song of the household implements
and i discovered that if i recorded something.. i could convert it to MP3 and play it on windows media player and listen to it through headphones..
then hit record (in audacity) while singing a different part or playing along with an instrument..
then all i had to do was align the tracks so they all started at the same time and bingo.. an orchestra of me!
don't worry i'm not doing a whole fucking album or anything.. i was just exploring.. i've never recorded music before.. especially not instrumental shit.. i've only ever done two things at once (guitar + voice) but with this shit i can fucking do TEN!!!
so there i was.. i pulled out the old crusty bongos and recorded a minute and a half of highly incompetent pounding.. then as i listened to it in the headphones..
i played along on an old windchime that hangs in the hallway, then an old psaltery (medieval harp) that i had to tune with a screwdriver (!!!).. then i filled three bottles with different levels of water that i tuned to the psaltery track.. and i recorded one track for each bottle (note) blowing the notes in different rhythms..
then i sang a bass line.. then a.... uh.. middle bit... then i sang the high part with a few frills in it..
everything was done in one take.
it did not dawn on me til much later that i could have done one bit over and over til i got it perfect heh.. so each individual component is HIGHLY flawed but when they're all played ontop of each other they actually sound kinda cute!
as i said it's my first go at ANYTHING like this EVER so just listen to it as though you're at an impromptu hippy jam session.. where there are no second takes hehe..
the second one is me doing a celtic ballad acapella.. and i sang a high bit and a low bit over the top.. click on the links below to check them out!
the medievalish one
the celtic one