So, I'm finishing up my next EP with a simple acoustic guitar and vocal tune. I was trying to figure out how to get the acoustic guitar mic set up right over the past week. The tune's sound just wasn't where I wanted it.
While sitting on the train heading to work in the city, I had my earbuds in with my iPhone pumping out a nice playlist. I happened across two tunes that were very simply recorded. One was Richard Thompson and I can't remember the other. But, the thing that struck me was that the vocals sounded good on both tunes while the backing acoustic instruments were somewhat quiet.
It finally hit me that I didn't need to figure out the guitar. I just needed to make the vocal sound good and go from there.
I know we love the tone of our Z's. But, if the vocal isn't sounding good, folks will probably turn us off. Hopefully I'm no longer a dummy this week.
West Chester, PA Maz Jr Combo & Ghia Head American Deluxe Strat, '68 Gold Top P90 Les Paul, & Martin HD-28V named Bear
easyed: Call any vegetable - call it by name! And the chances are good, that the vegetable will respond to you. F-Zappa.
Oct 1, 2019 19:49:10 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Argghh! ETA for power is Sunday midnight. Thank you for giving us all a place to vent. At least we have a generator and our house suffered zero damage from the storms.
Nov 1, 2019 13:25:37 GMT -7
Ed M.: Yup generator is humming along.....
Nov 1, 2019 13:45:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Yea! Our power's back on. They beat their estimate by two days! Yea!!!!!! Let's hope you're right behind Ed M.
Nov 1, 2019 18:15:14 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Almost every piece of gear I have except for my tuner has at least one knob. Those are for adjusting. PSA for the "too much bass" crowd.
Nov 14, 2019 9:10:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: cause we all know Too much bass increases "tube rattle"....
Nov 14, 2019 11:23:20 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Oh my goodness!!!
Nov 14, 2019 11:24:11 GMT -7