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    Here is an an acoustic instrumental that I recored this weekend. I didn't play the guitar, only did the recording.

    What do you think?
    http://d586713.u59.blazernetwork.com...x%201%20ma.mp3

    Looking for feedback on the recording end of things....
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    Sounds very nice. The lows sound less natural than the highs though, like there was some boom there, and it was rolled off or hit w/a multiband.

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    I agree with XLR. I've had to scoop the lows out of some of my recordings to get rid of the boomyness (~125-200Hz) and this sounds like the same thing was done.

    Great detail on the guitar though. What kind of guitar was it and what was the signal chain?

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    Well I went back and checked, though I was pretty sure I didn't do anything to the low end at all. The only EQ on the rhythm tracks is a slight (3dB) cut right at 500Hz. Other than that the EQ is flat. I did use two mics, but I checked for phasing before hand, so I dunno?

    Could have just been the way his guitar sounded. Not sure what brand it was, I'll have to get back to you on that, but the recording chain was:

    Joemeek JM27(SDC) at the neck joint > Presonus Eureka 4:1 compression > Delta 1010

    SP B1 Over his right shoulder > Presonus TubPre > Presonus Comp16 > Delta 1010

    A lot of people tend to bash it, but I really like the way the Tube Pre sounds on acoustic guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amra View Post
    ...4:1 compression...
    I'd avoid the compression during tracking, myself. YMMV.

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    yea, I hear you. I don't usually track with compression, but acoustic guitar, snare, and kick drum are the few exceptions.
    Last edited by amra; 10-23-2007 at 17:50.
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    Good comments by Tim, thanks for providing the recording chain too. Sounds nice and clean on my headphones....really nice playing too. Good job overall!

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    Sounds like they're In front of me , close.
    It comes across clean for me

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    Thanks for all the feedback, guys!
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