Getting it on tape

Metaphorically of course…

It’s just an expression, since most recording is done digitally onto hard drive space in or connected to a computer. Yes, I got some studio time this weekend and recorded!

Nice studio: Leilani Sound Studios

Calvin, the sound engineer I worked with, has done sound with me before, so that helped. The studio itself is small but neat and comfortable. After a quick setup, we were off recording live takes to start.

Four songs, four approaches:

  1. Strictly a live take, no overdubs, pretty much done.
  2. Done in parts and cut together, with vocals and harmonica overdubbed, still needs a slide part overdubbed.
  3. A live take, harmonica overdubbed, will need various overdubs for rythym instruments and lots of backing vocals.
  4. Several live takes cut together, will either get overdubbed by a special guest or we may try a live take.

Crunch time next weekend

All those final overdubs need to be done next weekend. That’s a bit of pressure, but sometimes that can be good for getting things done.

Your thoughts welcomed in comments!

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