Here’s a simple suggestion (hopefully not mentioned yet). Why don’t you just swap your two mics and try that. Sing into the 57 and use the condenser on the guitar. Many a hit record vocal has been sung with a 57 or 58.
Addictive Keys has a very nice upright, along with the grand and a fun-to-play Rhodes. It’s almost too nice…it doesn’t really do the old, dusty, out-of-tune Sunday school type of upright. BTW, for those of us who can use eBay, I “made an offer” on the Addictive Keys software and got a very good deal on top of the current sale price. For software you can download instead of waiting for a mailed box, many Ebay dealers will give you a really great price if you just ask, if the item is marked with “make an offer.” (I made an offer to two stores who both came back with counter-offers. I the same offer to a third store and it was accepted immediately and automatically. I was so happy I danced a jig.)
Synthogy Ivory. Used to use the Yamaha all the time; now I use the Steinway almost exclusively. I REALLY need to find a good upright though. Also, a good friend takes some of his work to LA and says the Pianoteq is becoming popular with a lot of guys out there. I didn’t think it was the absolute best I’ve ever heard, but it’s pretty nice, and the footprint is unbelievably small.
I just purchased Addictive Keys. It has a grand, an upright and a Rhodes. So far I’m very impressed. As far as the grand, there is a ton of control over microphone choice and placement, there are presets with a lot of variety, and it just sounds really nice. I have and love Addictive Drums, which can almost seem like you’re working with real drums. I get the same vibe with Addictive Keys.
I could see using a little of the robotic piano in your song as an effect, but it’s too much for too long. It could use some dynamics, for sure. And yes, DO offer a version without vocals.
Hollow body and P90s. The breakfast of champions!
One of my biggest sellers is “Fifties Housewife,” and it has that retro feel: http://audiojungle.net/item/fifties-housewife/111487?ref=GarryONeal
Also: Suburbia ‘59: http://audiojungle.net/item/suburbia-59/3033527?ref=GarryONeal
Oceans of Conquest: http://audiojungle.net/item/oceans-of-conquest/147273?ref=GarryONeal
Time for the March of News: http://audiojungle.net/item/time-for-the-march-of-news/253390?ref=GarryONeal
All very different, but all very fifties. Hope you can use something.
Thanks, Garry O
I paid considerably less than $500 for my “The Loar” mandolin. Found a shop online that does a good setup as part of the purchase price. Great little mando. I agree that uke is easier to learn, but a mando can add a professional sheen to so many different kinds of music. Uke-wise I bought a $60 Kala soprano, and I improved the intonation by making a “zero fret” out of a bass string. (Cut a piece of bass string, probably a G, the width of your nut. Slide it under your strings and butt up against the nut. If your uke has intonation problems, as most cheaper models do, this should help. I learned it from a guy in a YouTube video who used a thick paperclip instead, if you don’t have a bass string lying around.)
As far as a mandolin goes, I agree, but a playable mandolin IMO begins at $500 and goes waaaay up from there. Also the learning curve is going to be much higher for someone who is not used to strings, and immediately you get a more serious folky vibe whereas ukulele is a more informal, anyone can do it vibe.
I should have looked! Since you’ve already added it, I’m switching to Irish Whiskey. I 5-starred it and added the collection to the description.
GarryONeal saidYup, already added that one, great song! But you can still drink in my honor, I’ll do the same!
How about When Irish Eyes Are Smiling? http://audiojungle.net/item/when-irish-eyes-are-smiling/3909000?ref=GarryONeal
Thanks for doing this. On St. Patty’s Day, I will drink two extra green beers in your honor!Garry O