Sunday, November 7, 2010
Quiet on the Set
Hubby is a musician, and he's written about a dozen original songs that we play out here and there at the open mics. We decided we wanted to record one of those songs. But the local recording studios charge from $35-$50 per hour to record. At one of the local parties that a bunch of musicians were attending, Hubby met up with Dave Gaudet, who told him he had a 24-track digital recorder. It was "music" to Hubby's ears. He asked Dave if we could come over and record our song, and Dave was happy to do it. It was a completely new experience for me. I've never recorded a song before. But this was really cool. Each section of the song is recorded on a separate track. Hubby started out with guitar, and recorded the whole song on the guitar. Then he did some percussion on a two different tracks. Then we added vocals, each of us singing on another track. And finally, Hubby did some piano. The idea being, each track is separate, so if you mess up on something (which we did) you can go back and re-do just one track....or even part of a track. You can even experiment with adding some extras - such as harmonies or different instruments - and take them off if you don't like them. This week, Dave will "mix" the song, and then send us an MP3 copy of it and see how we like it. Whatever we don't like, we can go back and re-do or just have him re-mix it. Stand back ........the duo of Karen and Tag are on their way.