Silent Night

Discussion in 'Song Mixes: Tracks for review and critique' started by David Porter, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. David Porter

    David Porter Well-Known Member

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    That's beautiful David
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    Great playing David; goes nice with White Christmas from last year! Bit of a contrast to Stratosphere - was that in your Jimi Ray days? :) :)
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    Thanks Phil.

    Ha! "Stratophere" - haven't listened to that track in a long time. Recorded that in 1999 not long after acquiring my Roland VS840. I'll have to give that a listen. Man... 20 years ago. Yikes.:eek:
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    Lovely recording and playing! Do you have any more info about it, like guitar, mic used and processing? Thanks.
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    Thanks Arjan. I'd be happy to share.

    That recording of "Silent Night" was my Taylor 414ce-R - recorded using the mid-side mic technique. There's not much of the "side" mic in the mix - but just a little to give a slight stereo effect.

    I'm sitting quite close to the mics - approx. 12".

    The entire signal chain going in to my Tascam DP was Warm Audio products.

    For the main "mid" microphone - I used a WA87----> TB12 mic pre----> EQP-WA(copy of the Pultec EQP-1A)----> WA2A leveling amplifier/compressor----> Tascam DP-32SD. Reverb was added in mixdown with the Tascam. I used some subtle mastering compression at the final mastering stage.

    The "side" mic was the Warm Audio WA14 set to figure-8, of course. It was sent direct to the DP.

    I did engage the hi-pass filter of the mic pre. And with the EQP-WA - I did cut a little at 60 Hz and gave a considerable boost at 10 kHz.

    My room is not great... so I did use mic stands to drape heavy blankets to create a C-shaped "booth" around me and the microphones.
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    David, I swear I was going to ask if you used the tube compressor because I thought I heard that. Great recording and playing techniques!
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