I am a one-man band or whatever and I've written maybe 50 something songs over the past 3 or 4 years. I've done some recording before using my Roland drum kit and etc however recently I've bought myself a real Pearl drumset, an SM57 mic, and a pretty good guitar amp. So now I have guitars that don't sound like total line-in crap and lucked out and have a great drum sound (or at least much better than it used to be).
So about 3 months or so I pretty much sat down and recorded every song I know all at once. I'm sure this isn't how you're supposed to do it but it worked out. Many re-do's and etc later, I'm trying to come up with a good X amount of songs for an album that I want to be proud of "In the End" (dunnn dunnn dunnn!)
So I guess my thing is: How do you decide what to leave on the cutting room floor? I'm guessing this would best go over like if I were deciding a setlist for a live show or something. Obviously a few of these didn't come out so hot to my ears so those are right out. The songs vary in genre I suppose- the only constant is that I'm a weirdo and I guess it'd best be classified as rock with prog played by someone without super prog skills.
What's a good length for a "debut" album in your opinion? Has anybody done anything like this here before? I'm certainly not a pro and most likely won't try selling it or anything but I wanted to have something my kids can later look back on and tell their friends that's not their dad haha.
Edited by Del_Duio, 17 August 2017 - 11:17 AM.