Some participants in one of Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source classes recently finished recording their very own cover of "Layla," originally by Derek and The Dominos. Instructor Kelly Faus used music technology equipment and software to record the CORE/Labor Source musicians making a variety of sounds, then plugged the sounds into a "MIDI" (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file, recorded a vocal track on top, and mixed everything into one final track. Check out the song below.
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The recording features:
Bruce Whitaker on vocals.
Mandy Kretsch on guitars. Kelly recorded a few samples of Mandy plucking a single note on an electric ukulele. This note was then manipulated by the MIDI file.
Scott Scamehorn on drums. Scott played a single beat for the snare drum (coffee can containing a few grains of rice), tom drum (empty coffee can), bass drum (desk chair cushion), and cymbals (metal water bottle). All of these sounds were played according to the pre-sequenced file.
The recording artists are quite excited about this project, and if you’d like to send a supportive comment to them please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly will pass along your comment to the performers.
Great work, everyone!
The band, pictured from left to right: Bruce Whitaker, Scott Scamehorn, staff member Kelly Faus, and Mandy Kretsch.