Watch the REquest video for creative direction and more qualitative details.
This zip file contains:
1) A Chord chart for the song
2) Two different mixes of the song tailored to the various parts we'd like to hear
3) Notes regarding parts and technical delivery details
4) A standard MIDI file with the tempo map I created for the song.
When uploading your RECords, please make sure to note THIS RECord as a REsource: That way, it won't get lost in the shuffle : )
AND!.....We don't need to remind you to upload your parts SOLO'D (with no other instruments in the mix), do we? Just make sure your sound file starts at the same point as the guide track so it sync's up correctly.
If you haven't uploaded your RECords by Saturday, 6/30/12, they likely won't make it in.
These are the isolated tracks of all the choirs, plus Joe's vocal and instruments (guitar / piano), along with appropriate click tracks to keep in sync with both the picture, as well as with ppeppina's track.
In order to keep things tidy, I've laid these tracks out as a SINGLE STEREO FILE for each show, which includes everything...Only, it's not actually "stereo"; Instead, the left side and right side are two individual mono tracks, so they're discrete elements, in sync with each other. Split them into two mono's to separate them. The format for each show is:
LEFT:Joe Guitar, then click
RIGHT:Joe Vox, then choir vox
120 BPM, 3/4 time.
In each case, there's a two-bar lead in count before Joe starts; Then you'll hear Joe's individual tracks; Then, you will NOT hear the loop we engaged live (insert boring technical explanation about 'why' here), but you'll hear it bleeding into the vocal mic. You'll then hear the choir grow around the mic, and finally, the choir.
In the case of the Duke and Rhode Island shows, the loops didn't engage correctly on the stage when I hit the button : ( In the case of the Duke show, it resulted in the choir basically "winging it" without being in sync with the click, as you'll hear. Still usable in a cut-and-paste way though, so...have at it! In the case of the Rhode Island show, I eventually did some sorcery in the show audio mix in order to keep things musical, but I didn't touch the tracks you'll hear here. In ANY case, everything you hear on these tracks will line up in perfect sync with any piece of continuous footage from the respective shows.
The Cornell Show was unique in that we pitched the original track up by a half-step to C maj. Plus, Joe played piano instead of guitar on that one. And so, that show is in a separate folder with separate tracks to make up the whole...Couldn't fit it into the above format, cuz the piano was recorded in (glorious) stereo with a pair of great Neumann mics, and I wasn't going to collapse it to mono just for the sake of tidyness. I then included all tracks with pitch correction back down to B maj, so they can be used with the rest of the RECords from the collab and tour RECordings; As you might expect, the sonics suffer a bit, particularly the piano.
I apologize for not getting this up earlier — apparently whatever bug on the site that was affecting videos on Friday and Saturday also wouldn't let me upload large ZIP files. But the bug is fixed and I got this up.
Sorry to everyone who already started working and had to rebuild all this stuff yourselves :(
This zip is a layered PSD template for tank tops with layers for multiple colors and masks for artwork.
I RECorded these video clips at the BFI Southbank in London to promote our show their we're doing July 2, Hit RECord at the Movies in London! Edit them into something!
These are raw clips, to be edited into a vid that's probably 30 seconds to a minute in length. Add any other hitRECord resources you want, video, images, etc. Probably good to add clips from our other Hit RECord at the Movies shows, especially from the Vista. You know, make it snappy, make it funny, make it bizarre, have fun making it.
Thanks again to everyone who supported me throughout my journey writing this book. =)
There are a few errors and things that I later decided to change, but the story is still pretty much there.
You might recall from our request video for this song that we're looking for a part to fill the 'dead spot' in the pre chorus sections for this song. Well, I went ahead and arranged up parts for two trumpets and two trombones, keeping it pretty simple as far as instrumentation, because it's a really dense mix right now.
As always, any further ideas are welcome! But these parts are ones we want for sure.
I've included mix excerpts of the 3 sections we're focusing on, with sampled horns to mock up the parts, to give you a reference. They sound pretty solid, but they get a little strident at the end...We don't want to go THAT big and brash at the end, really. Of course though, it's gonna sound SO much better with real players : )
I enlisted the help of the multitalented hitRECorder Krrr, who so perfectly and clearly created the charts in the zip. Many thanks to him for his invaluable help with this!
first prechorus audio file starts at measure 21
second prechorus audio file starts at measure 53
third prechorus audio file starts at measure 90
IMPORTANT NOTE: I cut the first 8 bars out of the second prechorus. The reference mix and stems I uploaded a few days ago do NOT include this cut...They run longer. Therefore, if you place the reference mix/stems in a timeline, you'll need to snip out measures 53 through 60, and rejoin them together, in order to keep the chart's bar numbers aligned with the RECording.
Sorry for the confusion : / It's a process...
Here is the ZIP Folder of the Audio Stems for "Little Smokestacks."
The ZIP includes the following: