Happy Friday, T3E fans!
We’re still working full steam ahead to finish off the album, negotiate promotional & release strategies, and generally tie up all of those annoying little loose ends that need to be squared away when you put out a CD.
In the meantime, we thought we’d give you a chance to exercise your creative muscles on a T3E remix or two! You could win a copy of the new CD, signed by all four T3E members, as well as have your remix included as part of an upcoming T3E release (I know, right? Calm yourselves!) Mostly, though, you get a chance to dig into our multi-tracks and show us what you would have done differently. Whether you just think the drums should be louder, or you want to completely re-envision Frame by Frame as a polka/show-tune hybrid, the power is in YOUR HANDS!
OK, so here’s how it works. At the bottom of this post are links to two ZIP archives, one for Frame by Frame, and the other for Belong to Me. Inside each ZIP are a bunch of WAV files with the various instrumental and vocal parts.. Just stick them in your audio software of choice (we use and recommend Reaper, but it’s up to you) and go nuts. Use as much or as little of our work as you like, add your own parts – whatever you want! We’d love to hear what you can come up with, and new twists and perspectives are VERY much encouraged.
When your masterpiece is complete, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as an MP3 by December 31st (keep it under around 20MB or it’ll bounce) and sit back and bask in the satisfaction and sense of achievement.
SO IN SUMMARY
Your Mission – Screw with our songs to your heart’s content
The Prize – A signed copy of our upcoming CD, and your track included on a future T3E release
How/Where to send your remix – as an MP3 file emailed to email@example.com
Deadline – December 31st 2012.
ENOUGH MALARKEY – SHOW US THE LINKS!
By downloading these files and participating in the remix competition, you agree to have your remix published on the T3E website, included as part of a T3E release, or generally put anywhere else we might decide to put it.
Belong to Me.zip - 163.5 MB
Time Signature – Various!
Tempo – Technically 63-and-a-third BPM, but 95 BPM with a eighth note tick might be simpler
Sample Rate/Bit depth – 44.1Khz 16bit
Frame by Frame.zip - 148 MB
Time Signature – 4/4
Tempo – 115 BPM
Sample Rate/Bit depth – 44.1Khz 16bit
Have at it!
OK folks – it’s been an interesting few months of gradual musical trickling (that sounds slightly unpleasant) but we’ve reached the end of our monthly release cycle experiment. How was it for you?
Never fear – it’s not the end of new music – now we batten down the hatches, finish up a few more bits & pieces, and if all goes to plan you’ll be able to get hold of a shiny CD just in time for Christmas. Yours to hold, play, caress, or otherwise behave as you might with. We’re not ones to judge – why just the other day I was… actually never mind.
In the meantime, get your angry-pants on and check out DNR in the player above, or at our bandcamp page.
Epically Pensive? Either way – a slightly different tack for this month’s song, but one that we hope you’ll agree is pretty damn cool.
As always, the player above is your key to streaming and/or purchasing nirvana (as in the experience, not the band… there are only 2/3 of them left, and I don’t think they’re for sale.)
Or you can grab it from our bandcamp page too.
We had a few queries about whether or not we had an instrumental song in the ranks this time around, to which we confidently answered “my wordy yes”. As it happens, we may have inadvertently misled you somewhat, as the tune in question has undergone a few changes since then (last minute changes? That’s not like us at all…)
We hope you enjoy the results – we’re stupid-proud of it. Check it out now on our bandcamp page.
A few weeks ago we put out the call for some crowd-sourced backup vocals for this tune, and you guys came through in spades. The outro section has a repeated chant, and as nice as our “choir of Nicks” sounded, it needed a certain something. A few weeks and a bunch of fan submissions later, we got what we were looking for!
As always, you can stream the song for free on the homepage, or stream and purchase using the embedded player above, or at our bandcamp page. Our heartfelt thanks to everybody who submitted their vocals for this track.
Now I guess we’d better get back to work so we’ve got something for July!
Hey there music fans!
Can you sing (even a little bit?) If so, we’d love your dulcet tones to grace our new single.
Here’s briefly how it works: Just download the guide tracks, record yourself singing along to the vocal parts, then email your takes to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header “T3E Singalong” by the 28th of May. We’ll do the rest!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BEFORE YOU PARTICIPATE.
Download them here (you might need to right-click to save them)
(but please make sure you read the FINE PRINT before you start recording!):
Can you tell me about the backing tracks?
