Frustration · Sep 16, 02:34 PM
So my simple set-up of laptop and mic have conspired to make capturing Michael’s guitar part for “When The Sun Goes Down” into a battle of epic proportions. What should be a relatively simple process (we’ve played the song a ton and he is a gifted man on the six string) is now a big ball of stress – with a tiny kitten clawing at it. I don’t have time to come back though so we finally managed a few takes despite technology clearly having it in for us.
When I play them back I’m not happy fully with any of them and splicing is not working as well as I had hoped as he wanders a bit in his playing on each (in a good way but not helping me in post production.) I am having the same feeling in playing back Lissy’s backing vocal for “Sad at Me.” I love her voice but I can’t decide on if it works with mine and how it flows in the context of the song.
There is a part of me that really wants to flesh out each song and see what happens and then the the other part of me that wants it to stay guitar and vocal so that I have control and a comfort level. Of course the whole point of returning to music was to move me outside of my comfort level so maybe I have my answer already.
— John Foster
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