After we already had the drums and bass recorded on tape, we worked on the guitar parts for the new "Unique" song that is produced in the context of our current EP project. We ended up recording single notes for the verses along with rhythm tracks for the rest of the arrangement that give the song a decent funky "flavour". For some of our followers, the recorded guitar material will be a nostalgic flashback to the late 70s/early 80s. As known for our production documentaries, we will briefly go through the signal flow and used equipment to achieve the sound you will finally hear on the record.
For the recording, we used my guitar equipment that was already presented to you more in detail in one past article. A Fender 70s Stratocaster was directly plugged into the Vox AC30 amp head and the appropriate Vox 2x12 speaker cabinet. We did not use any effect pedals in the recording signal chain. We miced the cabinet with the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 that was set to "single mic mode" and emulated a Neumann/Telefunken U47 vintage microphone thanks to the Universal Audio Apollo interface, the last instance of the recording signal flow. The Apollo audio interface was not only used to emulate the microphone characteristics but also a Neve 1073 preamp and a tape recorder to saturate the recorded signal further.
|Interface/Preamp||Universal Audio Apollo Twin|
|Microphone||Townsend Labs Sphere L22|
|Guitar Amp||Vox AC30H|
|Speaker Cabinet||Vox V212C|
|Electric Guitar||Fender Stratocaster Sunburst|
|Instrument Cables||Sommer Cable Tricone MK II|
What Is Next?
As already mentioned in the related article that dealt with the bass recording, we will focus on the keys and further rhythmic elements to complement the instrumental. I am confident that we can start writing the melody and lyrics quite soon.