Perhaps too broad but I'm curious what others use for writing tools?
I use the "Music Memos" app on my phone to quickly capture ideas (typically guitar/vocal, or piano/vocal). Then I thin the heard after a week or two. If I'm wanting to push an idea forward I use NoteTaker on my Mac to create a electronic notebook for the song. I keep all my lyrics and recording notes (signal chain; mic, pre, comp, eq along with pictures of settings if I really like a sound) there along with links to the audio session. I'll create a PT session for the baby song and down the rabbit hole I go.
Here is one place that I'm stuck (in PT). I've started to become more interested in adding drum parts to some of my songs. I'm curious what people like to use? I'm searching for something that is simple and easy to use, but sounds good. Leaning slightly to the must sound good over the completely easy to use. If I can start a simple loop with some basic kick, snare to write to that would be a win.
I'm also curious if people have other tools that they like for capturing ideas quickly. I've been using my phone for this because it is typically easily and quickly available.
Post by johneppstein on Nov 25, 2017 12:47:03 GMT -6
Guitar ( and occasionally piano, but not often), pen & paper OR Wordpad on the computer, depending mostly on where I am. I don't usually consider arrangement to be a part of the songwriting process, although I'll often have a rough idea of instrumentation in mind.
In most cases lyrics come first, at least partially, music follows.
Post by kcatthedog on Nov 26, 2017 10:31:08 GMT -6
I switched from PT abut 2 years ago: took about 6 months to really get used to logic but I never open PT anymore.
The logic drummer is way more than grooves, once you set your arrangement, it loads a drummer track that follows your arrangement and then it has a drummer controller gui that lets yo manipulate it very deeply.
You could bounce an mp3 of your PT mix into logic, build the arrangement line and then create a drummer track and just manipulate drummer, just set the session tempo of course. Once done you coudl export teh mid fiel adn import ito protools or do same with audio.
The logic producer kist are its best and spread the kit out over about 12 channels.
Post by smallbutfine on Dec 9, 2017 16:43:34 GMT -6
If i need a drum track that sounds somehow like a human drummer at home or for electronic tracks, i use Rayzoon Jamstix. They just pushed out a new version, and i like it as much as the previous one... Sophisticated tool. And a lot of fun.