Worked on a song tentatively entitled “Last Winter” last night. London sang the lyrics during our last two practices over a piano line that I have noodling over for awhile. Last night I pieced together the drumlines I’ve been working on for the song over the past week and a half. I experimented a bit by running the drums through the filters on my Futureretro 777 and then routing the audio through a small speaker with a crappy speaker wire and then re-recording the sound. Came out lovely. I’ve also done some trashing to the guitar tone in the song but I don’t know if I’ve quite nailed down the sound I’m going for yet. I had a bit of trouble last night with recording latency, for the most part my system is usually pretty stable but the latency was horribly bad last night. I’m not sure if it was just being temperamental or if I’m doing too much processing for my poor machine to keep up with. In any case, manually nudging audio tracks to sync up is a pain in the ass. Thankfully this doesn’t happen all the time.
So far I’ve stayed commited to my goal of using 100% homemade synth patches and all custom guitar tones on this album.