I did some recording with my hardanger fiddle recently. Beautiful instrument.
Working hard to clear the decks. We have had a sampling to do. I recording four or five household sounds and then composed a tune. Shows you that you can compose from anything really. Interesting. Mine sounds a bit like the Soupdragons if anyone remembers them.
Exam on this tomorrow. Here are the connections.
How many people think that MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) keyboards produce sound? You'd be wrong - they don't. They send signals. Would you know what bit depth and sampling rates are about - they convert analogue signals to digital. There are some great Youtube videos on this stuff.
We have been learning all about midi recently. Theres a lot to it. Wiring up the hardware and learning the glossary of terms. Learning how the messages flow, what signals are digital and analogue. I have taken photos of the set up and the connections and we practised this.
I have also been working quite hard to finish off our recording project. I booked the studio last week for us to try to get the mixing done. We didn't manage to finish it so we have one more session booked for tomorrow. Revision this week for assessments at the end of the week on Music technology.
Our third day recording today. We got the vocals done using a Gemini mic with its own power supply and also a couple more guitar tracks. Its coming together. Still more mixing and editing to be done.
More protools today ahead of studio work on Monday. We have some vocals to finish recording. We did some overdubbing last week for guitar and bass. These will replace the guide tracks. We had a bot of merging to do today. There has also been a lot of editing to do which is very time consuming. Hopefully we will get the last recording done on Monday (vocals) and then it will be down to editing and mixing.
We were editing The River today, using Protools, cleaning up drum tracks and doing a first rough mix. The computer froze half way through. Got the tech guy to sort it but we had to restart. Luckily Protools auto saves so we didn't lose too much work. Takes a very long time. Still not finished
First day in the studio recording a track - The River. It was interesting. Hard work. We had a lot of miking up to do for the Drum kit (10 tracks) , guitar and bass, several more on top. It felt quite time presssured. We only had three hours. No lunch - starving by the end. But we got some good live takes. Next is a bit of editing and then we will be back in the studio overdubbing vocals and guitar parts.
We are recording a band next Monday. Spent this evening meeting the band and listening to them rehearse. There are three guys in the band, SeaofCrowns - guitar, bass and drums. Two of them are also on vocals. Should be interesting. We will need to do some overdubbing etc for guitar rhythm and melody/harmony tracks. The band will also be thinking about whether they will do voice harmonies. I think it was useful for them too to have the opportunity for some feedback and to discuss some ideas ahead of the session. Its a great song. I had it in my head driving home.
I am looking forward to it.
We are getting ready to record a band in the Studio soon. Our group will hopefully be meeting the band next week to discuss what they want and whether we will need to overdub, record several parts etc - or simply record live. Its difficult to arrange as the band members are scattered across Scotland.
I have also been using Protools lately (I have used Logic up until now). Protools seems slightly better for editing and mixing.
Meanwhile I have been recording an improvised blues solo.