The foundation of the song is solid, the Masqueraders have layered the backgrounds beautifully, and some of Memphis' finest have laid down some incredible horns on "Just As Long As You Want Me."
It's time to lay down some acoustic guitar overdubs with Eli "Paperboy" Reed.
In this episode, Matt will show you how he approaches recording acoustic guitars, and give you plenty of tips and tricks to apply to your next session.
See how Matt Ross-Spang:
Mics the acoustic guitar with a Sony 37a
Explains how to get an acoustic guitar player to realize their role in the tone of the guitar
Breaks down the signal chain for the acoustic guitar
Explains the importance of listening to the source and fixing issues in the live room before addressing them in the control room
Discusses how to balance overdubs in the mix to determine if the part, mic selection, or eq is correct for the song
Breaks down the cue system at Sam Phillips Recording, and explains why he likes giving everyone the same mix that he has to all of the players, as opposed to the players having their own control over the cue system
Dials in the Fairchild 660 on the acoustic guitar
Adjusts the microphone to get the perfect balance of attack and body
Work out parts to increase the tension of the bridge
Talks about different ways to communicate with a variety of artists
Join Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, Ken Coomer, and The Masqueraders inside the legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN for an incredible recording event, from Start To Finish. Only on pureMix.net
1969 Spectra Sonics Console
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Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Eli "Paperboy" Reed (born 1983 as Eli Husock) is an American singer and songwriter. After graduating from Brookline High School in 2002, he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi. After spending a year in Clarksdale, he enrolled at The University of Chicago to study sociology. While in Chicago, he hosted a radio show called "We Got More Soul" on WHPK and played organ and piano in the South Side Chicago church of Mitty Collier. After one year of study in Chicago, he returned home to Boston to focus on music, recording his first album Sings "Walkin' and Talkin' for My Baby" and Other Smash Hits!
Camundongo •Friday, August 18, 2023
Three Chord Alibi •Friday, July 8, 2022
Outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thank you Matt for giving us a window into your process. Interesting blend of analog and digital, old and new. You are clearly a master of the tools and craft. I learned a bunch. Thank you Eli for sharing your artistic journey with these songs. You have Killer vocals! I will be checking out your other material.
thestudentproducer •Monday, April 26, 2021
This was great and very heart warming to watch. All that hard work paid off! Masqueraders, bless you guys, you rock!
robe1972 •Saturday, April 10, 2021
Amazing video...I loved it so much..!!!
bigsky •Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I love the 'keep it simple' philosophy. I learned so much watching this process start to finish.
more_drums •Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Someone get Ken a coffee
Brand.Audio •Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Great Tutorial. And i love the "Chunk"-T-Shirt. Goonies Rules!!!
jens.s •Sunday, January 10, 2021
Amount of compression?
Castor X •Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Great Feeling here.
callmemrnichols •Sunday, November 29, 2020
@jsdehlers the 2 mix is the mix bus. 2 mix is the term that a lot of old school mixers use. I'm assuming it has something to do with the way it's routed on the console, but don't hold me to that.
gemini8sound •Thursday, November 19, 2020
He's putting a gel that absorbs and deadens the vibrations... think of moongel, or a bandana, or tape or anything that steals some of the snare heads immediate vibrations which will deaden the sound.... sound is just vibration... absorb some, you kill some of the sound, just like putting up baffles or anything else that you want to stop a sound from doing something undesirable
jsdehlers •Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Quick question: what is the 2 mix?
wfrank •Monday, October 26, 2020
This whole series was just awesome. The artists are absolutely amazing and authentic and Matt manages to create and capture that 60-ties flair perfectly. Watching his way to listen to stuff an approach things was very helpful and inspiring. Really appreciate the time he took to explain his thinking and usage of tools to the puremix audience.