Here is a screenshot of my Logic Project:
This project had an interesting start to it; I actually had two sets of different sounding songs recorded, but the second song had entirely way too many loops within it. So I went with the first song; it has a more realistic feel to it with actual piano recorded into the piece.
The lyrical aspect of the song changed many times throughout this process. I had started it out with a song about identity and being a liar and these were the first set of lyrics:
I hear the words upon your lips
But I know you haven’t said them yet
How neglectful of you;
Speak now, or I’ll speak them for you
I cry the tears you cried for me
You bleed the blood I’d never bleed
You take the hurt I feel for you,
And vie for attention by pretending to be
What even is truth? Is it you?
What even is real, what even is fake?
Are we just a mirage of give and take?
And then I heard how happy the melody sounded and I immediately didn’t want to use those lyrics anymore.
I added a repeating, super simple bass line that goes throughout the song like the drums and added a main synth instead of a guitar. I also plan on adding more synths to give it depth and maybe horns. (and vocals eventually)
This is the 2nd Draft of my song.
Right now it included drums (from the instrument software), guitar (Featuring Levi Manuel), and piano (me). I have the lyrics but I Iost my voice the other day (I am sick), but i plan on adding those to my final song. I also plan going in and softening up certain areas where the piano sounds way to harsh on the ears. Hope you like what I have so far.
So this is my first draft
With this draft I went very basic just to get a body to build off of. I used the automatic drummer for this but I added variety into it so that it changes throughout. I also have piano and guitar in this. I used an arpeggiator for one of the piano tracks to makes it less ‘plain’.
And this is my second draft
For this one I added in one effect loop and changed some other parts/adding in guitar and piano in some spots. It wasn’t that big of a change but I do feel like it helps me know which direction to go to finish it up.
And this is my final draft
Well this still isn’t completely finished. I have the whole sound but I was struggling very much with the lyrics so I still need to add vocals into it. I added an arpeggiator on to the guitar part because I felt it made it move around more, I added in more effects, and I also added bass to it. Also I realized my other pieces were a little quiet so I made it louder.
Hey friends. so this is my logic song! Idk what i did but basically to hear the thing you need to turn your volume up to the highest it can be on the desktop. My friend joe helped me record real piano and then on top of real recorded piano i layered it with 3 more beats and melodies of pianos on my song. i also put a layer of guitar and beat. I sang on top of it and the i recorded melody on top of that.
Draft 1: For this draft, all i did was record the piano pieces that i would later then layer on top of the MIDI i would create. I recorded the prechorus, chorus, and then the regular chorus chords that would help me layer when i did the rest of my song. I used 3 mics in the practice rooms and fiddled until i finished it.
Draft 2: okay so after i recorded all the piano, i made the beat. my second draft is my beats and the instrumental of the song without singing yet!
FINAL logic song: So after writing lyrics and finishing editing with midi using no loops, just the midi controller, this is my final song. i used a pop filter to record my voice and then i layered it with harmony to give it more body. hope you like!
For my second draft, I decided to completely change my song idea. I created a new drum beat using MIDI instead of using the drum machine option. I also decided to give up on adding a piano part and added guitar and bass.
I still plan to add vocals.