The winner of the first ever Home Recording Weekly blog songwriting contest is MacLain Christie, with a great song titled “Tell me, Joeseph”! Congratulations! A job well done!
MacLain Christies' winning song “Tell me, Joeseph” is posted here, in the video, so please check it out!!! I know that you will enjoy it as much as I have.
“Well I actually produced it just in GarageBand. I used an Alesis MultiMix8 mixer as my audio interface and a Shure SM57 dynamic mic for vocals. Everything else was played in the box by me through midi with an old General Music keyboard.
I am a piano player and so I typically write my songs at the piano as I did with "Tell Me, Joeseph." I then laid down the piano track and vocals in GarageBand and later arranged it with the other instruments. It would probably sound more natural with real people playing the other instruments, but I just don't have the equipment or resources to do that.”
Now, as for the next Home Recording Weekly songwriting contest.......
That is right, the next Home Recording Weekly blog songwriting contest will be soon underway! The Home Recording Weekly blog will be taking MP3 song entries starting on June 16, and will stop taking entrys on July 15.
But what is the prize for this new songwriting contest????
I am so glad that you asked!
All that you need to do is to (first) subscribe to the Home Recording Weekly blog, and then email your entry in! The rules and email can be found here. All of the prior entries must be deleted from my hard drive, mail in your new entry, or the same entry again. Of course I will ask for your email because I will need to email the winner for their information. So, dont delay, get that song finished and mailed in to the Home Recording Weekly blog for your chance to win some great software from Toontrack music!