I’ve been pretty quiet in the forum lately as I’ve been working on this, hope to catch up with things very soon.
This is the outcome of my original thread…
Taking onboard all the help and advice that I was given, I now have a song I would like to share with you.
Over Xmas I wrote and started to record the backing track, then I got to the stage where I wasn’t sure if the song would work as I had no idea how the vocals would go or who would be kind enough to do the vocals.
So, I took a deep breath and emailed Jet. To my surprise he agreed to work on it, he told me his sister, Maree, sent him some lyrics a couple of days before I sent him the demo asking if he could put some music to them. Reading the lyrics he was thinking of a waltz tempo and when my demo arrived he thought the 2 went well together (as I did when I heard the vocal demo idea he sent me)
I don’t want to end up writing an epic thread like my original one, so all I would like to say is, a big thank you to all that helped, advised and inspired me.
A special big thanks goes to Jet, Maree and Taylor (Jet’s son who kindly provided some awesome bass parts) without their help this wouldn’t have been possible.
The result, something special to all involved in more ways than one.
So here it is, I hope you like it, any and all comments welcome.
I still have lots to learn and master, but feel this is a really good level to build upon.
(This is my first time setting up a Bandcamp page, so I hope ive done it right! Sucks that everything has to play back as mp3!)
Ps, for any interested,
Guitars- Ibanez elec/Taylor acoustic (Big baby) and Jet’s Ibanez Lap steel
Bass- By Taylor (not sure what make)/ second half I used Trilian for the 1st time.
Drums- bits and bobs from HalionOne and Groove agent one.
Cubase and T-racks 3 plug-ins
(and due to it getting more difficult to mix at the weekends, most of this was mixed late in the evenings with a pair of £20 headphones! )
Final mix was passed through some of Jet’s very nice studio gear (Otari 2-track, love the warmth this gives!)