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Adam Compeau

My First Song on the New Cakewalk

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Song for 7th Anniversary of my wife and I yesterday... Thanks for listening!

I started with Cakewalk  when it was only midi and have used Samplitude for Audio back then..Samplitude for both for the last several years...

I am enjoying this new Cakewalk!  I was intrigued by the new Arranger section, since I a mostly a song writer...

 

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very nice guitar playing, Adam.  are you using a delay on the acoustic to create the stereo space?

 

Happy anniversary!  lovely family!

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Oh, thanks!...I  was quite worried about getting a good guitar sound and it worked thankfully.

First off , I rediscovered my old original Zoom H2 recorder. I can just sit it on my desk right in front of the guitar.

So, that records in stereo, which may help.

I also did enough takes to have another complete one to run two of the same strum patterns together panned left and right.

Kind of like doubling a vocal, anything other than a totally separate    take sounds phased, so this was an entirely separate take  doubled.

I also added Waves CLA Unplugged VST using the Shiny Acoustic preset. I raised the bass and lowered the treble a bit, though.  I  lowered the delay also.

Attachment shows my pan levels and Waves settings compared to the preset.

 

Guitar Strum.png

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For better or for worse I used a Dunlop Nylon .46mm pic.

That pretty thin, but good for strait smooth strumming I suppose.

This is also my bargain basement Alvarez FD60CSB.

Although they have been known to out perform their price as long as you don't use the bad sounding preamp.

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Very good vocal performance! In your song arrangement, I liked the part at the end of a verse? where other instruments fell away, leaving just the vocal. Nice choice there!

Cheers,

-Tom

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I really like the melody and the sincere lyrics.  You're going to have to top yourself every anniversary from now on you know.  😀

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