  :lol

Yes. Just because a snare drum sounds good in a room does not mean it will sound good on a recording. SO many things can be done to snare drum once recorded that could drastically alter or even complete replace the natural sound of the drum. Supplementing with samples, EQ, compression, etc... can totally change the sound of the snare we will eventually hear on the album.

That said, I think it's still encouraging to hear a good, solid, normal snare sound since they toyed with the de-tuned sound on DT12.

Chris Hinton

Quote from: TAC on July 18, 2018, 09:13:37 AM
Quote from: erwinrafael on July 18, 2018, 07:25:35 AM
You know what would be cool? For DT to release a full drum track of a song as a preview.

That would be awesome.

They should release a stem a week leading up to the release of the first single...  Drums, then bass, vocals, keys, and finally guitar.

Madman Shepherd

Quote from: pg1067 on July 18, 2018, 09:58:03 AM
Quote from: Cyclopssss on July 17, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
Are they back in Bear Track?

BearTracks Studios has been closed for at least a decade (whether it's been "torn down" I have no idea).  They're recording the same place where they wrote it (as JP said in the video).

Way NOT torn down.  Could have been yours for a couple million.  Fortunately this listing still has pictures up.  I can almost picture James LaBrie shooting hoops.

https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/926-Haverstraw-Road-Suffern-New-York-10901/1680945

TheLordOfTheStrings

Quote from: Madman Shepherd on July 18, 2018, 02:56:08 PM
Quote from: pg1067 on July 18, 2018, 09:58:03 AM
Quote from: Cyclopssss on July 17, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
Are they back in Bear Track?

BearTracks Studios has been closed for at least a decade (whether it's been "torn down" I have no idea).  They're recording the same place where they wrote it (as JP said in the video).

Way NOT torn down.  Could have been yours for a couple million.  Fortunately this listing still has pictures up.  I can almost picture James LaBrie shooting hoops.

https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/926-Haverstraw-Road-Suffern-New-York-10901/1680945

Only 2.6 million?!?!?!?!

pg1067

Quote from: Madman Shepherd on July 18, 2018, 02:56:08 PM
Quote from: pg1067 on July 18, 2018, 09:58:03 AM
Quote from: Cyclopssss on July 17, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
Are they back in Bear Track?

BearTracks Studios has been closed for at least a decade (whether it's been "torn down" I have no idea).  They're recording the same place where they wrote it (as JP said in the video).

Way NOT torn down.  Could have been yours for a couple million.  Fortunately this listing still has pictures up.  I can almost picture James LaBrie shooting hoops.

https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/926-Haverstraw-Road-Suffern-New-York-10901/1680945

Interesting that it was listed as residential property, with no mention of its life as a recording studio.

chrisbDTM

I'm no audio engineer but it doesn't look like the most acoustic friendly place to record drums with those big windows right behind him. but maybe they'll make it work and it'll sound better than the previous Mangini-era drum sounds.

jakepriest


TAC

So whatever the hell MM was playing sounded fantastic.


And was the rest of it a commercial for Kingsford? Will the next installment have them all drinking Pepsis?

gmillerdrake

Quote from: TAC on July 19, 2018, 05:44:30 PM
So whatever the hell MM was playing sounded fantastic.

:iagree: 


Although JP has to know that ANY snippet of music is going to be dissected to the microscopic level by the fans. There will be the 90% that 'love it' and the 10% that already know the album sucks because the keyboards sounded like the tone they used in 'Solitary Shell'.

erwinrafael

I like how MM was not playing live in the vid. Hahaha

Destiny Of Chaos


Madman Shepherd

So, all the guys in Dream Theater seem like they'd be fun to hang out with but more than that, I would really just love them to cook for me. Since they're being really good about taking fan suggestions, maybe they could have a competition where they cook for you. I mean, I'm not even saying they have to interact with us in any way, I just want to eat that food.

lucasembarbosa

Quote from: erwinrafael on July 19, 2018, 05:53:44 PM
I like how MM was not playing live in the vid. Hahaha

That's called "pre roll recording", it starts to execute the prior recorded take seconds before starting the new one. He recorded the first part, took a pause and started to record the second part with a few seconds of the playback to know where he should enter when the big red button REC is actually pressed... hehe

gzarruk

Quote from: lucasembarbosa on July 19, 2018, 07:43:42 PM
Quote from: erwinrafael on July 19, 2018, 05:53:44 PM
I like how MM was not playing live in the vid. Hahaha

That's called "pre roll recording", it starts to execute the prior recorded take seconds before starting the new one. He recorded the first part, took a pause and started to record the second part with a few seconds of the playback to know where he should enter when the big red button REC is actually pressed... hehe

Yep :metal

The Walrus

Quote from: Madman Shepherd on July 19, 2018, 07:10:55 PM
So, all the guys in Dream Theater seem like they'd be fun to hang out with but more than that, I would really just love them to cook for me. Since they're being really good about taking fan suggestions, maybe they could have a competition where they cook for you. I mean, I'm not even saying they have to interact with us in any way, I just want to eat that food.

