Interesting. I never thought of editing as ‘hiding’ errors. Or playing it loud either. Perhaps it does.
Ya don’t have to play it loud if ya don’t want.
My comment for playing it loud, is I think this is Rock & Roll and Rock & Roll ya play loud.
One of the things it ain’t hiding imho is,
I get this feel that I’m lagging behind tempo at the 1st few bars, about till the singing is. There is also a place that ya can hear me stutter for getting in one more round of the guitar part. It’s a repetitive song, I almost changed but didn’t and I hear that. I was wondering if others listening to it could hear that, because I do, but didn’t know what to do about it. Short of redoing that whole part.
And I can’t hide my vocal error at the break. Where I need to sing higher pitch, but can’t so go to drop it a octave to my range.
Them kinda things.
When I recorded this, all parts are in one sitting, playing the whole song, start to finish, there are no splices.
My editing consists of keeping levels below clip and levels about equal for all parts or maybe some parts louder, others softer, as I feel I want the parts to fit together. In this song I initially had hand clap throughout the song, I cut that about in half, where I was hoping, less is more. Maybe adding any effects if I want them too, like reverb on vocals or something like that. Them kinda things. Not editing out what I think are mistakes (with a redo of only that part). To make that error go away at one point only with the redo. Not sure I’m even technically skilled enough with a daw to do that move.
I appreciate the listen and comments Gordon. I will keep your insight in mind. Thanks.
Thanks for the listen and kind words Paul.
Since I had never recorded up till about a year ago. I seem to be following the person who taught me how to record. In the past, I’d have done this with someone else (back and forth input as to what needs to be done better, or over, or eliminated). That is gone for me now, so in lieu of that, I do all the parts I want to include, w/o input from others. Which I wish I had. ie. I have no one to let me in on if my timing is off or not. Only my best judgement, which ain’t always ‘best’.
You play real good Paul, I like your videos. Give this multi track thing a try, it’s fun.
I also have several tunes I do where there are only 2 tracks, guitar and vocals… To me, the sky is the limit. What ever I want to do, less, or more. However I think I want the song to come out as.
Even just doing it once, w/vocals and guitar, like you do. Which I like as it really is straight up me, or you, w/o much chance of edit.
I think I need to do more of them like that.
Hum, I’m getting ideas for perhaps another song.
I think I could use some practice at singing and playing at the same time.