Guitar chords, Vocals and harmonies-CHECK!

Hello. What a rush around day. This was all in fact on Saturday (yesterday). We managed to up the key a tone from the previous recording. This enabled me to sing in a brighter tone and hit my lower notes and not sound flat. Straight after we dashed to do my vocals with harmonies-I love them. Sounding OK so far.

So looks like song wise its going to plan. So far all 3 of us have had a input into the song. Now to start thinking about the story board for the video. The genre/feel of the final song may well affect the way the video is shot. Is its slow and mellow we’d like a nice chilled out video. If its upbeat we’d want more movement in our vid. Not sure what’s happening today-its out of listen to the remixes and see if I like them or start writing up the storyboard. Back soon after breakfast 🙂

Benn Hartmann – Pro Guitarist


Recording the track…

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