Thanks for the replies, Dave & Joan. Yes, too many notes can take away from the groove for sure…
Here’s the link to the latest version:
I left the first one up for comparison.
@foolomon, I tried your suggestion on the pitch correction and was pretty satisfied with the built-in Studio 5 preset I used. I figured it would sound all wobbly or something, but it worked fairly well (although it still feels like cheating).
This isn’t really supposed to have a lead guitar line all the way through, but I figure until I get some lyrics finished this is the state it will rest in for a period of time.
@DaveKeir, I’d like to do some more with the drums as far as not so much repetition, but this is more of a live jam kind of tune so I think I’ll leave that up to a real drummer to figure out. I would prefer more dynamics for sure.
The drums, bass, and electric rhythm are going to stay I think (except for maybe trying some different drum samples), but I can see the slide and lead guitar parts changing quite a bit.
This is my first try at making one part out of many. The bass and rhythm guitar are one takers but the slide and lead guitar parts I assembled from four or five takes each. I’m really just recently starting to feel like I’m getting somewhere with this software. I’ve spent the last year and a half picking away at things and finally feel like I can start being productive instead of learning the basics. Studio 5 is my first DAW (other than LE4 that came with my Tascam US144MkII). I didn’t even own a computer until I bought a laptop about 2 years ago. I quickly realized that setup wasn’t going to cut it so I built a desktop DAW machine last fall with no help (thank you, internet videos). Between that and investing in a solid interface (Focusrite Saffire PRO 40) I think I’ll be set for a little while. The best way to learn, I feel, is diving in head first.
I do need a good vocal mic but that’s another thing…
I appreciate the feedback and hopefully I’ll have something more substantial to present to you all in the future.
Comments on the new mix are welcome.