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Mar
18
comment How can I get the vocals to stand out better in the mix when recording?
Very true! For a mostly acoustic recording, actually starting with a good acoustic sound is key to getting really good final result.
Mar
18
comment How can I get the vocals to stand out better in the mix when recording?
@biggvsdiccvs: cutting the violin's treble is actually likely counterproductive: it might just make the violin dull and the voice, in comparison, appear even thinner. Better cut the violin midrange, or just lower its level and perhaps even boost the treble a bit again.
Mar
18
comment How can I get the vocals to stand out better in the mix when recording?
The split-delay-invert technique you describe is certainly worth knowing, but done this way it's actually equivalent to a single comb filter, and will give a weird hollow sound. Did you mean to recommend that with the split channels panned hard stereo? Then it can indeed be quite effective for getting the violin “out of the center” while still retaining the mono modes. I would however hesitate to do it this way in a folk recording, since it'll always sound quite artificial. For more natural sound, better put different takes of the violin to L/R.
Mar
18
revised How to make a bass growl?
misc rephrasing & clarifying
Mar
14
comment Spectrum analyzer on electric guitar
Please, let's stop calling the guitar a transposing instrument. It simply uses a different clef, not violin 𝄞 but octave-violin 𝄠. (IMO the same should be done for bass with the 𝄤 clef; that isn't commonly done, but for guitar 𝄠 is actually the standard.)
Mar
4
answered Chorus pedal, before or after the distortion?
Mar
4
comment Does the type of wood on a solid body electric guitar affect its tone or sound?
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Mar
2
comment Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
My favourite for distortion/amp stuff in particular is iZotope Trash. In general for virtual effects, the plugins included in Reaper are a great starting point, and they're actually gratis!
Mar
2
comment Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
You can do that either by connecting the RP500 via USB and somehow soft-routing it as an FX plugin (not sure if/how it works with that model), or you can plug one of the M-Track's outputs back into the RP500's guitar in and record from its stereo out. The technique is called re-amping, you can look it up for further advice. — However, the main idea behind my suggestion to record the clean guitar signal was to not use the RP500 at all in a way that's audible in the final result. I would instead do all FX, amp-simulation etc. with software plugins in the computer.
Mar
2
comment Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
@Basstickler: I started a CW answer list, for everybody to extend upon.
Mar
2
answered Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
Mar
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comment Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
@Basstickler: actually I'd say such an “association list” question is fine, but only as Community Wiki. This kind of stuff is what the feature is there for.
Mar
2
comment How to differentiate between a diminished fifth and an augmented fourth interval?
This gets even more relevant in barbershop harmony, to some degree also in blues and soul: the 7-limit tritone 7:5 is actually a consonance, and sounds very different from its inversion 10:7.
Mar
2
comment Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?
When your instrument is the viola, you're pretty restricted anyway, so... — Seriously: it's a fact that almost all instruments have a preference for certain keys. Violin, cello, guitar, probably also oboe, indeed viola, and flute, they all prefer keys with a few sharps. But they are flexible enough to also handle a few more ♯s (though I suppose from B major upwards, you'd also struggle, wouldn't you?) or several ♭s. Now, for the bigger instruments it is probably really more difficult to “squeeze” in such a non-idiomatic key. I've never tried any brass instrument, so I wouldn't judge.
Mar
2
comment Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?
I once heard a violist complain his instrument “wasn't supposed to play in F-major”. Turns out the key was actually C – he'd merely misread a grace note for a ♭.
Mar
2
answered Confusion about major and minor second intervals
Mar
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revised Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
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Mar
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revised Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
added 211 characters in body
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answered Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
Mar
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comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
@topomorto: yes, of course simple analogue amps aren't very flexible in their range of overdriven sounds. But the point I was making is basically: too much sound-flexibility is not necessarily helpful for a beginner to have – in fact it tends to distract from the playing itself, and from developing the technique necessary to get a good and versatile/dynamic sound out of the guitar itself, to start with. That's just a personal opinion of mine: all guitarists I really like are able to get a good sound even with the most minimalistic amp setup (or with an acoustic guitar).