Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inside the Track....

Getting close 2 the mix phase on a new song so just a quick run down on our production process. We started with electric piano scratch vocal and a click. Then we markered all the sections you know "verse, verseB, bridge, etc." We made one adjustment here based on listening and decided vocals should come in right away so the song could be a bit shorter. After that the drum part was layed down followed by bass. This gave the song a foundation on which to build. 4 different acoustic gtr parts followed as well as 6 electric gtr parts. Next, a few synth parts were dropped in and out of various spots for some interest and contrast. Now with the song taking shape we added in some color with reverse cymbals, percussion, swells, and other things of that nature. Nothing was automated at this point just basic levels and some mutes so every part wasn't playing all the time. And now we r ready to record the lead vox within a nice sonic bed that should provide enough support for a good take. Probably do a lot of listening once we get a solid vocal and decide if it needs harmony support. After that we'll be breaking out the eq, compression, automation, reverbs, delay, limiting and so on sending parts to busses (e.g. gtr buss, drum buss, percussion buss) to make everything more manageable and it'll be all but wrapped up and ready to post.