I'm actually pretty stoked with my submission this week. I sat in my studio earlier this week and for the first time in a while, enjoyed a little herbal recreation. Opened up Logic, started noodling and within about an hour had a good amount of the riffs in this song gathered. I organized those into the first half and for the second half I wanted to 'write' it by improvising the guitar track and then writing the drums to it after. It's a bit long, but I've already written vocal melodies for the entire second half, including the whole start/stop section. After I cleaned up my studio a couple weeks ago, I've got the Korg TR-1 rack ready to go all the time, it's got some of the base sounds that Derek Sherinian used on Falling Into Infinity and those are my favorite keyboard sounds of all time. A lot of the drums were programmed at work in my office because this one was definitely an undertaking. The only shite part of it all is that I didn't check my guitar tuning enough and as the song goes on, you can hear some slight chorusing from the strings being a couple cents off from each other. Especially when the synth is playing under them. The intro is a double tracked 12 string with a shitload of compression and EQ (the raw tracks sound like SHIT). I used an actual amp for the first harmony guitars you hear in the beginning because I really wanted it to start with that feedback and wasn't getting it to kick in right away with the AxeFX. Lots of synth shit from Alchemy in the intro. When I started recording music on my own, this is the EXACT idea I had in mind for what I wanted to write.
Off to go listen to this week's submissions then I'm gonna fuck around with the LOTW!