I will be starting my first album. any advice welcome.

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by Marquee Moon, May 15, 2019.

  1. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

    Nov 17, 2009
    Land of the Long White Cloud
    My 10c worth...

    I'm not so sure doing a lot of rehearsal without the bass player is wise. If anything the bass player and drummer need to lock in more than the guitar player...

    I think our process was this, (we had a great producer take care of all the prep....)

    Make click track. Find drum samples to suit song (Verse Chorus etc). Have rhythm guitar play to scratch track, add scratch vocal. Remove drum track and have drummer play to that (click with rhythm and vocal).

    Then start proper recording of each track based on the final drum track. Getting bass in 2nd and so on.

    BUT.... I believe the key is to retain the feel of real people. I prefer the old school way of playing together live, not being scared of a little bleed and so on. Lead guitar, effects and whatever else added later.

    As far as timing goes, personally I don't feel movement of 3-4 BPMs across a song is a big deal, especially one with dynamics.

    Rick Beato just did a cool video, Quantizing John Bonham...I think the song was Rock and Roll or something. John Bonham wavered 3-4 BPMs across the song.

    Some listeners with great timing "might" have known this but it certainly didn't seem to detract from the song. More likely it added style, dynamics and groove to it instead.
  2. Marquee Moon

    Marquee Moon Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2018
    New Jersey
    yeah you are right. i am going to jam with the drummer some more to arrange the songs, then bring the bass player in to practice and arrange them some more. then go into the studio. its hard to jam with a bass player right off the bat, since i am the composer.
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