Click HERE for Soundcloud link- TEST FOR ECHO
Recorded in August 1999 - thirteen years ago!
This was the last song I ever recorded to TAPE. A Tascam Portastudio 424 to be precise. This is a cover of RUSH's "Test for Echo". I played bass, drums, guitar and sung the vocals. The guitars and vocals were only ever meant to be scratch tracks but I never ended up redo-ing them. Proud of the bass and drum work though.
This was back in the days before I'd ever heard of autotune, non-linear editing, drum replacement, or audio quantizing (I know it existed but I didn't know any of that fancy stuff!)
Iust put microphones in front of instruments and hit record. I used to record 4 tracks of drums (using a submixer to mix to 4 tracks), then bounce to DAT. Bounced that DAT mix to 2 fresh tracks of a NEW cassette then recorded two more tracks (usually bass and a rhythm guitar). Bounced that to DAT - repeat and rinse.
Used an Alesis Midiverb II for all effects and an Ibanez guitar compressor pedal for the snare drum!!
Good old days:) Enjoy