page lists the editing sessions carried out
on VPO tracks, up to the end of That's odd. It does not explain how
are sessions re-editing and
re-orchestrating previously recorded work (latest first). This may be
minor alterations to the vocal track to adding more instruments.
Re-recording sessions will be listed under recording sessions and may
also include editing/orchestration. After That's odd, records of
editing sessions were still kept, but only as part of the masters
themselves. The dates on which edits were done were included in the
project pages listing the tracks.
Minor vocal edits to synchronise main and backing vocals better. Catholic shame.
Minor vocal edits
to soften some consonant sounds. Killing
time. Very fiddly vocal edit
which involved matching two cut
vocal takes exactly together - sort of a digital equivalent of a tape
Minor vocal edit to soften a consonant sound near the beginning. Ghosts.
Minor vocal edits to
synchronise main and backing vocals better. Slight alteration to cello
part before the last verse to make it flow more smoothly. Say goodbye.
I was supposed to be
looking for a vocal glitch in this one. I didn't find it, although I
did fix a different glitch that I hadn't noticed. Baldalay.
Altered the mix to make
the backing vocal louded. Softened one consonant sound in the main
end slightly. And that's the end of round four of edits. (There was a
further bout of frantic editing that same day as I remember it, that I
described at the time as round five, and a handful more tweaks between
bouncing the MP3s and burning the disks.)
Vocal edits. Yes,
this is the beginning of round four.
sailor. Minor vocal
and effects changes. This was the end of round three of editing.
remixing. Minor vocal edit. Catholic
shame. Mix alterations. Ghosts.
Some string and piano edits towards the end.
are gold. Minor
vocal edit. Time passing backwards.
Vocal edits. Some remixing.
Mix changes. Some
percussion changes. Lifetime.
Alterations to the
Minor vocal edit
near the end. Angel.
stereo out level 2dB, though not sure if that will be effective, might
have to do it on the master instead.
goodbye. Flex edit in
one small section of vocal near the end.
28/1/12 - Ghosts.
Backing vocal effects changes. Some remixing.
effects and mix changes. Time out.
Remixed slightly. Killing time.
Some changes to the whistle at the end.
24/1/12 - I
guess I changed (my mind).
Vocal effects and mix changes.
hell of it. Alterations
to a guitar part near the end. Follow
the crowd. Vocal effects and
mix changes. Time passing backwards.
effects and mix changes.
at speed. Vocal effects
changes. Vocal remixing. The hell of
it. Almost removed some
backing I wasn't happy with it and
replaced it with another vocals track with effects.
changes. Vocal remixing.
Now. Vocal effects changes.
ends of the first two verses which weren't resolving properly. Altered
drum EQ, compression and mix. Corrected what seem to have been
inadvertent changes to the choir part.
15/1/12 - Life.
from first niggle list, in particular speeding up the opening and
remixing to avoid the trumpets overwhelming the rest of it.
out. Effects changes
and a surprisingly long struggle remixing it.
Added final section
by mangling the earlier section.
Alterations to the last section to make parts of it more consistent.
alterations to remove jarring notes.
automation for strings. Changed piano effects. Remixed
Added distortion to
guitars and mandolin. Changed vocal effects. Remixed.
Two hours of
vocal edits to alter the vocal rhythm in the middle 8 without
re-recording it. This was a lot of fiddling but I believe I have pulled
Vocal edits and effects changes. Minor remixing.
Added choir. Still
not quite sure of that change. I might not have the mix right yet, but
it definitely lacked something without it.
remixing and effects changes.
time. Vocal edits.
Replaced clavichord with harpsichord.
instrument from guitar to choir and changed effects.
Very minor vocal edits. A fair amount of remixing. Say goodbye.
Very minor vocal
edits. Minor remixing.
struggle with the vocal after hearing problems with it when playing it
from the MP4 player in the car. The
sailor. Changed noise
reduction setting on vocals after hearing
what sounded like microphone hiss.
guess I changed (my mind).
