Have you ever wanted to see what really goes in to making a pop rock song that sounds big and wide? First, you need to make sure that you get the best possible recordings of the instruments. Second, you need lots of layers, and the guitar parts need to have a bit of variation.
In this video, I am working on a song with David of The Workday Release. We started by recording acoustic guitar tracks and finding a position that had the right amount of percussive character that fit his finger picked part.
Next we moved on to the electric guitars. I wanted the electric guitars to sound wide, without having to use power chords. So, we went to lots of layers of an arpeggiated part that I came up with. I did 2 things to make the part sound big and full. First I played the part on several different positions along the guitar’s neck. Second, I played some parts with no effects, and some with vibrato and delay.
Finally, we added the bass guitar. Usually, you might see somone play the bass earlier in the recording process, but I chose to do it later so that it might inspire a more melodic part.
Take a moment and watch this video to get an inside look at what I do every day inside of Spitfire Studio while making records.
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