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Old 12-26-2011, 07:02 PM
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Default The Evolution of an Acoustic Recording

I thought some might be interesting in a little behind the scenes demo of a recording project. I took a tune from my new CD and created a video showing the track as it evolved, from raw dry tracks thru adding reverb and some other light processing, thru mastering. Here's the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5kCVXyQDys

If you want to skip hearing me blathering about all the details, just go directly to 8 minutes in for a quick pass thru successive iterations, or go to

http://www.dougyoungguitar.com/WSSDemo

where you can hear just the final pass thru as a wav file without You Tube's audio mangler at work.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:24 PM
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wow, that is very interesting to watch and listen to.

thanks doug!!
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:35 PM
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Stellar job Doug, clear, concise, simple. Bravo
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Mahalo Doug,

Exactly! What Kevin said.

When I combine room & hall reverbs, it's difficult for me to hear differences on my tracks, especially the room verb. I could hear that slight difference that your combo made here in the overal effect. Subtle, but positive.

I could also hear a slight clarity difference in the upper mid's on the final mastered tracks - on the second one. Your friend's new toy seemed to add more space in that frequency range which enhanced the overall recording.

The second master also seemed to take out a tad more of that emphasized bottom-end wooliness (for lack of a better descriptive term) off the R-88 - an improvement too to my ears. Nice balance in the final product.

Bravo Doug!

Hope we'll see this as part of a "how-to-record-acoustic-guitar" recording or CD down the road at your site.

Happy Holidays & Mahalo a nui!
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Thanks Doug...

Great post/topic/progression...


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Doug,

That was really fascinating -- thank you. Very well done Doug!

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Thanks so much Doug......really enjoyed it!
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thank you!
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I cant tell you how impressed with that vid. I am now thinking about doing something similar. You know what the say about imitation
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Great video Doug, so well put together. Its really informative to see the various effects and settings that you use. I remember going through a similar though process recording at your studio. The raw tracks didn't blow me away, but after mixing and then mastering it was a really different sound. Each little step in the process adds up.


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Wow, that's what I call an informative demo. Outstanding!

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Wow, that's what I call an informative demo. Outstanding!

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Doug hey what is the Video software your using ? Kev
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Thanks for the video Doug. It is interesting how two different reverbs can sometimes work together, for example one to fatten the notes and another for a nice reverb tail.
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