Sunday, February 1, 2009
I'm down with the homo's; I'm jizzle'n ma shizzel here!
In short: I was learning to play the baroque'y keyboard piece from Burn, with a Harpsichord/Bass split patch in Reason. I thought it sounded a bit gangsta' so I added a Hipity Hopity beat. Next Thing I knew the Burn guitar riff was added as a bass line. Some harpsichord later, I added a Snoop Dog vocal track, and that's it really. Nothing planned it just happened.
In long: I was practicing as already mentioned when the hiphop thing happened. The main guitar riff from Burn got added as a bassline. Then I add harpsichord over the top and had a bash at as much of the solo as I had figured out. I thought it sounded interesting, and I left it alone for a week. When I came back to it, it sounded quite inspiring. I developed it a bit more and decide to add some vocals. It was only after I added the Snoop Dog acapella track that I realised the connection between the titles.
I was going to rerecord the solo as I had mastered it by now but I liked the edginess the original had due to be being totally random. I messed about with bits and pieces in the tune and then I called it a day. One thing I do wish though, I wish I was more familiar with ReWire. I ended up having to export a rough draft of the song from Reason and then key the vocals to that in a non-ReWire DAW before exporting that vocal track and importing it back into Reason again where I could do some edits before the final bounce. It wasn't a pain in the hole as it all made logical sense to me, and indeed isn't necessarily a wrong way of doing it, but it's very convoluted in this day and age.
For further listening, check out on YouTube the originals of...
* I checked the dictionary, 'dog' has only one 'G'... yeah ok, I messed up :-/