Before i started the challenge, I knew what the title of the album would be, I just had no idea what the title song would sound like, hehe.
I picked up two new addons over the last few weeks... Groovemonkey's Rock Essentials 1 Drum loops, and Cakewalk Sound Center's String ensemble. I was fiddling around with both when creativity struck.
Oddly enough, this will be the first piece I've ever composed without adding audio. When I started out, I was trying to lay down a bed for my usual guitar work, but by the time I was done I realized that this instrumental doesn't need it. It would be counterproductive to add it. It's pretty produced already.
Start to finish, this was about 5 hours of programming, sequencing, and mixing.
I used to do a lot of midi sequencing years and years and years ago, and for some reason I started to shun it back around 2000. Sounds and instruments are so much better now, and I've come to take a different view of programmed music than I had in 2000. There's a LOT of it on the airwaves now, and it can both be fun and challenging to produce, AND sound pretty good.
Well this is a demo of my first song. I recorded my acoustic guitar on my phone and then processed it through reaper. Let me know what you think!
So, I started this challenge 10 days after the official kick-off. Just recorded my first, very basic track. Hoping this will get me moving on the solo album I have wanted to record for a long time now. I really like the one tune I laid down tonight. Going to try to get lyrics for it tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Well, all by guitar parts are recorded, tracks are coming in from partners in crime, and as of right now, it looks like the album is 10 songs / 35 minutes, 23 seconds.
Time to start mixing.
Were moving Fast. Week one we started 7 songs (music). We got 10 sets of lyrics written on paper.
This week we added more music to the 7 songs and burst music for 2 more songs.
We're moving in and out of space with the help of our friend Derek. The guitar mastermind on this new RPM album. The people will multiply but they not be that happy in the end. Stay tuned for more facts.
Maybe next week we'll get a few pictures to throw up here. We need a little more to update other than me blabbing on and on like a dead fish.
-Atom L. Bomb AKA the Bombadier (Challenged)
Demo of a new song - "sovereign factions"
Needs more claps I think
carrier signal's player:
Just finished a mostly correct tab for "Skinny Beans." Some of the little syncopations are turning out to be a pain to tab, but as usual I'm going to claim that the notes plus hearing the recording should be enough to work out the minor discrepancies. It doesn't help that I apparently decided to add bars of 6/4 at the end of one of the parts. And in the end, I really just play it freely, but in an attempt to put down something I ended up with a bar of 12/4 because I didn't want to program all the ties that would be necessary to get it in reasonable bars.
I'm dreading tabbing out the Travis-picked songs. Also, I discovered that apparently I have one default speed when it comes to Travis picking (about 191bpm, counting the bass notes as quarters).
In case you don't have any way to do tap tempo, or you're like me and would like a handier way than firing up your DAW, here is a handy page to bookmark:Tap for BPM
I've uploaded a new verison of "My Mind Is Blank". It has lots of new parts, including extra guitars, hand claps, and some odd new backing vocals. The lead bits have convinced me that Andy Samford should be playing lead on this song, so I sent the bits to him. I also have a muted cowbell track. It will be there in the end. I'm now just debating adding keyboards in a few places, and figuring out who to recruit to sing the backing lines for me.
Interested? Drop me a line.
Thoughts? Comments? The timing will be better... I know....
yeah, lots of catching up at my day jobs, so not much RPMing here other than backing up some files. it'll get better because now i'm pretty broke - won't be leaving the house till payday!
...and Gary Fox.
This was actually written last year for one of the many awesome prompts Gary has given me, but I was never able to figure out any instrumentation for it so it never got recorded. Turns out my problem was that I haven't had Gary doing all my backing for all my albums ever.
quiet down now, world
Day 20 = Track 7
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no 9 done
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Hit 35 minutes!
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How To Mixing
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by girl named Sam
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Happy with a 23 minute EP - Keep going?
New Blues Collab
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That's a Lot of Tongues
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Day 20: Artwork situation allright + dreaming of a release party
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Because the voices told me to...?
by Le Camouflage Disruptif
Dark, dark stuff... and one song done!
Wooded Journey - Honk Honk Demo
Downhill from here
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