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Offline Looking-Glass Lantern

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When to record guitar parts
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:19:19 PM »
Having always recorded all instruments before vocals, on the new LGL album I've saved the guitar parts until the end. This is a revelation, because guitar lines can really 'answer' or 'fit in' much more successfully. They are also played differently because the vocals are on while recording the guitar. As they say, it's a learning curve...  :idea:



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Re: When to record guitar parts
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 09:32:11 PM »
This is an interesting approach. I can see how that could work well. Must try this :tup:

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Re: When to record guitar parts
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 10:37:49 PM »
Cheers! I also think that it might contrast well with other guitar lines which are keyboard-led, by being more call and response derived... I'll keep on trying new ways of doing things!! 8)

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Re: When to record guitar parts
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 12:40:02 AM »
I think it's a good idea as well, LGL.  You'll have to post results so we can have a listen...
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Re: When to record guitar parts
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 10:39:09 AM »
I normally try to put a guide vocal down early on in the recording process, to keep me on the straight and narrow, as it were.....  ;)
Although, too many times the guide ends up being the main vox.....  :-[

Then, when I add guitar, I feel I'm more zoned in with what's (going to be) going on in the song, and I can play around where the vox will be/is. Also, when/if I redo the main vox, I can relate the vox a little more to the guitar. Kind of a mirror effect.........  ;D

Oh, and more through laziness than design, I can later use the guide vox as a double, a harmony or a drone, as appropriate....  :P
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