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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:26 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm
I'm not entirely sure why, if the album was being mastered this week, that would mean Danny couldn't play at the Baked Potato?

The band doesn't really need to be there for that part of the process.
I dunno, but the band were present for this in previous releases.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by xZ1mM3r » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:46 pm

How long is the mastering process? Is it simply combining all of the different "tracks" that were layered during mixing?

I'll Google it immediately after I post this ... But I don't really know the difference between mixing and mastering.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:49 pm

xZ1mM3r wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:46 pm
How long is the mastering process? Is it simply combining all of the different "tracks" that were layered during mixing?

I'll Google it immediately after I post this ... But I don't really know the difference between mixing and mastering.
My laymans understanding is that:
  • Mixing is where the levels of all the channels are set (how high the vocals are in the mix, etc)
  • Mastering is setting the levels and such for pressing the record to a given media (CD, vinyl, etc)
I'm sure UKE has a better explanation.

I'd have expected mastering might be a like a week or something?

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:54 pm

Relevant reading: https://www.mixonline.com/recording/mak ... ays-365657

Coolest part:
Ludwig, Barresi and the band listened through 800-pound Eggleston Works Ivy Speakers that are actually seated down to bedrock

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 pm

Also worth noting is that it was the February 2006 where the corresponding mastering for 10000 Days was noted in a Tool Newsletter:

https://www.toolband.com/news/newslette ... ruary-2006

So the schedule so far is not hugely different from that of 13 years ago.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by xZ1mM3r » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:29 pm

Any idea what Easter eggs they could be referring to on past albums?
Each of Tool's albums has hidden tracks or sonic Easter eggs for the listener to discover. “Yeah, there's things on this record,” Barresi reveals. “There are two in particular that are very interesting. One was a piece that Adam had worked on. We put it together while we were at mastering and in the hotel room the night before. We kind of tweaked it more the following day with effects, arranging and stuff.”
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by tys0n » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:13 pm

One of the easter eggs is Timmy from South Park during Right in Two
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:56 am

Sound like the rumour has legs:


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Post by Busty McCracken » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:43 am

Much excite!
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Post by Ettan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:05 am

Amazing news to wake up to, let's go!

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by tys0n » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:30 am

hellboy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:56 am
Sound like the rumour has legs:

The album is so terrible they had to flee the country?
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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:34 am

It has been known for people to fly domestically. Crazy I know.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by tys0n » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 am

whoosh
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:53 am

whoosh indeed - care to explain your joke, because I have no idea...

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 am

hellboy wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:49 pm
xZ1mM3r wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:46 pm
How long is the mastering process? Is it simply combining all of the different "tracks" that were layered during mixing?

I'll Google it immediately after I post this ... But I don't really know the difference between mixing and mastering.
My laymans understanding is that:
  • Mixing is where the levels of all the channels are set (how high the vocals are in the mix, etc)
  • Mastering is setting the levels and such for pressing the record to a given media (CD, vinyl, etc)
I'm sure UKE has a better explanation.

I'd have expected mastering might be a like a week or something?
That's about accurate. It's also a chance to catch and fix any problems that slipped through the mixing stage. It's a lot of really subtle and requires highly trained ears to do well. It's not the kind of thing you would want a band standing over your shoulder while you're doing it. I'm guessing Tool just hangs out in New York and is checking with Bob when he finishes a song or something.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by tiresias » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:52 am

Ohhhhh. Sweet! Ludwig’s mastering studio is in Portland, ME. I get it. Hot damn! Speakers resonating bedrock. Stoked.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by xZ1mM3r » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 am

hellboy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:56 am
Sound like the rumour has legs:

I find it most odd that the band flies together...

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by Kittaan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 am

Brang it on.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by children » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:48 pm

hellboy wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Relevant reading: https://www.mixonline.com/recording/mak ... ays-365657

Coolest part:
Ludwig, Barresi and the band listened through 800-pound Eggleston Works Ivy Speakers that are actually seated down to bedrock
So none of us truly know how great any record really sounds because we haven't heard it out of these speakers. Goddamn I wanna hear how those sound. So jealous of Tool lol
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:15 pm

xZ1mM3r wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 am
hellboy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:56 am
Sound like the rumour has legs:

I find it most odd that the band flies together...
I doubt they would. When they say "Tool" I imagine that could be just a couple of members.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:17 pm

UndKeineZwEier wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 am
It's not the kind of thing you would want a band standing over your shoulder while you're doing it. I'm guessing Tool just hangs out in New York and is checking with Bob when he finishes a song or something.
I suspect the band just delivers the tapes, hangs out with them for a bit, and then checks in semi-regularly to see what's going on. Presumably they all listen together once it's done for final sign off.

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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:28 pm

Yeah pretty much.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by novaconda » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:12 pm

I'm curious as to how far along the packaging is for the album, cd, cassette....whatever formats they release in.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by Calfium Jay » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:17 pm

The sound of one hand fapping.
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Re: Random Tool Social Media thread

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm

Not sure what these two Reddit posts are about, but I got a solid lul from the second:





Some are suggesting the figurine has been spotted on Adam's rig in the past

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