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Month: July 2010

Adding Bass and Drums to Welcome Home

The first thing I did was to find some real drummer loops to put on this track before laying down the bass. I have been using Drumcore to avoid that programmed drum sound. I choose a series of loops recorded by Lonnie Wilson. You can see Lonnie recording grooves for Drumcore on YouTube. I then added the bass sound using my trusty MusicMan Stingray Bass direct into my Presonus Firebox interface. I will tweak the tone of the bass later.

Matt Horner – Welcome Home -Added Bass and Drums

Once the drum track was in the tune you can really hear the push pull of the tempo. Next step will be to modify the keyboard track to synch up more with the groove.

Resonate 2010 – Rough Tracks

Mary MacLean has been holding a 3 week intensive course in worship and song writing called Resonate 2010. On Friday I recorded the rough tracks for 12 songs from the participants in this course. I’m going to blog the evolution of one of those tracks into a more complete song.

The first tune I’ve selected to do this with is Matt Horner’s Welcome Home. Since I only had 9 hours to record 12 songs we did not have a lot of time to be picky. Matt was not super confortable with playing the keyboard part. Dispite the fact that this was recorded at around 8 am I think it has some real potential. Here is the rough track.

Welcome Home – Rough Track

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