Yep, I have a couple weeks off so I am going to spend a good chunk of this time recording some of my songs. This morning I finished up Tiresmoke and Gasoling, which is a song I wrote in remembrance of a GTO I had back when I was 17.. Dang I loved that car…
Keep checking back. I started working on another song this afternoon and hope to have it posted sometime tomorrow.
You can hear my new song by clicking play on the song player to the left, or goto my soundclick profile and play it there. Heck, if you love me mucho you can even buy it there…
There were First, Second and Third place prizes offered. Third place was what they called a popularity contest, which was decided by whoever could get the most shouts from users of the site, or anyone in the world who stopped by and left a shout. I came in second, Daniel Diaz beat my entry with about 20 votes.
2nd place was decided by whoever received the most votes from users of the site, and 1st was picked from one the top 6 site user picks by a band named Rooney. More information on who won what can be found here.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a shout for my song. I didnt win, but I did come in 15th out of 66 entries.
Riffworld and Sonoma Wireworks rocks… I have used various DAW’s to record music over the years. Cubase, Protools, Audacity etc.. And I have had some level of success with all.
But! When I downloaded and installed the free T4 version of Riffworks multitrack recording software. I was able to take song ideas and within a few hours come up with complete songs.
I think one of the things that really sets Riffworks apart is the way you can chunk out the parts of song using what they call riffs. For example lets say I have a lick and I set it to be 12 bars long and name it verse 1. So I record it.. next come up with a 8 bar riff called bridge.. and then I do a 12 bar chorus.. Now I adjust the levels add lyrics and maybe play with all the cool effects Sonoma has put into Riffworks a bit.
OK, now all I have to do to come up with verse 2 – is copy verse 1, take the lyrics off and put down new lyrics and boom verse two is done.. If I need to have a section for the solo.. I can do the same thing I did for verse 2 but add a guitar solo… finally I add an intro and ending and next thing ya know I have a song.
The instant drummer and effects are really great too. I love the delay and compression, both work very well.
Now, lets say I come up with just a guitar and find an instant drummer part that fits the groove, well this is where Riffworld comes in… I can connect using what Sonoma calls a Rifflink and other musicians will join my rifflinked session and add everything from basslines, sythesisers and vocals to helping me mix a song to where it comes out being a complete kick ass tune to be proud of. Check this out for example: Get it straight
What cha waiting for.. go there and sign up! Or if you don’t play guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, flute (I could go on for ever here) or sing.. at least go check it out.
Here is a link to my page on Riffworld..
DanSpec — RiffWorld.