Monday, September 29, 2014

Episode 34

We're closing in on the meaningless milestone of episode 35! Wonder what it will be? I've just released episode 34, "Sexy Catfight!" in which Sadie confronts an ambitious new production assistant. I continue to be pleased with my scripts, and am so fond of these characters. Ugh, I'm getting all sentimental.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dancing on Copyrights

"Jealousy for the Devil" in episode 33 is the second direct song parody I've done lately (Singing Nixon performed a version of "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young). I'm getting all Weird Al Yankovic up in here!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ah, the Ghost of Marlon Brando

My favorite character to voice comes back in episode 32, Play Within a Play. And why not? It's all about acting, after all. Interested in the effects chain on Brando's dialog? What do you mean you're not? Screw you, I'm explaining it anyway!

There's a flanger, which is an effect I think adopted early on, or perhaps invented, by the Beatles. If I remember the story correctly, John was too lazy to double-track his vocals, so instead they copied the track over and then applied finger pressure to the tape as it went through the heads, slightly slowing it and letting it speed up. These days, it's automated, and you don't have to finger any tape. It creates a distinctive swishy sound that's also great on drums in psychedelic freakouts.

There's also a delay, and the little plugin I use for it dampens the high end on subsequent echoes, which is nice because a straight up digital-style delay would be, I think, distracting.

My only challenge now is not overusing our friend Marlon. But sometimes I just can't help myself.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Things are Pretty Sweet Around Here

I have, like, a dozen scripts under development as we speak. Well, I speak, you listen. Read. Fuck you.

Plus I've been cranking out songs, of varying quality, which is how it should be. Expect another MitEday within the month! Heck, within two weeks, probably.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Star!

For the first time in its illustrious history, MitE has a guest star, in the person of my friend Karen Simring. She's playing Mandy, a deranged fan who kidnaps Snobberson and forces him to compete in child beauty pageants. Women be crazy, huh?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beam me up

Why yes, those are the official Star Trek TOS sound effects in episode 29. And no, I haven't considered the legal ramifications.