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|One Man Band?|
So I was just thinking the other day, "Hey, maybe I should start my own one man pop-rock band." I play the guitar, ukulele, piano, banjo, organ, drums, bass, trombone, trumpet and a little violin, so I think I have the instruments covered. So, I thought I would turn to sputnik for their opinion. Albums are the sound I would be aiming for
Aim and Ignite
I'd try to get the fun (pun intended) sound from this album, while still managing to keep deep meaning to the songs.
Would It Kill You?
I'd be aiming for an instrumental sound like this album, but a little more ukulele and keyboard based.
|3|| ||You, Me, And Everyone We Know|
Some Things Don't Wash Out
And finally, I've been told I've had a voice similar to Ben Liebsche, the lead singer of this band.
|Go for it.|
|I would try and start a band with more people, but all the people I know that play instruments are all "Well, to play an instrument, you have to wear all black and like really heavy music like Slipknot" so I don't think the idea of starting a pop rock band would appeal to them.|
|Just get a monkey to play the accordion and you'll be the delight of streetcorners everywhere|
|same! probably when i move out on my own this fall (but same city) for some reason is when i'll start. my band right now struggles with a four-way musical direction disagreement. i wanna just start writing my own stuff to have ready after we most likely break up this decemberish when our bassist moves, then find new people to play the parts and give their opinions. we'll see. |
|Yeah, me and a few friends started a band just for the school talent show. I got out-voted on the style we should play, and We ended up playing Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold and Down With The Sickness by Disturbed. Seeeing how I have a clean tenor voice and our guitarist actually had basically no idea how to play guitar, we were the bane of the talent show.|
That's why I came up with this idea.
|It worked for me.|
|why ask sputnik just do it|
|could be fun, but i would hate the music |
|Whoa Puzzles, I really liked that. Definitley alot more complex than anything I'd be going for.|
BloodSweatandBeers: I wanted to ask to see if the style would be a good idea, or if it would be too generic
|Dude go for it!|
|Glad you liked it man, but really all it takes is a Computer, some illegally downloaded software (Cubase SX 2), a Multi-Effects Pedal and a USB cord from your pedal to the computer. I got the bass sounds from the pedal and programmed the drums through EZDrummer.|
|do it man, just don't suck.|
|Puzzles: Did that all cost mucc? Because it's gonna take me awhile to save up so money (I'm only 14, can't get a job yet).|
|The effects pedal (Digitech RP255) was only $200 Australian, which is brilliant because not only do I get all of my guitar tones from it, but it has so much diversity in terms of effects and amp combinations - so for songwriting it's great as well with the looper pedal. The cord I found around the house (came with our wireless modem) and as I said, I downloaded Cubase off the internet. If you can go for the bigger file size, I would download Cubase 5 from thepiratebay or something. I also downloaded EZdrummer from there, and has been my best friend ever since haha.|
I'm only 16 man, so I started recording when I was 15 and learnt everything myself as I made the record. If you've got the passion and you're willing to give it the time, you'll learn it quickly and do it well. Didn't cost me anything else apart from Mastering which was $200. I'm coming into making a new record and I plan to upgrade all my equipment, but that's not something you need to worry about until way down the track. I'm doing that because I'm aiming to step it up even more and get it sounding like something that was produced in a big studio with a producer like Forrester Savell or somebody. That said, you can get a really top quality recording from all the stuff I just mentioned, even considering that all I had were $50 speakers to mix on. Whatever you do, remember that it's not the equipment - it's the producer. Always remember that!
|yes, do it, but less gay|
|Do it buddy! |