Posted in Songs on February 15th, 2009 by Letter17 – Comments Off on Remastered Weeping
I discovered a whole set of mastering presets I didn’t know about in GarageBand, so I changed the master mix slightly, adding some punch and pulling the vocals forward. I think the mix is less muddy. It’s still messy, but I think this mix sounds better. It’s an R&B setting, of all things. Then again, I may be fooling myself.
Posted in Songs on February 14th, 2009 by Letter17 – Comments Off on Weeping Guitars
I decided to play with GarageBand. I decided I needed to learn how to record an acoustic guitar with a mic. I decided to sing.
Two of those threee things were good ideas.
So here you go – a couple of rough versions of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The first version is acoustic. I doubled up the vocals to try to make them less painful. I’m not sure it worked, but it’s what I did.
The second version is, well… more. I added effects to the acoustic guitars. I panned the vocals and added reverb, among other things. I played bass (go with it… it’s rough at first, then it settles in). I added another guitar. I even played lead. In true indie style, I made up for my complete inability to play a lead by just playing it loud. You can tell I listen to Neil Young. You can also tell I cut my musical teeth in the 80s. I can’t be accused of using too little chorus or phase.
Neither version is particularly good, but I had fun.