Charity Album session

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by slyzspyz, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. slyzspyz

    slyzspyz Member

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    I did a session a few months back for a children's charity (no I didn't take a fee!) It's an album of Beatles' covers featuring a bunch of different artists from Western Australia, although there is a track with Nuno Bettencourt on it (he's married to a Perth girl, Suze Di Marchi from the Baby Animals)
    I didn't even know it had been released until I stumbled onto it on Youtube today (and no, I wasn't looking up my name either!)

    I'm playing on Octupus' Garden
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=uLkLXdu8Wgc

    The same video clip can be found halfway down on the myspace page, along with plenty of other stuff, please check it out
    http://www.myspace.com/withalittlehopefrommyfriends

    Anyway, the gear!
    it's my es-175 which I like to record to two tracks - one direct and one with a mic aimed at the strings to get a bit more of an acoustic sound even though the strings haven't been changed for about 4 years! There was no amp involved
    Due to time and budget constraints we unfortunately all had to overdub our parts on different days to a click track. I think the drums were actually put down first, then me, then the sax player played double bass and a sax solo (electric bass was his first instrument, he dabbles in upright a bit too) and the vocals done last. I mention this because I'm on my own out front, then the click starts when the singer joins in so there's no give and take with the time feel. I recorded a few takes and they chose what they liked, if I could do it again I'd try to vary my chord stab rhythms a lot more in the intro
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008

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