Just fiddlin' around
Some time ago I did a few practicing recordings with my band. The leftovers took up space on the harddisk, so I wanted to delete them, but not without scrolling through the sessions. Some drum tracks got my attention (we recorded them only to check the sound) and I was pleasantly surprised when I put a little EQ, some room and a compressor on them.
I am nowhere near an expert when it comes to recording stuff, so maybe I was just lucky (we miked the drum kit with some really cheap mikes - the only exception being a SM 57 for the snare - and ran it all into a 16 channel mixer from where I took the stereo out into ardour).
To make a long story short: I ended up cutting drum loops and just played a little with them at home and made a backing track for playing guitar solos.
What do you think? Every comment is welcome!
Ardour (obviously) on an iBook
Really cheap mikes (maybe obviously)
Fake bass made with the pitch shifter from a TC G-Major (which is slow, so the timing is far from accurate)
Marshall JMP-1 with Speaker Simulator Out
My Les Paul