While shut down, I’ve been doing some solo recording projects. I’ve used Strum Machine as both a click track for timing and as a recorded bass line.
On these two songs, I first created my own SM mando/bass backing tracks (neither song was in the library).
Then I recorded myself playing guitar and singing along with the SM track in-ear with headphones so it wasn’t picked up by the mic.
Next, I over-dubbed myself playing mandolin chop, mandolin fills/solo, and singing harmony, each on a separate track in Audacity.
Finally, I recorded the SM bass-only track directly into Audacity via my audio interface.
I mixed the tracks and here are the results:
West Virginia, My Home
I’ll Be There, Mary Dear