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    I recorded this song yesterday, using separate tracks for guitar and vocals. Guitar was played using the 914 with a ORTF pair of Gefell M300's. Vocals were sung with the Peluso 22 47, both through the Avalon AD2022 preamp, then into the computer using an E-MU 1212m soundcard. This is a song originally written and recorded by Jim Croce. I just love doing his songs and I hope you enjoy! These Dreams
    Last edited by Rick Shepherd; 04-21-2006 at 11:43.

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    Nice, Rick, very nice. I downloaded a bunck of Jim Groce the other day, but didn't get this song...When it started, I thought it was "Time in a Bottle".. Guitars sound great. Vocals are well recorded, but might be either a bit to loud or a bit too dry...or both...to my ears. Nice playing and singing.

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    I was kindof thinking the same thing, would you suggest a bit more effects?

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    I was going to change my post to say "slightly" instead of "a bit", because it's not that much. Maybe slightly push it back. As far as effects, I don't know the original and I don't know how close to the original you want to get. I think I recall that Jim usually has reverb on his voice. If that's the case maybe just turn them down slightly and wet them a bit.

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    Ok, I rerecorded the whole song, balanced the vocals to the guitar, moved the vocals back in the mix, and added just a tad more effects, seems to help alot, is that better? These Dreams Question: Am I even close to getting a good pro sound out of my equipment?
    Last edited by Rick Shepherd; 04-21-2006 at 14:55.

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    Sounds good to me. Reminds me of the style, in that era. Slightly more upront, and less compressed vocal style, as compared to some things today. I like the guitar sound. I like it.
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    Rick - nice job on this tune. Performance is great as always....

    You're getting a very good tone on the guitar. The recording technique you're using with the mics is working really well. I think you have a pro sound going here.

    Vocal are sitting well in the mix, again great tone. The pre and mic are super clean but at the same time give your vocals some subtle compression and color.

    Effects are there but are subtle and tasty....

    Works very well for me.

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    Whoa there dude. Cool guitar playing.

    Nice voice. Sounds good. Don't have any critique.

    Good song and good recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Shepherd
    I recorded this song yesterday, using separate tracks for guitar and vocals. Guitar was played using the 914 with a ORTF pair of Gefell M300's. Vocals were sung with the Peluso 22 47, both through the Avalon AD2022 preamp, then into the computer using an E-MU 1212m soundcard. This is a song originally written and recorded by Jim Croce. I just love doing his songs and I hope you enjoy! These Dreams

    Hey Rick,

    Your vocals have been delivered and captured beautifully. The guitar tone and playing is sweet, something was a little boomy, and I mean a little but I enjoyed my listen.

    Nice work once again Rick!

    Gorty

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    The guitar sounds excellent. Well mixed, not too loud or quiet.
    The vox sound great too. Again, not too much of anything.

    Personally, I'd want more "intimacy" in the vocals. Make them sound closer up.
    But overall, if you were hoping for a pro sound, I think you achieved it. Sounds very good!

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