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How I Did It

I Can Finally Call You/I Abide
by Admiral Bob
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Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 9:43 PM

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Tools I Used

Fostex MR-8, Audacity, Reaper, SM-58, Rednef Twin VST, Fender Telecaster, Fender p-Bass, Yamaha Piano, BOSS DR-880

Samples I Used

Snowflake's "I Can Finally Call You God"

Original Samples

A (real) piano part, two guitar parts, bass, drums, five vocals


Recorded a drum part on the Fostex, because I knew I was going to go around the house recording things. I went upstairs with the Fostex to record the piano part (on a real piano, I wanted the authenticity.) Then I went downstairs and recorded the trebly echo telecaster into the MR-8, and then a bass part.

Moved the files to a computer, mixed them up, wrote a lyric, and recorded a high pitched vocally. It was a little too whiny and thin on its own, so I added some lower backing voices, one octaved down, and the other at a third... I did one set for each channel.

I added a Telecaster (recorded to the computer) doing fills, then mixed it, added some stereo separation, a gentle compression, and then leveled it up with a limiter.

Other Notes

It was hard not make it sound harsh, but I think it turned out alright.