How do I capture that nugget of a moment for song writing
When I get together to jam with anyone these days, I try to record everything that happens (if I can) to use in my song writing.
Then when I struggle through the playback I find a few nuggets/moments that I can use.
- A groove
- A few bars of a cool hook
- A chord progression
- This comes in handy for:
- An idea, progression to jam on
- A starting point for an improvisational jam
The equipment I use
I have been using an old Sony Mini Disc Deck, and running a few mics through a 4 channel Boss mixer to the deck.
The mics I use are:
- Shure SM
- Realistic PZM
- Audio Technica AT811
It takes about an extra 15 minutes to set up, do a run through and then I let it record until the disc is full or we are finished. (Which ever comes first).
Click here to hear a sample of the recording