Another tone critique please - acoustic this time.
This is just a single condenser, and a very low DI track from the AFX. There are oodles of mistakes, and it just repeats the same couple of melodies over and over. I'm working out a song idea and was just getting the melodies down so that I can start arranging.
I plan to X/Y it, but ran out of mic cables. Any tips on improving it are, as always, appreciated. Ignore the drum repetitiveness, and I have to point out that when I record mic'd up, I have a huge issue with getting things clean because I am constantly staring at the mic trying not to bump into it. I might have to get an acoustic stand, because the second I actually start getting into the song, I start rocking back and forth/moving around, and inevitably bump into the fucking mics.
I am also a monster DOTN fan, and realize that I'm ripping Meeks off on a billion levels, but I can't help it. It's not like my album's going to sell to anyone other than maybe 2-3 people on here, and my parents.
You shared this with me earlier - and I dig. I can't help specifically on the recording, but it strikes me as a bit bright and "etched" sounding. Almost a Taylor sound out of your Martin. The playing is fine as a demo, dude.
Try sitting on a stool so you don't have anywhere to go and you'll restrain your movement a touch? Maybe your mic doesn't have to be so close?