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JakeStone 01-16-2019 07:55 AM

If it makes you happy (Sheryl Crow) Aston Origin mic
 
This was a demo recording that I made testing out my revamped home recording space. Over the past few weeks, I have been experimenting and added room treatment and bought a new mic.

Both my guitar and vocal were recorded at same time with 1 mic (Aston Origin) .. Using my Spire Studio recorder... adding the Spire's Warm Space effect. Then I took the file into Reaper where I did minimal adjustment .. EQ (High pass) and very slight (8ms) channel time delay.

Personally, I think it's one of my best "off the cuff" recordings.. meaning I didn't do much preparation .. Just placed the mic in front.. let the Spire auto set levels and hit record.



Lkristians 01-16-2019 03:02 PM

Really Nice!
 
I bet you do some great Cat Stevens. If you don't, you should!!
LarryK

JakeStone 01-16-2019 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lkristians (Post 5950426)
I bet you do some great Cat Stevens. If you don't, you should!!
LarryK

Thanks so much!

Nope I don't know any Cat Stevens.. I guess I need to check him out.

Thanks again,

SalFromChatham 01-17-2019 05:49 AM

This is so excellent on many levels. Great tone, great singing, simple, honest, raw.

Fantastic cover.

JakeStone 01-17-2019 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themissal (Post 5950940)
This is so excellent on many levels. Great tone, great singing, simple, honest, raw.

Fantastic cover.

Thanks so much.. I really appreciate your kind words about my recording. You made my day!

Cool555 01-17-2019 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themissal (Post 5950940)
This is so excellent on many levels. Great tone, great singing, simple, honest, raw.

Fantastic cover.

Agree with all that he said! Great singing and playing! ;) Was it a Gibson J45 that you used?

JakeStone 01-17-2019 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool555 (Post 5950974)
Agree with all that he said! Great singing and playing! ;) Was it a Gibson J45 that you used?

Hey Cool555 - Thanks so much for your comments.

Yep.. my '08 Gibson J-45 with Adi top .. I stopped looking for guitars after I found it a couple years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/wbWGtg9l.jpg

Cool555 01-17-2019 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JakeStone (Post 5950989)
Hey Cool555 - Thanks so much for your comments.



Yep.. my '08 Gibson J-45 with Adi top .. I stopped looking for guitars after I found it a couple years ago.




Thanks Jake for your reply and picture! Beautiful guitar and sounds equally beautiful during recording. The tone is lovely. No wonder the J-45 is well-loved in AGF! :)

JakeStone 01-17-2019 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool555 (Post 5951000)
Thanks Jake for your reply and picture! Beautiful guitar and sounds equally beautiful during recording. The tone is lovely. No wonder the J-45 is well-loved in AGF! :)


Yep.. my Gibson J-45 is my favorite guitar .. Just feels right and sounds great

Glennwillow 01-17-2019 11:30 AM

Very nice job Jake. It sounds good with a reasonable balance between voice and guitar!

- Glenn

JakeStone 01-17-2019 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 5951273)
Very nice job Jake. It sounds good with a reasonable balance between voice and guitar!

- Glenn

Thank you for taking the time to post Glenn!

In order to get the correct balance .. I actually had the Single LDC Mic situated at chin level .. angled slightly downward and about 12-14 inches away from me.

1 Mic is nice and easy set up!

DownUpDave 01-19-2019 05:49 AM

I love this song and you did it justice. Very nice guitar playing and singing. The recording was wonderful, nice balance and clarity. The only problem is now I want a Gibson J45.....badly.........even more than I did before :D

You do need to look into Cat Stevens, your voice is well suited to his songs.

polarred21 01-19-2019 07:03 AM

Another great job Jake. Recording sounded balanced and clean.

JakeStone 01-19-2019 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polarred21 (Post 5953106)
Another great job Jake. Recording sounded balanced and clean.

Thanks so much for listening and your positive comments!

JakeStone 01-19-2019 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DownUpDave (Post 5953078)
I love this song and you did it justice. Very nice guitar playing and singing. The recording was wonderful, nice balance and clarity. The only problem is now I want a Gibson J45.....badly.........even more than I did before :D

You do need to look into Cat Stevens, your voice is well suited to his songs.

Thanks Dave!

This song is special and for some reason it touched me a while back.. Which pushed me to learn it... I'm glad I did it "justice".

All the positive comments are very much appreciated. :guitar:

Okay .. So what are suggestions for Cat Stevens songs ?

noledog 01-19-2019 08:56 AM

Jake dude, you rocked this bro. I love this song and just about everything S. Crow does. Your vox, guitar playing and tone are excellent, bravo!

JakeStone 01-19-2019 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by noledog (Post 5953194)
Jake dude, you rocked this bro. I love this song and just about everything S. Crow does. Your vox, guitar playing and tone are excellent, bravo!

Hey NoleDog ....

I am so glad you liked it and chimed in to comment.

You Made my day too!

KevWind 01-19-2019 03:34 PM

As per the record forum post
Things are shaping up and progressing nicely, sounds great and really like your interpretation of the song :up::up::up:

JakeStone 01-19-2019 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevWind (Post 5953594)
As per the record forum post
Things are shaping up and progressing nicely, sounds great and really like your interpretation of the song :up::up::up:

Thanks so much Kev .. As you know, I have spent the past 2 months getting my room and gear set up. The sound I "hear" is getting better and it showed through on this recording.

Thanks again!

billder99 01-21-2019 08:53 AM

Very nicely done song, played and sung well... but the thing that really caught my attention was the professional recording quality. Amazing things the little Izotope Spire's. They should post this on their website.

JakeStone 01-22-2019 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billder99 (Post 5955258)
Very nicely done song, played and sung well... but the thing that really caught my attention was the professional recording quality. Amazing things the little Izotope Spire's. They should post this on their website.

Thanks Billder99 - Glad you liked my cover and really appreciate your comments!

Yes, I agree the Spire unit is fantastic and adding a high quality mic took it to another level for my needs.


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