Have Faith- A new song from the Barbados based group, Color

Today we celebrated the launch of our latest song, Have Faith. 

Have Faith, crosses into a new musical genre for Color, and departs from our usual acoustic guitar sound. Instead of recording live instruments, our vocals are accompanied by an original track created for the song, in GarageBand, using a variety of loops. 

Have Faith advocates a positive, faith-based outlook in times of trouble, and features the Lord’s Prayer.  The song itself is in the form of a conversation taking place among different groups of people. To help bring the message to life, we have created a visual story available for free download from our website, in a comic-book style format.

It is our wish that this song will convey hope in times of distress, and remind us not to give up under heavy burdens. 

Have Faith Webpage: https://www.colorbb.org/albums/have-faith/



The Lord’s Prayer amplified!

Indeed, this is quite a departure from your usual acoustic guitar folk arrangements. The voices are compelling and coherent. As you aptly describe it, a conversation about belief in God the Father. The cartoon illustrations are very supportive of the text. Nicely done. 

GarageBand is not dead! Coincidentally, Guy Michelmore posted this video 4 days ago:

Film Scoring in GARAGEBAND?!

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Reply to Richard

This is one reflecting our Caribbean roots Richard ????, thanks for the feedback.  Yes, GarageBand is indeed alive and well, even the version on the iPad, very simple to use .

interesting looking at that video from Guy which shows the additional capabilities.  And as he said, it's free!  

Free is good

I started out with GarageBand in 2004, then graduated to Apple Logic Pro. It is quite user friendly for me and very powerful. I also use Steinberg Cubase on some collaborative projects.

I love your Caribbean styling. You have good singers and have captured their resonance quite well with GB.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Clarifying GarageBand Usage

Yes, we feel blessed that we have the range of voices in such a small group, bass, tenor, altos and sopranos.

Just to clarify, we didn't record the vocals in Garage band.  Only the backing track was created in GarageBand using the free loops and percussion instruments.  It is amazing how vast the library is...

The vocals were recorded in a studio and the overall song mix was handled by a professional engineer, and mastered as well.  

Only the backing track Is an amateur production, created using the iPad version of GarageBand.  Having said that, the quality was so good, and the ability to export each track containing the loops separately in uncompressed format was available, so it worked really well. We would do it again for sure.  


Audra Stevenson | Color | www.colorbb.org

Just the loops, please. :-)

Ah, thanks for that clarification. Indeed, I thought you might be using $3500 Neumann U87 mics with free GarageBand. LOL. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com


We will leave GarageBand for our Shure SM58's and home studio mixes ... And for their vast library of loops :)
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