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"Simon Wood - Last Night" by Simon Wood

All instruments are tracked into the Roland VS1680. As I do everything from writing, playing and mixing I do not have the luxury of sitting behnind the glass tweaking the sopund of a mic'd amp etc....

All instruments are tracked into the Roland VS1680. As I do everything from writing, playing and mixing I do not have the luxury of sitting behnind the glass tweaking the sopund of a mic'd amp etc.

So I record the tracks raw with mic placement based on experience of using my amps and guitars. Then I playback putting the output through the rack. Currently the rack consists of Behringer Tube Composer > Behringer ultragraph pro EQ > the aphex aural Exciter and big bottom if needed.

To make them all line up I always track the metronome or drum track for a bar and then I have a good reference point to line up the individual tracks in protools. it is longwinded but certainly quicker than having to re-record a bad sounding track because all you could hear was the amp instead of true playback.

Then I laid some synth, sytar and backing shizzle by using protools Expand, it's an easy to use FREE software that comes shipped with Protools. I have Reason 4 but I really like the ethnic instruments on expand. Then to tie it all up I used the preset in ozone for 4 band CD mastering.

I still do not know/care what it does it just works realy nice. This track is short on purpose it is about a dream of the perfect girl, that I am awoken from abruptly. Check out www.simonwood.biz for more info and let me know what you think of the track.

Further information is available at www.simonwood.biz

By Simon Wood Thursday November 30, 2006