Jokers Crossing - ADAM
In 1995 Matt Hill and Jason Murray recorded their first album.
The bass and drum tracks were layed down in Jason's barn on a Tascam 4 track. Vocal, guitars, and some percussion was layed down at Whitehead Studios.
The quality of the bass and drum tracks from the analog 4 track brought down the whole tape. In 2005 Jason remastered the entire album. Using Ubuntu Linux, Audacity, a portable walkman, and a $5 cable from Radio Shack. The analog tape was converted to digital and the audio quality was cleaned up a bit. However, the audio is low and washed out. There is little to no high-end and the bass and lows tend to clip. I am no sound engineer, it is the best I can do with little experience. At least the tape hiss is gone!
Update 10/27/2005: As I use the software more and more (just to play around) I have realized I can use normalization and/or compression to kill off the clips. I am also playing around with equalization to see if I can bring down the bass a bit and bring up the highs. The equalization is not going that well, it introduces a weird buzz. I also realized, after the fact that the mic input on my laptop is not stereo, so it record dual channel mono. There is nothing I can do to fix this, my laptop does not have a line-in jack. Anyways, when I get a chance I will rebuild and re-upload new even more cleaned up versions.
All songs are Copyright 1995 by Matthew Hill, Jason Fortier, and Jason Murray.
- Narrator: Larry Thomas
- Guitars, Vocals, Percussion: Matthew Hill
- Bass, Percussion: Jason Murray
The Songs (all in MP3 format)
- Ashes and Extension Cords
- Cries When He's Alone
- Someone Stole My Car
- Silverbird Flight
- I Want
- Worryful Things
- I Don't Care
- Take Some Time
- The End of the World
If anyone knows where the following people are, I have lost touch with everyone, please let me know.
- Matt Hill
- Ben Miller
- Jason Fortier