why u feel dirty? - this is exactly how i work..getreel wrote:I record my own MIDI tracks sometimes and sometimes I'll loop sections. I'm starting to feel dirty after reading this thread though. I don't even quantize what I record. Destroys the feel. I can play all of the instruments I sometimes program, but usually I program by playing. I work totally alone and find that I need to use things like looping and technology to get what I want without additional help. Am I still legit enough?
The dirt comes from not being honest on the album credits.
would you put " Acid LOOPS used on those tricky bits" on the credits. If not maybe you should try to replace those parts with your own.
Again.. its like auto tune - if u use it as an effect like Cher - you can say - "Strange vocal effect done with autotune"
of course if your vocalist is a bit wary of what happened then she might not like you saying this on her album.
(So sad to date myself) But i can remember when the Donna Summer "Bad girls" (or the one with bad girls on it) album came out - they listed the aphex aural exciter in the credits
can you imagine one of these hot shot pros here listing...
" I'd to thank the Albini set of acid drum loops for getting that albini sound i couldn't get"
you can use anything - just be honest about it
I remember the famous loop used on the Saturday Night Fever album - everytime i hear "More than a woman" it stands out because its the only song i know where there is not a single drum turnaround in the whole song because the drums are a 1 bar loop (from Night Fever i think). Nobody cares, but your peers notice and know