Thursday, February 4, 2010

Song A Day 2010: Nothing Part One

Part one of what is bound to be a series of songs with no lyrical content. Sometimes I just can't think of anything to say, so that becomes the subject of the lyrics.

I was interested in writing a simple folk song with a contrapuntal bass part, and this is the result. I'm learning how to mix on headphones; this one came out sounding okay.

I've have a fairly reliable setup for getting hi-fi vox and acoustic guitar. As long as the U87 is aiming down at the sound source and a good 8" - 12" away, I get a balanced sound. I add a bit of EQ (hi pass rolloff plus 2db of 10k and a touch of hi mid boost), followed by compression. Less compression yields a bigger, clearer sound.

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