Song #3 of 100: The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun

Performance Notes:

Well, this song is actually more difficult than I thought. It has a lot of fiddly parts while strumming that are supposed to be the guitar mimicking the melody of the vocals. I must have practiced this 50 times and still couldn’t get it perfect. This recording was probably the 20th take before I just gave up and decided that it was good enough even with some of the mistakes. 😀

Production Notes:

I just put a GLS Audio ES-58 (Shure SM-58 clone) microphone about 18 inches away from the sound hole. The mic goes into a Mackie 1202-VLZ mixer and then into the Focusrite Scarlett interface and recorded using Mixcraft 7.

Equipment Used:

  • Guitar: CF Martin DX1AE
  • Mixer (used for the mic preamp): Mackie 1202-VLZ
  • Microphone: GLS Audio ES-58
  • Recording Software: Mixcraft Studio 7
  • Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
  • Video Editing Software: Pinnacle Studio 20
  • Camera: Logitech C910 webcam

Link:

https://iohanr.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/im-going-to-learnre-learn-100-songs-in-2017/

Song List:

  1. Foo Fighters – My Hero
  2. Audioslave – Like a Stone
  3. The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
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Song #2 of 100: Audioslave – Like a Stone

Performance Notes:

I love this song. It is actually very easy to play, but difficult to get the tone and the effects set up properly. I tried to get as close as I can to get the tremolo sound as well as the delay + whammy solo. I think I got pretty close and am happy with the sounds I got. After learning it and then practicing it for about an hour, I was able to get an “acceptable” result on the third take. I had a little bit of trouble with timing my footswitch changes for the different sounds of the song, but I eventually got it. Also, the bridge section I thought I was on time but it turns out the backing vocal falls behind a little bit and makes me sound ahead! Ugh.

Production Notes:

This one was simple. One track for the backing track, and one track for the guitar. Recorded direct via the Fractal Audio AX8 into the Focusrite Scarlett interface using Mixcraft Studio 7. I adjusted the levels to match afterwards.

Equipment Used:

  • Guitar: G&L Tribute ASAT Classic
  • Amp/Effects: Fractal Audio AX8
  • Recording Software: Mixcraft Studio 7
  • Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
  • Video Editing Software: Pinnacle Studio 20
  • Camera: GoPro HERO 4

Link:

https://iohanr.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/im-going-to-learnre-learn-100-songs-in-2017/

Song List:

  1. Foo Fighters – My Hero
  2. Audioslave – Like a Stone

Song #1 of 100: Foo Fighters – My Hero

OK, song number 1 of 100 has been uploaded to YouTube:

Performance Notes:

I chose this as my first song to learn because it seemed easy enough and it didn’t really have a guitar solo for me to fumble around with. Plus it’s a kick-ass song. I flubbed the middle section a little bit, oh well. I didn’t want to do 20 takes to get it right. Like I said, I’ll come 85-95% close enough most of the time… 😀

 

Production Notes:

I recorded 2 tracks on top of the backing track because there were two distinct guitar parts for the verse. I then panned one guitar to the left and the other to the right. The video and audio seems a little out of sync at first, just a by-product of video editing and utilizing the audio from Mixcraft and mixing in the 2 video files that were just from my webcam.

Equipment Used:

  • Left Channel Guitar: Dean Zelinsky La Voce
  • Right Channel Guitar: Agile AL-3100
  • Amp/Effects: Fractal Audio AX8
  • Recording Software: Mixcraft Studio 7
  • Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
  • Video Editing Software: Pinnacle Studio 20
  • Camera: Logitech Webcam C910

 

Link: 

https://iohanr.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/im-going-to-learnre-learn-100-songs-in-2017/