Reviews for "D#112-She'sInLove"
permalink Wed, Jul 4, 2012 @ 3:56 AM
Wowie Zowie! That is one solid track. Crystal clear recording to boot! Did you change your setup? Anyway, great writing, great performance, superb track.
Hi and thanks for this. I’m using the same set up but a new and slightly higher-quality MP3 encoder, so I’m guessing thats’s the difference you’re hearing. I recorded the song with a single condenser mic (Samson C01) placed about six inches from my mouth, but as I was sitting hunched up, the acoustic guitar was more than adequately picked up—I guess the downside is that both voice and guitar are on the same track, but I just wanted to demo the song. I can give out the chords if necessary. Thanks again for taking time to review—much appreciated!
Hi there and thanks for this. I’ve tried a few different methods for recording acoustic guitar over the months, including:
- Condenser mic on soundhole
- condenser mics on soundhole and neck (where my fingers will fret the chords)
- Seymour Duncan “Woody” pickup clipped to soundhole and plugged into external soundcard
- Inbuilt transducer mic (on a Washbrun electro-acoustic) plugged into soundcard
- Inbuilt transducer pickup plugged into volume pedal and then into soundcard
- Transducer pickup and condenser mic to create a “wider” sound and sometimes with one “dry” and one “wet” channel.
Regardless of how the audio is captured, I usually add a slight touch of high-pass filter to cut down on “booming” bass frequencies. I often add the “acoustic guitar” EQ presets that come with iZotope “Alloy” or “Trash” or “Ozone”.
I often use a capo on the guitar—mainly because I’ve got small hands and it’s easier to play a shorter scale.
I often use alternative tunings, partly because I’m a John Martyn fan, and sometimes to try to create “happy accidents”—i.e. force myself into unfamiliar territory.
I was never taught guitar and I can barely read music. I can’t afford really good guitars (although the Washburn is OK) and so try to create/inject tone via my fingers (i.e. “attack”).
My two favourite guitarists are John Martyn and Jan Akkerman (I guess showing my age).
I started recording songs (voice and guitar) with a single condenser mic just because it’s simple to set up, and it allows me to “perform” the song naturally as a singer/guitarist.
I know I’ve uploaded a ridiculous amount of stuff to this site over the months, but at least I’ve learned a bit more about what’s possible with my limited setup.