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2 acoustic guitar recordings

Ive decided to combine two acoustic recording this time,the first recording I consider pretty dark acoustically, I think I mic'ed it too close to the sound hole.Slight fret buzz at :43 sec.Due to the tape hiss I will guess this was recorded on reel to reel tape.The sound over all should be very delicate and pretty much dead center.Guitar is just slightly out of tune.In the second song ,the balance is better but it still is a bit chesty sounding,its also a different guitar.Im guessing this was direct to hard drive.The sound abruptly stops because the phone rang and i didnt want that on the recording.like the first ,the image should be centered.As with all my binaural recordings, there is no compression or audio processing of any kind.Enjoy!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzeWmlLY97RSVktMeDVET1VWRkk/edit?usp=sharing

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I love a tooffer....

Converted your .wav to FLAC.
Played the file before I read your comments.

The 1st section sounded a bit boxy.
Not a lot definition in the higher frequencies.
Just seemed like it was one step removed from the actual performance.

The 2nd section had a more life-like quality.
I hear the pick hitting the strings.
More timbrel detail.
More life.

But both sections sound V good relative to the Hi-Rez files I have in my library.

Really appreciate you sharing these!

Bill - on the Hill
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Edit: Image is dead center, about four feet behind the front baffle of my speakers.
No real sense of the room.
More like the instrument was in my lap.

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The second one was pretty cool

Not that the first wasn't very nice, but the second one showed your playing abilities quite a bit more. It almost sounded like two guitars playing...the way you were picking the high strings and strumming the low.

Nice playing...forget the recording job. I should have learned the guitar instead of the trumpet. lol

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hello wkhanna,I was waiting

hello wkhanna,I was waiting for your comment.Neither of these two appear on any of my cds and this is the first time I have posted them anywhere, not for the sound or performance(yes that is me playing the guitars)but because of the length.While it sounds good compared to the typical mainstream recordings of today its not up to mine or your typical audiophile standards.I know I have another clock chimes recording somewhere I have to find it and post it.Im sorry I had to cut off one of the recordings,it had a beautiful decay but the phone rang.I attribute much of the boomyness to the poor mic placement, normally in a typical recording it doesnt matter because you fix it with some EQ, but these are purist recordings and are not touched.
I also posted this on a recording forum, and clearly this was way over their heads.For people who are use to artificial sound and layers of effects ,recordings like this are just too simple and dry for them to understand--the comments I was getting are priceless, I have to post a link to you , you'll get a good belly laugh!!Thanks again for commenting and pass the word Ill be posting more of these in the future.

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I get it.....what is so difficult?
hifijohn wrote:

but these are purist recordings and are not touched.

Which is what them makes so interesting.
Pure reference of the recording equipment & set-up.

hifijohn wrote:

For people who are used to artificial sound and layers of effects, recordings like this are just too simple and dry for them to understand......
...... I have to post a link to you

I would be interested, thanks.

hifijohn wrote:

Thanks again for commenting.......

Thank you for posting them!

Bill - on the Hill
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here is the link:http:/

here is the link:
http://recording.org/index.php?threads
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I dont know if it will work if you're not a member.As you can read, they rack me over the coals pretty good.Pretty funny since this isnt a professional musicians website. Most of the recordings posted are your typical bar band/garage band/rock star wanna be types.The songs are usually boring covers of songs or original songs that sound like boring covers.From the sound and production quality I'd say they were made in some makeshift basement or garage recording studio.But to be fair there are some pleasant singing and there is some competent guitar playing on some of the songs.

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to be polite...

...I would say you are probably speaking to the wrong audience, there.

To be honest, such sophomoric & uniformed responses prove only to show how uniformed & close-minded these poor folks are.

They probably think 'binaural' means a 'double shot of Jägermeister'.

Bill - on the Hill
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its no big deal, in fact I

its no big deal, in fact I got a kick out of some of the comments.Remember I've spent years as a tech and sound engineer so Im very familiar with these attitudes.I have plenty of over produced multitrack recordings that I can post there that will be right up their ally but I thought I would try something different,It obviously was too much for them.

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DR#'s Guitar

Here are the DR Meter values from my FLAC file of your Guitar recording:

foobar2000 1.1.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-07-20 14:52:28

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Statistics for: ?-stereophile
Number of samples: 8242514
Duration: 3:07
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Left Right

Peak Value: -0.05 dB --- -0.01 dB
Avg RMS: -18.79 dB --- -18.03 dB
DR channel: 14.92 dB --- 14.54 dB
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Official DR Value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 635 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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& the DR#'s from 'Bells'

From the FLAC i made of the first recording, 'Bells':

foobar2000 1.1.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-07-20 14:56:09

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Statistics for: ?-bells#1
Number of samples: 4688667
Duration: 1:46
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Left Right

Peak Value: -1.20 dB --- -1.20 dB
Avg RMS: -20.48 dB --- -21.80 dB
DR channel: 15.63 dB --- 14.64 dB
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Official DR Value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 760 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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