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First video for me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:51 am
by Les Forgue
It's about 7 minutes long,
The 1st half might provide a laugh or two. (wasn't planned that way, but...
the final 4 minutes or so is the best part music-wise;
based on an Elmore James song I adapted to my own personal style.
(Sunnyland Train, one of my very favorite Elmo records, and a rarity for it does not feature slide).
This is not a demo or serious project, just for fun.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=62635934

The gear is an old archtop acoustic guitar (Kay I think) with an Olsen pickup, the mike I am very pleased with, I know nothing about mikes, I think this one is a cardiac, There is no info one it except the name "Advent". The amp is a little FENDER M-80, which, by following advice I got here, (to clean the contacts on the reverb), I love the sound of. For this video I Y-plugged both guitar and mike into the 'clean' channel with the reverb all the way up. With this setup, in an 11 * 12 foot room, I recorded a quick time .mov file with my wife's digital camera, then used MicroSoft MovieMaker to convert the .mov into the video. That program allowed me to get that old timey sepia tone; I kind of like that, eh.

Re: First video for me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:01 pm
by jeffl
I like the way you did the video Les. The audio sounded like it had too much reverb for my taste, but this computer at work isn't the best setup for listening to music.

Re: First video for me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:02 pm
by maxx england
I was quite enjoying it, and then it sto

Re: First video for me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:24 pm
by Les Forgue
maxx england wrote:I was quite enjoying it, and then it sto



mebby the tape ran off the reel, and the

:lol:

Re: First video for me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:57 pm
by Les Forgue
jeffl wrote:I like the way you did the video Les. The audio sounded like it had too much reverb for my taste, but this computer at work isn't the best setup for listening to music.


There might have been some echo going on too, that mike was probably picking up the amp output, the acoustic otput of the guitar, and feeding them back into the mix.

That particular guitar doesn't sound so great perfectly clean, it has a tinny sound compared to my big fat Harptone flat top arch back acoustic; that one (the blond hiding in the corner in the video) that one rings like a bell and has much better bass than little archtop. Well at least when the strings don't need changing. I do enjoy playing that Harptone unamped or amped perfectly clean. But the 2 archtops, them I use for 'electric' sounds. The one played in the video is probabli 45 years old; the other archtop (SS Stewart, also in the corner) is probably 75 yrs. It has a very old DeArmond pickup which I think it need a cable replacement, it goes dead intermittently.


Bottom line I guess our tastes for reverb differ. What would Pop Staple's guitar or Johnny Cash's voice sound like without it?