Originally Posted by Rcwillie1
Really cool song, I like it a lot.
How'd you make it? Samples / synths (for guitar esp.) / where'd you get the vocals?
Sounds pretty clean too.
Thanks man, much appreciated.
I use Reason 5 to make all my songs thus far. Thinking on trying Ableton live cause I have heard many good things about it, but for now sticking with what I know.
The vocals and guitar are only from 1 sample. It was a song I found on Youtube from a fado singer. I recorded the song from Youtube w/ Audio Hijack Pro and then load it into Audacity. From Audacity, I took the opening part of the song (the guitar), and cut it up and arranged it differently to form the main lead you hear through most of the song using Recycle.
I found small vocal parts in the song that I liked and just played around with them over the beat using my MPC until I found something that flowed well. I have the same vocal sample four times through the song using different effects and automation that basically just increase volume, reverb and other subtle changes.
The synth was a Thor patch I found and tweaked the lfo a little bit and added a arpeggiator and set it to 1/16 playing over 3 octaves, added reverb, slight delay etc.
The cleanliness of the sound is something I have been struggling with. I've only been making music electronically for about 5 months, and found that boosting just about everything with a compressor and a maximizer and adjusting through EQ helps to make a clear sound and boost it at the same time.
Anymore questions I'd be happy to answer.