Old 01-26-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Note to self DRUM TRACK FIRST!!!!

Spent all morning recording a couple of simple rhythm tracks, got them the way I wanted, then started adding some drum track grooves. Boy did that sound like crap!!!!

What a noob!!!!
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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Depends, I usually start with bass guitar. It implies the rhythms usually so the drums is a matter of programming the nuace or playing it properly.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:45 PM   #3
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Spent all morning recording a couple of simple rhythm tracks, got them the way I wanted, then started adding some drum track grooves. Boy did that sound like crap!!!!
Maybe it was the drums tracks which were out of place. You got your rhythm tracks sounding nice so they are not the issue, re-work the drums.

There is no right or wrong way as to which instruments should be laid down first, everyone has their own way and thoughts on what should go first and what order they record in.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:10 PM   #4
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Drums first,
everything else can be overdubbed.

I like to record them with a live guitar/vox guide track and DId bass.

Bass can be overdubbed easily so if I make a mistake we keep on going. The drummer has to be absolutely happy with his take before I move on.

If you're programming drums then it doesn't matter, it's gonna sound aweful anyway (joke, kinda, but not really, programmed drums don't sound good to me, I like a real drummer's touch. A fake drumtrack by a non drummer always sounds as such)
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:25 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, but this was just a total brain fart on my part.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:37 PM   #6
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Drums first,
everything else can be overdubbed.

I like to record them with a live guitar/vox guide track and DId bass.

Bass can be overdubbed easily so if I make a mistake we keep on going. The drummer has to be absolutely happy with his take before I move on.

If you're programming drums then it doesn't matter, it's gonna sound aweful anyway (joke, kinda, but not really, programmed drums don't sound good to me, I like a real drummer's touch. A fake drumtrack by a non drummer always sounds as such)
Yep, totally agree on the programmed drum tracks. Any chance you might be interested in recording some drum tracks for some of my songs?
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