yeah, actually this is pretty fat!
already wrote a song tonight…nothing Earth shattering but it shows how much easier it makes it when u can keep it more spontaneous.
The method is pretty cool. I started with a ez drummer drum track I had used before that was already structered. Intro/verse/chorus blah blah
So then I just armed 2 tracks. track one was gtr thru input 1 of the focusrite, track 2 was headset mic thru input 2 etc.
I skipped ahead to the verse and just started hitting a rhythm in E while singing a basic melody that went with the drumbeat etc.
Its cool because you can then go back and change EITHER track, for instance try different chords against the same vocal melody etc. Or the other way around, once you have chords u like, try slightly different vocal melodies
Obviously this will work best for more simple stuff like nice punchy songs etc.
The cool part for me is that I can now easily write songs while relaxing sitting up in bed.
The main downside is that its very hard to sing really good like this lol. Its hard to really get a good breath while sitting in bed and there is the whole neck bent forward things making it hard to sing. But as long as u can accept that it wont be your best vocal quality then its all good. Its better in a way because you KNOW you can sing the vocal much better later when its “for real”
Like I said, this is probably better for more simple songs etc. One might miss out a bit on writing the really soaring vocal parts because its hard to sing those sitting up casually in bed etc.
I think what Ill have to do is learn how to do easy falsetto approximations of high parts, knowing that ill be able to do them much stronger later etc. Its more of a mental thing to try to hear in your head what the final product could be while actually laying down lower quality vocal versions etc
In any case this is HUGE because writing vocal melodies is THE hang up for me