If a Uni-Vibe pedal modulates the pitch, how do you double track with one? The answer? Very carefully. Actually, I just did it. I used the same settings on both guitar tracks and panned them both hard to one side. The effect was a kinda groovy stereo wobble. They were not in synch, but…read more
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track: Let Your Voice Be Heard
Size: 7.71 MB
The inspiration for the lyrics to this mess was a tweet from someone named Adrian Bott that stated, “‘I never thought leopards would eat MY face,’ sobs woman who voted for the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party.”
This one isn’t so bad… but I don’t like it either.
I had high hopes for this one when I first started working on it. Did it live up to the expectations? No way. Not even close. AlI I can hear when I listen to it is everything wrong with it. Why the hell did this one end up 5+ minutes long? It should be cut down to 2. Urgh.
There is a lot that I like about this one. There is one thing that annoys the shit out of me.
On about half of this year’s songs I tried to write the melody ahead of writing the lyrics. I noodled a piano melody and recorded it, then wrote lyrics to fit. On six of the seven songs I did this…read more
I had this thought this year that maybe I will try and come up with drum parts that don’t sound very traditional. Sort of like mid-80’s Neil Peart kinda things. In the end there were only a few songs that I attempted something. This is one. I thought going from 6/8 to 4/4 would be a cool…read more
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track: Now We Know
Size: 11.7 MB
Part of the plan this year was to use a real amplifier and real effects pedals on all of the guitar parts. Recently I have been becoming obsessed with uni-vibe style pedals. I used one on this song, a cheap thing called a Shaky Jimi. I used it too much, but what can you do.
I was a prog rock fan for years when suddenly in high school I got really into what would eventually be called Alternative. It was so weird to me that music so uncomplicated could be so good. Some songs were even made up of one phrase repeated endlessly and using only the melody and dynamics…read more
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track: Doin' that Cave Man Thing
Size: 8.96 MB