I'm sorry I've been such a flake on the updates! My computer decided to up and die, so I'm bumming off the "community home computer." Anywho, yesterday we started the recording process and let me tell you, it's going fabulous and though tedious at times, is very fun and rewarding.
Yesterday, we laied down all the drum parts, 2 scratch tracks, and 1 song on the piano. It all went really well. I don't remember his name, but a guy named Tyler played the drums for me. He's pretty awesome and an entertaining person, to say the least. We started at like 9AM and went until about 5:30PM. For those who don't know (because I didn't know at first), a scratch track is a really rough take of a song that's recorded so that the drummer can have something to play to. The drums are typically the first part of the recording that is laid down and recorded, because they carry the beat of the songs. However, because my EP is primarily piano based, he only played on 2 songs.
I just got back from today's session about 20 minutes ago. Dear Lord! What a long day. It was very productive and we got almost every song done on the keyboard, but it was very long. I think there was like one song we worked on for up to 3 hours or more? After like the first hour and a half, you're beginning to feel kinda like you're sick of the song. Then once hour 2 rolls around...you're very done. And hour 3....you're just on the verge of insanity, which is why we took a lunch break at like 2:30. And even then, I think we were all dreading going back to play that song. The song I'm talking about is called "Breathe For You." I hope you all like it, because if you don't...I may have an anuerism. Um, totally kidding, by the way. Anywho, this is why we decided to wait until tomorrow to work on it again. *Phew.*
Speaking of tomorrow, Tomorrow we'll be finishing up that crazy song and then lay down all of the guitar parts, mandoline (YES MANDOLINE!!!), and start some of the vocals! Then, we take a break and get back in the studio next Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up vocals and programming.
I'm going to try and take some pictures and videos tomorrow and over the nexy couple sessions to share. I hope you are all excited as I am to hear the finished product. I cannot wait for you to hear it!
I promise to update soon.
Love you lots and Stay Tuned!!!