Okay, I'm currently recording the bass tracks for the songs, and so far three songs have been finished. Once the bass is finished, I will also bounce the guitar and bass tracks, so that the song is ready for vocal recording and subsequent mixing. Each song will once again be listed below and I will check them once they're finished.
As for vocals, I still don't have much in the way of lyrics - only one sketch of full lyrics for The Black Rite, and some lines here and there for the others. Matti has some lyrics for a few songs, so there's still a few more to finish. Once all the bass tracks are recorded and the songs prepared, I will start to concentrate on the lyrics. The idea is forming quite well for the theme of the album, but more on that later... meanwhile:
Bass / Preparation
[x] [x] Frozen Machine [x] [x] Lost [x] [x] Neurovirus [x] [x] Shattered Cities [x] [x] The Apocalypse [x] [x] The Black Rite [x] [x] Unveiling the Future [x] [x] Demon In the Circuitry
Phew, all guitars have now been recorded! 12 songs, 4 rhythm guitar tracks each, and 2 or 4 lead guitar tracks each. That's was a lot of work :P Now it's time to start recording bass, which is always fun :)
Maybe at some point I'll post some of those guitar recording videos, probably after some edits, because there's one video for almost every riff and lead :P
26 May 2010
Okay, here's a little chart for you to follow the progress. When a song is [x] checked, the guitars for that song have been finished:
[x] Frozen Machine [x] Lost [x] Neurovirus [x] Shattered Cities [x] The Apocalypse [x] The Black Rite [x] Unveiling the Future [x] Demon In the Circuitry
Just for the fun of it, I posted a compilation of demo teaser clips from the various songs on the upcoming album! Head on to Myspace to hear some sneak previews ;) Tomorrow, I will start to record the guitars and if the previous albums have been any indicators, it will take about 3 days. Then it's time for bass....
The first step in recording is of course setting up the instruments and picking the sounds. So that's what I've been doing now. I finished adjusting the intonation, truss rod and tuning earlier today, and a while ago I picked the guitar tone for the album. The whole chain seems to be: Gtr -> Redeye -> Fireface 400 -> Poulin LeGion (VST preamp) -> Poulin LeCab -> DSS3 Mesa 4x12 impulses
It's sounding monster and very tight, which should fit the album too ;) And not to leave you hanging, here's also a video from the tone sessions. Of course, you can't tell much from that, but at least you'll see how I did the picking and comparing. Have fun!