The recording process starts with mixing vocal scratch track with piano and acoustic guitar tracks accompanying. The song is written and composed by Teehijay already and has a great melody. Next was to get a kick BMP selected. Teehijay spit the kick pattern he was looking for through the mic and I matched and tracked a 8 bar loop. I used a UK Kit preset on the Roland FA06 to start. I did end up producing a different kick pattern on the Rap segment in the song that cut in nicely with the Rap style. Drum production was key to the song as I chose to have strong drum rolls with 3 different hat selections panned to a variety of l-r locations. Snare was a strong tight hit.
The Bass was digital and manual 5 string electric. I recorded the bass on 2 tracks. Digital Bass was a combo of sustained synth and a pop funk style notes. The manual Bass parts I played with a funk run style and hip hop style in the Rap. Rap performance is by Oboise. I wanted the bass to cut through and pop the beat.
I played a heavily distorted lead guitar riff and a keyboard riff in areas throughout the song to give balance and expression.
Backup vocal ranges were a mix of vocal tracks 3 vocalists i think 10-12 tracks in total with increasing volume automation on certain ranges in sections of the song.
In the end I had 44 tracks in Pro Tools for Testimony.