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comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  122 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cheese

I'm tempted to ask for stems to see what I could do with this, but I have at least one other music assignment I'm on the hookski for.

Either way, it's not cheese! You have to name it something, unless it's really about cheese and you already have at least two lines of lyrics :).

b_b  ·  122 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol. I felt I had to type in a name and it was late at night. Fell free to add anything. I have never took the time to learn midi drums, and the only time I can record music are the time when I can't play my kit (i.e. when everyone else is asleep). I also think some keys could help, so swing away if ever get time and and you feel like it. You need the source file? How does that work? I'm a huge novice with this stuff.

am_Unition  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Stems are the collection of individual tracks that you mix together. I can't listen right now, but I think you've got three tracks; two guitar tracks and a bass(?) track, so three files that should be the exact same length and size (same sampling rate). Some digital audio workspace softwares have the equivalent of an auto-generate stems command, where the software just outputs each track, but I dunno how to do it for anything other than Ableton. Fuckin' YouTube tutorials are always my best friend for stuff like this.

Do you have a mic'd drum kit??? I'm kinda jealous b/c the feel of real drums is so hard to mimic, but I think I'd just end up triggering MIDI drums to the actual drums, which is generally perilous and rarely works live, and I'm still trying to stay inside that restriction.

You're talented in the realm of composition. The realm of production know-how is so much more accessible these days. Composition know-how is not so straightforward, or even well-defined.

b_b  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah, got it. This song actually has 9 tracks, because I recorded each of the 3 sections separately and each has two guitars and a bass. I'm using Studio One. Not sure if that's optimal for the rudimentary stuff I do, but it's better than Audacity, which is what I was using before. To call me a recording novice would be an overstatement, but I appreciate the musical compliment. Anytime you want to collaborate on something, I'm game. Haven't played with any other musicians since about 2005, so I'm rusty af, but at least on recording you get as many takes as you want. (Last time I did any recording was on ADAT, so actually it was like, "We don't have any money, so don't fuck this up!")

I don't have a mic'd kit...I only have two mics, so it wouldn't sound good anyway, but it would sound better than not having drums. I'm a serviceable drummer and not much more. Not gonna wow anyone with fills and polyrhythms, but I can keep a backbeat in an inoffensive way.