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A Ride To New Places

By Arcana on May 8, 2016 9:01 pm

A Ride To New Places


As you can see from the log, I worked on this song barely this week and did practically all of my work on Sunday, which makes me lazy because I usually don’t want to spend my entire sunday up against the deadline mixing (even though this song desperately needs the production and performance improvements).

Tues. May 3, 20:40 - 21:50. Doing some initial song planning. Chords, structure, etc.

Some issues with how my synths are set up, MIDI being sent to all channels simultaneously and it’s making a mess.

Classic vi - I - V - IV progression in key of F#m (capo 2nd fret).

Thur. 20:30 - 21:00. More noodling around. Not really sure what I want to do to this song, but I think I want to build a bit more of a groove than normal.

Sun. 11:30 - 12:45. I have a bit of catching up to do, there’s no melodies or structures laid down and I have to submit a song today.

Some things to keep in mind based on comments from previous weeks:

* More guitar shaping
* More crazy drums
* Play some bass
* Watch my pick technique, my attacks on the guitar are not very clean

14:30 - 16:45. Get the structure down, minimally mix it, oops there’s a lot of stuff wrong with this song but I have other things I have to do with my day and I can’t replace the slightly-off beat bass parts.

Total time: 5h 10m, which is similar to other weeks. This kind of goes to show that it takes me about 5 hours to half-ass a song, but if I don’t do 3 hours in one day, the song ends up being substantially less lazy than if I do it all in a single sitting.

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May 9, 2016 3:41 pm

There's a character between "in" and the preceding space, it's messing with my RSS feed. Hex value 10. How did you get it there? More importantly, can you get it out?

May 10, 2016 9:23 am

Nice Work! The off beat works great!

May 11, 2016 1:03 am

Glad that you like it.

Devious: Not sure what the character is that's messing with your feed. '10' in text should be a linefeed which is similar to the carriage return character. I tried editing and deleting the character before 'in' and typing it again.

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