I seem to be on a bit of a roll of late with song ideas! I have tons of videos here with ideas and the 2 I’m currently working on are ‘One of my Enemies and ‘Ready to Die’. I’m working through the middle section of ‘One of my Enemies’ today and have taken the time to re-track some of the bass so as to get it in one take and not rely on snippets cut together. This will help to give it the human element where it’s not all 100% time aligned and perfect. This is how it used to be done, and while time aligning and re-using the perfect take may well make for a more polished end result, it can also sound pretty stale.
Before we had the use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) to allow us to tweak and fine tune every nuance of our recordings, all recordings were done with the imperfections left in. That was the performance the artist did and that was what was captured on tape!
Anyway, here’s a video of the bass tracking for the first half of the song – the bass used in this early mix is the one on the video. No editing or splicing anything together.