Peach Tree Street - March 30th, 2009

In this recording, I added a clean electric guitar to Peach Tree Street. I used my Gibson SG Special and ran it through my VHT Pitbull. I miked it using an SM-57 microphone (which I placed close to the amplifier) as well as the Neumann Condenser microphone (placed two feet away from the amplifier).

However, I was not well prepared for this recording session because I wasn't sure what to add to the piece, and so I spent most of my studio time just trying to come up with musical ideas to complement what already existed. What I produced was, by no means, a final product. Nevertheless, it has served as a rough idea of musical innovation. I may or may not stick with it.

After recording and equalizing the clean electric guitar, I added strong reverb and gain to it. I also had to equalize the two rhythm guitar tracks again, because they had an overpowering low-end frequency around 200kH range. Taking this frequency out produced a brighter sound and added definition, but it also took away from the low end of the guitar (which I had balanced quite nicely). I plan on adding a bass to the piece in order to change this.

At the end of the song, the microphone picked up the click track, so I had to stop the guitar from resonating. So next, I plan on recording several sessions of Peach Tree Street, which I hope to add in to areas of the recording that need to be fixed. I also want to begin adding some MIDI to it, although I am not sure what that will be yet.

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