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Old 04-20-2009, 10:25 PM
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Default Your Love is Extravagant (Instrumental Cover)

Hey everyone

After some mucking around with my new recording gear, finally put together a YouTube vid. This an instrumental of a song we used to sing in church (back when it was popular some years ago).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oD-ZkXFvls

I'm a recording newbie. This is just the flat recording (no EQ, compression, reverb, nada) from a single omnidirectional small diaphragm condenser. I think maybe the mid range sounds a little honky.. or perhaps it needs a bit more highs (the air/frosting?).

Anybody with experience recording acoustics have any feedback on the recording quality?

Thanks for listening.
Allan

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Instrument: 2005 Taylor 214
Place: Untreated bedroom, concrete walls
Mic: Single Naiant X-Q small diaphragm condenser
Placement: About 10 inches away, pointed between the bridge and tail.
Recorded: Through a Mackie Onyx Satellite, using the Onyx preamps
Video: Canon SD750 (point & shoot)
Lighting: Bad...
Software: Traction, Audacity and Windows Movie Maker
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:33 PM
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Well that's just a sweet tune, Xanatos. Nice playing and IMO the recording is just fine. Really enjoyed that. I could definitely listen to it a couple more times....
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:12 AM
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Nice job! The playing and recording are both good!


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Old 04-22-2009, 08:30 AM
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Very nice Allan! The guitar looks very familiar!

Wonderful job on a great song.


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Old 04-22-2009, 09:27 AM
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Good playing Allan. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:17 AM
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I thought that was great Allan. Nice choice of songs and very clean, articulate playing. Did you arrange it yourself?
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for the kind words everyone

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Very nice Allan! The guitar looks very familiar!
Haha yes Aaron you just might recognize her Really been enjoying the guitar!

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Did you arrange it yourself?
Hi gordee - thanks! Yes I did arrange it myself. The key/chord voicings was based on Darrell Evan's version of it. Much of my main intro riff is based on that, and then I added on figuring out how to play the melody based on that riff.
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Hi X...
I like your arrangement, and your playing, and I like the song (have Darrell's original CD release of it).
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That was really good I enjoyed that. And notice everyone that it was played on a 214. Not a $5,000 custom guitar. Nothing beats talent and practice.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:43 AM
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Hi X...
I like your arrangement, and your playing, and I like the song (have Darrell's original CD release of it).
Thanks Larry

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That was really good I enjoyed that. And notice everyone that it was played on a 214. Not a $5,000 custom guitar. Nothing beats talent and practice.
lol TBman thanks. You might enjoy the fact that the 214 was less than a week old at time of recording. Up until then I've been playing guitars about 25% the value of the 214. Got it used off KYThumbPicker and wanted to try recording with it
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