*remixed* Feb. 12
I almost scrapped this one....I was tired and had some things in here that just weren’t working. But I kept going, scrapped a few things, added a little here and there and now have posted it, even with some timing and mix issues.....but it’s a sketch, right? I’m trying to tell myself that! The idea comes through and I like it.
One of my goals this was to use a new DAW that I got last year....Harrison Mixbus. Well, I typically use Reaper and know it really well.....ehem....I don't know Harrison very well. Anyway, I decided to go out on a limb and try out this new DAW on this song. Have I ever recorded on it before? No! I couldn't even get the metronome to work or the monitoring, so you get what you get (the drumming). As far as the sound of the DAW, it is great. It has no visuals to help, so you just use your ear and twiddle knobs and such until you like it....like a mixing board.
In writing the song, I had the idea of using a cut capo on one guitar and not on the other, so here's what you get. Loads of mixing notes and blends that you don't get with just standard tuning. I always like how Bob Mould’s guitars sound, so I was hoping for those dense sounds with different open notes ringing out. This is my first loud song with a cut capo on a guitar.
Most of these liner notes have been technical, but here’s some more—
I used my beloved SG (for the first time this FAWM) for the right guitars. I used the Agile Harm (like a Rickenbacher) for the left. The bass is a 1960s Tiesco and the hastily recorded drums (my son was returning from school on the bus in a few minutes) were on my usual bargain drum kit from the late 1970s or early 1980s. They are huge and heavy drums from Japan.
Nope, but this may be your big opportunity! Let me know if you want to give it your voice and words.