So....I am learning the ropes with all these fantastic tools here and I feel I am going to be charting more than just the one song I started with in another thread. In fact, I am currently working on many different ones. Figured I would start this thread instead of doing a separate post for each song.
ABC - The Look of Love RELEASED - Drums, Bass, Vocals.
Cameo - Word Up All instruments complete. Currently testing.
Dokken - Alone Again All instruments complete. Currently testing.
Dokken - In My Dreams All instruments complete. Currently testing.
Dokken - Just Got Lucky All instruments complete. Currently testing.
The Motels - Take The L RELEASED - Drums and vocals.
Quarterflash - Harden my Heart Working on drums (collaboration with GEP).
Steely Dan - FM Drums, bass complete. Working on vocals and guitar.
Styx - Lights CANCELLED - nsw1-6 has it in progress.
Wings - Silly Love Songs RELEASED - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Harmony.
Zebra - Bears Tempo mapping.
Zebra - Tell Me What You Want RELEASED - Drums and vocals.
Green text = new update
Black text = Same since last update
Blue text = Released
Red text = Cancelled
My process so far has been like this....
After I feel I have a good tempo map (IMPORTANT!) I chart the drums by hand. I do it all by sound first, then if a midi does exist I use that for reference. Call me crazy but I enjoy it this part of it =)
Trying to do vocals by hand was tough at first, but I think I am getting the hang of it (prolly gonna suck lol). Not sure about the DRYVOX thing. My mic sounds like I'm talking through a pillow for some reason. Gonna have to find a way around this somehow.
I will do bass and guitar if a good midi falls in my lap but I am really not interested in doing those by hand. I'm all for it if someone wants to collaborate. If I have multitracks, I'll do both guitar and bass (which is what I am doing with a few songs).
Testing process has been interesting. Tweaking the overdrive and things took some learning but I hope I have it down now. Watching others test your stuff is quite satisfying!
Cant stress enough the importance of that tempo map!
For the drums I am reducing the level of difficulty by hand, but for bass I am using CAT in Reaper.
I find that working on just one custom at a time is ok for a few days, then I seem to go batshit crazy by hearing the same song repeatedly so I have to switch it up.
I will update the thread again when I am able to report something significant.
Thanks for reading!