Minor vocal edits.
changes. Added viola.
sailor. Extensive and I
might add very tedious and time consuming vocal edits.
at speed. Minor vocal
edits. Effects changes. Mix changes.
edits. Effects changes. Mix changes.
Backing vocal edits.
Minor mix changes.
Extensive vocal edits.
Minor effects changes.
are gold. Some
effects changes. Some mix alterations. Completed bass part.
31/10/11 - Memories
Started adding bass part. Extensive vocal edits.
edits, mix alterations, percussion changes.
guess I changed (my mind).
Somewhat premature edit to avoid guitar clash with Steam.
isn't going on -
effects edits at the very end of the vocal. And that should be it for
words, What isn't
going on, Do you? - all vocal
edits, remastered. The tune
- added automation to stop
long fade-out. Remastered.
tune. Alterations to
the last two or three notes. Remastered. Do you?
- vocal timing alterations
towards the end. Remastered. Eastern
mist. This sounded a bit
loud, despite being normalised, so I
had another go at pulling the output gain down a bit. Your own way.
squeak from the end of the guitar part. I still don't know why it was
there, but I have got rid of it. That's the end of round 3 of the
blame me -
alterations to yet another guitar. Remastered. Bittersweet.
Removed lots of clicks
and clunks from the vocal. I'm not entirely sure how they got there,
although some at least of them could have been side effects of flex
editing. Remastered. The bass place.
Filtered out some noise in a prerecorded drum loop. I'm not sure it
should have been there, but it isn't any more. Remastered. What isn't going on.
wonder - alterations
to guitar, in particular softening the front edge of the sound to make
it less heavily plucked. Remastered. Farewell words.
Vocal edits. This
took a bit of
doing but it sounds OK now. Remastered.
2(?)/3/11 - I was just thinking -
alterations to guitar including amp settings. Some flute and other
alterations. Remastered. That was the end of round two of editing.
own way. Added more
choir. Added clarinet part. Remastered.
you? I went back to
editing this and found lots more clunks in the vocal. After a long
struggle I believe I've got this there or thereabouts. This is another
where the vocal isn't going to be perfect, but hopefully it's
sufficient. It's sure taken an awful lot of work.
mist. Changes to
effects on the choir, and slight mix alterations. The other parts
weren't affected. Getting together.
Drums remixed. Filled in rather odd gaps in the orchestration around a
minute and a half in. Altered strings on the last note. Cedric - shutup.
Changed EQ on
percussion. The other parts weren't affected. Do you?
After a longish struggle,
removed two annoying clunks from the vocal.
down to the doctor.
More vocal edits. I don't think I can get it perfect; this is as good
as it will go. Added vocal effects. Remixed. Remastered. This leaves
five more tracks still to do in the second round of editing.
Slight mix changes. Slight changes to text part. Remastered. Buzz me.
This sounded too loud, and
sure enough there was a compressor on the output with a +5.5 gain on
it. Altered some of the trumpet part as it didn't sound right on the
on-beat; also took it down in the mix. Remastered. Get down to the doctor.
Changed vocal effects.
bass place. I thought
this was a bit loud, and sure enough there was a compressor on the
output with +3 gain on it (tut). Set it to bypass, increased individual
track gains until the overall level looked about right, remastered.
isn't going on. Vocal
edits/effects changes. Remixed. Remastered. The tune.
Slight vocal edit.
Remixed. Remastered. Do you?
vocal edits and EQ changes. Remastered.
21/2/11 - The
Amended strings at the end. Changed some effects. Remastered.
words. What you
might call manual de-essing. Slight adjustments to compressor settings,
mix and EQ. It does sound better though possibly still a bit essey.
Remastered. Don't blame me.
Slight vocal edits. Remixed. Remastered. Bittersweet.
In the end fairly
extensive vocal edits, also remixed. The
colour red. Added to trumpet
and string parts. Slight
alterations to mix. In case you're wondering, this
sudden surge of activity is on account of just having been notified
that the UK Songwriting Contest will be open for entries on 1 March.
noodling. Remixed some
more to pick out different elements of it. Remastered. Synthetic lines.
Retimed drum parts
as although they were apparently set correctly they sounded a tiny
fraction slow. Remastered.
