Geekout: Over My Head
Recorded & mixed in Pro Tools LE Digi 002 on a Mac Pro
All Vocals-Peluso 2247LE
Piano: Kawai ES-X
Guitars: Fender '57 Strat
Bass: Mexican Fender Jazz bass with 4 year old strings
Written, performed, recorded & mixed by Chance
Cool Geekout Notes
My favorite recording technique that I used on this song was how I dealt with the guitars. Almost all of them are single parts (rather than a doubled up performance), with the dry part on one side, and a long reverb on the other.
The clean guitar part (coupled with the reverb) may be the prettiest guitar performance I've ever recorded. It continues to surprise me. I just love the sound of it.
It's the default setting on ProTool's SansAmp plug-in recorded dry on one track; on the second track is a long reverb of around 4 seconds, from the EMT-250 plug by Universal Audio. I split the sound coming in so I could record the reverb to the second track as I played it.
I'd say that's it, but it's not. The key to this tone is my Fender Strat, set on the middle pickup.
Words & Music written by Chance ©2010 Upside Down Left Handed Music (BMI)