Sure… they’re MP3 files. You’ll hear a count-in, then one run through of the chords, one run through with Nick singing the vocal part, then a few times through the chord progression with no vocals. That’s where you come in!
Do I need professional recording gear to record with?
We’d prefer it! But we can probably throw a few less-than perfect recordings into the mix and make it work, so just send us the best quality you can muster and we’ll do the best we can. Make sure you’re wearing headphones to listen to the backing, because we only want to hear your beautiful voice – not the guide track.
Should I mix my vocal in with the backing track?
No no no! Just send us your raw vocal recording with no backing track mixed in. We’ll do all the digital mixing jiggery pokery back here at T3E H.Q. (actually we’ll probably make Curtis do it)
What format should the submitted tracks be in?
Ideal would be a 24bit WAV or AIFF file at 44.1Khz, but we’ll take an MP3, OGG or FLAC file with no major complaints. If you’re not sure, just send us what you’ve got and we’ll see what we can do!
When do the tracks need to be submitted by?
All tracks in by the 28th of May please!
Thanks – we look forward to hearing your work!
THE OBLIGATORY FINE PRINT:
By participating in this project you assign all performance, mechanical, and any other intellectual property rights contained in the submitted material to The Third Ending. The Third Ending reserve the right to use all, part or none of the submitted works, and to modify the submitted works should they deem it neccessary. Submission of material indicates your agreement with these conditions.
Well folks, it’s the third (well, here in Oz anyway), so you know what that means: The third song from The Third Ending! If you just want to skip straight there, you can stream it right here on the website, or stream and purchase it at our bandcamp.com page.
As seems to be the way at the the T3E camp, this update comes with an all new and exciting apology. It seems our web provider is having trouble keeping up with all the traffic, so we’re experiencing some slow downs on our main site. We’re hoping to have this remedied in the next few days, so if you have any troubles, just hit up the band camp page and you’ll be able to hear the new song there without too much delay… hopefully. Our technological hiccups are starting to astound even us… but you have to break a few eggs and all that.
As always, if you like it, please support us by buying a super high fidelity version of your very own, and drop us a line on the site (if it’s behaving when you get there) and let us know what you think.
Until the next third…
Well it’s the third of the month again, so it must be time for a new track. If you just want to skip straight there, here’s the relevant page, or you can just stream it on the little music widget player thing up to the left there. You can’t miss it, it’s blinking like it’s trying to give you a seizure.
You might notice that the online store is no more. We had a few problems with peoples’ downloads not working properly, and at the end of the day we’re musicians and not intertube scientists/magicians, so we’ve decided to leave our music purchase/download operations to somebody who knows what they’re doing. Henceforth you can now stream and purchase T3E music at our brand sparkly new bandcamp.com page.
Ok, that’s enough talk. Go check out the new song, and if you like it we’d really appreciate a purchase. Those links again:
“Sunsets & Silhouettes” at the T3E website:
“Sunsets & Silhouettes” at the T3E Bandcamp.com page”
You can also find Frame by Frame at Bandcamp in case you missed out last month (or if you just want to buy a copy to support the band). Our self-titled first album is there too. A veritable feast of musical goodness!
And let us know what you think! We love hearing your feedback (or at least it’s nicer than hearing Curtis’s feedback, which is loud and hurts our delicate ears).
Until next time!
The Third Ending
Well the self operated e-store thing was fun (if by fun you mean harrowing and problematic) but after a few problems we’ve decided to offload the downloading and purchasing to people who know what they’re doing.
Sometime in the next little while you’ll notice that the T3E estore is winding down. Instead, old and new releases will be made available at our BandCamp.com page. For you guys this should mean an end to the niggling download problems you might have experienced throughout March, plus widgets and stuff – a stupidly-easy way for you to share our music to your mates if you feel so inclined (and you do, right? ….RIGHT?)
Thanks again for your support and your positive comments regarding Frame by Frame. There’s a new track coming in just a few short days, so please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position.
We’ve had reports from a couple of users who had some trouble with the downloads. We’re looking into it, but in the meantime if you haven’t received an email with your download link, or if you’re experiencing any problems with our website (particularly regarding downloads) please let us know via our contact page and we’ll sort it out for you.
By the way, humongous thanks to everyone who’s downloaded Frame by Frame, and in particular for the great feedback we’ve received.