So I'm trying to record a punk album over the summer and I'm a one man band.
Bought an Audiobox to record from and it works great but I fucked up my first song because I didn't stay in time. I should've realized when my bars didn't line up with each other.
But now I'm in a pickle. I can't fucking figure out tempos to save my life. I was told that the average punk rock beat is 160-200bpm which for me sounds WAAAYYY too slow for my style of punk.
In the song countdowns where they say "1-2-3-4!" on the albums that influenced me I've been able to figure out that its around 300bpm but I think this must be a grave error and that I just suck.
Like I'm so confused. What if I'm playing a song at 200bpm, 4/4 time and 4 quarter notes a bar. Then what if I go down to 100bpm in 4/4 and play 8 half notes, would that not be equivalent? So do I want fast tempo or slow?
Help me out and I'll share my album with you all when it's done. You'll like it, it talks about /r9k/ topics.
Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCYQK0CnPM