#1
Hi guys,
been a little while since ive been on UG.
however i recently recorded a short instrumental song, and was thinking some of you might like it.
fingerstyle on a yamaha steelstring acoustic
amplified a little by garageband effects


"Breathe Easy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdaeLw8Qhw


Give it a listen, and lemme know what you think!
#3
I love it. Im going to put it on my ipod, thats how good it is. So mellow and thoughtful.

Bonus points for the insane drum solo at the end, too.
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#6
Like i said man title fits with the music wish i could have an mp3 version. so i can go to sleep to it. also if it were to transition at the end into like a nightmarish type of sound. just an idea. puting it out there... :P
#7
Cool recording. Very cleanly done, and the track itself is very relaxing and chilled out. You've got a bit of reverb on the intro guitar right? And how did you record the acoustic? Direct plug in or something else?
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#9
Quote by hitman_47
Cool recording. Very cleanly done, and the track itself is very relaxing and chilled out. You've got a bit of reverb on the intro guitar right? And how did you record the acoustic? Direct plug in or something else?


yuppp some reverb, and i think i put a little delay?

i actually dont even have an acoustic electric
i used the built-in macbook mic on the laptop with garageband
#10
Quote by DowninFlames92
yuppp some reverb, and i think i put a little delay?

i actually dont even have an acoustic electric
i used the built-in macbook mic on the laptop with garageband

I can't believe you got that clarity out of a built in laptop mike!
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#15
Listening
Playing is fairly good and I liked the sound, with the massive reverb - it made the whole thing more atmospheric. You also kept the thing at a good length, it never felt boring. I was very fond of the slides in the beginning, wouldn't have minded some more of that later in the song. My only real complaint would be that it feels a bit unstructured - it would've helped if you had a distinctive "main theme", like a chorus of sorts, that you went back to in between different sections. Other than that, good stuff

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#16
very impressed my friend i love your style and that's pretty awesome the sound you got using a computer mic
i'm loving 'like glass' as well - it would be great if you could get some good recordings of them that would complete the awesomeness
keep it up my friend!
#17
Very very chill song dude. The quality is brilliant too. This is definitely something I'd listen to on a long journey ride or something. I'm kind of shocked you used a built in laptop mic aswell! I would of though this was recorded professionally. Definitely keep writing stuff like this, it's awesome!

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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1365861
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#18
Quote by hitman_47
I can't believe you got that clarity out of a built in laptop mike!


garageband has some really cool stuff on there for simulating acoustic guitar tones.
I've been having a little bit of trouble with my latest recording though, for some reason whenever I record using my earphones plugged in the recording level will be much softer?
idk it's really ****ing with the quality too.
Im trying to do an instrumental cover of jeff buckley's "hallelujah" with his rhythm part, and then an improvised solo section overtop.
Like when I record the first section with no earphones in (not using metronome, dont ask)
It sounds fine and clear. when I try to record a guitar fill over top of this, wearing the earphones, it sounds shitty and is very very quiet.
#20
Very nice and simple relaxing song!! I think its really good but maybe you can make it longer. Maybe add another section? I also suggest using a real recording interface to record. The quality you have right now is actually pretty good, but I can imagine how much better it would sound if you used something else. Guitar playing is pretty good but not perfect.

Check mine out:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1369525