Me and my Dear, Sweet Samantha. Oh how we loved to play music together. Even if she was just singing. There was so much more potential that we never got to realize. This was found by my Dear Friend Amy. She said the photo was in an envelope marked…
"Yes, this is a big topic to master - Mixing & Mastering.
As the other comment suggests EQ, specifically low and mid frequencies usually need to be pruned - because a thudding, muddy sound in the mix will shoot the level meter up, but the…"
"Years ago I purchased a program from a British gent called "Wave Repair" and used it originally to clean up vinyl recordings and then later to clean up cassettes. A neat feature was "Get Fingerprint" where once you've…"
"Thanks for your sympathy, my world will never be the same. Thanks for asking about the project. I'm still learning to use my digital recorder. It's a steep learning curve for an old guy. However, I'm just using it and learning as I go…"
"Doug Young, Eventually I'll post something. I have been experimenting using my submixer into a digital delay via the effects loop and then on to the digital recorder. I just keep tweaking it until I find a sound I like. I've been playing…"
"Does anyone here record their guitar using a contact pickup? I have an old Fender acoustic with a Shadow pickup. The pickup is old school too. I only ask because of the type of house I live in. It's a double home. My neighbors next door listen…"
"I own a D16T, not the same but it sounds great. I know it's a low end Martin but after trying several, I kept coming back to the D16T. It was like I had found the Holy Grail. My brother has a HD-28, costs three times as much as my D16T.…"
"Jud, I have the book it's next on the list, so I will be interested to get to that part. I have read a lot of the Rock and Roll Biographies and Autobiographies that have come out over the last decade or so and they have revealed a great many…"
"Walt, I don't really need to keep things in a poetic framework but I prefer it and my lyrics show it. That is the limitation I was speaking of. I limit myself in such a way as to try to keep the quality consistent. That is probably my biggest…"
"All good replies but what else would one expect from a songwriting bunch? I was reflecting upon the songs that just come to us, quickly and almost finished. That has happened to me often enough to know that it is real. It is almost like channeling…"
"Bob ... nice analysis. Thanks for sharing! Speaking of Neil Young, I just finished reading his autobiography called "Waging Heavy Peace" ... very good by the way and a must read for NY fans, but in it he reveals that he…"
"Dave, interesting topic thanks for putting it up. With me songs revolve around the lyrics and I write what is presented to me to write, I don't think about it and I doubt that I could just sit down and write a song. If you have ever seen the TV…"
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Fender F65 steel string acoustic,
Guild F4 NT HR steel string acoustic,
No name mountain dulcimer,
No name electric bass,
No name electric 12 string,
Chimes archtop acoustic,
Symphony Grand piano, made in Chicago, a real grand in my livingroom.
Sequetial Circuits synthesizer,
Various percussion devices.
What type of music do you like to play?
Whatever comes out.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
Thanks for listening to "Run Again!" I have played alone for so long it would be difficult to play with a group. And my knowledge of bass playing is non-existent! I do have some drum loops that I've used in the past but not enough knowledge on my mixing abilities. I use the free program Audacity to record all my tunes.
A few years ago I tried playing live with a keyboardist and a drummer and I had a hard time keeping within their framework. I play too loose! I only practice with a electronic metronome once in awhile. I guess you could say I'm a wild cannon!
I only have a couple of local friends that still play, most of them have moved on to other activities than music. So I go on playing music on my own with the computer as my tool.
I, too, would like to here group arrangements for my tunes, that would be great!
Thanks for taking time to listen and comment! Yes, Neil Young is one influence as well as the Beatles and others. In fact I have the Easy Guitar book for their Deja Vu album of CSNY and I like to play "Helpless" for fun. "Old Man" is also a favorite to play and sing, also a Neil Young tune.
I think I am a stylized rhythm player and an improvising lead player. No telling what my lead will sound like the second or third time around! It's just part of my learning so much by myself and only being in a garage band in High School, no one to take the sharp corners off!
On "Open Secret," I used my Toneport UX1 with the Gearbox software set to microphone only and using a Detroit RnB vocal preset for playing and singing, keeping it simple but adding some flavor to the song. I am from Michigan and live about an hour away from Detroit! So a little MoTown influence too.
Keep playing in that simple music style, many times it's what sounds best!
Came a listened to your listing of tunes and really enjoyed myself! I like your simple approach to your songs and you have a very pleasant singing voice. I followed the link from Songwriters. You are welcome to come and have a listen at my page anytime!
I came back for another listen to your music. You've got some terrific songs here. You have a beautiful voice and an obvious passion for what you sing about. Your guitar playing is very tight and clean. I enjoy the diversity of your songs and the production on your songs is beautifully acoustic - you get a wonderful live feel on Where Do YOu go to Surrender. Return to me is simply beautiful. Congratulations - I look forward to hearing more. It looks to me from your profile we may have a similiar background in the music we enjoy playing and listening to you. Cheers.