A One-Man-Band's DIY Production Journal.

Running With Afterthoughts

So last night, I decided to track the first rough cut of “Running With Roses (Death of Desperado, Part 1)”… long title, huh?

I got mixed results.

Originally aiming for an brighter, emo sound, the end result was a hybrid between some heavy linkin park and nirvana… this song is heavy… a little too heavy for me.

I began tracking guitar (direct-in), applied some amp effects… and next tracked drums with my trusty Roland TD-3, and layered on some bass grooves and finally screamed my ass off on my C1000 condensor mic… Added some background vocals, did some minor pitch shifting since my 1am singing voice can be compared to the likes to William Hung…

I still have the next few nights to tinker with the sound some more, But maybe this song was born to be heavy… It’s different from the stuff I usually play, but this album is all about diversity, so it could be a blessing… The final version should be up by Sunday.

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