My Music, Recording

New Track Added To NoiseTrade

Today I recorded another old song of mine called I Worship You O Lord.  It’s quite a wordy song, and I actually rewrote some lyrics of it this week.  The previous version was trying to cover more themes than was necessary for this song.

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My Music

My Music Is On NoiseTrade

I’ve been working on a couple of tracks over the last few weeks as some of you will know.  I’m not 100% happy yet with the mixes, but decided to go ahead and give NoiseTrade a shot anyway.  It’s free.  It gives people access to my music for free.  Hopefully people will like what they hear and join me on this journey as I learn to write and record better.

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Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 6)

microphonesThis is part 6 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far with suggestions – it has been really helpful.

In parts 1-5 of this series, I have been working on the song Strength.  In part 6, I have moved on to a different song – Be Thou My Vision.  We’ll come back to Strength in the future.

For this recording I recorded the acoustic guitar a little differently.  On previous recording sessions I recorded the guitar using line-in and a Shure SM58 dynamic microphone at the sound hole.  This time Darrell was kind enough to lend me two condensor microphones.  I used one on the sound hole, and the smaller pencil condensor around the 12th fret.

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My Music, Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 5)

This is part 5 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far with suggestions – it has been really helpful.

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I spent a little time today removing the limiters off all the channels and putting it on the output channel only.  I had to spend a good deal of time playing about with the compressors to removing the clipping on the guitar and vocal channels.  I don’t quite understand the difference between the three vertical sliders on there (click on screenshot to see larger view), so I’m not sure the settings I have selected are optimum.

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My Music, Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 4)

This is part 4 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far with suggestions – it has been really helpful.

Delay

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So after yesterday’s post, I decided that the delay effect needed to be adjusted. When I listened to the track with another set of head phones it was apparent the effect was too present. The speakers and/or headphones you use will make a difference to your mix – now I know!

Above is a screenshot of the delay settings. You may notice that I have pulled back the wet mix slider to give a cleaner vocal on the track.

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My Music, Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 3)

This is part 3 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go.

I finally got around to trying out the recommended changes that Wahba suggested from parts One and Two of the Adventures In Recording series.  I spent 30 minutes on Sunday – or at least I thought it was 30 minutes.  Liz informs me it was closer to 3 hours.  I seriously did not see the time pass!  Whoops.

The changes have made a big improvement to the track overall.  I still have a few tweaks I’d like to try, but it’s nearly there.  I’ve made notes below where I think it can be improved.

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My Music, Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go.

Here is an update on Strength,  prior to John Wahba’s comments on Part 1 of this series.  I’d like to try what Wahba has suggested, particularly on the vocals, as I’m not super keen on the reverb sound I’m getting.  The aim of this post is to record my current settings and provide a bounced mp3 to compare against before making the next set of changes.

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