Friday, November 25, 2011

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy - Recording

Paul setting up pro-tools

I've been trying to hammer the recording lately to get this goddamn record finished. I've recorded about 6 times over the last couple of weeks, twice doing demo's for 'trouble' & 'let me count the ways I love you' & the other times recording and re-recording the guitar parts for 'In the meantime'. It's the opening track on the album so is vitally important that it has an immediate impact. The good thing about the work that I've done so far is that I've come to an understanding about what I want. It'll be a double guitar track with one doing lead and the other rhythm. It sounds good but I just haven't been able to get the guitar sound I'm after. It's either too fuzzy, or too clean, or too hollow, everything except what I can hear in my head. I'm heading back in tomorrow to keep trying. It's been a frustrating couple of weeks doing the same track over & over again. As you can see we've been trying a few different recording techniques to get a decent guitar sound:

But nothings working yet. I really want to get this record finished by my birthday, March 1, so will keep persevering until I get the sound I'm after. Once this is done it's just the guitar parts for Secret Garden & Only a fool. Once that's done it's a clear run to the end with BV's and mixing. God, I'll be so glad once this is finished!

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