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Doug Lauber's Blog – October 2010 Archive (2)

Rock with Swing?

Yesterday I listened again to Jethro Tull's 2nd album- 'Stand Up'.
What I find interesting, is the way some of the tunes SWING. I love the rhythm of a song like 'Nothing's Easy' (anyone remember?) I really enjoy rock tunes that lean in the direction of swing. Another tune with great rhythm is Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times, Bad Times'. I'd like to compose music that explores interesting rhythms like these. It's an area that needs to be explored further.

Added by Doug Lauber on October 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Hearing Reverb While Tracking

A few years ago, I was faced with this question. I wanted to record my guitar AND I wanted to hear it with a reverb effect as I played along with pre-recorded tracks. I did not want to record the reverb. I wanted the guitar to be recorded 'dry' without reverb. How to do this with my small studio setup?

The key is in how you route your outputs.

signal flow:

guitar > guitar amplifier > microphone > mic preamp >…

Added by Doug Lauber on October 3, 2010 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

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