18/2/11 - Just
Remixed to pick out melody more clearly.
wonder. Added to piano
part. Modified guitar part. Remixed. Remastered.
wonder. Starting on
was just thinking. Some
effects changes. Some remixing. Removed irritating inconsistency in
piano part in the middle. Remastered. This completes the first round of
own way. Added choir.
Remixed. Long struggle with vocal finally got all the clicks out and I
believe it's now OK. Remastered.
effects changes. This has had problems due to everything being so, erm,
loud. After some wrestling it all seems to squash in at the moment,
albeit with the main output turned down a long way. [Later remastered.]
one instrument part. Changed a lot of effects including introducing a
lot of distortion.
Eastern mist. Some effects
down (to the doctor).
Another long, horrid struggle with the vocal. This is now much, much
closer, although there is still a part of it that doesn't quite sound
down (to the doctor).
Horrid struggle with the vocal for reasons that I don't really
understand. Parts of the vocal kept being missed for some peculiar
reason, possibly delays accessing files(?). I hope I'm closer though
the timing still sounds a little off in places and it might need a flex
27/1/11 - Buzz
me. Expanded trumpet
Added guitar part.
part. This will still need something else. Not sure what yet.
- this is a key one
as it didn't sound right when I did it to start with and I even
considered dropping it. Started adding a drum part.
you? - minor vocal edit,
you? - more vocal edits,
especially timing. Some effects changes. Could still do with a remix.
you? - vocal edits. This
is involving redoing the vocal completely (although not re-recording).
I'm not sure quite why there are so many vocal issues with this one,
but it will take a while to sort it all out. I have a new vocal track
but it now needs timing edits. It might possibly need flex edits. This
will take a while.
amendments, added a little delay to the lead synth. Remastered.
isn't going on. I
spent some time making alterations to the vocal. I also did a lot of
remixing which was very tricky. Remastered. The tune.
Vocal edits. effects.
Piano effects. Some remixing. I remastered it, but I had an
uncomfortable feeling that it still wasn't quite right, ironically
it says that even this bit here isn't very pleasing to the ear and so
forth. Later I had another go at this using flex editing, and
remastered it again. I think it's better, but I'm still not sure if
bass place. Extended
bass part, spent quite a long time working on it. Altered effects
slightly. Remixed. Remastered.
colour red. Long
struggle mixing this. Added a bass. Also added an overall reverb
setting, which I don't normally do. Remastered.
some other effects. Remastered.
blame me. Vocal
effects, some vocal edits, some remixing. Remastered.
lines. Worked on
effects. Remixed slightly. Remastered. Farewell words. Vocal
one is now sounding done.
fourth guitar. Remixed a little. Remastered.
noodling. Added drums.
Started adding fourth guitar. Spent a long time on effects on both.
noodling. Added 2nd
- I wasn't sure what
to do with this, but I thought of something. I added a santoor,
apparently some kind of exotic string thing, not that it matters much.
I spent quite a long time playing around with effects until I finally
hit on a distortion effect which together with a long reverb was
perfect. Then spent quite a long time more orchestrating that right
through. I tinkered with the flute effects for a while including adding
a mild echo. Remastered.
wonder - Completed
trumpet part. Added guitar part with tape echo. Amended balance
settings. This is now sounding much better.
wonder - spent a long
time finding the right sort of trumpet sound, then started adding a
trumpet part. This is starting to sound better.
wonder - modified some
of the piano by making the notes longer.
Enhanced piano reverb. Added an experimental forest though may take it
out again. Haven't remastered.
you? - somewhat early
as I haven't really started editing on this
CD yet, but I just felt it wasn't right. Pulled the vocal out into its
own track, did some traditional editing and a bit of flex editing.
Changed the loop key from A to C and changed some of the loops. Sounded
much better, remastered. Eastern mist
- again, I knew it wasn't right. Pulled the choir forward slightly to
bring it into step with the rest of it. Simplified the percussion line.
Definitely sounded better. Remastered.
