A man of many hats...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by archisland, Oct 9, 2016.


  1. archisland

    archisland

    Mar 5, 2016
    Stockholm
    Me and a friend just did a cover (and, to a certain extent a re-arrangement) of "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" by Iron Maiden.
    I had to wear the hat of the bass player, singer, mixer, engineer and master:er... and video edit-guy with this one. But I enjoyed doing so :)



    Really happy with how it turned out :)

    The story behind the song:

    A couple of weeks ago, the ”22 pushups for 22 days”-challenge appeared in my News Feed in various social media. The #22Pushups challenge was created in order to acknowledge the fact that about 22 veterans a day commit suicide due to PTSD.

    The song ”Afraid to Shoot Strangers” by Iron Maiden was, back when I was about 14-15 years old (as far as I understood) the favorite song of one of my friends, who now is in the military and who has been stationed in Afghanistan until recently. He was one of the people who did the #22Pushups challenge and I therefor thought that covering this song would be a nice way of acknowledging this challenge and the, about 22 veterans a day that suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and, sadly choose to end their lives.

    This is not a ”pro-war” statement of any sorts - it is merely a tribute in the same way that the 22 pushups for 22 days are a tribute.

    Vocals, Bass, Drum programing, mixing & mastering: Erik Arkö
    Guitars: Luca Delle Fave (youtube.com/user/XGLDF)
     
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  2. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    Bravo!
     
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  3. archisland

    archisland

    Mar 5, 2016
    Stockholm
    Thanks!! :)
     
  4. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    You're welcome. Mind explaining how this is done? I see a lot of vids like this on YT, with someone such as yourself apparently having decent recording gear, drum programming skills, bass chops, and ability to shoot great video with multiple angles and edit it all very well.

    Wouldn't mind doing something like this for a couple of my band projects and solo ideas, but while I've done limited drums programming (many years ago) it was easier for me to learn to play the drums or find someone who can. The bits of video editing I've done were very time consuming when it came to synching video to sound, much less incorporating various video sources/angles.

    Is there specific gear or software, processes or techniques that makes this relatively easy, or are you spending many dozens of hours on it?
     
  5. archisland

    archisland

    Mar 5, 2016
    Stockholm
    Thanks! I'm using Final Cut Pro X, which has a neat feature called the "Multi cam". It makes it easy to sync up the angles and cut between them without much effort. I think that there are some similiar features in Adobe Premier as well :)
     
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