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Old 04-25-2019, 12:17 PM
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Hi,

Anyone knows how they record the acoustic guitar on this song?
I want to try to get close to this sound but don't know how to approach it.

https://youtu.be/ca9ub9rpNK4
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:40 PM
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Sounds like what you could get with a spaced pair mike guitar recording over dubbed with another spaced pair guitar recording plus panning and some effects.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:56 PM
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Sounds like what you could get with a spaced pair mike guitar recording over dubbed with another spaced pair guitar recording plus panning and some effects.
^ This. Listen to that intro with headphones on. There are two guitars with some panning going on (you can hear it in the pick sound, which is different in each ear).
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:03 PM
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There's also some sophisticated EQ and compression going on there.

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Old 04-25-2019, 01:37 PM
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Wouldn't you get the same recorded guitar sound just by shooting your video in Toronto??? Okay, that's just ridiculous but I couldn't resist. See posts above for serious responses.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:18 PM
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I'd say that most of that sound is due to the player and the guitar.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:28 AM
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Not a big guitar. Not a Martin. Doubled, but not mixed 50/50. One mic, backed off a ways. Mixed with a fairly steep high pass filter and a narrow, telephone-y boost in the 1-2k neighborhood.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:26 AM
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Like midwinter said, it is two different tracks panned left / right.
So either one guitar playing the line twice or two guitars recorded seperatly.

Here is an example of one guitar playing the same line overdubbed.
Recorded with a small diaphragm condenser mic.

http://www.polyphon-recording.de/Collide.mp3

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Old 04-27-2019, 06:31 PM
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There's also some sophisticated EQ and compression going on there.

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It is remarkably, uh, "smooth."
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:14 AM
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It is remarkably, uh, "smooth."
There is a reason Chris Lord-Alge makes the big bucks. And while perhaps not automatically indicative, his studio is "Hybrid' with numerous quality outboard analog EQ's and Comps .

And lets not forget Bob said "sophisticated". As in (IMO) --even if fairly substantial, still done very well .

Compression and EQ are tools and done well enhances music and does not detract, the "Myth" that EQ and Comp are noticeable and or detrimental, is more a function of misuse , not good use .
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