Recording: Overdubbing non-rhythmic music

Sailor’s Lament is one of our favorite songs! You can check it out here! We recorded that video a while back. Very fun! One of our challenges for the studio was maintaining the non-rhythmic aspect of the song while also being able to record instruments one at a time. In some sections it can be rather difficult to predict when the chord change is going to be. It’s much easier live when playing all together. So we decided to use our live take as a model and track our instruments over it! It has made the process a lot easier, but still not simple. The main problem being that it can still be difficult to anticipate chord changes. In the video below you’ll see how I (Charlie) navigate this difficulty by creating cuts in the audio waves to give myself some visual cues. Give it a watch and let me know what you think!

FYI: I’m using Logic Pro X on a MacBook Pro. Recorded my screen using Quicktime. Used the computer’s internal microphone for quick and easy audio capture.

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