#1
recently ive decided that playing in bands is overrated. SO, im gonna record all by myself. i have a mixer, condesor mic for vocals and guitar amp, bass amps using its line out cause it sucks, and drums are being miced by one mic and suprisingly sounds very swell.

so anyways, what are some techniques/ways/order to record a 4 piece band(guitar, vox, bass, drums) by yourself seperatley?
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use a metronome. not sure if you can record while listening to yourself through headphones. if you can, that'll help a lot.
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#3
yeah i can but i cant get the metronome to come up its weird
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#4
ben kweller did it on his latest album.

Give it a listen from limewire or something.

Drum machines help, a metronome for laying down that part.

I usually go: Drums with metronome, Guitar, Vocals, Bass
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so anyways, what are some techniques/ways/order to record a 4 piece band(guitar, vox, bass, drums) by yourself seperatley?


The same approach as recording a 4 piece band seperately.
#6
Metronome, and something that you can adjust the tempo/bpm of a song. Personally i prefer cubase. And as for drums i program them myself. I find that if u look hard you can get some really nice samples
#7
Check out www.bombthemusicindustry.com

This guy Jeff Rosenstock records all his music with a little help from some friends that program keyboards and stuff. Basically, he uses a drum machine and Pro Tools. It's ****ing amazing stuff, too; download the newest cd, Goodbye Cool World.

EDIT: I do the same thing, but I have a mac, so I use AppleLoops and GarageBand to add software parts to manually recorded voices. It's a lot of fun, and really easy because you don't have a bunch of kids to organize and you can do it your way, rather than worrying about other people trying to make bad inputs.
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#8
this is very pain stanking lol
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recently ive decided that playing in bands is overrated.


Welcome to the club. If you want to record everything yourself just do it. Try to use a click track and record in this order: drums, bass, guitars, vocals, the rest. I personally don't have the space to record drums, and even if I did I'm a mediocre drummer at best, so I program everything but with some attention to detail and some understanding of what drumming is all about you can get great results that way.

I get this kind of result from programming drums and playing everything myself. Vocals aren't done by me on this song though, I needed something grittier since it was a cover. These were some old drums samples that were, for lack of a better word, crap (just two sample layers per drum) so I'm really excited about my new BFD setup.

Anyway, just jump right in and experiment. And definitely check out brandonbury's site.