May 26, 2007 3:17 AM

which stands for : guitar flute harp flute guitar. Last year my sister gave me her old dell inspiron 3800. I installed audacity on it and was in for multitrack recording. Actually, I didn't know that I could listen to the previous tracks and recording at the same time. So I recorded the first four tracks trying not to lose the tempo and then moving the track so it fitted with the rest, adding layer by layer. By the time I recorded the solo I had managed to listen to the background. Composition is not too ambitious, it was just a matter of testing.

posted by nicolin (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This is my favorite of what you've posted so far. You know, adding a shaker (or a sugarpot or a jar with rice or something like that) would be great. It's the kinda thing that doesn't get in the way and actually adds something to the whole. But it's really cool. A bit short, but cool.
posted by micayetoca at 8:32 AM on May 26, 2007

Wait, so you recorded each track while not listening to anything previous? Did you have a metronome or anything to keep track of tempo, or did you just wing it?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:16 PM on May 26, 2007

Hi Karlos,

Well I had just my foot but I sort of made it in a short span of time : I was listening to the previous track, stopping it, then playing and recording, then putting it all together, listening, stopping, recording.. you can hear the harmonica isn't really in sync, it's somehow floating in the background ... seems pretty stupid, but that was the first time I was using audacity.
posted by nicolin at 12:51 PM on May 26, 2007

But still, wow. You've got 10x the sense of timing I've got.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:37 PM on May 26, 2007

well, I wish I had perfect pitch instead. This is where I'm loosing time.
posted by nicolin at 2:22 PM on May 26, 2007

About adding a percussive instrument to that.. I just don't know how to play percussion. I plan to invest into a cajon but percussion isn't really my thing. I have to learn. So far I've been looking for programs that could help me to create drum tracks I could add to what I've recorded previously. But I don't understand a thing about VST and different formats : Is there a shorter way someone could indicate ? Thanks
posted by nicolin at 2:27 PM on May 26, 2007

nicolin: This is an awesome and beautiful piece! I read your description and the following compliments (comments), and yet at the end I was still waiting to hear great applause! Seriously, but then I heard some noise and a beep. Mayby that was your PC giving you the thumbs up.
posted by snsranch at 5:20 PM on May 26, 2007

I really like this.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:06 AM on May 27, 2007

You know, you got soul.
posted by humannaire at 5:04 PM on May 31, 2007

Geez, I love your outros!
posted by humannaire at 5:05 PM on May 31, 2007

This is really beautiful, nicolin. Nicely done!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:07 PM on July 8, 2007

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