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Doug Lauber's Blog – December 2010 Archive (3)

at the DAW

I'm making excellent progress with two compositions I'm working on. I'm sort of recording tracks AND composing as I go. I re-did a rhythm guitar part, playing the part twice with two different guitars, to get a nice stereo effect. I recorded my Fender amp with two different mics- each going into a different channel of the Pacifica. I ended up merging the stereo tracks into mono tracks, one performance LEFT and…


Added by Doug Lauber on December 14, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Recording: Tracking and Testing

Today I setup my new dual-channel mic preamp, an A-Designs' Pacifica. Wow- sounds like perfection to me! I'm about to track guitar with it, after tracking some B3 samples in my DAW and working on a tune's structure.

Added by Doug Lauber on December 8, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Recording- Loudness Wars

I've got a dilemma- how loud to make my Fusion CD? Should I create a final mix that approximates the loudness and dynamics of my favorite albums from the 70's, or go with something more contemporary? I have a huge problem with modern mixes. I recently listened to Santana's new album. He's a great musician and this album has fantastic solos, excellent guitar tracks!

There's one BIG problem- dynamics. I have not measured the levels, but it feels like a barrage of sound,…

Added by Doug Lauber on December 3, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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