I’ve been taking a stab at recording a 4-cello part over the last few weeks for "Take a Stand"’s outro, and proved without a doubt that I am not a cello player. Some recent learnings to share since then:
- Loop recording is SUCH a necessary tool for DIY recording artists (as is a metronome when actually recording). Sonar does a great job of allowing you to record multiple back-to-back "takes" in a single track, that you can later review, slice, ‘n’ dice.
- The said slicing and dicing process is pretty cool. It’s proved to me that 100 monkeys banging away on a piano (or cello) really could recreate Beethoven’s 9th if you let them bang around long enough.
- Many more musicians on TV wear cowboy hats when you’re watching TV in North Carolina.
It’s true. I’m on vacation (excuse me, I meant "VayCay") in NC, and they’re all over the place. Beware y’all…if I record vocals too soon after returning to NY, there may be a slight twang in my voice. (No offence to Office Overlord, of course.)]]>