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Media => Covers => Topic started by: Pete on September 29, 2010, 06:44:36 PM

Title: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Pete on September 29, 2010, 06:44:36 PM
Well you guys inspired me to record a full song, the first one in about two years.

I grabbed a backing track of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl (http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/download/young,_neil/cinnamon_girl.htm) and fired up my old DAW software of choice - Mackie Tracktion 2.

My PC is just an old quad core workhorse. For my guitar tracks, I used my old Roland Micro Cube. I choose the Marshall settings and added some delay. I plugged the Roland into my M-Audio Firewire 410 which feeds the audio to my PC. I used the 410's XLR connection for my mic input. The preamps are quite nice on this device. The mic used on the vocal track is a Shure Beta 57A.

I love the Micro Cube for recording. It is way easier to dial in a great sound than fucking around with my PodXT and playing with different patches, params, etc. The Cube just sounds GOOD.

I used my 27 year old Kramer Pacer for laying down the guitars. Btw, I'm panned left. My vocals are dead center.

Here's a screenshot of my Tracktion session while farting about with different VSTs for sound. I LOVE Tracktion for the easy as shit interface. Everything you need is on ONE PAGE. It's extremely efficient.

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Here's the track. Btw the way, vocals are far from my forte so if anyone would like to take a shot at the vocals I'd gladly remix this whole thing and add them.


Cinnamon Girl
[mp3=200,20,0]http://stubble.org/music/cinnamon_girl.mp3[/mp3]


Thanks for giving this a listen.
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: TPB on September 30, 2010, 04:24:17 AM
Sounded good I might take a crack at the vocal when I get back into town, it would be next week sometime. It sounds well put together Thanks
Tim
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Pete on September 30, 2010, 11:02:41 AM
Thanks, man. Let me know about the vocals as I'd be interested in hearing you sing on this.
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: SteveG on September 30, 2010, 11:35:53 AM
Cool  ;D Vox not that bad either mate, nice.
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Johnny on September 30, 2010, 12:17:42 PM
Wow bro! Fucking badass. Love this tune and the mix is really great. You nailed the tone perfectly.
Very nice.

 
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: ESD on October 01, 2010, 12:01:35 AM
Nice sounding track!  I don't know about the vocals though, ol' Neil is a tough character to follow!  Good luck with that search.

Jeff
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: solitude on October 01, 2010, 08:18:53 AM
Great job mate.The mix was clear & clean.An enjoyable cover to listen to ***** from me. 8)
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Naifuzan on October 02, 2010, 11:41:21 AM
Sounds great. Only problem I have with the vocals is that they're a bit low in the mix. But hey... I do that all the time myself when I'm not confident in my vocal performances, so I can't really complain  ;D
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: gragger on October 03, 2010, 10:23:14 AM
nice track and sounded great! I think the vocals are smashing and everything sounds great stingx!

that's a cool idea to post the track picture. awesome man!!
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Pete on October 03, 2010, 12:07:22 PM
Thanks guys!

I was just pointed to line6.com where they have three new HD pods available! I still have my old PodXT and must investigate to so-called HD factor of these floor pedals. A lot of time it's just hype and I hear no discernible difference but, hey, you never know.
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: Pete on October 19, 2010, 05:11:13 AM
Tim, I saw your message to send you the track. Sorry, was involved in other stuff and never got back. I'll send them out to you when I get home later. I would really love to hear your take on this track. Thanks, man.  8)
Title: Re: Cinnamon Girl
Post by: macman on October 21, 2010, 07:08:26 PM
I love this tune and you nailed the Guitar Tone, sounds wonderful. Vocals worked well for this. You should be proud of this nice cover. You reminded me how much I like this song. Thanks  ;)