K-Dog - Technology

K-Dog has been working with producer Lindsay Corstorphine in his Studio Sessions at Heart n Soul's SoundLab. He is creating an album and in each 2 hour session is able to make a complete track.

In this track he is playing various instances of drums, percussion and bass synth to create the beat. The words came from the experience he had that day in the studio and the technology helping him create his track but also create problems!

Sometimes one of the things with working with technology is when it goes wrong and things just won't work! In this session there were a lot of technical problems and it looked like K-Dog wasn't going to be able to complete his track. Lindsay said:

I sensed Kishawn was frustrated with the all the technical problems , and at one point it looked as though he wouldn't be able to do any rapping , but we found a workaround solution with him rapping into my iPhone Voice Recorder and then dropping that file into the Ableton session and then aligning it by eye to the beat. It sounded good! 

I gave him a mixdown at the end and asked if he wanted to work some more on the song at the next session , he said it was finished! 

73 reads

Comments

SteveP's picture

I can't begin to say how good it was to read this and listen to the track. I worked with Kishawn when he was at Spa School (probably about 10 years ago now) and recognised that he had so much musical talent so its great to see that this is continuing. My name is Steve (please say hello to Kishawn for me if he remembers me) and I worked at Spa School for a while teaching music instruments and music technology. Kishawn had a real aptitude for all things musical - drums, guitar, composing music, writing lyrics, vocals, performing. He wrote a few songs which I still have on disc somewhere. Please pass on my best wishes to K-Dog and I look forward to hearing his album! Happy Christmas! 

richardphoenix's picture

Thanks so much for commenting Steve! Such a nice connection to make - I will say hello from you next time Kishawn is in the studio. He is a real talent for sure - as you say a real apitude for nearly anything musical! Would love to hear any of the stuff he composed from when you worked with him... Just wanted to share this track he did last year too, where he directed musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra to help him remix one of his songs! Thanks again for commenting & happy new year!

 

 

 

SteveP's picture

Cheers Richard - yeah good to connect. That's a great tune - such a catchy chorus and a brilliant experience for Kishawn to work with LSO - and for them to work with him too. I'll dig out those tracks and send them to you either digitally or CD in the post. Has Kishawn told you about the time he played the Royal Albert Hall with the band from Spa School?   

SteveP's picture

Cheers Richard - yeah good to connect. That's a great tune - such a catchy chorus and a brilliant experience for Kishawn to work with LSO - and for them to work with him too. I'll dig out those tracks and send them to you either digitally or CD in the post. Has Kishawn told you about the time he played the Royal Albert Hall with the band from Spa School?