Jade Beresford- There You Are (Produced by pitbulljones)
Hey peeps! Just something I thought deserved sharing and getting some exposure. This is a track I did for one of the most phenomenally talented musicians I know. Honestly, drums, piano, guitar, self taught, welsh and fucking made of pure awesome.
This track was done for valentines day for her partner. Guess who she came to to record it? Yup, me....done on my baby blue acoustic, there are two lines running on the same take, one DI'd, the other close mic'd with a cardioid condenser. Recorded through my Roland Octacapture.....the pre amps purrrr, the better take is the DI, the mic a little bit less so. Valhalla on the DI for room, no verb on the mic.
I hope you haven't read this far to realise the work that went in to this, 6/8 at 135 and trying to keep Jade in time was a learning process. Just as much for me as it was for her. She now knows to play to metronome when composing now anyhow, because fuck me, if you are going to record a track it better be on.
Now production wise....this is actually done in 6 progressive takes, not because Jade couldn't play it, cos she can...more for timing issues. Go listen on a set of headphones and I dare you, nay in fact double dare you to find the joins though. THAT'S HOW GOOD A JOB I DID.
Minor bass cut on the DI to not over power the mic, but it allows the natural reverb to shine. Valhalla, close room, 4% for the DI. Full suite of ozone ran, eq first, dynamics plugin, the Ozone master plugin, followed by a very pretty limiter/maximiser D82 Sonic Maximiser for extra brightness. soft knee low cut at 100hz down to 20, doesn't hurt an acoustic mix, all the energy is between 200 and 5k. don't cut top on acoustic never, your harmonies will be muddied otherwise, especially if you have a finger player like Jade.
Anyhow, enough from me and my shitty how to record acoustic lesson. Back to Jade.
You can follow her on soundcloud, and for the love of the dude, do, he abides.