Summer Love - April 20th, 2009

For this recording session, I recorded the verse, secondary verse, chorus, and post chorus individually and then mixed them together afterward. Each part was recorded six times in mono using a single Neumann microphone. Of these recordings, I selected the best two to play together and panned them left and right to create a stereo mix. After piecing together the basic mix, I added in a rhythm guitar track, which I recorded in stereo using two Samson large diaphragm condenser microphones in X/Y.

Afterward, I added gain, reverb, and equalization to everything, put a limiter on the rhythm guitar tracks and the main output, and mixed the whole session together better by automating the volume and the panning.

While I am happy with it for the most part, I think that I want to brighten up the guitar tone. I used the CL-8's on the rhythm guitar to give it a lighter feel, and it worked out exactly how I wanted it to. But using the Neumann microphones on the arpeggiating guitar line produced a darker tone than I had expected.

Otherwise, the next thing I plan on doing is experimenting with MIDI.

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