“Things That I Used To Do” demo

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by nickurso, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Ive been working on a few demo recordings to help the band book better gigs. This was the first one. Guitar slim’s things that I used to do.
    For the technical and guitar geeks in the crowd it was recorded on an iMac running protocols 11 with a focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface. The drums were a set of Roland V drums and EZ Drummer. The bass was run direct using the preamps in the Scarlett interface. The guitar was my gretsch green sparkle jet with TV Jones seltzer pick ups into the Nocturne mystery brain and Nocturne moonshine amp. The mic was a Sure SM-7b using the same preamps in the interface. Vocals also recorded with the Sure SM-7b and preamps in the interface.

     
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good stuff Nick and I enjoyed the harmonica in the background too
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    I've got visions of a South Side taproom. Smoke and Old Style!
     
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Thanks guys I appreciate that
     
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  5. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    right on baby! Did the drummer complain about the tupper ware? :) is Protocols 11 the software from focusrite?
     
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    No he didn’t complain at all and it’s protools I just need to wear my glasses when I post this stuff on my phone
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Nice one!
     
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Nicely done Nick! That should do your band proud, and definitely make bookings easier.
     
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  10. CatTones

    CatTones Gretschie

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    Jul 28, 2017
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    Love It Nick ! That Great Gretsch Sound is shining bright
     
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  11. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

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    Some nice guitar work, bud
     
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  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Nice work!
     
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Let me amend that.

    I really appreciate the restraint in the guitar part. It's there, it's audible, but it's not overwhelming the rest of the song. The solo reminds me of the Blues masters we all admire.

    What software did you use to record this?
     
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  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Good job, Nick. I really like it. Cool double-stops.
     
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  15. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Thanks Syncro! When I record and mix I do it for the song not for the guitar. I know the guys in the band only listen to their own playing. I also believe the studio is something completely different than playing live.
    This was protools 11 in an iMac using a focurite Scarlett 18i8 interface
     
  16. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    That's a very professional attitude to have.

    The point about studio recording is important too. The studio itself plays a big role in the sounds being created, especially if there is some creative engineering involved. I hesitate to call the studio an instrument, because it doesn't actually produce sounds (in normal use, at least) but the studio has at least as much influence as an instrument.

    Some of my favorite recordings of The Lug Nuts were ambient recordings made at rehearsals, using only one mic' suspended above the band. Some of these came out amazingly balanced and the overall sound was great. I don't know if any of these still exist, unfortunately.
    On your initial post, it auto-corrected to Protocols 11, which had me scratching my head.
     
  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Cool stuff Nick!
     
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  18. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

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    Southside good stuff! Nicely done sir!
     
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  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Played with feeling, great work Nick!
     
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  20. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

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    It's a yes from me
     
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