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Thank you, Graham. I really enjoyed that. What a beautiful, rich sound. Who did the percussion track?
The man in the machine... ;-)Long answer... I use a Boss BR-600 to record - it's a four track digital recorder. I like simplicity when recording so whilst I'm an IT professional avoid getting bogged down with it.Anyway - that has a built in drum machine.How I work is, I normally have worked out the beats per min before I start recording via a metronome. I then set that prior to recording anything. I then find a suitable simple pattern. I use that as a count in and to play along to to keep everything in time and synced up. Once I've got everything recorded I can go back and program in something more interesting, take out the count in, make sure it finishes appropriately etc. So with this one just a couple of fills into the break in the middle and back out of that. When you then bounce that all into a stereo master you record the final drum track alongside all the other tracks. It's nice as essentially you never have to use up tracks for a drum pattern until that final bounce.
Loved it. Just the thing to play in the car at full volume when driving through London!
Thank you Addy