Split Screen music: Initial success!
I recorded a very short video in four parts and managed to accomplish the following:
New Projects: Old Bricks Edition
Today's project is a continuation of the last theme: using my new H6 recorder to multi track saxophone quartets. I arranged one of my original compositions, Old Bricks, for saxophone quartet, and I recorded a rough take today. I originally planned to use this as my test case for figuring out the video/audio sync for a four-way split screen video, but I found a couple errors in the arrangement I want to fix before I tackle that. I also think I may need to do a "proof of concept" with something very short and simple (like four bars) before I try to tackle something like a whole tune.
Here is my rough take of Old Bricks arranged for saxophone quartet.
Brandon Dorris, soprano saxophone
Brandon Dorris, alto saxophone
Brandon Dorris, tenor saxophone
Brandon Dorris, baritone saxophone
Brandon Dorris, composer/arranger
Brandon Dorris, recording engineer
Brandon Dorris, dorky blog author
Hopefully I'll have the first test (successful?) of the four-way video to post very soon!
My best friend, Dave Williams II, gave me the most amazing gift: a Zoom H6 audio recorder! Now I have no excuse for poor audio quality in my videos, other than not having a clue how to use the thing...
...so project No. 1: make a simple saxophone quartet arrangement of Lennon/
McCartney's And I Love Her and track all the parts into the H6. Done! Here is the recording:
To be clear, that took me four hours to record the two-minute arrangement.
Upcoming: adapting two or three of my compositions to saxophone quartet and recording those. Also another Beatles tune, probably.
Big upcoming: learning to make 2/3/4/100 video split screens of my arrangements. I downloaded Shotcut today. First I have to figure out the video, then syncing the audio to the video.
Those items should keep me busy for a little while!
I play saxophone.*