Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

singled out

So i had pretty good luck with 45's at value village the other day, i managed to pick up

Terry Jacks - Seasons in the sun
The Beach Boys - In my Room
Harpers Bizarre - The 59th Street Bridge song
Tommy James - Hanky Panky
Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry the VIII, I am
and The Beach Boys - Sloop John B, Plus all their respective B-Sides

I also found a copy of The Fugs II on vinyl and Mr Show Season 3 on DVD at this little book/record shop in Toronto today when we went to go bring my Synth to the doctor.

Hopefully those will keep me busy for a bit, and Mr Synthesizer comes back as good as new.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

No Tomorrow

I had to get one last song in before Jeff took my piano away to record his parts for the album


I was listening to Dr. Dog's we all belong, and wanted to make something very simple with a nice slow groove. All it is, is Piano, Drums, Bass through the Fender Deluxe, Guitar solo ADT'd, Lead and 3 tracks of backing vocals. I really don't use backing vocals enough, i have vocal harmonies everywhere, but i need to start putting more ahhhhs in the back of things, especially in falsetto.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's you

i almost killed the computer doing this one.
for some reason Protools has felt like being a jerk lately and feels like freezing up everything.
Its got a lot of stuff going on, i started off with the piano and then did vocals, the lead if 4 tracks, 2 parts so i could finish one line while starting another then double tracked. 2 more tracks for the back up vocals plus ADT on them (about a 30 millisecond delay panned the opposite side to thicken it up) i didn't want to put in real drums so i started slapping a beat on my legs, and put hand claps in instead of snares, then i ended up putting a real drum track in and just leaving the other parts to augment the real drums. After that i did the banjo and ADT'd that so i could pan it to one side but still have it take up space on the other. I played bass to double the bass hand on the piano and put in the wah guitar. After that i just spent like half an hour trying to play a good sounding solo, double tracked that and then put the glockenspiel heavily compressed then through a Leslie simulator. Enjoy!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I fell in love

I had this tune in my head for a few days and was procrastinating putting words to it, I've always hated putting lyrics to things. Anyways its just a demo really, quick drums, piano, mildly dirty Bass, Horn stabs, Hammond, Nothing too special, got inspiration for the horns from watching the making of Stevie Wonders Songs in the Key of Life last night.

I Fell In Love

Saturday, July 4, 2009

the Mr Sir

I think that this will be the cover of the up and comming Mr Sir Ep

It at least seems fitting seeing as how most of the guitars and basses on the album were put through my old trusty Big Muff. One of my tracks actulay dates from like 2 years ago, i just put some more guitar on it and called it a day, the other one is only a couple months old

Feel It Comming - The guitars were done through guitar rigs orange simulator but were big muffed before entering protools, The bass was DI then put through the Ampex amplitube. They lead synth is my Roland Sh-1000 and the chorus was the Juno 60 with lots of the onboard chorus to try to get it to sound more leslieish.

Shake Me - Basicly the same set up, but the bass was big muffed too, lots of memory man on the clean guitar, and a healthy dose of glockenspeil with some tremolo.