It’s a simple acoustic folksy song, but I’m seeing this band tomorrow so have been learning it, also thought it could be a good try to get out of my comfort zone since I don’t usually sing that “gentle”, not too sure about it though.
I’m debuting my Focusrite Scarlett Studio, I’m very pleased with it although the gain control is very delicate. And I just noticed the MIC is covering my fretting hand in the video
Also tried out Ableton since it came with the AI, Cakewalk is what I had been using but can’t really fix the latency there, with Ableton is working pretty well in that area.
Try to enjoy and as always tips are appreciated, cheers!
That’s great, Kevin! Not familiar with the original, but you owned that in my opinion buddy! Vocals are brilliant, nothing to worry about there, in fact they are what really drew me into the performance, top stuff!
Beautiful job in both the playing and singing. Has anyone ever told you your voice seems like it would fit well for a Pearl Jam song?..Maybe even the Jeff Healey band from the early 90s. Picturing the song “angel eyes”. Whatever you choose to perform I can tell it will be great.
Any advice for what type of microphone to buy for recording? I have been procrastinating on that for a while and need to pick one soon if I ever want quality sound.
That was delightful, Kevin. I think the ‘gentle’ singing allowed for more texture and nuance in the vocal and the tone of the guitar was so good. I’d say this is right up there with your finest performances.
Based on seeing a single input on the AI, I figure the mic was recording both guitar and vocal. Balance is a tricky thing with a single mic and I felt at times you could have sung a little softer, which may have allowed even more feeling to come through. Not saying there was anything wrong with the overall sound as you have it. This sense of balance and overall vibe becomes super subjective and very much opinion rather than fact-based feedback.
Lovely song and really well played Kevin, that was a lovely vocal performance, you should sing “gentle” more often, it really suits your voice. Bravo
A question if I may… is that recording both guitar and vocals through the mic? I’m messing with recording with my acoustic and just can’t get a good balance with taking the guitar through the mic. Looks like you’re a couple of feet or so from the mic? Where’s the gain on the scarlett for it?