I am playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals in this recording. There are no software tacks.
I recommend good headphones or good speakers for this recording. Small speakers are likely to distort a bit.
This was a pretty satisfying project to work on for a number of good reasons. The first is that I just set up a new studio space and this was my first opportunity to use it. Second, I got to use my new color coded XLR cables that make working with my 8 track interface AMAZINGLY easier to deal with. I also got to record with my baritone acoustic utilizing both the onboard soundboard pickups and a microphone so I was able to see what the combined signals sounded like together, This is also my strat’s last recording (most likely) before I install the new orange drop tone caps I got for it.
Of course though, I have also always really liked this song and it was fun getting to explore it myself.
Left Channel: My Kay strat being played through a Fender Vibrochamp XD using the spring reverb in the amp and playing through the middle pickup. Recorded using a MXL 106 pencil condenser www.facebook.com/media/set/.....621&type=3
Right channel: My Susuki Baritone acoustic converted from an old 60s 12 string. Recorded using both on board soundboard pickups and a Rode NT1-A large diaphragm condenser mic at the neck joint. I wanted to see how this guitar did filling in for a bass while being played like an acoustic. I think it did pretty well!
Center: Vocals recorded using a Rode NT1-A
Center: Harmonica recorded using a Rode NT1-A for the primary track as well as a MXL pencil condenser used as a room mic pointed at the wall and ceiling behind me.
The back ground vocals and percussion track were recorded using a Rode NT1-A The percussion is actually an old canvas painting being used as a drum with a tourist trap Native American drum mallet
27 tracks total.
released February 20, 2016
Written and Composed by Bob Dylan. This performance by Drew Jones.