- one final determined effort - Peaceful
surf and people and
waves faint people. Still
wasn't happy with the latter as it sounded too shrieky. Changed the
sitar for something more tonal (an oboe) and changed the EQ. Removed
three odd notes from the former. I also seem to recall changing one bar
on something though I can't now remember what. And that was it for
Beach sounds, all done... that as they say is a wrap.
26/2/10 - almost all the tracks on Beach sounds that have orchestration
on them. I didn't touch Waves
splashing steadily as
that's one of the best ones on the thing and it would be sacrilege to
monkey with it. I spent a long time on Small waves faint people working
on the effects.
25/2/10 - Peaceful
surf & people.
Modified effects. Remastered. I spent quite a long time on this. I was
trying to improve the sound quality. People
motor boats. Altered mix
slightly, remastered, again trying to improve the sound quality.
24/2/10 - Waves
Changed piccolo to glass. Changed mix slightly. Remastered. [The gap
from the previous session was due to work learning Logic Express on the
7/2/10 - Waves
motor boats. Added piccolo.
6/2/10 - Small
waves faint people. Completed.
4/2/10 - Small
waves faint people. Still
adding sitar. Altered effects.
30/1/10 - Small
waves faint people. This
is the only one that didn't sound right on the initial version. Adding
sitar. May also have to add strings, not sure. Initially it sounded too
20/1/10 - People
seagulls. Completed piano
part, then changed it to a guitar and changed effects. Remastered.
17/1/10 - People
seagulls. Adding piano part.
May not stay a piano.
changes. Remixed, remastered, reuploaded.
21/9/09 - A
chat. Minor vocal edits.
Remastered, reuploaded. Fort
and reuploaded due to an error the day before. That should be it, the
music now appears to be complete.
20/9/09 - A
didn't like the guitar sound drifting around on the wind, there was too
much getting lost, so I changed it to a polysynth and toned down the
phaser. Remixed, remastered, reuploaded. Saltcoats in my mind. This
didn't sound as if it was gelling well enough. Changed reverb settings
on guitar. Remixed. Remastered. Reuploaded.
18/9/09 - Fort
Added flute. [Remastered and
17/9/09 - A
chat. Added sitar. Remixed,
16/9/09 - A
(largely redone), vocal edits including manual pitch correction (which
is the first time I've done that). Unfortunately for technical
reasons most of the original effects were lost when some plugins were
rescanned and I had to redo them. It now sounds very different,
probably better actually.
14/9/09 - Rocking
blues. Changed guitar to a
banjo, altered effects, added
strings, remastered, reuploaded.
13/9/09 - Rocking
muted guitar part with very reverby effect, although that reverb plugin
turned out to be faulty and had to be deactivated. Altered parts of the
vocal guide, although I haven't re-recorded it. This was due to queasy
doubts about whether it was too close to Rocking chair in Hawaii by
10/9/09 - Rocking
blues. Remastered to remove
beep on previous version.
9/9/09 - Rocking
up original vocal recording, then reimported and re-edited it. Pitch
correction using VisualVox. Remastered, will be reuploaded.
7/9/09 - Gasworks
Terrace. Added guitar.
Effects. Remastered. Reuploaded.
6/9/09 - One
drink. Vocal edits. Added
sitar. Effects. Remastered.
25/8/09 - Reasonable.
part completed. Some of the effects may be a bit over the top.
24/8/09 - Reasonable.
effects. Started adding guitar part.
23/8/09 - Some
rainbow. Backing vocal
edits. Remastered. Reuploaded.
21-22/8/09 - Some other
rainbow. Added fantasia
part. Backing vocal edits.
19/8/09 - Gatwick
airport. Adding string part.
[Later completed and
17/8/09 - The
blues. Altered organ
effects. Remastered. Reuploaded.
16/8/09 - The
blues. Added church organ in
verses 3 and 4.
13/8/09 - The
assemble furniture flat pack blues. Minor
vocal edits and
effects changes, remastered, will be reuploaded.
12/8/09 - The
assemble furniture flat pack blues. Completed
part, it now sounds complete.
