…on the other hand, it may surprise you what you can do with what you have.
Yesterday, I did my set planning for Sunday and Christmas Day. Included in the Christmas Day set was a the song “Do You See What I See.” Last week, I had shown my band how I’d like to play it, but I wanted to lay it down so they’d have a reference for when we performed it. Unfortunately when I went to record it, I realized that since I’ve been going into a real recording studio, my own recording rig was somewhat disassembled. So, I did a scratch recording using my Macbook and the GarageBand app.
The recording was adequate for reference purposes, but since GarageBand comes with some really good filtering plug-ins, I thought I’d see what I could do to make the recording not sound like I was singing and playing into my laptop’s internal mic. After just a bit of tweaking, I was amazed at the result. Check it out:
Technology is so awesome for the creative process! The finished product sounds NOTHING like the original. I even added some simple rhythm using software instruments with my computer keyboard!
Here’s an earlier version where I only messed with the EQ to remove the “tinny” highs.
In total, I probably spent a little over an hour getting it to the final state. So like I said, sometimes you have to use what you have, but it may just surprise you what you can do with what you have!
BTW, I may not make a post for the next couple of days, so have a blessed holiday season, whether you celebrate, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever!