Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

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Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Chris C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:29 pm

Howdy! First song in years. I was active on this site during the Homemade Hit Show time, but haven't been recording much since.

Pretty straightforward instrumental, recorded in Garageband. Guitar parts are a Telecaster played through a Lexicon interface. Drummer is a built in Garageband drummer. Other instruments played with a USB MIDI keyboard and heavily edited - I'm a lousy keyboard player.


https://tipsylibrarians.bandcamp.com/track/taking-the-d
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by The Cracks » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:36 am

Sounds nice.

Welcome back. I think I remember My Cubicle. A HMHS under two minute song?
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by dickl » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:08 am

Nice clean playing and recording. I like the guitar sound.
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Chris C » Wed May 01, 2019 1:28 am

Yep, My Cubicle was mine. Amazed you remember. After the one minute challenge, I made a slightly longer one.

Thanks for the kind comments, y'all. Working on a "real" song instead of an instrumental. At my rate, look for it in Fall 2022!
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Lungfruit » Wed May 01, 2019 6:13 pm

Chris,
Nice Jazzy feel to it. Nice guitar work. The mix is good.
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Jim_Fogle » Thu May 02, 2019 6:03 pm

Welcome back!

The guitar playing is clean. Good work recording the guitars.
Are you using reverb that came with the Lexicon interface or Garageband effects? I assume both of the guitars are the same Telecaster played through different pickups, amp sims and effects. They sound very different from each other.

The left channel guitar (plays holds and counterpoint) sounds very jazzy. The sound reminds me of Steely Dan.

My computer has Windows 7 so I know Garageband is a capable daw that includes many effects and loops but not much more than that. Both the drum track and bass sound good. I would not have guessed they were midi controlled. Excellent job of programming the midi tracks.
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Chris C » Wed May 15, 2019 3:31 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Lungfruit and Jim.

To answer your questions, the reverb is from Garageband and yeah, both guitars are the same Tele. I think both were the neck pickup, but lots of effects on one side and pretty minimal on the other. And you're right, different amp sims.

The bass was sort of played on a midi keyboard, but pretty heavily edited after. Mostly I took the best bits, cleaned them up and moved them around. The drums are this kind of neat feature Garageband has where you can pick different drummers. They have names and fake bios. Things like "Bob is a old school rocker that also draws from classic 60s R&B". It's weird, but cool. I auditioned a few drummers : ).

It has some controls where you can move a marker around an axis to ask it to play simple vs. complex and loud vs. soft. Use snare or toms, ride or high hat, etc.

Thanks again!
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Re: Taking the D - Garageband Instrumental

Post by Roy-Al » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:07 am

Really cool song with nice mixture of jazz, pop and R&b. If a body purchased the digital track, would a body be free to use it in a recording? Asking for a friend. :D
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