10/8/09 - The
assemble furniture flat pack blues. Vocal
including Visual Vox vocal pitch correction. Vocal edits. Started
adding strings part.
9/8/09 - Noddledirk
yeah wow far out). Trumpets
changed to guitar. Effects altered again. Remixed. Remastered.
Reuploaded. Later edited effects again as guitar didn't sound right.
8/8/09 - Noddledirk
yeah wow far out). Effects
7/8/09 - A
guide to the
city. Special effects
altered. Remixed. Remastered.
6/8/09 - A
guide to the
city. Vocal edits including
Visual Vox pitch correction.
4/8/09 - Cool
music box part (while I was waiting for the gas man actually). Altered
effects. Remixed slightly. Remastered. Reuploaded.
3/8/09 - Cool
water. Altered piano
effects. Started adding music box
1/8/09 - Saltcoats
my mind. Completed guitar
part. Uploaded. One note may
31/7/09 - Saltcoats
my mind. Still working on
guitar part. Altered mix
30/7/09 - Saltcoats
my mind. Adding guitar part
24/7/09 - A
chat. Effects alterations.
Remixed. Remastered. Will be
15/7/09 - A
chat. VisualVox pitch
correction on vocal. Bass effects.
13/7/09 - Fine.
vocal edits. Guitar edits. [Later remastered and re-uploaded, 14/7/09.]
12/7/09 - Fine.
edits. I still wasn't happy with the re-recorded vocal so I'm trying
mixing and matching from two different vocals.
11/7/09 - The
theme. Changed effects on
vocal and percussion. Remixed.
Remastered, will be reuploaded. Arctic
wind. Yet more work on
envelopes. Remastered, will be
9/7/09 - Arctic
work on envelopes. Long fight to get rid of a click. Remastered, will
7/7/09 - Arctic
new choir part and more envelopes. Remastered, reuploaded.
5/7/09 - Arctic
Added volume envelopes. Remixed slightly.
& effects edits, mainly in the first 11 seconds. Reuploaded.
23/11/08 - JFDI.
edits. Some trumpet edits. Reuploaded. Too late. Vocal
edits, vocal effects. Reuploaded. Going.
Vocal edits. Reuploaded. God
(did you do it right). Vocal
26/10/08 - JFDI.
session editing vocal.
20/10/08 - Think
something else. Extensive
though minor vocal edits.
[uploaded the following day]
18/10/08 - You
I thought. Vocal edits.
Reuploaded. Table polishing for
vocal edits, reuploaded.
16/10/08 - Tragic.
15/10/08 - Tragic.
edits, remix, reuploaded.
14/10/08 - Tragic.
and piano edits, some vocal edits, minor mix alteration.
13/10/08 - I
Extensive vocal edits. Reuploaded.
12/10/08 - Only
remix. File converted with Shuang. Reuploaded. Toleration. Vocal
11/10/08 - Only
2 pitch correction, long struggle with file conversion.
10/10/08 - Only
edits, vocal 1 pitch correction (VisualVox).
9/10/08 - Cough
Qin edits. Slight vocal edit. Reuploaded. Only me. Vocal
6/10/08 - Basic
effects and edits. Remixed. Reuploaded.
5/10/08 - Creation.
3/10/08 - God
do it right). Vocal effects
2/10/08 - The
creation. Special effects.
Remixed. Some piano
23/9/08 - God
do it right). VisualVox
22/9/08 - Going.
pitch correction. Vocal effects alterations. Remixed. Reuploaded.
21/9/08 - Too
trumpet. Changed vocal effects. Reuploaded.
18/9/08 - Me
and you. VisualVox
pitch correction. Effects changes. Remixed, remastered, reuploaded.
17/9/08 - JFDI.
edits including pitch correction (VisualVox). Remixed, remastered,
15/9/08 - Table
polishing for dogs. Another
long struggle with the
vocals. Remixed, remastered, reuploaded.
14/9/08 - Table
polishing for dogs. Further
wrestling with vocals.
11/9/08 - Table
polishing for dogs. Vocal
edits including vocal pitch
8/9/08 - Think
something else. Literally
hours of work on this
especially percussion and the troublesome outro.
