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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #285 on: December 24, 2018, 09:42:28 am »
@ Neil …

Nashville tuning & standard tuning side-by-side




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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #286 on: December 24, 2018, 09:44:51 am »
Max worked up the strumming pattern - how did he communicate that pattern to the rest of you?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7eijauwsd4iw048/BabyPleaseComeHome.pdf?dl=0
Here is the simple score that I've sent to David and Pam :)

What did Max and Pam use to record their parts?
I have a Rode NT1-A that I used in combination with a Focusrite Scarlett / GarageBand :)
For the guitar and bass part I used my telecaster and amp simulations provided by GarageBand



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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #287 on: December 24, 2018, 10:56:23 am »
I have a Rode NT1-A that I used in combination with a Focusrite Scarlett / GarageBand :)
For the guitar and bass part I used my telecaster and amp simulations provided by GarageBand

And to add, I am also using a Focusrite Scarlett AI with the Focusrite CM25 MKII condensor that came with the AI.  Acoustic guitars recorded with the mic, rather than built-in electronics.

Pam will have to share what she is using, I don't know.

All mixing and final rendering done with Reaper.

For acoustic guitars:

1) Adjusted the signal level of the acoustic guitar tracks to all be between -18dB to -12dB, Pam's a little hotter than mine

2) Added stock Reaper EQ on all the standard-tuned acoustics.  Used the Reaper pre-set for acoustic guitar, which is a high pass filter, cut at 630 and boost at about 6k, the cut and boost small 2-3dB gentle, broad effect ie gentle slope into and out of

3) Added standard Reaper compressor on all acoustic tracks, based on a acoustic guitar pre-set, tweaked to be gentle.

4) Kept Pam's acoustic C, panned one Nashville and one standard 100% left and the other 2 100% right.

5) Fader on centre pulled down -16dB.  Others pulled down from just under 0dB to -6dB

6) Also using the Softube Drawmer S73 plug on the Master bus, using the ambience pre-set which helps with the sense of width

For Max's vocal:

Max provided me with a dry and wet track, I used both. I duplicated the dry vocal and panned L & R 10%.  Applied standard Reaper EQ and compression, again using pre-sets with small tweaks plus Waves CLA Vocals, starting from the Rock Man pre-set.  That does some simple EQ, compression, reverb and delay based on standard settings with ability to adjust the level of each effect. Same fx applied to all three tracks with little tweaks.  Then played with the faders on all three until it sounded good, not dry but not overly effected.

For Pam's vocals:

Pam provided a number of tracks with the Christmas backing plus some other Baby pleases, harmony on the lyrics and some ooohs. Her vocals treated similarly to lead vocals, same plugs adapting some different pre-sets.

For the Christmas backing, I created three tracks.  Using different renditions from the different tracks provided at each point.  Then on two of the tracks I used Reaper pitch-shifter, up on one down on the other, 3 semi-tones.  Pulled the levels down differently on each track.  All panned left by slightly differing amounts around 20-30%.  All to try and get more of the effect of having a number of different backing vocalists.

The oohs and some backing were also panned left 11%.  Harmony plus some backing vocals panned right 36%.

Levels adjusted until it all sounded OK.

As I said, the fine tuning of the mix took a few rounds to reach the finished song which had a feel and sound that we all were happy with.

@ Neil

thanks for clarifying Chris' location.

re: Nashville tuning: <video clipped>

Thanks Richard.

This is exactly what I did.  I'd kept my old acoustic when I upgraded and strung it with the other set of strings from a 12 string set, when re-stringing my acoustic.  Bought a 12 string set and split it for the 2 guitars, which was good economically as the 12 string set was not double the 6 string set.

I played the same guitar part twice on the standard and twice with the Nashville ... OK, more than twice but ended up with two decent tracks for both, after a little splicing out of the odd bit that was too flawed.

From other reading I've done, apparently studio versions of Wild Horses by the Stones are recorded this way.  Richards often uses this approach in the studio.

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #288 on: December 25, 2018, 03:02:18 am »
Max, Thanks for your response and Davis, many thanks for the detailed overview of your labours in the production. All a bit above my head (what is a reaper?) but I get the general drift. I tend to be a bit lazy with the background research on technical aspects of recording and rely on feel and experimenting with turning knobs and pressing buttons. The vocal explanation though was very helpful and I will be broadening my knowledge in that area as that's typically what I find the most difficult and frustrating.
Merry Christmas!
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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #289 on: December 25, 2018, 03:34:34 am »
All a bit above my head (what is a reaper?) but I get the general drift.
Neil

Reaper is a Digital Audio Interface (DAW).

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #290 on: January 05, 2019, 10:36:00 am »
Attention all collaborators - judgement day is imminent.

Please ensure that Lieven and I have the full names / details of all participants - the forum names and real names of all forum members, the names of all participating non-forum members.
Can you send via pm.
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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #291 on: January 08, 2019, 09:01:54 pm »

Congrats to the Run Run Rodolph team. A most professional production and worthy winner.

Congrats Digger & Katja for your second place.

And all who entered take a bow, every entry was a good listen and an achievement for the folk who produced it.

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #292 on: January 08, 2019, 11:59:45 pm »
Congratulations everyone! Well done!

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #293 on: January 10, 2019, 09:38:26 pm »
Good job everyone. For a while I was worried it was being boycotted but a good showing in the end and really enjoyable entries. Congrats to the run run Rudolph team and thanks to the justinguitar team for organising.
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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #294 on: February 03, 2019, 09:07:11 am »
Sooo any news about the Feb comp parameters? Asking for a friend.

OK I'm really asking for myself




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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #295 on: February 03, 2019, 09:36:58 am »
Hey Danni :)

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Important notice.

For a variety of reason there will be no competition for the first three months of 2019.

Please await further announcements about the planned resumption scheduled to start with a competition period that will span April to June inclusive.

Thanks.

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #296 on: February 03, 2019, 09:59:26 am »
Yeah - sorry Danni.
We have a three month hiatus.


@ Christmas comp winners.

Justin got back from NAMM last week and started organising prize allocation.

All email transfers should have happened for vouchers, subscriptions etc.
Most physical products have been posted.
The Katana and Pacifica are going direct from the suppliers and should be done soon.

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #297 on: February 03, 2019, 10:31:57 am »
Yeah - sorry Danni.
We have a three month hiatus.


@ Christmas comp winners.

Justin got back from NAMM last week and started organising prize allocation.

All email transfers should have happened for vouchers, subscriptions etc.
Most physical products have been posted.
The Katana and Pacifica are going direct from the suppliers and should be done soon.

Thanks close2U and Justin. Just to confirm my prize has arrived virtually. I can now work my way through the theory course. I'm really looking forward to it.

Thanks again to all the organizers for a great prize.

Keith

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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #298 on: February 03, 2019, 04:56:15 pm »
FAO

ALL Christmas competition winners.

Please can you reply and / or contact me via message to confirm if / when you have received your chosen prize.

Muchas gracias amigos.

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All email transfers should have happened for vouchers, subscriptions etc.
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Re: Monthly competition general chit-chat thread
« Reply #299 on: February 07, 2019, 06:10:58 am »
Ah well give me time to get better for any comp entering

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