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COLLAB: "Merica" by Live featuring Mike B. on Guitars

Here is the third Live collab cover featuring my great buddy and former guitarist, Mike Bedrossian. We've done two other songs from the album Secret Samadhi:

"Turn My Head:"


And "Freaks:"

I recorded drums and vocals for this one around the same time as the other two and asked Mike if he wanted to record guitars on this one as well. Life happened but finally, he was able to send me his video and audio tracks, and it is worth the wait. I think this is the best sounding one of the three! (What do you think? Let me know in the comments!)


I also decided to learn the bass line since the bass track from XTRAX was more wonky than usual. Good thing the bass line was nice and easy. It sounds a lot better now with a clean bass track. Enjoy:

Thanks to Mike B. for taking the time to do this collab!


Song: Merica

Artist: Līve

Album: Secret Samadhi (1997 Radioactive Records)

Original Drummer: Chad Gracey

Music: Full Cover - KMKanDrum: Vocals, Bass, Drums; Mike B: Guitars

Take Count: 5

 

Equipment:

- DW Design Piano Black Drumset

9x10, 10x12, 14x16, 18x22

- Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Snare Drum

- DW Blue Pearl Oyster 5x12 Side Snare

- Paiste Cymbals

6" Paiste Signature Splash

8" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Splash

10" Paiste PSTx Swiss Splash

14" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Hi-Hats

18" Paiste Signature Full Crash

18" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark I Crash

18" Paiste Signature Precision China

22" Paiste Signature Dark Energy Mark II Ride

- RhythmTech Mounted Tambourine

- Pearl HH3 ChaBELLa Horatio Hernandez Cowbell

- ProMark 5B Balance Rebound Wood Sticks

- Roland TM-2 Acoustic Drum Trigger Module

- ddrum AcousticPro Kick Trigger

- ddrum AcousticPro Dual Zone Snare Drum Trigger

- DW Hardware & drumheads

- Audix drum microphones (i5, D2, D4, D6)

- MXL Mogami 603S Overhead Microphone Pair

- Røde NT1-A vocal microphone

- Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

- GoPro Hero 5 Black

- GoPro Hero 8 Black (x3)

- Behringer U-Phoria UMC-1820 Interface

- Behringer Digital UltraGain ADA8200 8-Channel PreAmp

- Obeamiu 5600k USB Studio Lighting Kit 3-Pack

- Apple iMac 27" Retina 2019

- Logic Pro X

- Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021

- Adobe After Effects CC 2021

- Adobe Photoshop CC 2021

 

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