Seasons Greetings :)

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by still_fiddlin, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. still_fiddlin

    still_fiddlin Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Due to an early gift to myself (new Martin), and having our son in the house briefly, I lifted up the lid of the MacBook over Thanksgiving (after ignoring it since Spring) and fired up GarageBand. I was trying out some of the "images" in the acoustic's built-in electronics - evident by the abrupt sound change between 1st & 2nd takes. Not an actual WIP, though I'll have a real bassist in the house next week, so probably at least redo that. But, I was able to get our son to play briefly (he's still in the eye-rolling stage) so, thought I'd post this Advent recording.

    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    Technical stuff - it's an ATM450 on both guitar and violin, with about 50% of the guitar electronics mixed in. M-Audio C600 interface. (I think most of the noise is from a MIM jazz bass I ended up with that looks good but needs some lessons...). I didn't use GB much except to record, then dumped the individual files to AIFFs and copy/pasted pieces together in Audacity, simply because that's what I've been using recently (different time sink). Some post processing compression - no recollection at this point as I did this last weekend, but I don't think much else.
     
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    Nice job on a just-for-fun quickie! Guitar sounds great to me — you blended the two signals well. Keep it up!
     
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    Really enjoyed that. Nice work. A bit of nice sounding bass will really add to it.
     
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    Thanks. Bass, yeah :oops: , when my buddy gets here, I'm going to hold the beer hostage until he helps fix this :).
     
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    That's beautiful, stillfiddlin !
    Great expressive playing, and a good sound.
    Don't know about the US, but in UK at this time of the year, most of the shops think it's a great idea to play festive canned pop while you struggle to find the right Christmas gifts. Sometimes I just have to run out the door after yet another dose of Slade and John Lennon's 'Imagine'....
    If they played music like this I would probably spend more money in there!
     
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    Updated the song (same link).

    Between beer, football, and various tall tales, my best friend and I spent some time trying to drag his retired English teacher self into the 21st century. Interesting perspective on how folks my age who *haven't* spent their life around technology view all of this :).

    Anyway, a lot of time was spent adding and subtracting tracks, practicing playing *with* the click track, then uploading and downloading GarageBand projects to/from "the cloud" since that's going to be our mode of operation if we ever get past my Luddite friend's suspicions about all of this... Anyway, I did get him to replace the bass line, and we also experimented with piling tracks on, even adding a MIDI percussion loop or 2 just to see what havoc we could wreak. It was a good time. Here's the 2nd Christmas Song (this may not persist very long to protect the innocent, and avoid SoundClick admins).
     
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