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2018/06/28 17:33:06 (permalink)

How to make a proper "demo"?

Maybe do what Steve Hackett does?

Record with DAW in a room in your house.
 
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/28 17:37:13 (permalink)
I bet he uses Autotune, Melodyne or the like
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/28 17:38:31 (permalink)

 

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/28 17:58:45 (permalink)
Record with GUITAR in a room in your house, shurely?

just a sec

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/28 18:54:36 (permalink)
Don't call me, surely.

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/28 18:57:48 (permalink)
Don't call me Shirley
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/29 01:36:09 (permalink)
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/29 13:27:24 (permalink)
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/29 16:30:56 (permalink)
Is this Buddy’s brother?

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/29 18:12:38 (permalink)
My home studio in younger days....

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/30 01:36:05 (permalink)
Ex-squeeze me but who is steve HACKett?  I haven't read GPM in years so out of the loop.  In fact I'd go so far as to say that I've given up on the guitar.

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/30 08:49:43 (permalink)
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Ex-squeeze me but who is steve HACKett?  I haven't read GPM in years so out of the loop.  In fact I'd go so far as to say that I've given up on the guitar.


Former lead guitar with Genesis, he took over from Anthony Phillips and played with them until he left just before the Then there were three album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hackett
 

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/06/30 20:25:58 (permalink)
thanks wookie.  I should have known as that's my generation.  Too many stars to count though.

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/03 00:00:29 (permalink)
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My home studio in younger days....



Your drummer is either a "little person" or (s)he's drunk on the floor all the time.
 
Or both?
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/04 17:44:04 (permalink)
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I should have known as that's my generation.


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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/04 20:40:40 (permalink)
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My home studio in younger days....



Your drummer is either a "little person" or (s)he's drunk on the floor all the time.
 
Or both?


Haven't you ever heard of a floor tom? It was the world's first. My original design never quite caught on. 
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/04 22:55:08 (permalink)
No cable clutter! Apart from the electric power to the Victrola-type cutters, and the lights on the back wall, a totally wireless studio! I love it!
 
When did Marconi invent blackandwhitetooth?

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/05 13:14:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby bapu 2018/07/05 20:26:19
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When did Marconi invent blackandwhitetooth?



I don't know, but you can bet there was a nagging wife involved.
 
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/06 14:13:10 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby bapu 2018/07/06 17:32:13
Redundant? 🤔

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/06 17:48:02 (permalink)
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/07 15:49:56 (permalink)
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Daryl don't get anything done without a bapu to nag him.


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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/08 01:59:03 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby bapu 2018/07/09 13:17:43
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I should have known as that's my generation.


T' T' T' Talking 'bout my generation.


we're talking 'bout the big bang???

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/08 02:38:13 (permalink)
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Ex-squeeze me but who is steve HACKett?  I haven't read GPM in years so out of the loop.  In fact I'd go so far as to say that I've given up on the guitar.


Former lead guitar with Genesis, he took over from Anthony Phillips and played with them until he left just before the Then there were three album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hackett
 

I'm related to Steve (my mother was a Hackett), but I've never met him. He's probably a 9th cousin 13 times removed or something. I used Hackett for a stage name at festivals once upon a time.
 
I always liked his song "Narnia." That whole Please Don't Touch album was really good. Wish I still had it, but when I sold all my vinyl and went to CD's I never re-purchased that one. I may have to sometime.
 
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/08 19:42:52 (permalink)
I tell you what I don't get about making a 'demo'.
If you care about the song only and not the mix or sound quality, then what would you do a remix?
Seems a little odd no?
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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/08 20:40:00 (permalink)
Well, one side of the argument might be, hey, I'm in my fifties or sixties, I write a prodigious quantity of songs, and I want them all to see the light of day before I buy the farm.
 
So what you have then is high output of songs with a low amount of polish. As I discovered a while back, it's kind of pointless to offer mix critiques to a person with that mindset. And I do understand the mindset, really! 
 
I too have dozens of older songs to bring to life, and new ideas every day, but for whatever reason I need to present them in a near-perfect light. The consequence of that is, there will be undone and half-written songs that don't make it out of the barn before it collapses around them.
 
That is a consequence the meatball surgery mixer with the impressive volume of released songs is choosing to avoid, and I can respect that choice. Must be nice to put all the songs first!
 
How nice you are to everyone who might offer comments, or what tone you use in your responses,  is another matter altogether.
 
 
 

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/08 21:40:50 (permalink)
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I tell you what I don't get about making a 'demo'.
If you care about the song only and not the mix or sound quality, then what would you do a remix?
Seems a little odd no?


Odder now than it used to be.

In the old days a demo was what a band recorded when they had little money and not so good equipment. You’d hire a cheap studio for the least time you could get away with, record to as few tracks as possible using as little tape as possible and hack out a rough mix onto cassette or stereo tape.

Then take that round the record companies in the hope one would like it enough to offer a recording contract and all that went with it.

For some time now the world of digital recording has reduced the cost of owning the necessary equipment to make a recording and has made hiring a studio an optional requirement when making demos. It’s not rare for bits of the original demo recording to end up in the final release version of a track.

In the same way, the internet allowing people to sell their work as downloads has cut out much of the need for a distribution company and the expensive process of getting vinyl or CDs pressed, sleeves done then getting everything packaged, stored and transported to the shops.

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Re: How to make a proper "demo"? 2018/07/09 11:17:45 (permalink)
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My home studio in younger days....



Your drummer is either a "little person" or (s)he's drunk on the floor all the time.
 
Or both?


Haven't you ever heard of a floor tom? It was the world's first. My original design never quite caught on. 


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