Sunday, January 11, 2009
About four posts ago...
I wrote this:
Oh, and by the way, remind me to tell you about the DEMO RECORDING I MADE OF MY SINGING AND GUITAR PLAYING!!!!
Then, I completely forgot to follow up on that! Many apologies...
So, for a couple of days during winter break, Rev. Guinevere's BFF's Daughter (The Actress), son-in-law (The Audio-Master) and two grandchildren (The Munchkins) were staying at our house. They are pretty darn awesome people.
So, The Audio-Master, in case you hadn't already guessed, works in the business of audio recordings and equipment and stuff. He is also an amazing musician with an awesome taste in music. So, while he was there he heard both Mr. Baker and I playing our guitars and jamming and whatnot. So, because he had a bunch of his audio equipment with him (Yes. He's "one of those people.") he offered to make demo recordings of us!!! Mr. Baker and I instantly responded with a resounding "Hell Yeah!" (well, in our minds anyway...)
So, we pulled out our guitars, The A-M pulled out his equipment and his computer, and we just did recordings right there in our living room! (it looked nothing like that picture up there) Mr. Baker did demos of "Mr. Chess" by Duncan Sheik, and "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens, and I did a demo of "Teardrops on My Guitar" by Taylor Swift. It. Was. AWESOME.
While my brother decided to do a recording of the guitar, a separate one of the voice and layered them together, I just decided to do them both at the same time. So, mine only took two takes (during one of which I have a feeling I was belting a bit higher than my voice teacher would approve of.) Then, we listened to both takes and put together different parts of each take that we liked. I was kind of excited that the super-high belting made it into the final draft. Then, The A-M emailed me the finished recording and I have it saved on my computer! I love it soooo much!
In addition to the recording demo, A-M also gave me a bunch of tips for what kind of sound system to use when performing or recording. So now I have some handy advice for when Troy and I perform together (which we do quite often.) I also learned that because I have the right software on my computer and some of the right hardware, I could very well make decent quality demos on my own as well! So the next time Troy comes over to practice music, we are sooooo going to record something! Possibly some of our original songs...