posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 10:38 AM
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
Thanks L S D! This song is a rare (for me) "proper" studio project.
I wrote the song and played the acoustic and electric guitars and sang. I hired a freelance engineer/producer, and rented a one-room studio (an odd
set-up) running ProTools. This was one of the only times I hired session musicians: one played bass, keys, and sang the backup parts; the other played
drumset. Oh yes, and I "hired" this mega-stoner buddy of mine at the time to play the gong. He really got into it!
(I am iffy about naming them here. Not because they don't deserve credit, but because this is not a commercial release and they have nothing to gain.
It was a job for them and they got paid; I will never benefit, outside reminiscing, by this recording. I am not in contact with any of these people
and I can't say whether they would approve of me putting their names here.)
Since this recording, I've assembled my own project studio. I record on a Yamaha AW1600, an old school piece made circa 2007. It's one of the last
generation of "studio-in-a-box" machines before everything went to computer. It's basically pro-tools that doesn't require a PC. It has pretty much
all the main features one expects from digital recording and I got it for $300 on craigslist. My only complaint is the onboard pre-amps, so I have a
modest collection of outboard pre's.
a reply to: Propagandalf
Thanks Prop. I have lots and lots of music from over the years. Much of it only has value to me, but I'm currently slaving over a production that I
hope to share sooner than later.