Sometimes the blog takes a back seat when back to recording
On of the things that I’ve been trying to do is come up with an efficient workflow once I sit down to commit to recording. As a solo artist/producer, I am finding that if I simply track with guitar, bass (simple direct using amp sims (temporarily) in conjunction with a midi controller I can focus on my primary drums and percussion first. Then once I am happy with the “general” mood/feel/tempo then I begin to construct turnarounds, changes in dynamics from a song structure stand point. From there once I “feel” I am where I want to be emotionally with the track, I begin to retract bass, guitar using my final approach (which is not simple). This goes back and forth quite a lot. See why an artist track is work….spending 40 hours on one song is not an exaggeration.