Post your self made Multi-Track overdubed recordings

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  1. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    Many of you guys have your own home recording studios.
    Please post some your song productions where you are playing all or most of the instruments and built the song with layering over dubs until you had a finished song. The cool thing about playing and recording by yourself is you can do pretty much do as you like and very low drama compared with recording with 3 or 4 other guys.
    Here is a song I did in my home studio for a friends Surf Movie. The drums are Roland TD-10 V-Drums. Guitars are thru a San Amp PSA-1 then direct thru a Mackie SR32 board to a Fostex free standing 16 channel hard drive. I know it is probably time to go over to a complete computer based recording system but I am too lazy to learn a new system right now. Maybe this coming summer.
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  2. antoniolopez90

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  4. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    I am a fan of NU-Jazz and I liked your track. Is the bass a keyboard bass or guitar?
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  5. bassicmelodies

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    What Up Stewie,

    Thanks for listening to my track, yea for now it's a keyboard bass part, a sampled p-bass. I started writing the tune on keys, so the bass stayed on keys until I have the time to get it in on the actual bass.

    I liked your tune, a lot of energy! Loved the melody, and the guitar licks were pretty hot man. Keep up the good work!
  6. bassicmelodies

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    Hey Antonio,

    I like the vibe of your tune man, I would say this counts as a multi track, you did it all yourself.

    You asked for some pointers. The one that comes to mind is the drum part, it sounds like a one bar loop, I would see if I could chop it up or use parts of a different loop to give some variety in the beat. I think mainly it's that crash on beat one, if you could get it to happen 1/2 or 1/4 as often I think it would help it not sound so "garage band-y."
  7. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry man, I can't listen your track since I am not a member of Sound Cloud. Maybe you could post it like Bassic
    Melodies did so everyone can give it a listen. just sayin.
  8. bkbirge

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    Pretty much all of my stuff qualifies (in my sig) but here's one that I particularly like...
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  9. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    ^^^Dude...that is hot. I can tell it took a lot of hours and effort
    to record that. Also, nice sound engineering. What recording media are you using there?
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    Thanks, it's all live instruments (except the obvious crowd noises) recorded to an Alesis HD24 and mixed down on an old Panasonic DA7 console.
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    You don't need to a registered user to play tracks off SoundCloud, so something else is likely to be the problem.
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    Here we go. Mostly found/house-hold precussion, layers of bass and guitar, some piano here and there. I call the project Hashima after the Japanese island.

    Hashima
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  14. voodoobassist

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    Here's an old recording of Pork Pie Hat, done on a Lakland 55-02 fretless, also used a rainstick and shakers. Recorded on my comp using Sony Vegas, old Motu 828 interface, bass plugged straight in.

    https://soundcloud.com/ric-berryman/pork-pie-hat
  15. clmayhew

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    All of my stuff qualifies as well. Here's my latest:

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  16. darthbatman

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    Nice, man. Really smooth interpretation. I followed you.

    Here's a multitracked recording I made at about 5:30am one morning when I could Not sleep.
    It's just four improvised bass tracks that spoke to the feeling of being awake in agony so early but then feeling sorta good about it.

    most of my other stuff involves loops made on my echoplex but this one was just straight into a zoom h4n in multitrack mode

    edit: here's another if you'd like to hear that's sort of a pastiche of different ambient bass loops i had going
    which i just strung together with fade-ins and -outs in Audacity.
    http://soundcloud.com/husky1012/hunks-n-chunks
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  17. voodoobassist

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    ^ Very cool! Nice to know I'm not the only one who enjoys things a bit off the beaten path. Very nice playing.
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    I have a few on my page, this one is the most heavily centered around the bass, as I just bought it...

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  19. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    Excellent. Never thought I would hear a song about cutting
    your kitty's balls off but "It's the right thing to do" Funny LMAO.
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  20. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

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    Man...there is some good stuff posted on here. Your recording would make a good sound track for a TV show or movie.

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