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post Mar 21 2012, 06:17 PM
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Talk about a crazy week! I moved my 'home recording studio' to my parents' art studio (they had a spare room) so now I can crank up my amp as loud as I want, and play with tone at real levels! woohoo!

Well, during the move, I unearthed a project that I started last year and had forgotten about! After listening to it, I was like "well, that's different!" and I got excited enough to commit to finishing this song. I figure if I tell you this, I'll feel even more pressure to complete it, so you're helping me simply by reading this biggrin.gif

The recording is a scratch track / it's glued together ~ it's the "get the parts together phase" prior to recording everything in one take phase - I wanted to get the guitars and vocal ideas down so as not to lose them for when it's time to finalize the composition. The singing, guitar work, mix, pretty much everything is as rough as it can get (e.g. panning issue on one of the vocals)l ~

here's the song in its current state.

I guesstimate the song will be about 9 minutes long, and take several direction turns to keep it from droning on.

The drums have taken hours and hours and hours to program! Last night I spent about 4 hours on roughly 2 bars worth of drums that kick in for a hectic break prior to a solo section that will sit right at where the recording ends. The hard part about programming drums isn't note placement - it's "does it convey what I'm hearing in my head!", so I try several versions, moving things around and play back entire sections to make sure the transitions are smooth. Time consuming!

I haven't programmed a bass line for this yet. That will interesting! I may need to hire someone!

Thanks for listening. Sorry if I'm long winded. I'm just antsy ~ really wanna complete this song, and I'm stuck at work (doh!).

The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
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