[Originally posted at RamblingLibrarian]
Here’s a track where I experimented with the addition of vocal recordings:
Run (Our Feet Will Follow) – 6mins 11 secs
In this particular track, I’ve experimented with vocals. You’d hear these lines being repeated:
We do not always have to know
Where we’re running to
So long as our heart is in motion
Our feet will follow
My diction isn’t too good and the third line tends to sound like “so long as our heart is an ocean” rather than “in motion”. I figured it was me rather than the microphone, heh.
That’s my voice you hear (tweaked it a little with the Equaliser settings) and when you hear the Child’s voice, that’s me too! There’s a Vocal effect in GarageBand that allows you to manipulate your voice inputs to sound like a child, woman or man (up to a certain extent of course).
This track has a relatively slow and steady beat, ideal for jogging or working out (according to my preferred running pace, that is). Initially I titled it “Run Like the Wind” but my wife said it sounded like a cliche. I agreed. She then suggested just calling it “Run” and I liked it (BTW, up till now, she hasn’t heard the song or most of the songs I’ve posted, and that’s not something you can force on someone, LOL).
Next I decided the track needed vocals for variety. I listened to the track, and with the microphone plugged in, I uttered some words. Slowly but surely, the words were formed. A case of discovering words through music?