Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Xack Fischer for “American Dreamer”:
I love the production value, dude :)

Cool lyrics, as well. What can I see, kid? You are ready for prime-time, for sure. I like this very simple percussion as well. How exactly are you producing it? I imagine that it was something simple, natural that you then looped. Is that right?

Anthemic.

Thank you kindly for sharing,
-Shoham
 Feb 09, 2014, 07:38 EST
Xack Fischer 
Percussion was made by hitting two sharpies against a trash can! Haha Low budget production. Thanks for listening. :)
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 13:19 EST)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Thank you for sharing, my man... Low Budget Unlimited is my production companies' name ;) Was it looped. Cool stuff :)
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 17:41 EST)
Xack Fischer 
No loop, just played it through.
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 17:50 EST)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
That is cool, man! Dedication to the craft :]
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 17:51 EST)
Xack Fischer 
Since you seem interested, I'll walk you through how I get my recordings to sound clean.
First I record a track of me playing the song on guitar and singing while I listen to a metronome on headphones. Then I usually listen to it for a few days and make any revisions, then I do it again with the second draft.
Then I record the guitar part(s) and the vocals on separate tracks, while I listen to the original recording on headphones.
And then when I have those tracks, I delete the first recording I did, so the vocals and guitar are isolated from each other. That way I can adjust their volumes, play with different effects for the different sounds (like autotune or echoes, whatever).
Percussion is always the last thing I add onto a track, and I tend to just use whatever in within arms reach to record percussions. Usually I have 2 or 3 different simple rhythms on top of each other. This track has 3 different rhythms overlapped.
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 18:07 EST)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Awesome. I have to bookmark this :) I like the idea of percussion last...
flag (Feb 10, 2014, 05:25 EST)