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Astronaut


110913 Practice Notes


Involved
Tom Ray

Tom got a sound sample from freemusic.org and worked on a rhythm using Renoise in AVLinux

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110913 Tom beat Idea




110914 Practice Notes


Involved
Tom Ray
Rob Gugel

Set up a room condenser mic and a close mic on the floor tom of the drum kit in Tom's home studio and looped the rhythm idea and had Rob play along with it using brushes just looking for a beat or beats to use with the part that was made.
Then Tom wanted to try and do an echo-y old rockabilly type guitar melody with it kinda like ramblin' man by hank williams
Rob plugged in the guitar and tried to match the sound in the effects rack and came up with a melody that we liked before trying it out with the song.
When trying the melody with the rhythm which was a little faster at 80bpm Rob tried to speed up to match it. Tom told him to play it more spread out in the manner that he was doing it originally and not to try and catch up. It did sound better doing it in this manner.
We were running it through a marshall head but it kept adding an overdrive to it that we didn't think it needed so we plugged it just directly into the eq rack that we were using and got the clean sound that we wanted and then added some tremolo and reverb for effect. and recorded that on a second track.

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110914 Lorenzo Practice


110924 Practice Notes


Involved
Tom Ray

Messed around with the rhythm a bit more in Renoise. Added more of a dubstep beat with bass drum and snare to what already was in the renoise file itself.
Exported it and added it to the Ardour file with Rob's live beat loops and made a loop of Rob's lead guitar line.
Re-amped the guitar line in Rakarack using the Lil Pat effect
added some spaces in the song just using the original sample the song was based on.
Tom recorded an idea for a vocal line on his phone

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110924 Lorenzo Practice


*On the audio link page is a melody idea that Tom recorded on his phone.

111012 Practice Notes


Involved
Tom Ray
Rob Gugel

Recorded a shuffling guitar rhythm using the bass mandolin. While listening back to it Rob played a little solo line on it and Tom thought it would be good for a sax part. The end line wasn't right so after deciding to to remove part of it and do a hold, They recorded it to reference it later.
Tom wanted to create some other parts to shuffle around for changes during the song that still rely on the same rythmn basis for the song. 
They brainstormed an organ idea. Came up with and up/down part that was looped twice over four bars for each key change one with holds and one that bounced. Both parts are in the file but Tom wanted to try just making the part extend once over the 8 bars. After a few attempts Rob did one that both liked using the Draw Organ sound on the midi key board.

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111012 Lorenzo Practice

Rob recording the keyboard line we worked on

121010 Practice Notes


Involved
Tom Ray
Cliff Hammer
Rob Gugel

Tom had  rearranged some of the structure of the song and shortened the lyrics to the third verse, for the time being just using the last part of the first verse. Need to write a new vocal line for this concept.
Cliff recorded the bass line replacing what was there on the verses. Then Rob, Tom and Cliff also wrote a new part for the chorus based on that.
Song was exported 121103 which is why the file is titled that way.

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Original audio: http://archive.org/details/121010LorenzosMusic-AstronautPracticeNotes


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Melody.m4a
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Tom Ray,
Jan 24, 2012, 9:20 PM
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