acoustic guitar / vocals tune -- can you tell what gear?

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acoustic guitar / vocals tune -- can you tell what gear?

Post by ampguy » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:50 am

I recorded this neil young tune a few days ago. Curious to see if you folks can guess close as to kind of mic, guitar, and other gear was used in the recording ??

http://www.tedm.com/mp3s/tellmw256.mp3

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Post by nystrec » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:11 pm

I't's hard to tell what mic is being used on the guitar when either the mic or the pre is distorting. Maybe the vocal should be a little distorted though.

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can you be more specific?

Post by ampguy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:17 am

is it distorting throughout the entire tune, or just loud peaks? I don't hear it. The mic is an MXL990.
nystrec wrote:I't's hard to tell what mic is being used on the guitar when either the mic or the pre is distorting. Maybe the vocal should be a little distorted though.

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Post by nystrec » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:48 pm

The guitar is distorting through the whole song. The vocals sound pretty clean though. What preamp were you using on the guitar, that could be what was cliping.

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hmm

Post by ampguy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:52 pm

doesn't make sense to me, there is only one mic, an mxl990 LDC going into the Behringer mixer with built in mic pres. RNC is on the aux send/return in regular mode.

It's possible the guitar at times is louder than the vocals clipping, but I'm hardly ever hitting 0db, and don't hear any distortion in the phones.

Maybe you are hearing some fret buzz from the guitar being tuned down 1 step??
nystrec wrote:The guitar is distorting through the whole song. The vocals sound pretty clean though. What preamp were you using on the guitar, that could be what was cliping.

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Post by eeldip » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:54 pm

i think the distortion is just the compressor.

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do u think

Post by ampguy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:15 pm

the compressor should be checked out, or just the settings caused the distortion being heard?

eeldip wrote:i think the distortion is just the compressor.

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Post by nystrec » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:01 am

could be mic placement. I just hear what I hear

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Post by Rick Hunter » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:15 pm

ampguy,

do you have anything else with vocals?

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Post by Bear » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:46 pm

Distortion is an urban legend.
I am wangtacular.

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yes

Post by ampguy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:08 pm

yes, i do. who are your favorite vocalists?
Rick Hunter wrote:ampguy,

do you have anything else with vocals?

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how about some aimee mann?

Post by ampguy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:12 pm

http://www.tedm.com/mp3s/saveme1a.mp3

Rick Hunter wrote:ampguy,

do you have anything else with vocals?

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here's some joni mitchell

Post by ampguy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:16 pm

http://www.tedm.com/mp3s/bsn3.mp3

I also did an acoustic electric verison of this, but I wouldn't want to upset the folkie purists.
Rick Hunter wrote:ampguy,

do you have anything else with vocals?

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:56 am

The fact that you're challenging us to guess what mic makes me think you used all SM57

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nope

Post by ampguy » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:36 am

all MXL 990.

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