Thanks to all.
Lawler wrote:The DPA 2011C is an interesting mic in its design. Sounds here like it captures very well what is in front of it.
The mics were recommended by a fellow guitarist who’s also a very good recording engineer. I picked them up used over the internet. My guess is they’re capable of better than what I’ve done so far. I’m limited by the locations I use for recording. If I ever get a chance to record in an acoustically good room, I’ll grab it.
For me, the most interesting part of this recording is the pianissimo section beginning at the 1:47 mark. I want this to be very soft and wistful, but was unsure how low I could go. Originally I used a somewhat louder take for this section. Listening to it, however, the passage begged for something quieter. I had one take where I’d played as quietly as I dared. (Fortunately it was an almost perfect take—there was one annoying left hand squeak I was able to edit out.) At the time I was playing, it seemed far too quiet. But that’s the take I ended up using.
The sound is reasonably clean and detailed. (Perhaps too detailed—there are places where you can hear my finger bumping over the frets during glissandi.) I made this recording at a friend’s house. It was done in a medium sized living room with hardwood floors and few curtains or carpeting to absorb the sound. Unlike most of my recordings, I didn’t use artificial reverb on this one. The sound seems good enough to stand on its own. I just wish there was more sense of space.
David Norton wrote:This is a fun sounding piece and you give it just the right amount of Victorian Era schmaltz to be convincing.
It’s a sweet little ditty, and I did a lot of planning on how to put it across. Pieces like this show off how alluring the guitar can be.
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