Seriously. Those guys are eating well. I want those chicken thighs, damn it.

erwinrafael

#717
Quote from: gzarruk on July 19, 2018, 08:30:07 PM
Quote from: lucasembarbosa on July 19, 2018, 07:43:42 PM
Quote from: erwinrafael on July 19, 2018, 05:53:44 PM
I like how MM was not playing live in the vid. Hahaha

That's called "pre roll recording", it starts to execute the prior recorded take seconds before starting the new one. He recorded the first part, took a pause and started to record the second part with a few seconds of the playback to know where he should enter when the big red button REC is actually pressed... hehe

Yep :metal

So I watched it again and apparently I first watched the vid on a poor connection which is why the audio and the vid were not synced.  :rollin

Cool Chris

Quote from: Kattoelox on July 19, 2018, 09:10:18 PM
Seriously. Those guys are eating well. I want those chicken thighs, damn it.

What's wrong with your own thighs?

DoctorAction

That several seconds makes me very happy so far!

devieira73

#720
Anyone here was able to indentify if the hi-hats are back to its normal positions? Just curious about it...
I mean, with the hi-hats high the way they were during the composition phase, it's hard to believe that Mike could play something like the hi-hats patterns he plays on the The Looking Glass solo, which it's one of the things I love in his style of playing. I know, I know, he's Mike Mangini, but still...

mikeyd23

Very cool little snippet! Drums sounding great so far!

Sycsa

That snippet really pumped me up! I feel like this will be the best MM album so far (and I loved them all, except for TA).

JP really upped his beard game. No wonder he follows all these pages on Instagram.

cramx3

That was a pretty cool clip, sounded awesome.  And of course the food looked great as usual. 

mikeyd23

Quote from: Sycsa on July 20, 2018, 06:10:21 AM
JP really upped his beard game. No wonder he follows all these pages on Instagram.


:lol

The Walrus

Quote from: Cool Chris on July 19, 2018, 09:43:03 PM
Quote from: Kattoelox on July 19, 2018, 09:10:18 PM
Seriously. Those guys are eating well. I want those chicken thighs, damn it.

What's wrong with your own thighs?

:lol Petrucci looks like he knows how to cook! Did you see how many thighs he had? :2metal:

ddtonfire

This is what I want to see... it looks like those guys are having an absolute blast writing and recording, just hanging out, and eating like kings.

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on July 19, 2018, 05:54:26 PM
That sounded great!

Yeah that sizzling chicken's making me hungry.

gzarruk

These posts and updates are all I could ever ask for and more. Way to go, DT :metal

About the little snippet we heard there, when can we start to speculate about where it fits on a song or the album? :biggrin:

Destiny Of Chaos

Quote from: gzarruk on July 20, 2018, 07:58:01 AM
These posts and updates are all I could ever ask for and more. Way to go, DT :metal

About the little snippet we heard there, when can we start to speculate about where it fits on a song or the album? :biggrin:

Agreed. This has been the awesome! They look like they're having an absolute blast.

pg1067

Quote from: ddtonfire on July 20, 2018, 07:45:08 AM
This is what I want to see... it looks like those guys are having an absolute blast writing and recording, just hanging out, and eating like kings.

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on July 19, 2018, 05:54:26 PM
That sounded great!

Yeah that sizzling chicken's making me hungry.

I'm not sure if these videos are making me more excited for the new album or more hungry!

New album title:  Images & Barbecue or Metropolis Part 3:  Scenes from a Rib Smoker

cramx3

Six Degrees of Grillin

So far we've seen burgers, wings, and thighs.  What are the next three?  Steaks? Hot Dogs?  Sausage? Shrimp maybe? 

The Walrus


RMGadelha

Quote from: gzarruk on July 20, 2018, 07:58:01 AM
These posts and updates are all I could ever ask for and more. Way to go, DT :metal

About the little snippet we heard there, when can we start to speculate about where it fits on a song or the album? :biggrin:

That could have just been a warmup routine, right?

bosk1

Quote from: RMGadelha on July 20, 2018, 09:47:35 AM
Quote from: gzarruk on July 20, 2018, 07:58:01 AM
These posts and updates are all I could ever ask for and more. Way to go, DT :metal

About the little snippet we heard there, when can we start to speculate about where it fits on a song or the album? :biggrin:

That could have just been a warmup routine, right?

No.  Even aside from the fact that it is obvious from the video that he is recording an actual part of a song, the caption reads:
QuoteHere's Mike in the studio recording a short proggy bit from the new album. Yes, that will be the album take and his reward will be some delicious BBQ chicken courtesy of chef JP!

ddtonfire

A Dramatic Flip of Patties?

Blackened Tips and Silverware?

A Change of Seasonings?