"Two or More" by TACKAP

Last nite Dave came over & we finished off our 2nd song, "Two or More"! It's now available for streaming (grey triangle) or download (white triangle):


The recording process is so funny. Its amazingly different from playing live. I don't want to tell you how many takes it took Dave & I to lay down the 2 electric guitar parts, but it was a lot. Not b/c we couldn't play them, but b/c when you know its going down kind of "permanently", you want to make sure you hit every single note exactly right, bend the solo exactly in tune, get the "pinch" harmonics just right & every note on the beat, etc etc. Its hard & it takes a lot of work.

By contrast, Dave laid down the vocals in only 3 takes, and 1 of those was fine but there was a "clicking" in the background that we couldn't get rid of so we had to change the setting & re-record. So *really* he did it in *2* takes, which is amazing b/c its a wordy song & fairly demanding vocally (not too many spots to breathe). Also the song is so wordy that there are few places to "punch in" if one only wanted to record say the 2nd chorus by itself, for example. On all 3 takes Dave sang the entire song all the way through. That just goes to show where Dave & I's strength is - singing. Most bands have the *most* trouble laying down the vocals/lyrics...we know b/c we've been in the studio with them. But Dave & I are both singers turned instrumentalists, not the other way around. It was the same with "Fly Away"...we got both the vocal tracks down in 5 takes total.

As soon as "Fly Away" went up, all of our friends & family were contacting us asking when the next song would be available. Flattering! I laughed & thought to myself "I don't think these people realize how much time & effort goes into this" haha! But the 2nd song is finally up so go listen to it!

Anyway, just a little insight to what goes on when we're recording. This home-studio thing is really fun! Enjoy the songs, stream them repeatedly & share with your friends!

Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."

2 Samuel 16:12 "It may be that the LORD will see my distress and repay me with good for the cursing I am receiving today."


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