7/9/08 - Think
something else. Added
trombone. Remixed, re-uploaded.
Outro still needs fixing.
6/9/08 - Tragic.
effects, slight alterations to orchestration, remixed, re-uploaded. Think of something else. Vocal
pitch correction (VisualVox). Percussion alterations. Re-mastered and
31/8/08 - You
I thought. Corrected
vocal pitch with VisualVox. Piano replaced with Ice Rain, pizzicato
strings added. Re-mastered & re-uploaded. Creation.
Vocal pitches corrected with
VisualVox, vocal effects
changed, re-mastered, re-uploaded. Tragic.
Vocal edits including
19/8/08 - Toleration.
sitar. Removed bass drum from percussion track. Further vocal edits.
edits, re-uploaded. Still not entirely happy.
17/8/08 - Only
bass guitar to accoustic bass. Altered trumpet and clarinet. Remixed
and re-uploaded. I
wish. Vocal edits.
15/8/08 - Only
bass guitar. Re-uploaded. Still not entirely convinced it sounds right.
14/8/08 - Cough
Yin Qang which got a lot easier when I realised I was writing a
13/8/08 - Cough
12/8/08 - Basic
11/8/08 - Organic
Added harpsichord part, and
yes that is flavour of the
month at the moment. Vocal edits. Re-uploaded.
10/8/08 - Creation.
part completed. Removed effects from Harpsichord. Remixed,
9/8/08 - Creation.
edits. Started harpsichord part.
15/12/07 - Fifteen hundred quid.
Minor mix alteration due to a glitch (at about 1 minute 29
by Oona while reviewing the provisional version of the CD..
22/11/07 - Goodbye
edits. Mainly this was one phrase that had a hissing in the background
due to the microphone having recorded the sound of the laptop cooling
fan. I got round this by using Audacity to strip the noise out of the
recording. The provisional version of Mustn't
burned immediately after this session.
20/11/07 - Goodbye
tomorrow. Vocal edits
18/11/07 - My
17/11/07 - Doom
Another hour or so remixing this as version two after deciding I wasn't
happy with the bass in the previous version. Now sounding better. Let's all have a party.
Minor vocal edits, minor remixing.
12/11/07 - Doom
Long struggle with this. Some vocal edits. A lot of remixing. After
something approaching two hours I had a version of it I was happy with,
although I had to compress the vocal hugely to avoid the output
11/11/07 - Footsteps
I'll just take the echo off in the outro, I thought. Just take a
minute. Ha ha ha. Noticed various minor glitches in the vocal track
doing it, and a long round of vocal edits followed. Had to be
compressed using Cakewalk compressor as Classic Compressor caused
clicks (which it sometimes does when applied to an audio track as
opposed to being added as an effect).
8/11/07 - Cheerful
news/We've got lots of money/Fifteen hundred quid -
orchestration and vocal edits. Not
a sales call -
still not happy as frequency range was unbalanced. Added second
bassline. Boosted bass frequencies on two instrument tracks. Remixed.
Then it sounded right.
7/11/07 - (I
bloody tree. Minor remix,
minor vocal edits.
4/11/07 - Not
call. Very minor vocal edits.
Added percussion. Modified
bassline and trumpet. Minor remixing. Sounds much better. Now and
- remix/remaster with quieter backing. Doom
Another determined attempt to get the bassline louder and bring the
whole backing up as it was sounding too quiet. I may now have gone too
far the other way. We'll
talk to you - belated
completion of adding sound effects.
One of them may now be too loud.
1/11/07 - Not
Longish go at this as the bassline sounded like a washing machine.
Minor vocal edits. Now sounds better though could probably stand some
23/10/07 - Footsteps
the hall. Yet more remixing,
followed by re-recording
(that is, remastering). Finally it sounds right.
21/10/07 - Footsteps
Yet another go at this. Oona liked the first version, but after a time
I felt it sounded dull. I therefore tried making it more elabourate by
adding more instruments and effects, but when I heard it like that, I
felt I'd overdone it. There were too many echoes bouncing around, it
just sounded a confused din. So it was back to the drawing board. I
took the echoes off again but left other effects on, rewrote part of
it, and then remixed.
