#1
I'm not sure if I should post this here or in the covers section.

It's an arrangement of Shirley Horn's ballad "Here's To Life", but I did my own thing with the chords basically. If needed I will obviously move this immediately.

I would welcome any constructive criticism on this track:
http://soundcloud.com/jerun/heres-to-life-multitrack

Thanks in advance, let me know what you all think!
Last edited by Jerun at Apr 5, 2011,
#2
Hi !
Very enjoyable track. You should get rid of the low hum on the recording,though.
Tasty playing all the way, good tone in guitars and fingers.
Haven't heard the original tune. I like the atmosphere on your recording,relaxed and
moody.
Good work !
#3
Quote by Damocles
Hi !
Very enjoyable track. You should get rid of the low hum on the recording,though.
Tasty playing all the way, good tone in guitars and fingers.
Haven't heard the original tune. I like the atmosphere on your recording,relaxed and
moody.
Good work !


Thanks a lot for your feedback! The original is quite easily found on youtube, and I'd recommend you to listen to it because it's one of the greatest jazz ballads I know

This low hum has been bugging me and I don't know how to get rid of it... I'm recording at home with a simple mac, guitar plugged directly into it. I use garageband. Any suggestions on how to eliminate this?
#4
It is probably because you plug the guitar/mic straight into the Mac.But could be several reasons.The hum is all over 50-1000 hz, so if you remove those frequencies you also remove the "body" of your fine guitarsound.You should really buy/loan a recording interface to feed into yor Mac and Garageband.Do it !
#5
Quote by Damocles
It is probably because you plug the guitar/mic straight into the Mac.But could be several reasons.The hum is all over 50-1000 hz, so if you remove those frequencies you also remove the "body" of your fine guitarsound.You should really buy/loan a recording interface to feed into yor Mac and Garageband.Do it !


Thanks for your analysis!

I have absolutely no knowledge at all on the topic of quality recording, could you recommend me a decent interface? Where can I find this? What's the price range I'm looking at?
#6
I'm not sure if garageband has any plugins but in cubase I use a noise gate and an eq to chop of all of the sub bass and bass frequencies and that completely eliminates any hum. If garageband can't do that I'd suggest a better DAW (recording program) like cubase or reaper (extremely cheap).

I would also suggest buying a Line 6 Guitarport UX2 as your interface. I just recorded my band's demo with one and sounds amazingly real. It has unlimited amounts of clean to distorted sounds
Jackson DK2M
ESP LTD M-200FM w/Tone Zone + PAF Pro
Ibanez RG7321
Digitech Whammy IV
Digitech GSP1101
Furman M-10 LxE
Peavey 6505
ISP Decimator
Last edited by sammo_boi at Apr 5, 2011,
#7
Hey man, not my type of thing but sounds cool. I find theres too much attack at times but its acoustic so its very dynamic but thats just my op.

I personally would compress this piece very lightly just to make it 'smoother' a tad.

Im not a big fan of acoustics haha but great playing.
#8
Hey Jerun! Sorry for the late response! My father passed away recently, so I've been too busy to leave comments back to everyone who left me comments.

Okay, let's begin. I really like the way your acoustics sound. How do you record them? You can hear a lot of emotion in your playing which more people need in music in my opinion. All in all I really enjoyed this song.

So what is soundcloud? Could you explain that to me? Thanks!

-JboyFreshhh
#9
Thanks to all for you comments!

@sammo_boi: I just bought a Line 6 Pod X3, this should get me on my way to better recordings

@smokeysteve22: thanks, I can understand that this isn't everybody's cup of tea I'll try fiddling around with it a bit more and see what I can improve

@JBoyFreshhh: I completely understand of course, I'm sorry for your loss... I record by plugging directly into my mac + Garageband. Soundcloud is a website where you can upload your work so other people can leave comments (timed, so you can give a comment on specific parts), and you get some statistics on who listened, commented or liked your music. It has a free option, so you should definitely check it out!