Totally amateur recordings thread

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bholder, Mar 9, 2019.


  1. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I've tried this before, but hasn't taken off. There's a pic thread, why not a tunes thread? A couple of my latest looping experiments to start:

    Accidentally pseudo-classical bass clarinet loop thingie:


    New Guitar Day practice:


    Anyone else?
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    24 views, 1 like, no responses, looks like I've got another "live one" hehe Do I suck that badly? :roflmao::woot::smug:
     
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  3. I like the idea. I have been enjoying the Ambient Post Rock Textural thread just cause I like hearing the tracks people are posting there. It's easy to put pics of gear up but I can see how some may be a little reluctant to share their own playing.

    I love the bass clarinet. It sounds a bit distorted where I'm listening from. It might be nice to bring the levels down a bit when all the bass clarinet parts and the guitar are playing so there would still be a little headroom. Most importantly to me, I like the content! Then again I've always had a soft spot for clarinet.

    I have been enjoying recording a lot more lately. Especially recording my bass practice and listening to it later in the car just because recently i have been very happy with the tone of my bass direct.
    Here is my contribution. Computer synth ambience and upright bass drenched in a ton of reverb to cover up my mediocre arco sound. I hope this thread takes off.
     
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I really enjoyed that! Have only dipped my toes a bit into ambient stuff but I like listening to it. Thanks!
     
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  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    And thanks for the feedback, yeah that was pretty maxed out, have a lot to learn about recording levels. I got a new pickup for my bass clarinet and mounted it yesterday, here's this morning's installment (brought the levels down and tried that "drenched in reverb" trick ;)).

    (Still have no chops to speak of, that'll happen when you take 40 years off. :woot:)
     
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Figured I'd dust off an actual bass-related sample track from a while back, my Fernandes Sustainer bass (kinda ambient though ripped off from a concert band piece):
     
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Soundcloud tagged this one as "Ambient" too, just a demo, got a little trippy:
     
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  8. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    I’ll bite! Here’s a couple of my home studio recordings.
    In each, I play all instruments. Typically I start by playing the rhythm guitar part from memory to a metronome to keep me in time. Then I track each other instrument all the way through.
    I’m the singer along with singing harmonies (can’t do that live LOL) on Ride My See Saw and a buddy who is a great vocalist is singing Who’ll Stop The Rain.
    I used my P Bass with flat wound strings on both recordings, played with a pick on the Moody Blues cover and played finger style on the Credence Clearwater Revival cover.

     
  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I like them a lot - very clean pro sounding recording. (Exactly what I need to work on.)

    (Oh, who am I kidding - I need to work on everything!!!) ;)
     
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  10. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Thanks beholder for your kind comment!
     
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  11. CamWal99

    CamWal99

    Mar 13, 2019
    i recently got ahold of a 1990s Bass whammy pedal, and here is the outcome of me fiddling with it and delay for a while, its not the best and i suck at keeping time. but this was inspired by tool, specifically right in two and eulogy.
     
  12. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Cool effects use!
     
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  13. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Here's one of mine. The percussion is sequenced, but I play the guitar and bass live.
     
  14. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Nice recording, is the acoustic guitar mic’d, DI, or both?
     
  15. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Thanks! It's just mic'd using a condenser.
     
  16. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Oooh I like it, but that bass drop swoop at the end - I love that bit - nice touch! :thumbsup:
     
  17. CamWal99

    CamWal99

    Mar 13, 2019
    Thanks man, it means alot to me.
     
  18. CamWal99

    CamWal99

    Mar 13, 2019
    Effects chain - original 1990s Digitech Bass Whammy, Boss DD-3 Delay, ProCo TurboRat,EHX Stereo Polychorus MK2. Ampeg SCR-DI into audacity. In case you are interested. bass is a sterling stingray. thank you for the compliment.
     
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  19. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Here's a more "amateur" recording of mine. I was practicing for an open mic night, simple song with just my vocal and acoustic guitar. Rode NT-1a mic for vocal, Blue dynamic mic positioned at 12th fret and angled 45 degrees toward guitar sound hole. Effect is slap-back delay on vocal to right channel. Apollo Twin interface, Cubase 10 DAW. Just for fun

    For some reason the recording link displays as a big gray box on my monitor. To listen, click the big gray box and the play arrow should show up
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Not very good playing, but happy with my install of a Nabantov pickup on my contrabass clarinet:

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    Nothing like getting out a power drill and taking it to the side of a multi-thousand dollar instrument! :eek: Worked out fine, though. :)
     
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