View Full Version : first recording with a ukulele part

01-30-2012, 04:23 AM
Hey all,

Recorded my first new song using my ukulele for one of the parts (the ukulele part is pretty small though :)

It's kindof a collage-pop psychadelic-folk-electronic hybrid thing ... or something like that.


01-30-2012, 08:05 AM
great relaxed vibe - very nice..... reminds me of old Galaxie 500....

01-30-2012, 05:43 PM
Thanks! I actually haven't heard all that much galaxie 500, but I do like bands that tend to get lumped in with them like Spacemen 3 and Low.

01-31-2012, 12:25 AM
They weren't the revolution, but they had some really nice tunes.... here's one of my favorites....


01-31-2012, 12:55 AM
Nice! Reminds me of Jesus and Mary Chain (Scottish band from the 80s)

It's probably my crappy headphones here in work, but the kick from the 1:30 sounds a bit over-compressed or something.

But overall, I really like the track, and the processing/harmonising on the vocals is great.

01-31-2012, 02:30 PM
@23skidoo definitely hear the comparison...

@bongolele you can probably hear that JMC is one of the bands I grew up with. And you're exactly right about the screwed up compression. This was actually my first experiment writing a song on the OP-1, which is like a weird hybrid between a 4-track portastudio and a sampler-synth. It's a very crude way of recording- crappy mic, lots of bouncing, and only one compressor on the main output.

So the mix is all wrong and the production is really rough, but the fact that I had to give up on anally perfecting and overproducing things (which I do on the computer) was somehow liberating. That said, I may try one or two more mixing takes of this with slightly less extreme compression settings...

01-31-2012, 07:22 PM
just gave it another listen.... it's good. I like it. do more. :)