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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ug Benefit Album for Australian Floods submission

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Alright, time for another  episode of "Songs Clint Intends To Write for Albums, but Will Probably Fail in The End" It's a long name, but I think it Flows.

This time it's the UG Benefit Album for Australian Floods (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.ph p?t=1401139 ), and since it's for a good cause I'm bound and damn determined to get it done.  My progress will be blogged about here, mainly to keep myself on track, but also because I enjoy typing. 

1/23/11
So Yesterday, I got all of my recording gear set up, and by recording gear I mean amp plugged in to the computer via headphone jack with a converter, and monitoring the signal through my computer speakers with FL studio 9. The latency is suprisingly low, and after a 10 second or so adjustment period, I couldn't even tell that it was taking time. I'm going to have to do it all again later tonight, because I'm going back to my dorm and will be recording on my laptop for most of this.

I haven't written the song yet, but I figured having the ability to easily record my stuff would at least help the ideas come out. I'm thinking I'm going to do a song with a clean/acoustic guitar with electric drum beats, synths, and multi-tracked vocals. sort of Prize Fighter Inferno-ish, but less techno and more guitar oriented.

Lyrics are going to be the toughest part of this, I'm trying to write things, but I'm never satisfied with what gets put down, and never know how to fix it. I've decided that I am not doing an instrumental though, so it's going to be a challenge. 

That's a long first post, but most of that was just getting plans laid, future updates will have actual results and less supposing. (hopefully)

1/24/2011 afternoon update.
I wrote some lyrics and a chord progression last night, I think I still like them, but I'm going to take a look at them later to determine if I'm going to use it. I even have an idea of what i want the music besides the chords to sound like. It's going to be sparse and all acoustic at the beginning, but after I finish singing the song will build to an instrumental outro complete with sad sounding guitar solos and either a string section or just plain electro synths, and maybe even a drum beat behind it. 

I'm installing the demo to FL studio 9 on my computer right now, so I'll have to do each track as an mp3 or wav and then mix them into audacity, or mix them FL studio and export the whole thing instead of just saving it as a .flp project. I'll make it work.

if time allows tonight, I may even start writing a second song, and then judge which one I like better when they're both done.

The name of the Track right now is "Rome is Burning" if anyone is curious.

1/29/2011
sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I've been busy with school and such. I haven't recorded anything with "Rome is Burning," and I'm not sure if I will. You see, I've recently had an idea for a different song, and I'm going to try to write and record it. I'ts going to start out acoustic and sad, and build and build and, you know how it goes. think Colly Strings by Manchester Orchestra but just different.
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