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


Song List:

  1. Foo Fighters – My Hero
  2. Audioslave – Like a Stone
  3. The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun