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Here comes Ed to save the day, the guitar marathon begins…

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Spent all weekend getting the tracks ready for Ed to do guitar parts on, have done a priority list of songs as there is no way we are going to get through the songs in 2 days. Really excited about Ed coming over, but nervous that I won’t be able to communicate to him what I want him to do….Ed arrives from Portsmouth, a strong cup of coffee a choccie digestive and we’re off.

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If you can’t play it, get someone who can….

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I’ve had a light bulb moment- someone important in the music industry notices my song “I know a place” and says it’s a key song and and I should do a great recording on it. I’m listening back to the new version (the old version was more poppy and I wanted to get a rawer more natural feel) It’s raw alright- it’s pants!!!

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The amateur strikes again…

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Am trying to merge live drums and bass into an existing track… how stupid am i?? what I should have done is had the drums and bass play to the existing track – this is editing hell- it’s all over the place… another day of micro editing. I’m losing patience

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Panic, nerves, then wine

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Panic again- I listen to the songs and decide it’s all rubbish- feel sick with nerves. Been in studio for 12 hours and can’t be objective- my ears are playing tricks on me and it’s dangerous to start making any changes at this point. Call it a night… red wine

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Day 2 – Lesson learned…

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Well… lesson number 1 – always record to click, I wanted to keep the live feel by not recording to click – great fun when recording- but proves to be almost impossible to re record a guitar track to a guide vocal when drums only come in the chorus!! What

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Day 2 – Edited all the drum and bass parts

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Gone in and edited all the drum and bass parts- easy to do as they were well played in the first place. I save all the songs off as logic projects and post off to Chris who is doing some keyboard sessions for me. The clock is ticking and I

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Day 1 – It’s 30 degrees and I’m meant to be sat in a small unairconditioned studio

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Just back from having recorded the drums and bass parts, a marathon task in 3 days- but it’s done hoorah!. Now I need to get into the studio, load them up and somehow produce a magical album. Hoping for creativity to strike I find myself not in the studio but

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