If you’re into livestreams of girls in their bedroom putting together Jimmy Eat World covers from scratch then you’re in luck!
I’d been meaning to get this all going for some time now but for whatever reason it’s taken me months to get to a point where I feel comfortable enough to be doing this.
I already trialed this out last week and I’ve been underway with it for this weeks tracking of “A Sunday” over on my Instagram page @ JaimeeEatWorld.
I’m going to try to stick to a Friday release schedule and otherwise the livestreams will be a little sporadic and can happen at any time in the days leading up to release. So far it looks like there could be anywhere from 1-8 streams per cover depending on what I’m doing – and until I’m able to purchase a new MIDI controller to start having some more fun with strings and other instrumentation.
To better distinguish which set of videos belong to which cover, you’ll see on my page I’m starting to include song title graphic cards and lyric sheets. I was already creating these for the blog breakdowns so it seemed the most sensible way to do this without adding more work to this project.
The livestreams are not totally fool proof, of course. I’m literally just running a line out of my Apollo Twin into an iRig recorder and from there patching into my iPhone to do these livestreams. As a result I have no real great way of monitoring the feed in real time and I’m mostly just hoping it’s all working the way it should be each time. If you ever happen to be watching the streams and it’s wildly distorted, please let me know!
If you miss any of the streams I’ve been posting them directly to my Instagram page after the stream ends. Sometimes Instagram gets a little weird about this type of thing though so I can’t guarantee every stream will make it to the page.
If you’re brand new to music production these should serve to be a half decent free resource to learn how to start producing your own work. I know there are a ton of producers and mixers out there that offer this type of content already but I also find sometimes they wildly overcomplicate the process or focus on hyper-specific things that aren’t wholly necessary for you to complete a track. I consider my version of this a more stripped down, simple approach aimed at just getting your ideas out cleanly and, if you’re working entirely on your own like I am, there might even be some helpful hints and tricks to save you a bit of time.
If you ever have any questions about what I’m doing, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to explain!
Eventually in some time it might be cool to do some sort of collaborative version of this, where listeners can lend their own ideas or thoughts to the production and we can create it that way – but that’s probably some ways off and would require a bit more equipment on my end to make it happen, I think. I’m just spitballing right now.
Anyways, just wanted to let you know that this is a new thing that’s happening!
I try to give people a heads up on the livestreams with a quick tweet on my twitter page as well, so make sure you’re following me over there if you want to stay in the loop.
ICYMI here’s last weeks cover of “Cut”
Thanks very much for listening and see ya back here on Friday for the release of A Sunday.