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JakeStone 01-13-2019 09:35 AM

The Gypsy
 
Here's a song that I learned a while ago for a band audition. The leader sent me a bunch of songs and this was one of them. (I didn't get the gig ;) ).. But I did like the song and stripped it down to perform it as solo acoustic.

In addition, if you can let me know your thoughts on the recording.. This is using 1 Large Diaphragm mic for recording guitar and vocals same time. The Mic is the Origin by Aston. Recorded with my Spire Studio and App..



polarred21 01-13-2019 09:41 AM

I think it sounds great. Very clean....let me ponder a guess...key of D?

JakeStone 01-13-2019 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by polarred21 (Post 5947222)
I think it sounds great. Very clean....let me ponder a guess...key of D?

Thanks polarred!

Yeah! It's got a little Southern Rock (Sweet home Alabama and Can't you see) ... feel to it ..

Glennwillow 01-13-2019 09:52 AM

Very well done, Jake!

It sounds very good, very live sounding, very clean, and well balanced between guitar and vocal. That's an impressive sounding microphone and your performance is well done!

- Glenn

JakeStone 01-13-2019 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 5947236)
Very well done, Jake!

It sounds very good, very live sounding, very clean, and well balanced between guitar and vocal. That's an impressive sounding microphone and your performance is well done!

- Glenn

Wow thanks Glenn for your positive comments.

I just upgraded to this Aston mic from a budget Audio-Technica. I am really liking what I am hearing.. which is helping my performance.

Thanks again!

SpruceTop 01-13-2019 11:20 AM

Sounds Really Good, Jake! I've heard good things about the British-made Aston mics, and they appear to be a real good value.

KevWind 01-13-2019 12:40 PM

Nice Very believable performance :up:

The recording is nice and clear and a good balance between voice and guitar

Well done

JakeStone 01-13-2019 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by KevWind (Post 5947413)
Nice Very believable performance :up:

The recording is nice and clear and a good balance between voice and guitar

Well done

Hey KevWind!

Thank you for the reply and advice given to me over in the Record forum.

It's all beginning to make sense!

JakeStone 01-14-2019 09:25 AM

Appreciate the comments.
I am really working on quality of sound.

This track was recorded with 1 mic.. It is difficult to get the "right" mix.

KevWind 01-14-2019 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by JakeStone (Post 5948192)
Appreciate the comments.
I am really working on quality of sound.

This track was recorded with 1 mic.. It is difficult to get the "right" mix.

Yes good news is with one mic you completely eliminate any possible phase issues (which definitely helps with clean)
The bad news is you can't EQ or Compress "separately" to carve out some difference between vocal and guitar. And sans any stereo effect to create stereo effect the sound tends be more center focused .

About all you can do is compress for more overall presence for both (then go back and make you sure you are still getting the balance between vocal and guitar that you want ) And you can EQ overall to clear low end mudd with a high pass filter try say somewhere between 50 to 90 hz .... and possibly (depending on the recording itself, and what your ears tell you) a slight low mid frequency cut (maybe 2 to 4 db) with a medium Q centered around 500hz

MrEd 01-14-2019 03:33 PM

Sounds great and a perfect voice for this tune.
You should have gotten the gig.

Mike

JakeStone 01-14-2019 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by MrEd (Post 5948532)
Sounds great and a perfect voice for this tune.
You should have gotten the gig.

Mike

Ha! Thanks so much!

JakeStone 01-14-2019 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by KevWind (Post 5948214)
Yes good news is with one mic you completely eliminate any possible phase issues (which definitely helps with clean)
The bad news is you can't EQ or Compress "separately" to carve out some difference between vocal and guitar. And sans any stereo effect to create stereo effect the sound tends be more center focused .

About all you can do is compress for more overall presence for both (then go back and make you sure you are still getting the balance between vocal and guitar that you want ) And you can EQ overall to clear low end mudd with a high pass filter try say somewhere between 50 to 90 hz .... and possibly (depending on the recording itself, and what your ears tell you) a slight low mid frequency cut (maybe 2 to 4 db) with a medium Q centered around 500hz

It certainly is a process of trial and error.
1 Mic makes it a little easier/better!
I will make note of your second paragraph and try some of those EQ tweaks.


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