From his home in Alberta, Canada, long-time Mixcraft user and instrumental musician Andre Lefebvre produced a cover of a 1970s epic song "Lord of the Ages", by Prog Folk UK band Magna Carta. A wonderful production and tribute to Magna Carta, the band itself gave it great reviews.
Andre created the song with the help of musicians from around the world, three of them members of the Celtic prog band IONA (and Celestial Fire), including Lord of the Dance lead vocalist and daughter of Gentle Giant's multi-instrumentalist Kerry Minnear, Sally. As Andre explains:
"Thanks to technology, all exchange of files and feedback was done online. Each musician and singer had the freedom to use their own equipment, sending me a .wav file of their work that I could incorporate into the mix."
Once the .wav files were received, Andre would import them into Mixcraft and go to work:
"The whole song was built in Mixcraft (an emerging DAW I migrated to a few years back). It greatly eased my workflow, especially when using virtual instruments and automation, and I find editing tracks with it rather intuitive and fluid."
A music software company, Ilio, asked Andre to write about the music collaboration and "life and creativity in a time of pandemic". The article is a great lesson in working through unforeseen obstacles during the creative process. We encourage you all to read it here.
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Apr 23, 2021