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Naigewron

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  1. Haven't tried any others, but I'm very happy with Lastpass.
  2. Unless the password manager is a scam from day 1, this shouldn't concern you. Passwords are not stored in the password manager's database in cleartext, so even the people running that company are not able to read your passwords. They are encrypted using your master password as the key, and the master password is also not stored anywhere on their servers. As long as that password is secure enough and not used for any other account anywhere online, noone will ever be able to read your passwords. There's an infinitely much larger problem inherent in not using a password manager, because that invariably leads to reuse of passwords (since most people can't remember unique passwords for each and every account). Sites get hacked every day, and it could be literally years before anyone even finds out that your user data has been compromised. Unlike in Hollywood movies, there's no blinking red light in the company's IT department warning them that they've been hacked. The only way that warning could detect a hack would be if the developer already knew of the vulnerability, and if he knew the vulnerability he would fix it. If your password for one site is out there, and you've used that same password for other accounts, you now have a much bigger problem. Password managers will also generate more secure passwords that are much harder to simply guess. If you use a combination of names or dictionary words in your password, it will have two consequences: 1: It's easier for an automated system to crack it, because it can "simply" run through a dictionary and throw in various numbers and other characters in order to brute-force your password 2: There's a greater chance that someone else out there has used the same password, which means that if their password is revealed somehow, yours might be too. Use a password manager. If you prefer to use an "American" one, then go ahead, but any well-reputed password manager will be a million times safer than any other reasonable approach. If you really distrust cloud storage (which is fair enough), there are offline password managers that will only store your passwords locally on your computer and sync them to local storage on your other devices.
  3. Not really, unless someone manages to insert a script that exploits a vulnerability in your browser or email client. EXTREMELY unlikely unless you're still using a ten year old version of Outlook or something like that. Attachments and links are the main danger.
  4. What's your route? Are you just playing a couple of shows in towns that are close to eachother, or are you travelling across the country? Distances here can get brutal, and roads (especially along the coast) can be windy and narrow. I've talked to a number of international musicians who tour Norway, and they all comment on the same thing: This country is freaking expensive. And they're right, especially for visitors who will have to rely on restaurants and cafes for their sustenance, where we are probably among the highest-priced in the world. Alcohol is also extremely pricey in bars and pubs, so be aware of that before the bill arrives. Taxis are also often a shock to many, especially people from the US, UK, etc. Expect to pay around £10 just for getting into a cab, and £30 for a 15 minute drive.
  5. Oh snap 😝 I was a good boy - No new scratches added.
  6. Got recognised by a cashier at a grocery store once; she'd been at our album release gig a few weeks earlier. I was playing drums, so it's especially impressive that she recognised me considering I usually spend most of my drumming gigs at the back of the stage, obscured by smoke and other band members.
  7. So the drum and bass sessions are done. Time always flies so fast in the studio. I often envy guitar players, who are allowed to sit there and add layer upon layer of guitar parts, while us rhythm section guys are only allowed a single part per song (usually). Anyway, we started off doing the drums, and they sounded absolutely immense in this room. Really looking forward to hearing the full drum mix. Here's my kit set up in the room: After that, it was time for bass tracking. Definitely a humbling experience after the familiar comfort of the drum throne, but we got some good results after a couple of passes. I borrowed the engineer's Precision for the session, and tracked through an Orange Terror Bass and an Orange 1x12 cab. For the heavier parts, we kicked on my Ampeg Scrambler and for some parts my EHX Bass Clone. Pretty straightforward, nothing fancy. We also have a DI track of course, so reamping is always an option if needed. I'd love to spend at least twice as long experimenting with parts and sounds, but the studio time is coming out of our own pocket so we really have to move pretty quickly. We should be getting some raw mixes of the drum and bass tracks in a few days, and then spend a couple of weeks on continued preproduction of guitars, vocals and probably some keys here and there. We'll be back in the studio at the end of June. I think my singer has some video clips. If I don't look like a total donkey, I might put them up
  8. Time to get a bit more active here at BassChat We'll be spending a few weekends in the studio for an album recording. This coming weekend (june 1st and 2nd) we'll be focusing on drums and bass, and I'll be pulling double duty and cover the entire rhythm section for these sessions. I've been a drummer for 15 years and I'm comfortable in the studio behind a drum kit, and I love studio sessions in general, but this will be my first session as a bass player. I'm pretty new to bass still (only really played it for about a year), but I feel so at home playing it. I've played guitar for 25 years (only at home, not in a band), so I wasn't exactly starting from scratch when it came to knowing the fretboard, but it's still a different beast. Our engineer is also a bass player, so I'll have access to a lot of great gear, and he'll presumably also be able to help me out with sugeestions for parts if my stuff isn't working as well as I think they are. We'll see how it goes. I'll keep this thread updated with pics, clips and experiences if anyone's interested. To start us off, here's a picture of the studio space - Polyfon Studio in my hometown of Bergen, Norway:
  9. To really catch that authentic Ox sound of the strings slapping on the neck
  10. One bass, one electric guitar, one acoustic guitar, one drum kit, one keyboard.
  11. Yeah, to hell with being in tune and stuff. Noone listens to the bass anyway
  12. I'm desperately trying to stick to a Nano, but I also really want a chorus pedal. Dilemmas, dilemmas. Other than that I'm pretty happy with this board. I do wish the MXR Bass DI had a cab sim built-in for when I go direct though. Fuzz does not sound good (to my ears) without a cab. I might trade it for a Tech21 DI with a cab sim, but I don't want to lose my distortion channel. Argh, more dilemmas.
  13. Sting regularly gets freaked out when couples tell him they got married to "Every breath you take" - A song about a creepy stalker.
  14. Sure, but there's a difference between objective and reality. When a previous band first started playing with click tracks, the bass player was pulling ahead like crazy. Took a couple of months before we all got comfortable with the new reality. So like I said, there could be an adjustment period. That's also what I meant when saying everyone is responsible for keeping time. Sure, the drummer is the backbone of timekeeping, but it's hard as hell to sit behind the drum kit and hold everyone back if someone else is pulling on the tempo. All the groove disappears, and I have nothing else to focus on than holding the others back.
  15. That goes for everyone in the band though.
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