Final bits and pieces
Posted on January 10, 2010 by James
Emi’s in the studio finishing what should be the last of the recording for January’s installment of our 2010 song-a-month challenge. We cheated a little as we had started recording ‘Easy’ before the New Year – February will be where we’ll start really feeling the heat!
We just did a little tweakage to some of the drums too. Drums drums drums. Drum programming is probably the part of the recording process I struggle with the most – too busy and they’re overwhelming, too sparse and they’re dull, too loud and they’re overpowering, too quiet and they’re lacklustre. It can be tricky to get electronic drums to sit well with the acoustic instruments.
I’ve been listening to Fink alot recently – and the drums are really cut back but fit the music so well. The guitar is very rhythmic so that keeps driving the songs forward. Do give him a listen.