Original Music Showcase: Home recording

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March 16, 2014 at 11:26 am Quote #33911

VAiN
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I know there are some musicians on this site, so I decided to start this Original Music & Home Recoding thread to showcase our talents and, hopefully, get some helpful advice along the way..

I’ll start – I’ve started a project with a female singer/songwriter who has an amazing powerful soulful/bluesy sound. We have started writing and recording and this is our first original. I record everything using my iMac running Logic 9. I play the guitar and bass parts and use drum loops from Beta Monkey (http://www.betamonkeymusic.com). I’ve been running the guitar direct into the iMac, but I’ve recently picked up on of these: http://apogeedigital.com/products/one-mac.php

It functions as a pre-amp with an instrument and microphone breakout cable included and has a very nice built-in mic. We used the built-in mic for the vocals on this track and I’m very pleased with the result. We’ll be testing it with a Sure SM58 soon as well.

So, here’s the first of, hopefully, many to come: Science Mind https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25477321/Science_Mind.mp3

I look forward to your thoughts and contributions! Have some originals? Post them up!


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April 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm Quote #35058

VAiN
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Do to overwhelming demand… (this thread was only buried 7 pages deep)

We have named the project/band and started a Facebook page and a Soundcloud page…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bend/1426682800917289

http://soundcloud.com/inthebend

More to follow…


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April 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm Quote #35064

dokkendude
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I keep meaning to post some demos but forgot
Hopefully this reminds me 8)



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April 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm Quote #35065

Gilligan
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Hey Vain,
Just listened to Science Mind. While I was expecting something more rockin’, I think the sound quality of your recording is really good. I wish I could make fake drums do all those things! I liked your solo the best as the vocals didn’t really knock me out. Overall I’m just jealous you’re in a band and making new music! Nice work and I hope you have some success with this venture.


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April 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm Quote #35072

VAiN
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Gilligan: Hey Vain, Just listened to Science Mind.While I was expecting something more rockin’, I think the sound quality of your recording is really good.I wish I could make fake drums do all those things!I liked your solo the best as the vocals didn’t really knock me out.Overall I’m just jealous you’re in a band and making new music!Nice work and I hope you have some success with this venture.

Thanks! This is done in my living room with Logic. The key to the drums is the loops – they’re real drums recorded in a good studio by a session guy. I just piece them together and bam! It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it… For now the ‘band’ is me and the singer/writer.. we’re focusing on getting 10-12 songs demo’d up and then we’ll try to recruit a drummer & bass player and take it from there. I’m having fun learning the software and flashing out old demos from the early 2000′s..


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