Influences: Green Day, Nirvana, The Raveonettes, Psyched Up Janis, Gorillaz, Blur, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Radiohead, The Doors, The Beatles, Link Wray, The Velvet Underground, Elvis Presley, Jeff Buckley, The White Stripes, Simon & Garfunkel, Wavves, The Beach Boys, Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala and a load of others
I'm an imperfectionist.
Sometimes I feel very uninspired when I have too many options to choose from. In 2019 I tried to overcome this by letting you fellow FAWM'ers write me some rules - and to great success. This year I will try something completely different. I'm gonna *hold on to your hats* write my OWN rules! You didn't see that comin', now did ya?
The rules are as follows:
/// 1. LIMITED AMOUNT OF INSTRUMENTS
I will set up at template in my DAW that consists of:
2x vocal tracks - one lead, one backing/second vocal
2x electric guitar tracks with fixed amp simulator and allowed FX
1x acoustic guitar track with fixed FX
1x bass track with fixed amp simulator and allowed FX
1x drum track with fixed drum set and FX
1x joker track. Anything is allowed here.
9 tracks grand total.
/// 2. NO REVERB/DELAY ON INSTRUMENTS
I can't use reverb nor delay on any instruments. I can however use it as I please on the vocal tracks.
/// 3. ALL SONGS MUST BE PRODUCED IN MONO
/// 4. ALL STRING INSTRUMENTS HAVE TO BE TUNED A WHOLE STEP DOWN FROM STANDARD TUNING
/// 5. TUNERS CAN NOT BE USED
/// 6. I HAVE TO AT LEAST ONCE BE DRUNK WHILE WRITING AND RECORDING A SONG
Let the rules begin!
Brother, just getting back to normality after pushing after with the music. Love your feedback as always- thanks for taking time during the madness to give encouragement and constructive help. It was duly noted! Looking forward to listening to your stuff in next day or two. How did you find it with the rules man??
the vocal thing certainly isn't natural! I use LittleAlterBoy all the time, probably too much. It has a setting that doubles the vocal track, transposes one an octave higher and then you can adjust the formant/wetness. Sometimes I double the vocals first then use that effect on one of them to get multiple layers going on
I like your idea of limiting your tracks and effects. I think it can force you to get better takes rather than relying on recording tricks and you get a more old school vibe. I might give myself a similar limitation for the rest of my songs so I spend less time playing around with all the effects and such.
oh sorry I didn't see the insane list of rules you've given yourself.
well in that case... still write a song dummy, but take your time
write a song you dummy
Hey cheers for your comment. Have a great FAWM
ya in this year broski?