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On the road again

Opened computer: no piano, no sound; read lots of internet forum advice about software instruments; eventually realised I had to load Garage Band sounds; loaded Garage Band sounds; piano worked; realised I didn’t need internal speakers to work as sound went through interface; rejoiced; made music; sang; was pleased with result – back on the road again! Woo Hoo!

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IDIOT

So I found out last night that at the weekend,  after playing with a sound (stretching it, shortening it,  adding wobbly effects to it) I had managed to destroy the original sound and saved the new affected/effected version over the top of it. The trouble is, the sound was a girl’s voice, saying a line for me, and now that she is back home in a different country, its not so easy for me to pop round and record her again. I turned the air blue when I found out what i’d done but I’m over it now (well, sort of!!)

IDIOT!!!!!!!

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The right sound

its one thing to write a song but another to try and produce it, layer it, get it sounding full and together. i tend to think of it as a big cake with loads of ingredients – you put too much of one in, you won’t be able to taste another. it gets a little more difficult when you decide to have a vaguely electro pop feel to things as sound-wise the sky really is the limit. the song i’m currently working on is one such beast, i know what i’ve done so far, whilst sounding pretty, isn’t any good for the song so I’m going to have to scrap it and start again. I’ve worked out a little philosophy, though – if a sound goes fwoom or wob, i think i might be on the right track! Not much of a philosophy I know but its the one im sticking with, at least for this weekend!! 🙂

G

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