Overdubbing Into the Past

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Published on July 29, 2014

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Overdubbing Into the Past: Overdubbing Into the Past http://homerecordinghome.com/overdubbing-into-the-past/ PowerPoint Presentation: What happens when you treat your tracks like you have limited space and have to bounce them down to fit the limit? This used to be common practice. I’ve mentioned using a Tascam 4-track before, and bouncing was a critical part of adding all the tracks I wanted. Even before the 4-track, I remember some lo- fi experiments with a boombox and two cassettes. You can easily do this in your DAW without any signal degradation. PowerPoint Presentation: A few things to note: aim for subtlety if you try this. Passing the same track through the same effect several times adds up quicker than you think. Do some tests and hold on to the original recording before you settle on anything. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re dithering along the way. Without dithering, digital artifacts reproduce in the same spots over and over, leading to the sort of transformation that you don’t want to hear. PowerPoint Presentation: Most folks are going to file this under “fun experiment” before they go back to hundred plus track sessions. You can operate in limits if you want. It’s far more important to learn how to make the sounds you want.  Image © Phil O’Keefe  via  Harmony Central PowerPoint Presentation: And don’t worry too much about replicating that classic sound. Overdubbing contributed to a very specific sound of an era.  If you are experimenting with these techniques, try not to think about them as the sounds of the past, but more as a way of creating a special sauce. It won’t sound like the real deal, but it could sound like something wholly unique. Overdubbing Into the Past: Overdubbing Into the Past http://homerecordinghome.com/overdubbing-into-the-past/

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