Well I decided to make a free album similar to Anatotitan’s OILD Soundtrack however the difference here will be all of the music will be original and I will show you a little bit of the process I go through. I’m hoping this will inspire some people to try their hand at it.
Now when I said all the music will be original, this means it will all be written and played by me. No loops, no samples. I’m not saying those things are bad I actually quite enjoy remixes, but I just won’t be doing them.
To start this off let me introduce you to “Going Nowhere”, I hope you all enjoy.[audio:http://localretard.com/download/Going_Nowhere.mp3|titles=Going Nowhere|artists=Local]
More after the jump
Yes it’s a little sloppy and reminiscent of early Bright Eyes, but I prefer to think it’s more like older Okkervil River.
Now the process I used for this particular one was a little different than my normal way. I had to use GarageBand for this, while most times I usually use Protools LE. I also normally use an Mbox…but sadly I had to use my built-in mic for this one. I customized the EQ’s and effects to make it sound halfway decent I think.
This is a picture of the completed project. (Click image for full-size)
The first track (the top one) was the original guitar track…but I had to redo it because it was far to slow and had a lot of errors. The second track is the tambourine track. Third is obviously vocals. Fourth is the guitar track that you hear. Fifth track is actually a “Pop Flute” software instrument track, this means I actually used my keyboard i’m typing on now to make the notes. In GarageBand this is called “Musical Typing”. I felt like something was missing and since I don’t have any other instruments besides my bass on hand, I decided to use it.
I’ll continue to post updates as I continue to work on this album for now tentively titled “Mono Lives”.