Distinguished Member, Forum Contributor 2008
The first step was to write the arrangement. I did this in Finale. I exported the arrangement as a MIDI file and opened it in Reaper. The tempo mapping is preserved this way. I assigned a VST for the string bass, then found some brush patterns in Addictive Drummer 2 and used those for the drum track. I then played the acoustic rhythm guitar part in. Then it was onto tracking the reeds. The lead clarinet is the obvious place to start, as it leads all of the phrasing. The 2nd tenor doubles the clarinet throughout in octaves, so it's a good idea to do that next. Then I just went down the parts in score order.Very cool and old-timey sounding. When you do something like this do you play all the parts yourself and layer them or is there another way to do it??