Laptop + Analog Funk

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  1. mackenzierhythm

    mackenzierhythm New Member

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    I play in a funk, soul, rock n' roll group. We wanted a really raw, old-school sound for our new record. We recorded everything at home using only SM58s (or crappy old Japanese Radio Shack variants from the 60s-70s) on Garage Band. We then put it onto Pro Tools for a bit of mixing, then put all the tracks over to a reel-to-reel machine after (cranked all the tapehead, of course), then back to Pro Tools for finally mixdown.

    What do you guys think? Did it capture some of that analog warmth but stay a bit modern? I'm really interested to hear if you feel that this was worth it. What do you think of my SG tone? I mainly played with an Epiphone SG and a Kustom Coupe 32w.

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    Good job! I don't give a damn about being modern, and you guys sound like a real band playing together heating it up, and the recording sounds fine.

    Did you use an SG on the track?
     
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    Nice work there!
    Using the reel to reel gave it a lot of warmth
    and it doesn't sound all digitized and cold.
    The track also cooks very nicely and you guys
    didn't clutter it up by overdubbing a bunch of
    guitars and vocals. The cut is doable live which
    I feel is important.

    It's bad to see a band live and be asking yourself
    "Where are all the other guitars and vocals?"
     
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    Yes Dave, I used an Epiphone SG for the rhythm, although I do have to admit I borrowed a friend's hollowbody for the solo :]

    Thanks guys. I'm glad you like the takes!
     
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    Nice, whatever the track takes. I often use different guitars for parts of the same song too.
     
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    Thanks! I agree, a lot of groups seem to get "layer hungry." We're a live band at heart so we wanted to capture what we do live without the extra crap.
     

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