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Old 06-06-2024, 11:36 AM
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Gosh, Fran, I do so look forward to your posts! Wish you and Led could get together more often.

Your playing, of course, is superb, as always. Love the way you've both developed the tune. But, I'm totally surprised at how well the carbon fiber blends with wood while playing slack key. Makes it sounds a little bit more Hawaiian, IMO.

Thanks for posting this, and I'm looking forward to the next one!
The folks at Composite Acoustics said that they were trying to capture the sound of wood in their carbon fiber guitars. I wouldn't say they fully accomplished that, but I would say that they got into the ballpark, especially with the OX model. Too bad the financial side didn't work out.

I'm not having much luck finding a solid clip from this session and Led headed home before we could get in another one, but we're headed to O`ahu in a couple of weeks so Led and I will be shooting some more stuff over there.

Thanks for your very generous comment.

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That sounded fantastic. Simply wonderful!

-Ray
Mighty nice of you, Ray, thanks. I think this clip did catch some of the fun of playing alongside Ledward, he personifies the joy of making music.

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Old 06-06-2024, 11:42 AM
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Too cool , such lovely harmonies with those two guitars.
I love the way taropatch (open G) tuning opens up the guitar and makes it physically less demanding. These old hands just can't hack standard tuning any more. With two guitars in open G, though, it just flows.

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Lovely, beautiful, soothing, exquisitely played, kudos to you Fran!
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This brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

Thanks for sharing this, Fran.
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Lovely, beautiful, soothing, exquisitely played, kudos to you Fran!
You're a bit too kind but I'm pleased that you enjoyed the clip. Thank you.

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This brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

Thanks for sharing this, Fran.
I'm certainly gratified that you enjoyed the piece. Thank you.

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Very nice!!

Please indulge my curiousity and give a few details of the recording equipment and room.
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Old 06-13-2024, 02:21 PM
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Very nice!!

Please indulge my curiousity and give a few details of the recording equipment and room.
Led and I are both tuned to open G, called taropatch tuning in slack key land. Led is playing a Composite Acoustics OX from back in Louisiana days, I'm using my Martin OM-18GE. I suppose it's obvious, but we never work out arrangements for these tunes. We're just going for it, bouncing off each other and trying to hit the right chord at the right time.

I record almost exclusively on my Zoom F6 these days, using 32 bit float so I don't have to sweat level setting. Led has been known to do that old trick of playing slightly more gently while setting levels, then hitting the strings a bit harder during the recording. The F6 lets me pull those peaks down with no penalty if I need to.

I miked this session with a pair of Schoeps CMC641s. That's the CMC6 mic amp with the MK41 supercardioid capsules. https://schoeps.de/en/products/colet...ids/mk-41.html These are pretty pricey mics but I've managed to find used ones over the years. They do a lovely job of reducing room effects and maintaining a smooth frequency response on and off axis.

My room is about 10x14 feet with an 8 foot ceiling. That's the perfect height to allow me to jam two 4x2 foot 4 inch thick frameless OC703 panels up against the wall without any kind of mounting. I have 13 of those panels spread across three walls.

I shot the video with a pair of Panasonic Lumix GH4 cameras. I pulled the audio from the Zoom F6 into REAPER so I could tweak things a bit, then I used DaVinci Resolve to put everything together for the final clip.

If you have any other questions I'm happy to try to answer them.

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