GBU Season 2, Episode 11: Ad Astra


Hey, a new episode! And unlike what was promised, it has nothing to do with Halloween! But you should be grateful for the scraps you get. I know I am. This time we looked at James Gray’s Ad Astra.

We suffered some technical issues this time and I’m pretty frustrated by it. I was listening to a podcast about ten years ago wherein the host bemoaned the fact that even as nothing, ever, changes from show to show regarding the hardware configuration, there is always some new and unique problem that needs wrestling with. This time it’s a low buzz of static interference that I was hoping was only on the monitor, but knew deep in the pit of my stomach would show up on the recording.

I tried to correct it in Logic, using an old-timey Denoiser plugin, but there’s only so much you can utilize it before it really starts to wreck the sound of the good parts of your recording. In the end, I decided to keep it as-is. It passed the car audio test, but you can still hear the buzz on headphones. I’ll try not to let it happen again.

Beside that and the fact that I tried at one point to start a discussion of the actors before completely forgetting to talk about anyone besides Brad Pitt and Ruth Negga, I’m really happy with how this episode turned out. It’s great to have Jon and Mike back in the studio.

I’ve also got a little surprise to announce: I’ve got a new roommate, and she’s willing to be on the podcast, and I’m positive she’ll be a great asset once she comes on. You’ll see what I mean when I can sit her down to record something.

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