Method of Delivery guide track

Rich wasn’t happy with the tempo and feel in the original demo, so he recorded a new guide track for Method of Delivery:

I put together some drum ideas to go with this new version. It wasn’t meant to be a final drum take. Rather, I hoped to get Rich’s thoughts on which bits he liked and disliked.

The conclusion?


Personally, I’m not sure Method Of Delivery even needs drums. But if we add a drum track, it will be much less prominent than most of what I recorded here. The drums definitely shouldn’t come in right at the start of the song. And Rich feels there should be more to the interplay between the hi hat and cross stick in the quiet parts.

Two things we’ll probably keep:
- The fills in the second chorus (starting at 2:03.)
- The big, slow crashes at the end of each section.

Note, too, that since this was a scratch drum track, I used a simpler mic setup. My T3 about 3 feet in front of the kit at waist level (this contributes most to the sound you hear,) 2 C4’s as stereo room mics, and an SM58 half-in the kick drum pointed at the beater. (More about the kick drum on Hometracked: Adding reverb for a better kick drum sound.)

2 Responses to “Method of Delivery guide track”

  1. Rich Says:

    It needs drums, no question. As a matter of fact, that stuff you get into on the 2nd chorus is the best! I’m even thinking maybe it should have a counter-vocal-melody going on in that second chorus…

    I was just thinking the stuff in the beginning could be a little different…as discussed.

  2. Des Says:

    Heh, drums it is then.

    I just love the lazy Sunday afternoon vibe in this song and I’d hate to screw that up.