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Old 12-11-2006, 11:55 PM
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I looked at google, cut couldn't find aything useful.
I want to know what's the common recording process, you know, what's a basic track? which instruments are recording first, and all of that things.
Any input would be really aprecciate.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:02 PM
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I would record drums, then base, the keyboard, then guitar and the singers last. But that might just be me.
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and what happens, If the drums start at the chorus or at the middle of the song or something like that?
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Depends on whether you play to click or not. Cause then I would still record the same way I said before. I have never recorded without.. you can either program the click or you can record the first part of the drums.. then the second part and then fix the transition in cubase or some other sequencer.
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I'm a drummer, so lots of times the drums come first, but if I don't do it like that, even if there aren't any drums in it, I'll usually set up some sort of junk rhythm track just to help me locate changes and keep the overall feel of the song. I like to do agogo bell 4-counts before each section change. If you're doing it on a PC (or in a keyboard sequencer), just stripe a drum track over the whole song. You can always take it out later and redo it however you want.
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Yea, if there is a standard way, it's definitely the drums then bass etc etc route.

One way that i've tried a couple of times is if you don't like working with a ridiculously complicated click track, I record a mock "template" of the final piece on cubase where I play all the parts in, then, I record my live instruments with the instrumentalists playing along with the mock. Works quite well.
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what is to play with click? with a metronome?

I tried to record the drums first and for me is better, because I get the feeling of how the things are going. but for a drummer he'd like all the other instruments better so he can get the feel with all that. hahaha
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what is to play with click? with a metronome?
Yep, that's basically what it is. Some click tracks can get really complicated because they take into account all the tempo/time sig changes. I hate to imagine what a DT click track sounds like... poor Jordan!
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As a multi-instrumentalist, I tend to find it easier to lay down some other parts to the click track (typically bass and a scratch (meaning it'll be replaced later) simple keyboard track before recording drum takes. It helps me know whereabouts in the song I am for doing fills etc.
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yeah, I tend to record all the instruments (bass, guitar, keyboard's drums, keys) so, for me it depends on the type of song because if it is lke a nice ballad I prefer to add the keys first where they are like the base of the whole song, but If it is like a heavy song I prefer drums.
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