AskPat 626 Episode Transcript
Pat Flynn: Hey, what's up, everybody? Pat Flynn here and welcome to Episode 626 of AskPat, thank you so much for joining me today. As always, I'm here to help you by answering your online business questions five days a week. We have a great question today from GTO but before we get to his question I do want to thank today's sponsor.
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Cool. Now, let's get to today's question from GTO.
GTO: Hi, Pat, it's GTO from Pittsburgh. Like everyone out here, I gotta say thank you, thank you for everything you do. You're one of the best and I think one of the things I most admire about you and your podcasts is that you always emphasize actionable steps, and I think that is what sets you head and shoulders above everyone else. We always have takeaways, we always have things that we can do to take action and I thank you for that.
Now, my question. At the beginning of the Smart Passive Income Podcast you often make these songs or raps or mixes using just your voice or basic instrumentation and I get a kick out of 'em every time and I would really love to know how you record them and especially how do you make sure everything is in sync. I love melodies, I love harmonies and I'd love to know how you make those music tracks for your podcasts and videos and such. Hey, thanks a lot, Pat.
Pat Flynn: Hey, GTO, thank you so much for the question, the awesome feedback there. I always do what I can to provide actionable steps. That was my big pet peeve when I first started and started researching how to do online business. I found all these people who had this great information but it was very motivating but nothing that was like, “Here, do this step and then this step.” Well, that's what I wanted to bring you and so I appreciate that confirmation but I also appreciate any constructive criticisms that you or anybody else could provide. I'm always trying to improve and I'm here for you guys. So, thank you again so much for that feedback.
Now, in terms of the songs and the raps, this is something I incorporated into my podcasts 'cause that's just who I am. I like to have fun, I like to be a little bit silly sometimes and, some people, maybe they don't like it but that's .. . I guess it's not for them. As Chris Ducker says, “Your vibe attracts your tribe,” and it seems to be working. So, for me, these raps, these beatboxes is a little bit about who I am and the way that I create them, the way that I sync them all up is essentially: Each different part that you here is a different track in the recording software that I use. So, currently, I'm using Adobe Audition. In the past, I used to use GarageBand, you can also use Audacity, any sort of recording tool that allows you to create tracks, allows you to create theses audio layers, one on top of another. And I usually start with the sort of percussion, the drums because that creates the time and the rhythm and then I kind of just create layers over it.
So, let's say for example, I'm just going to go really simple here. So, I'm just going to do a base drum on beat 1 and 3 and a kick on beat 2 and 4. So, it's going to be like (beatboxing). Now what I'm going to do in this recording is I'm actually going to copy and paste that, play it again but on top of that, I'm going to add a high. So, I'm going to go (beatboxing). Okay, so I'm going to cut that right now and you'll here what that sounds like. (beatboxing) Then I usually get into the bass line, and this is actually very much how music is produced, at least as far as I know, basic music production.
I used to me a musician. I kind of consider myself still a musician, I guess. I used to play the trumpet, I play guitar and drums and all that stuff. But you're creating these layers, and this is what you would do if you have members of a band. A band member might place a percussion beat, and then a bass line might come in, and then the lead singer or any melodies or harmonies on top of that. So, now I'm going to add a bass line to what you just heard. (beatboxing) And there you go.
So, that's kind of how it works and so GTO, hope that makes sense. Now, you do have another question that you asked for AskPat that I'm going to feature tomorrow actually which is a little more website/online business-based but I think this was fun and a little bit nice to mix things up a little bit. So I appreciate you for the questions, GTO. I want to send you an AskPat t-shirt for having your question featured here on the show and, for all of you listening, if you have a question that you'd like potentially featured here on the show just head on over to AskPat.com, can ask right there on that page.
And if you haven't listened to the Smart Passive Income Podcast yet, you can check it out not only for those intros but also for some great interviews, some great advice, some great tutorials where I walk you through exactly how you can build your online business, grow your brand and scale your business so check it out, smartpassiveincome.com.
And, as always, I like to end with a quote and today's quote is from Susan Roane, and she's a dear friend of mine, and she said, “It's not what you know or who you know but who knows you.”
Awesome. Thank you so much, take care and I will see you in the next episode of AskPat. Thanks. Bye.
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