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Basically, just an experiment recording with a newly purchased Zoom MRS1608CD multi-track unit. Guitars 1 & 2 are my old Kaman Applause Accoustic/electric in open D tuning....

Basically, just an experiment recording with a newly purchased Zoom MRS1608CD multi-track unit. Guitars 1 & 2 are my old Kaman Applause Accoustic/electric in open D tuning.

However for track two I used a glass Dunlop slide.

Clean compression effect on Track 1, mild distortion (Southern Rock I think I called it), effect on track two. Guitar 3/Track 3, is a Squire Telecaster modeled after a '76 custom deluxe, again using the "Southern Rock" effect. Tracks 4 & 5 are straight forward standard drum patterns that are built in to the Zoom unit.

Nowhere near a proper mix, I know, but not a bad result for a straight out of the box first try. I will probably be remastering this one soon (once I've finished writing lyrics for it)at which time I will be incorporating a Yamaha MG10/2 mixer and using an old Roland GP-8 guitar processor as an extra effects unit. Mics consist of Shure SM 57 and 58's.

All tracks were recorded in a small bedroom with mild accoustical treatment in my basement. Proving that a person does not have to spend thousands of dollars to get a decent reproduction of basic ideas. Of course with some practice, a little more familiarity with the multi track unit, and some helpful advice from those who care to listen and have more knowledge than I, quality could become much better. Comments? Criticisms? Advice? Ideas? Let's hear them! Please. Email me at dshirran@hotmail.com and tell me what you honestly think. Thanx!

By David Bradley Shirrin Thursday November 30, 2006