Geekout: Bus Stop People
Recorded & mixed in Pro Tools LE Digi 002 on a Mac Pro.
All Vocals-Peluso 2247LE
Guitars: Fender '57 Strat
Bass: Mexican Fender Jazz bass with 4 year old strings
Written, performed, recorded & mixed by Chance
"listen up people" vocal: Robert Vaughan-Wheeler
Cool Geekout Notes
Tambourines, shakers are live. Four on the floor kick in the 1st verse and the same but with snare in the 2nd verse was added after the song was completely recorded and 1st draft mixed. But I didn't like the electronic drums carrying the song during the verses. Too boring. Bringing in the drums made all the difference.
Oh yea, you know what? Choruses were hard to sing. Not difficult reaching the notes, just getting the phrasing to match. Because it's such a funky song, it doesn't sound right loose; it had to be tight. So, well, it took a little while to get it where I liked it. Also, on the main vocals (top part and low part), I cranked the crap out of a plugin I have called "Tapehead". I wanted it it to be very overdriven but not necessarily "distorted". Tapehead is made by Steven Massey and is just amazing. I highly—and voluntarily—recommend all of his products.
Oh yes, and I did absolutely make Bob come over very late one night to sing those three magical words.
Words & Music written by Chance ©2010 Upside Down Left Handed Music (BMI)