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J'ai faim

By djippy on August 2, 2020 4:38 pm

All done today in about 3-4 hrs of work. I was able to track guitars, bass, vocals and drums... This is rock, as usual, loads of overdrive, not that tight... Again, my little 3 years old was there when I tracked the first vocal track. Fun stuff.

Story about a guy that ask for food.

I'd like it to be a little more polished, maybe a couple more takes so it is more solid, but this is what this is and it is another one DONE!

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August 3, 2020 12:50 am

Great raw rocking sound as usual and the vocal cameo from your 3-year old was a nice touch.  Sounded like there was maybe a bit of distortion on the kid vocals, which was pretty cool sounding.

August 3, 2020 12:58 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Great raw rocking sound as usual and the vocal cameo from your 3-year old was a nice touch.  Sounded like there was maybe a bit of distortion on the kid vocals, which was pretty cool sounding.

Thanks again CosmicCairns. Yes, there is saturation on my vocals (and my kid vocals). I almost always put some saturation in parallel on vocals, sometimes more than other. I put an auxiliary send from my snare drum to the same bus as well so it is very present.

August 3, 2020 2:05 am

Awesome cameo! Love the sounds of that distorted guitar, too.

August 3, 2020 4:16 am

Awesome man, not bad at all for tracking a whole tune in 3-4 hours.  The mix sounds really good too.  I'd like to hear more vocals at some parts, but other then that everything is really clear.  The hard panning on the 2 guitar parts is a cool idea too. Toddler solo is always a plus to hear as well!

August 3, 2020 7:36 am

Good collaboration with your 3 years old! Did you get something to eat in the end?

August 3, 2020 1:26 pm
hent03 wrote:

Awesome cameo! Love the sounds of that distorted guitar, too.


Telecaster, the more distortionned one is on the left is the bridge pick up, the other one is neck pick up with volume down so it is less distortionned, on a cranked little tube amp that have a direct out, with cab simulation.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Awesome man, not bad at all for tracking a whole tune in 3-4 hours.  The mix sounds really good too.  I'd like to hear more vocals at some parts, but other then that everything is really clear.  The hard panning on the 2 guitar parts is a cool idea too. Toddler solo is always a plus to hear as well!


Thanks, I have my go to now for guitars and acoustic drums. I am not that happy of my snare, but I didn't have more time to put on it, and it pops out enough... I know exactly which part you are talking about for the vocals, there was a "P" on this part and the normalisation for this verse was just way less because of that. I could have fixed it, but I didn't want my girlfriend to be mad at me because I don't take care of the kids-housework etc... So I just released it as it is. I have a couple of chords that I don't like, a couple of beats that are not as tight as I would like (I actually have done just one take for the drums, guitars were track first). (Again to not piss off people at home.) Thanks!

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Good collaboration with your 3 years old! Did you get something to eat in the end?


Yes I did, the fun part is that it is Gaspard (the little one) that asked me first something to eat, and I was, this punk ish song could be about someone that cannot afford food.

August 4, 2020 3:37 am

KINDERCORE

Way to go little Gaspard!  The drumbeat is actually really cool, love the shuffle/stutter - the non-tightness really works in this style.  If the song was a faster tempo, it would not work, but as long as your hi-hat is on beat, didn't matter to me that some kick/snares were off.  You have a good internal rhythm, so your mistakes are still on beat.  I wish we could be in a grunge rock band together!  That bass chord sounding thing at the very end rocks.

August 7, 2020 1:43 pm

This is sounding very good. The drumming and the guitar are ballanced perfectly. You are doing an excellent job, playing all instruments and singing to it. I like the "ArrĂȘte" complaining.

August 9, 2020 11:52 pm

Rocks! I like the raw sound... guest vocals are awesome!

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