I’ve been renting a small room for a while now where I keep my drums, mostly for practicing, but I also find it really inspiring to experiment with recording. Even though the room is far away from ideal for the purpose and doesn’t sound good at all the challenge still keeps it interesting. The drums are cheap and the room still needs a lot of treatment but you work with what you’ve got.
So recently I wrote and recorded a new song to which I recorded the drums there and the rest – bass, acoustic and electric guitar – in my apartment.
I just finished my latest song “Hold on strong”, which is another of those home demo recordings I’m working on. Since I love orchestral sounds, I wanted to make a rock song with orchestral arrangements, and this is it.
I recorded the drums in my university’s studio, and thank’s to Robin Carlheim-Müller for the engineering. The rest is done in my apartment, which I think works pretty well despite the circumstances. It’s all about learning to work with what you have. Of course, since I don’t have access to a real string and brass orchestra, I’ve used sampled sounds on this one. Needless to say, it’s one of my biggest dreams to one day be able to work with a real orchestra. Maybe I’ll get there someday.