So I’ve set up the blog, now I need to figure out how I’m going to write and record.
Here’s what I’ll be using
it’s a pretty simple (I hope) 4- track recorder but it should do the job. I don’t want to get carried away writing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and then realise I can’t play it live; but I do have some bongos and things around the house I may throw in if it helps.
Setting up the The Studio(!)
I’m having to choose my moment, the mic is incredibly sensitive putting on the headphones I can hear cars coming up the road, fireworks, the washing machine spinning downstairs and conversations in the house next door. It also picks up my children bursting in halfway through and asking if its time for tea, so it looks as though I’ll be recording after bedtime.
I wanted to get a nice intimate sound for the vocal so I looked round the house for a nice quiet spot. The loft seems perfect because everywhere else has something noisy plugged in so I get all the gear up the ladder.
To avoid all the echo I’ve built a sort of tent.
This isn’t working it’s still too ‘echoey, which is a shame ‘cos I like it up here, I feel like the guy in ‘Shallow Grave’ -maybe I could drill some holes in the floor and keep an eye on things.
OK – back to the bedroom and still looking for ‘intimacy’ I build myself another little tent.
Structurally it’s not all that sound, and I’m scared of the dark…
bollocks I’ll just sing into the mic and see what happens.
Ps.- Nathaniel and Laurie did enjoy the studio….