I have 3 main electrics… Fender Tele, Strat, and a Gibson L6s… All are used live and for recording… I find that mixing up guitars on a recording gives the overall sound a certain ‘richness’ that you can’t get elsewhere… Same with mixing amps…
This will be a fun one!! Now…. what to write….. hmmm…
Always practicing something!! I usually have a gig to prepare for, or a sound I am chasing… My main instrument is guitar… The things I am practicing/learning now are pedal steel and lap steel in addition to some more country style playing… There is always something new to pursue on your main instrument, and secondary instruments as well!!
Happy picking and playing everyone…
You could record it by putting a mic in front of a small guitar amp to get that swampy sound… then use a dynamic mic at the source (harp) to go into the amp!!
This is a great sounding and well written track! maybe it will set the standard higher for Ukulele music here on AJ!
This is great!! I am impressed with your speed on Logic!… One of these days, I need to do this! My process is a bit more random though… Especially my guitar stuff…
I have had my acoustic recorded this way at a studio a few times, but I have only tried this 1 time in my home studio space… My room is fairly dead, so the sound of room isn’t something I care to capture!!
In my session work, I have seen this done on ‘main’ instruments in a track and it works beautifully!
Acoustic guitar is tough too!! The room has more of an impact on an acoustic….The cab sounds good, but the amp in that track is the star. It’s an Oldfield Marquis 36. It gives me every British voice I could want and also has it’s own thing that is pretty amazing… I also record with vintage Silvertone’s, and occasionally use amp sims. My pre helps out too! It’s fun to geek out on this stuff… I like to go all out with searching for guitar sounds!
The ribbon I am using is an old Cascade Fathead 2. with the Lundahl transformer. Mine is from the very first batch ever sold by them. I mostly like it. It can tend to smear the bass a bit when super close to a loud amp, but I just move it back to accommodate. It also has a low output, but that is insignificant to the loud source. For the price, it is hard to beat! Almost all of the electric stuff in my portfolio is recorded with that mic. The cab and mic rarely move.
Yeah, I’m unfortunately quite familiar with the room having an impact . I’m in a better space now, but still sub-optimal, and I think that’s my major hurdle at this point.I have a Fathead 2, actually from a recommendation on an AJ forum post a while back, and I think it’s impressive for the price. It’s the stock transformer though – would be interesting to try with the Lundahl. I came very close to giving into buying a pair with the Lundahl upgrade and a Blumlein bar on sale for $649 last month, but largely because the Blumlein configuration relies on the room being decent I decided to hold off. Suppose I need to better learn to optimize the gear I’ve got first anyway
That may have been me!! I have had it for a long time, and I really like that mic! I struggle with my room as well, but I have it treated somewhat aggressively… I am in process of setting up another room in my house to record more ‘lively’ amps and acoustic guitars as well as vocals. It has a tile floor and wood walls (my current space is drywall and carpet) adjacent rooms though, so there is a ton of potential.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the gear, especially as a guitar player, but it’s amazing what you can accomplish with a set of ears and determination… : )