[Not yet re-recorded.]
20/10/07 - Doom
Did some vocal edits, though it really needs a vocal re-record [which I
intend doing tomorrow]. Some work on effects as a result of which it
will now need a remix.
18/10/07 - Now
- more vocal edits.
We've got lots of money (and you haven't) - remixing
- remixing and vocal edits on early tracks. This includes compensating
for wobbles in my voice with clip gain envelopes with the opposite
shape to make them sound as if my voice was more even than it really
was. Reverb settings altered for bell chimes in Cheerful news.
Started remixing We've got lots of money
15/10/07 - Now
Zen/(I hate) that bloody tree.
Remixing as vocal was too
quiet on test disk. Vocal edits on (I
hate) that bloody tree.
14/10/07 - vocal edits on several early tracks
13/10/07 - My
Long go at this. It took me some time to understand the mechanics of
how this had to fit together. I did a lot of work on the string chords.
It's now either right or very close.
11/10/07 - Gas
lament. Altered piano effect
and mixing. Minor vocal
absent mind. Some
effects though reluctant to change too much as I don't want to spoil
it. Minor vocal edits.
9/10/07 - Gas
8/10/07 - Now
Zen/(I hate) that bloody tree/Cheerful news.
fix over-loud backing following effects changes. Yet more vocal editing
hate) that bloody
(I hate) that
Mainly further editing to vocal which I wasn't happy with. This song
has now caused almost as much trouble as the tree. Small alterations to
two sections of backing - the high section, which still sounds as if it
needs further changes, and the guitar chords going into the last
chorus, which now sound right. Be
nice to spiders. Effects. 120
Effects, some vocal editing.
6/10/07 - Now
Preparatory to re-recording vocal. Altered some effects and some of
vocal guide in chorus. Thought about adding an extra instrument but as
left the beginnings of a harp track were muted.
4/10/07 - Footsteps
the hall. Still wasn't happy
so had another noodle
including lining up flute and trumpet parts better. Took volume of both
down in mix. We'll talk
to you. Altered trumpet part.
1/10/07 - Footsteps
Added trumpet part. Some vocal editing. Slight nagging doubt that
backing may now sound too cluttered - will have to hear it a bit to
decide about this. It's certainly complex, but then it was too
I hate Christmas.
Added special effects and vocal compressor. Though I say it myself it
now sounds amazing, completely transformed. [After lunch] Not a sales call.
Spent about two and a half hours doing major excavations on this one.
Put in a new instrument part, added to the organ part, moved some
sections between parts, added effects, edited vocal. Sounds better.
Backing may be slightly too loud. Still thinking about middle 8.
the hall. Added effects and
more flute. Sounds better but
not sure if flute is now too loud. May add another instrument later.
29/9/07 - Let's
have a party. Playing around
with effects. Some vocal
editing. Sounds better.
26/9/07 - Fifteen
Short session. After some wrestling with effects and timing especially
on the guitar, this one is now sounding right though haven't
re-recorded from the sound card yet. [I
did this later.]
25/9/07 - Fifteen
hundred quid. Long go at
this. It is sounding better, but
still not totally convinced about the guitar and the last verse.
18/9/07 - We've
lots of money (and you haven't).
Removed vocal chorus
effect. Added bass and jazz guitar. Added echo effect on chorus vocal.
End result much, much better.
15/9/07 - Cheerful
Work on effects. Ready for re-recording vocal. [Note - chorus timing
was still too awkward to deliver so further editing took place during
the recording session 16/9/07.]
14/9/07 - Cheerful
Short session. Now have the vocal guide so it sounds OK against the
click track. Vocal will need re-recording though may edit it to fit the
guide purely to have an idea how it should sound.
13/9/07 - Cheerful
This had a lot of timing issues. Started a version 2. The timing sounds
much better as far as I've got, but it will need the vocal re-recording
to the new timings.
and Zen. Alterations
to backing. (I hate)
that bloody tree. Significant
alterations to both backing