Today we recorded the guitar parts for the song. This was done by Edgar (soundman) and Benn (guitarist). We went to a local college as our sound man is on a course there. Benn’s guitar was plugged directly into a Saffire 6 audio interface and recorded using Logic on a mac laptop. Benn recorded bass, rhythm and some in fills on top. So thats 3 tracks to mess around with. I came into the session late-this had consequences!
Later today I recorded my vocals. Unfortunately I found the key too low so when I sang I sounded like a croaky frog. This wouId have prevented had I been present, I could have told Benn to up the key. Lesson learned: Don’t be late for rehearsals or recordings! My bad. However to be productive with the time we had we recorded me acapella in the correct key. I shall send this to Benn-Guitar man to have a listen.
Plan of Action:
- Re-record Benn tomorrow in correct key.
- Dash home and record vocals!
- Put a fresh and funky beat to it.
Edgar Payton – Sound Engineer
Today I picked out a few dresses from ASOS. (Easy to use and select the free delivery option) It is important to look good in your video. Have an image in mind, fans will buy into your voice yes but many may buy into your music because they like the look of YOU! Stalker alert!
I am not a toned kinda gal and feel slightly conscience about the wobbly bits-thank the choccie bars for that. I opted for long sleeved dresses to hide my arms and for the tummy area some support pants, I’m sure most ladies have a pair of bridget joneses, wear them to give you that sleek neat look. Primark do them well cheap-try before you buy. I will choose one item and send the rest back for a refund. At least ONE will fit?! If you can’t afford anything then dig out your best dress, revamp it-stick a pretty flower pin on. Less is more.
The role I am playing is: I’m throwing a strop because I can’t have the Hermes bag so the Chanel one will have to do’ kind of girl. Well that’s my interpretation of the song we are doing. Hehe. So now I sit and wait for my delivery tomorrow.
Sorry guys if I bored you but it’s also something for you to think about. Pick your favourite athlete or rapper, what do they wear in their spare time? Get some inspiration, you’ve got a lot of female fans out there waiting for ya!
We did this one within a week for a audition to play at our local Summer Sundae festival. Not bad for a weeks work plus it’s getting the name, song and faces out there.
The idea here is to make a music video to a song cover of our choice. It is actually to be entered in a comp. So far people are charging £100. Not bad if your earning…however many of us muso’s are as skint as a flint. I am a strong believer in D.I.Y so…lets do it!
1 singer (Pamella Moo), A sound guy (Edgar), A Guitarist (Benn), A Extra (Luke).
One for the Ladies (and some guys too)…think about what you’re gonna be wearing in the vid. Get your outfit(s) sorted out now. Check out online shops-ASOS or borrow your mates dress. Sort out your hair and make up before hand. Try asking a friend or relative to assist you with this, all us girlies know someone who’s good at ‘painting’ so holla at them! Always credit the people you take on board at the end of the project.
I am assuming you will know musicians, sound people as you’re maybe jamming with people already. If not you can always put on FB posts on relative sites (more on networking later). Our deadline is 2nd Aug. Thats approx 2 weeks! I work best under pressure so this should be a doddle…am I gonna regret saying that?
To date I have decided the following:
Ed the sound rec guy is on stand by, ready to record the guitar parts and my vocals possibly Friday.
Benn guitar guy is strumming away at home and we’ll meet Thursday to go through the track!
Luke our ‘tax man’ extra who is a student currently doing performing arts so he can bounce some ideas out way on location.
Meanwhile I have printed out the lyrics and started visualising ‘scenes’ and possible locations around Leicester. Do this-write your ideas down, brainstorm! Be creative. You can go out on location OR film at a bar, up to you.