recording marathon

Well, the great Freakwitch recording marathon went well. There are now LOTS of tracks on the hard drive that I have to listen to. There are between 1 and 6 takes each saved of 18 different songs.

Coming into the weekend I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go. My guess was that it would take us Thursday to warm up, Friday to start getting good takes, and Saturday would be spent making sure we had everything we needed. That pattern was kinda right, except condense Friday and Saturday into the last 2 sets played saturday night. Thursday, Friday, and the first half of Saturday were spent warming up. After all, we haven’t played together much over the past month or two.

But, we stepped up when it counted. Time will tell, the recording marathon now morphs into a listening and editing marathon, so I can make sure I have solid, groovy drum and bass tracks for each song. Once that’s done, I get to start overdubbing guitars.

And that’s when the REAL fun begins….

But for now, I must sleep. It’s amazing how draining it is to focus one’s attention on the same thing for 3 days straight.

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