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I had to fix my computer - lost the licences in a silly mistake, so to check all was back up and running - I tried recording some stuff and it sort of turned into a song - The only mics I'd not taken to the other studio were two very old Shures - SM61 and 63 - both omnis. quite a bit of wind noise and a bit poppy, but not really much I could have done without going and getting some stuff. The only bass I had available was the Hofner violin style Chinese guitar I had (and like). It sort of stretched and morphed. It does have a catchy chorus though...... Not remotely like I usually produce, but it was better than going one-two-one-two.


paulears Sat, 07/09/2022 - 09:53

I think I could have just recorded the stuff at the other location with more sensible mics, but the aim was to test it worked, so the mic choice was a bit odd, and I think others would have done it better - but it sort of roughens it up.


I struggled a bit for a genre? It's not really got a home - there's a US feel I think, and the picture is of course American, but it's sort of bluesy-rock? What on earth would you call that?

audiokid Mon, 07/11/2022 - 17:29

My initial thought was it has a Traveling Wilburys feel. Really like it. 
It sounds like one of those songs that you laid down before the infamous overthinking gets in the way. Many great songs seem to happen like that. Kudos

Next time you work on it you could break down the last verse to just you and the guitar, let it roll for a bit and then hit it home! I think that would suit it well! 

paulears Tue, 07/12/2022 - 08:47

audiokid wrote:

Do you know what the difference is between the sm63 and the sm63L?

Indeed I do. The ones I have are SM63L - as in about 3" longer than the SM63 'normal' - quite popular with the news crews as you can get a bit more reach in an interview - like the Beyer M58.