Working with samples in Ableton that sometimes need tuning? Instead of dragging a tuner into each track when needed, I put a tuner on a return track named “Tuner”. Then when I need to tune a sample I just send the track to the return and tune away.
This is it. The last EP challenge video. The deadline was last Saturday. I didn’t complete the EP by this deadline, but I am very close. I have about one more week. I have to do a couple mixing tweaks. All of the vocals are done and sound good. Even though, I didn’t […]
Starting to record vocals. Made a little vocal booth in my room and my laptop is in my closet so that it’s sound doesn’t hit the mic. It’s a little difficult for me to record vocals on my own. It is nice to use a producer who can tell you if the take is […]
Running behind. I have had some difficulties recording guitars. I used too light of strings that would easily sound out of tune and thin, espesially if I pressed to hard. I mixed a song and it didn’t have the feeling I wanted so I am going to have to remix it. The mixes […]
This was a challenging week of recording guitars for me. Because I live in an apartment, there is a lot of noise surrounding me (Jets, cars, people). Today , I reviewed all the recording I did and I was unhappy with the tone, performance, hum and tuning I had on a lot of songs. So […]
This is a week of procrastination. I was suppose to finish guitars this week and there is only one day left. It will be a busy night for me. I am going to record guitars with effects instead of adding them in the DAW. Because my laptop’s fan is so loud I wanted to keep […]
Thanks for tuning in to Tip 3 of my “How To Focus On Songwriting” series. If you are just joining us, I would like to encourage you to start off in the beginning of the series at how to focus on songwriting tip 1. The last two weeks, we have worked to get new song ideas down […]
Last week I wrote a blog on how to focus on songwriting tip 1. The challenge was to record 3 or more melodies or progression ideas per day. How did you do? I did good. Not perfect. This is how many ideas I recorded. Sunday – 5 Monday – 5 Tuesday – 4 Wednesday […]