MessyTendon wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Okay be honest did you tweak the recording with digital enhancements or is the room you are playing in very lively? The trebles sound really focused and the bass sounds quite lively and powerful.
I'd ding it in no time.
Dings I can handle, I love the look of a well loved and played guitar, regardless of what the collectors seem to favor. As long as my clients are dilligent about the humidity issues (unsolicited endorsement- Planet Waves, use them year round and your guitar will thank you)
In regards to the recording-
This is a real topic of discussion in and of itself. The concept that a direct source, digital recreation is somehow an accurate representation of the sound of an instrument is completely false. Or more to the point that this process does not color and influence the sound is false, because it does. In either case our goal in all the recordings we do is to present the guitar in the best approximation of what you hear in the room when listening to it live. So yes Frank does a little sound enhancement by the way of reverb because the recordings as is are rather dry and compressed. Which the instruments are most certainly not.
Frank is using some real pro equipment and does not have to do nearly as much post production as one might think. We've moved him around quite a bit to find the best sound in the space available (my studio and my home). We've tried using a local church here in town and I may start looking around again as there are a few that might be good spaces for such purposes.
One thing I am very proud of if you go through my Youtube channel's video library, is that the guitars all stand on their own merits, it's not like every video sounds the same due to heavy post production work. I don't want anyone to come and play a guitar and say that the sound is totally unlike what they heard. In fact I am very happy that my clientele so far has been quite effusive about how well the videos represent the instruments, once they get the instrument in their hands.
Please everybody, subscribe to my Youtube channel! We're going to start bringing in and recording other guitarists as part of this project. Frank is the ideal person as a collaborator but we're both looking forward to recording some new folks.