Saturday, March 23, 2013

Trailer Park Boys caricatures + a random song

Quick song.  The backing track is looped to save time as this was just a little progression I wrote to solo on top of.  The solo is improvised up until ~2:00.  That section was sort of written and layered as I went along.

Blew through watching Trailer Park Boys recently.  Did some sketches during an episode in season 7 (I think)

Also as requested by my brother, Bubbles as "The Green Bastard."

Both drawings done in pen, scanned, and levels adjusted in photoshop.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Making Up Blog Post Titles Is Tedious Work: A True Story

Made another song yesterday.  It's pretty drastically different from what I usually make.

It started with playing with my loop pedal, but I decided to try and make something listenable out of it instead of the monophonic unmixed mess that is the usual result (see previous post).

All of the sounds (aside from the drums) are made with the guitar through my Line6 Pod, and straight into the computer.  The only post effects are EQ balancing and panning of individual tracks.

I was relatively smart about the EQ this time around.  Each track has a different EQ balance (there are 9 guitar tracks/1 drum track playing by the end), and each track has a range of frequencies boosted and a range that has been nearly removed, and the other tracks fill in the gaps so each track has its own frequency range to really come through.  I would normally do this, but I'm usually lazy about it.

Drums were a bit of an afterthought but they work really well with the song.  Made in Reason.

All in all a pretty neat experiment.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Loop pedal stuff and other music

Two small things I created using the loop pedal function on my Line 6 Pod.

Both were recorded first playing through my amp.  When I was satisfied with the loop, I sent it to the computer and added a lead part over top to give some variety.

Both came out pretty cool, with a Mass Effect soundtrack kind of vibe.  All the sounds are from my guitar, even the really synth-y stuff.


And here's a song that needs a good deal of work in the mixing department:

Sort of a post-rock thing that I've had written for a while now.  I need to do a lot more work on it and re-record a lot of it, but it was a decent test.