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This is a little project my brother and I worked on to see if I could take some short recordings of him on his acoustic guitar via my iPhone and turn them into something worth listening to. If anyone can give this a listen and give me some clues on mixing based on deficiencies you hear, I would really appreciate the help.
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Uploaded: Jan 31, 2014 - 06:22:43 PM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014 - 06:52:08 PM Last Played: May 17, 2019 - 04:27:55 AM
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acoustic guitar, DTXtreme III, Iphone to record the guitar
Garageband, Addictive Drums
MarkHolbrook said 2060 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
listenable. Quite nicely done!
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Daugrin said 2060 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
Heavy Saddness
Sounds like the guitar player is working on the edge of his technique. Ya got to give it to a guy for stepping out... Well done!
Mix suggestion: Compress the hell out of the acoustic. Split it into pieces with a couple of busses and pan it out into the track, so 40% left and right. Send an additional bus with a high pass filter and saturate the highs then eq the derived until you arrive at Sparkleville.
Best of luck.

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flagg1337 said 2060 days ago (January 31st, 2014)
Thank you Daug
Suggestions like yours are exactly what I was hoping to get from more seasoned ears. I'm just a baby when it comes to mixing so I'm extremely interested in reading what others with more experience would do in certain situations.
As far as my brother playing on the edge of his technique...yeah, to be fair, I kind of unfairly put him on the spot. I was visiting for Christmas and, as life would have it, he hadn't picked up a guitar in quite some time. I happened to have my wife's acoustic with me at the time and I said "Hey, I wanna play with a recording of you playing the guitar as I learn the new GarageBand. Play something...right now." Needless to say, there might be just a bit of rust here. On the bright side, I've inspired him to pick his guitar back up and play regularly, so hopefully we will be able to re-record this at some point in the near future and work on some other songs as well.
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grah3am said 2058 days ago (February 2nd, 2014)
Listen to the Daug
He helped me a lot in the last year. The drums are spectacular, David. I really like the change at 2.22 or so.
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Char said 2036 days ago (February 24th, 2014)
tune. Lots of angst. Thanks.
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