This week my textbook took me through recording vocals both lead and background. Some important things to note their as vocals are usually the main focus in a song. Or As my mentor Mark Christensen told me today "The lead actor". It doesn't neccisarily have to refer to vocals. It could mean a lead guitar solo or any other instrument. I thought it was an interesting way of looking at the picture. He said that in producing a song it helps to think of it like a movie in the way that you always need a lead character for the audience to relate to. If the lead actor was taken out of the scene and all that's left is background extras on the set there wouldn't be anything for the audience to really connect with. The same way that a song needs a lead focus for majority of the song. I thought it was an interesting point.
I am in the middle of my first project as an advanced audio student here and I am recording a fantastic band called under the sun. We had a tracking day that went incredibly well. I am now about to start my musical overdubs in a few weeks. I am running a little behind schedule because the band I am recording went on tour, so I am waiting for them to come back. In the mean time I will be listening to the track over and over, and as suggested to me by Mark, I will be writing a spread sheet to write down all the things that I think we need for the next steps and awaiting their return.
Until next time