I've got another eight backing tracks ready to begin as well... this is gonna be fun.
Recording usually involves a 'click' track (sometimes literally 'tick-tock-tick-tock', that you play away to to keep a time to in your headphones), then two or three acoustic guitars recorded on seperate tracks, usually doubling each other, to make a thicker, more interesting sound. Then maybe a guide vocal track, and maybe some live electric guitar or some percussion. In other words, as it's just me on my own, I have to do it one bit at a time, which makes it all the more interesting and brings some surprising results along the way. The beauty of this recording machine is that if ('If'? WHEN! lol) I make a boo-boo, you can just record another 'take' and keep going.
I can record some bass, keyboards and vocals here at home as i need to - at least that way I won't annoy my lovely neighbours, as it'll all be done using just headphones at a comfortable volume rather than amplification.
It's catch-22... I can hear how differently I'd arrange and record some of these songs in a band, and how it'd sound, but I'll do what I can do. It's not going to be some amazingly life-changing earth-shattering music, singing or songwriting, just a bit of fun. I don't take myself too seriously doing solo stuff, really, I just enjoy it. I just wish I could find other reliable people around here with a similarly 'relaxed-passion' about playing as I do... so many people seem to take things too seriously... oh, blah blah blah.
Today has been a bit of a write-off tho, with endless variations of alternative sounds running thru my subconscious driving me slightly potty. heh heh. I was planning on going out to watch one or two music bands for a bit this evening, but it's too bloody cold to be walking the streets at night tonight - especially when I wouldn't have any alcohol inside me to keep me warm!
Peas be with ewe
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