Learn what this series is about, then hear the initial rough song idea as well as the finished production that will be built up throughout these videos.
Follow along as Pattern Mode in RealGuitar and RealStrat are used to lay down a basic verse and chorus chord progression.
See how the initial chord progression idea is enhanced with another instance of RealStrat, run through some distortion, as well as a simple electric bass, piano, and pad accompaniment.
Hear how the second shorter verse is constructed, using RealGuitar for arpeggiated picking, and a shortened chord progression derived from the original longer verse.
A short intro is added as a placeholder. A double chorus is copy/pasted in after the shortened verse. A bridge is then created, introducing additional harmonic and thematic variety, and is followed by a final chorus.
Hear the song with the initial guide vocal & lyrics Rex has added.
Follow along as selected areas of the guide vocal are copied to a new track and transposed, in order to harmonize specific lines in the lyric.
See how to use the mod wheel to control the RealStart’s wah pedal, and follow along as the song form is tweaked and edited.
Learn how to combine and edit multiple patterns from RealGuitar’s pattern library into a single part, and then create variations on a duplicate track to achieve a similar but not identical doubled part.
Watch as the rhythm guitar track is edited and set up in multi output mode, with separate processing on the left and right sides.
See how the heavily distorted chords used in the chorus are enhanced with doubled and tripled parts.
Follow along as a lead guitar is set up with unison bends, hammer ons, and distortion, to solo at the end of the bridge and throughout the remaining chorus’s.
Watch as a few areas in the various sections are edited and cleaned up in preparation for a live drum part.
A drum recording/mixing template is imported, and live drum tracks are recorded to replace the drum loops used until this point in the songwriting and arranging process.
Explore the individual guitar tracks alone and in context with various EQs, compressors, distortion, delays, and other plug-ins applied.
Take a brief look at the processing set up on the drums, vocals, and MIDI elements used in the arrangement.
Follow along as a few last minute mix tweaks are shown, and listen to a final play through of the full track.
Eli Krantzberg shows you how to use the awesome sounding RealGuitar and RealStrat from MusicLab to flesh out a whole song from top to bottom. Anyone who writes songs can benefit from this series as well!
Eli begins by welcoming you and goes over what the series will cover. He then jumps right in and uses RealGuitar and RealStrat to lay down the basic parts of the song.
He then incorporates vocals and harmonies for further song development, and then works on the guitars some more to fine tune them. The arrangement is then honed more, and Eli gets behind the drum kit and adds some groove to the track.
The Mix Hat now comes out and Eli shows you how to further enhance the great sounds from RealGuitar and RealStrat, as well as tweak the other elements of the mix and more.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re a songwriter or use MusicLab’s products this series is a must see. Watch “Songwriting with RealGuitar” today!
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