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shaundegracia:

AKG 414 XLS into Focusrite ISA one, guitar plugged directly into DI channel of ISA one. Output is plugged into line input channels 3 & 4 of the Focusrite Saffire Pro14.

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20 Plays
For the First Time [final]

LISTEN HERE TO NATIVE INSTRUMENTS’ - ALICIA’S KEYS

-works as RTAS (pro-tools), Plug-In, Audio Unit (garageband friendly, woohoo!) don’t judge me garageband does what I need. When my recordings bring me more money, I’ll get Logic.

pleasecoverthat:

“For the First Time” by the Script Piano cover. I think I’m happier with this mix. I decided to put a little more masculinity into the vocal track and opened up the vowels a little more. The piano sound you’re hearing is the Native Instruments’, Alicia’s Keys. AWESOME piano sounds at a great price. My mixing and eq’ing skills don’t really do it justice, but it’s the cleanest piano tone I’ve ever achieved.

Filed under Alicia's Keys Native Instruments Plug-In Garageband Audio-Unit

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HEAR IT!

http://pleasecoverthat.tumblr.com/post/15600751384/karaoke-w-blue-bluebird-condenser-mic-fast

Blue “Bluebird” —-mogami xlr mic cable—->Focusrite ISA one—-effects send—->Mic input of my Mac Mini. Garageband compression and view pic above of eq. The specs are in the pic, and just let the sound quality do the talking. Has a really kicking proximity effect. Wooden case brings peace of mind and a feeling of quality.

WATCH OUT! the accessory pack is not the best. I don’t use the included windscreen because I fear I might break the diaphragm capsule off from handling it too much. Shock mount doesn’t adjust very easily or hold firm once adjusted. Easy solution would be to ebay one that would fit it. It’s just cylindrical, so it won’t be hard to fit it. The accessory pack works fine for what I do, but I have to really baby it (why wouldn’t you though with how much this stuff costs).

http://pleasecoverthat.tumblr.com/post/15600751384/karaoke-w-blue-bluebird-condenser-mic-fast

Filed under Gear Review Bluebird Review Focusrite ISA one

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This is the Taylor GC8, previously reviewed here, in action. Recorded with Tascam Portable Digital Recorder out of shot, by soundhole.

musicministry:

Tenth Avenue North - “By Your Side”

This song is really meaningful and nice to show non-Christian friends because of it’s loving and universal message that doesn’t “beat you over the head with Christianity” so-to-speak in worldly terms.

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Review: K&K pure western mini…sound sample http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22
1. completely passive (needs no battery) better for your guitar, one less thing to go wrong or forget.
2. Sounds great and cuts thru mix well with some eq. ( I know, some people think EQ can do anything, but the source of the sound’s got to be pretty awesome if you want to get something good come out the other end)
3. Picks up the guitar like a mic would which means, if you knock on the headstock, that gets picked up too, along with any hitting or knocking on the body.
4. Low in price, $86.99 look at the picture.
5. Installs and comes out of your guitar without leaving a trace of anything inside. Cable from paste on bridge sensors just floats in the air without cable ties, no battery bag because there’s no battery, installs into the jack with no drilling if you have a Taylor or Larrivee (companys who happen to drill the peg slot to fit a quarter inch jack/preamp) Even if you don’t have that, routing the whole is not hard and there’s a beefy block of wood reinforcing that area of the guitar for those afraid of injuring your baby.
6. Cuts thru a mix well. Listen to my little drummer boy recording. This is purely a plugged-in sound, no mic. http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22
7. If you have a Taylor ES system, replace it with this, you won’t regret it!

Review: K&K pure western mini…sound sample http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22

1. completely passive (needs no battery) better for your guitar, one less thing to go wrong or forget.

2. Sounds great and cuts thru mix well with some eq. ( I know, some people think EQ can do anything, but the source of the sound’s got to be pretty awesome if you want to get something good come out the other end)

3. Picks up the guitar like a mic would which means, if you knock on the headstock, that gets picked up too, along with any hitting or knocking on the body.

4. Low in price, $86.99 look at the picture.

5. Installs and comes out of your guitar without leaving a trace of anything inside. Cable from paste on bridge sensors just floats in the air without cable ties, no battery bag because there’s no battery, installs into the jack with no drilling if you have a Taylor or Larrivee (companys who happen to drill the peg slot to fit a quarter inch jack/preamp) Even if you don’t have that, routing the whole is not hard and there’s a beefy block of wood reinforcing that area of the guitar for those afraid of injuring your baby.

6. Cuts thru a mix well. Listen to my little drummer boy recording. This is purely a plugged-in sound, no mic. http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22

7. If you have a Taylor ES system, replace it with this, you won’t regret it!

Filed under Gear Review Taylor Guitar K&K Pure Western garage band focusrite blue microphone

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my 2010 Taylor GC8 (natural finish)

Taylor GC8 (slotted headstock)

SOUND SAMPLE:  http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEPYgr3 played into a Tascam DR-1 Recorder built-in stereo mic.

I didn’t take the picture. I wish I had a camera that can do that. 

Specs:

  • Body Style: 6-String Grand Concert
  • Back & Sides: Indian rosewood
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Taylor Slot-head Tuners
  • Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
  • Scale Length: 24-7/8”
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4”
  • No. of frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15”
  • Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern W/Relief Rout)
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Electronics: None
  • Body Width: 15”
  • Body Depth: 4-3/8”
  • Body Length: 19-1/2”
  • Overall Length: 40-1/2”
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell

pros: With a firm pick or adept fingers, and Martin Phosphor Bronze strings the bass is incredible on it, also the size is very easy on the shoulders, and is very mic and pick-up friendly due to it’s size and tonal characteristics. Slotted head stock and short scale makes for a comfortable weight balance and a comfy/cozy guitar for teaching girls how to play, j.k. but seriously, it is great for that. Loud enough for living-room worship, but haven’t jammed out with friends who have Martin Dreadnoughts yet, so I don’t know if it will stand up to the cannons (your d35s and jumbos). Looks really sharp and professional, just fancy enough with ivoroid dots, rosette, and bridge pins. The case is amazing, and it fits snugly into it.

Cons: Everyone wants to play it, people think you’re stuck-up…alright, the real cons. It doesn’t have that second wind of bass overtones you get on other guitars when you hit the low A (it delivers all of the bass at the onset of the pluck and it continues thru). It doesn’t come with electronics (this should have been a pro because the Taylor ES system sounds atrocious) but if you’re on a budget, you may not have the luxury of having an awesome guitar no one can hear you playing when you’re with a band. If you like the typical treble Taylor sound, this one isn’t for you. Although it has big tone, it doesn’t have the biggest volume, so you may be upset if you’re measuring value by $ to decibels.

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