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How I Did It

Always Maybe (Calendar Sister...
by spinmeister
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Wed, Oct 24, 2007 @ 3:39 PM

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Tools I Used

Cubase 4, Groove Agent 3, Stylus RMX, TC Helicon VoiceLive, Melodyne, Guitar Rig 2, ...

Original Samples

Created the harmony vocals (also available as a separate secondary file) using TC Helicon VoiceLive hardware.

Process

steps:
- create a chord progression I liked
- polish the original vocal track a bit
- create backup harmonies with the chosen chords using VoiceLive hardware
- pick basic rhythmic feel (top secret: it's a Bossa Nova)
- create a bridge
- create an ending
- record simple ePiano track
- record bass track
- do a lot of midi doctoring on drum track, change individual drum instruments, merge two different drum VST's, apply FX
- record acoustic guitar track
- record electric guitar track
- pick amps / fx for guitars (top secret, there's generous doubling and two different amp stacks for the eGuitar)
- change / fine tune ending
- one more round doctoring the drum tracks and mix
- final mix
- a bit of mastering

Other Notes

Here is my chord progression for those who may want to use the harmony vocal track, which can be found as a secondary file download:

Intro
D G

Verse
D G D G
D G D G

Chorus
D C G D C G A
D C G Em D C G A

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge
Em Em7 A D D7+ D7
Em Em7 A D D7+ D7
Em Em7 A C A

Verse 3

Chorus and fade