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Old 18th June 2009
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Originally Posted by Umlaaat View Post
yes, please do. this would be very interesting to hear.

what is your "template"? do you have a way that you go about things?
like if band/artist presents you with a song, how do you go about it?
I don't really have a template per se...if I'm working with a rock band, it's important to understand how they play, what their strengths are, and try to capture that in the sound and performances.

It really depends on the artist. My approach with Garbage is a lot different than say, Freedy Johnston, who is a singer-songwriter, or Green Day.

Sometimes the song dictates the approach....if it's noisy, or quite, or upbeat, or dark...or I may focus on the lyrics. No matter what the genre is, I need to figure out the best way to make the song come across.